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December 8, 2016 

Kate Starbird and Students Discuss Dangers of Fake News

HCDE Professor Kate Starbird and students Ahmer Arif, Conrad Nied, and Leo Stewart are researching the spread of fake news, also called "alternative narratives." Starbird tells KIRO 7 news that this spread of misinformation creates dangers of becoming a more disinformed and divided society.

 

November 3, 2016 Devex

Haselkorn and Mays on HCDE for Global Development

HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn and PhD candidate Robin Mays were recently interviewed by Devex for their work using human-centered design in the global development field. “In the humanitarian world, developing human-centered, stakeholder-centered and community-centered solutions makes the difference between night and day,” Haselkorn said. “Without co creation, you end up with a lot of waste — wasted time, wasted effort, wasted money, you name it.”

 

October 28, 2016 

Autumn 2016 Mentor Night

Current and former students from the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering connected at HCDE's annual Mentor Night, sponsored by Boeing, on October 25, 2016. This year's event introduced students to alumni who work at companies such as Amazon, Blink UX, Boeing, Disney, Vertafore, West Monroe Partners, and more.

 

October 27, 2016 

Kate Starbird on Facebook Trending Algorithm

HCDE Professor Kate Starbird researches how rumors and misinformation spread on social media. Starbird tells BuzzFeed News that Facebook's decision to rely on an algorithm to filter trending topics, instead of human editors, may be a mistake.

 

October 21, 2016 

HCDE Bay Area Alumni Mixer

On October 17, 2016, the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering hosted its inaugural networking event for department graduates living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

October 21, 2016 

Professor Beth Kolko Receives Popular Science Award

​Shift Labs, the medical device company started by HCDE Professor Dr. Beth Kolko, is recognized with a “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science for their innovative infusion rate monitor, DripAssist.

 

October 10, 2016 

Brock Craft at Seattle Interactive Conference

Dr. Brock Craft, Senior Lecturer of Human Centered Design & Engineering, will join industry leaders for a panel presentation at the 2016 Seattle Interactive conference, happening October 18-19 in downtown Seattle.

 

October 5, 2016 

Disaster Response Research Facility Coming to UW

Dr. Scott Miles, senior research scientist in HCDE's Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR), is Co-Principal Investigator on a new NSF award to host the United States’ first post-disaster, rapid response research facility at University of Washington.

 

October 3, 2016 

David Ribes and Geoffrey Bowker to Study the Institutions of Data Science

HCDE Associate Professor David Ribes and his collaborator Geoffrey Bowker of UC Irvine are launching an ethnographic and archival NSF-funded study of the emerging activities and operations within and across the Big Data Innovation Hubs and their funded Spoke projects.

 

September 29, 2016 

HCDE Student Associations

Announcing the 2016-2017 HCDE undergraduate and graduate student association officers and meeting times.

 

September 28, 2016 

David Ribes to Study Salmon Data

HCDE Associate Professor David Ribes is launching a multi-year ethnographic investigation of how data are integrated across heterogeneous stakeholders concerned with Alaskan salmon in order to understand the challenges, benefits, and costs of data integration and sharing.

 

September 23, 2016 

Spyridakis Receives Rigo Award

Dr. Jan Spyridakis, Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, is the recipient of the Rigo Award for lifetime contribution to the field of communication design, from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC).

 

September 13, 2016 

Graduate Education in Clean Energy due for Big Data Overhaul

Cecilia Aragon, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, is a co-principal investigator on a five-year NSF project to bring big data to graduate education in clean energy research at the UW. Known as DIRECT — or Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies — this traineeship will include practical, data-driven research projects for HCDE graduate students.

 

September 8, 2016 

Life after Fitbit

HCDE Professor Sean Munson is studying people's post-Fitbit feelings to discover how different design approaches may support people who have lapsed their Fitbit use.

 

September 7, 2016 

Participatory Design Mobile Research Space

Looking at the challenge of housing, homelessness and artist displacement, HCDE alumnus Justin Hamacher and a multidisciplinary group of UW students are using participatory design to empower community members in civic discussions.

 

August 26, 2016 

Gary Hsieh Whole U Spotlight

The University of Washington's Whole U sits down with HCDE Assistant Professor Gary Hsieh for a Faculty Friday spotlight. "It’s more than technology for technology’s sake. I want to be able to help people do things that are better for themselves, and also better for society as a whole.”

 

July 14, 2016 

Social Media in a Time of Crises

As people increasingly engage with crisis events in real time over social media, HCDE Professor Kate Starbird sees many new questions for researchers—including discovering the mental health effects of repeated social-media exposure to tragedy and crisis.

 

June 30, 2016 

Haselkorn, Mays Bring Humanitarian Response Research to Europe

HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn and PhD candidate Robin Mays are bringing their research in emergency response and humanitarian information systems to Europe this summer, with presentations at the European Research Center for Information Systems and the Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen University of Applied Sciences.

 

June 28, 2016 

HCDE PhD Student Sarah Fox Receives Best Paper Award

Fox's research looks at the design strategies and commitments necessary to develop a social justice oriented design practice. She was awarded a Best Paper award at the 2016 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems.

 

June 16, 2016 

2016 Graduation Ceremony

HCDE held its 2016 Graduation & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7. 47 HCDE students graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees, 62 with Master of Science degrees, and 3 with Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Join us in congratulating the HCDE class of 2016.

 

June 16, 2016 

2016 Graduation Address by Mary Czerwinski

Mary Czerwinski, Research Manager at Microsoft Research, gave the graduation address at the 2016 HCDE Graduation & Awards Ceremony. Czerwinski expressed the importance of the HCDE degree in building a better future, and provided insight into building a successful career in the field.

 

June 15, 2016 

Three HCDE PhDs Awarded in 2016

HCDE celebrated three graduating PhD students at its 2016 Graduation & Awards ceremony: Dr. Toni Ferro, Dr. Michael Gilbert, and Dr. Robert Racadio. Read Professors Dr. Beth Kolko and Dr. Mark Zachry's remarks about their students here.

 

June 14, 2016 

2016 HCDE Open House

HCDE welcomed more than 400 students, future students, alumni, Corporate Affiliates Program members, and friends for our annual Open House on May 31, 2016. Find our recap of the event, including capstone projects, awards, and photos, here.

 

June 13, 2016 

Roundup: Undergraduate Capstone Projects

HCDE is pleased to present the projects from our 2016 undergraduate capstone course. Through the two-quarter capstone experience, students synthesize and apply the knowledge and techniques they have acquired throughout their degree program by creating solutions to human-centered problems in our society.

 

June 7, 2016 

Directed Research Group Examines Free Online Resources

An HCDE Directed Research Group co-led by Professor Mark Zachry and Jonathan Morgan of the Wikimedia Foundation conducted a study to discover what features students consider most important when they select free online information resources to help them with their school work.

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