HCDE had a strong showing at Infocamp 2011. Infocamp Seattle, now in its fifth year, is an "un-conference" by and for students and professionals interested in User Experience, User-Centered Design, Information Architecture and Library Science. This year's Infocamp took place on October 8–9 in Mary Gates Hall on the University of Washington, Seattle, campus.
There were many engaging presentations on subjects as diverse as "Evangelizing UX Research" and "Information Architecture: What does that mean for you in an organization?" Over a dozen UW HCDE undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni were in attendance. Three presentations led by HCDE folks were well-received and well-attended. HCDE Master's student Chris Lam led a session on design brainstorming based on his experience as a UX designer at Intuit. HCDE PhD Candidate Jonathan T. Morgan gave a presentation on the Living Voters Guide (livingvotersguide.org), a platform for collaborative deliberation on local political issues, and HCDE MS alumni Chad Driesbach and Elly Searle gave a presentation on how to build a successful UX web portfolio.