Current Directed Research Groups
Faculty in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) run directed research groups, which offer students a wide range of opportunities to do hands-on work, from conducting usability tests for local companies all the way to collecting data on communication issues internationally.
Students interested in participating in directed research must get permission directly from the faculty member leading the group. For details on how to register, please visit the Variable Credit Registration Policy.
- Physical Computing Projects (Davidson)
- Designing Digital Money (Hsieh)
- Exploring Association between Reading Strategies and Reading Comprehension in Foreign Languages through an Eye Tracking System (Kato)
- Socio-cultural Aspects of Maker and Hacker Cultures, Part 2 (Kolko/Rosner)
- Technology to Support Health and Wellness (Munson)
- Designing and Evaluating Tools for Presenting Diversity Online (Munson)
- Assessing the User Experience Remotely / Open WebLabUX Group (Spyridakis)
Designing/Developing a Content Curation Web App for Disaster Volunteers (Starbird)
Researching at the Intersection of Social Media and Disasters: Tracing the Spread of Misinformation after the 2012 Boston Marathon Bombing (Starbird)
Reading Group: Remixing User Research Methods (Kuksenok/Aragon)
I Chose Human Centered Design & Engineering
"Directed research groups in HCDE provide students with opportunities to engage in a wide variety of real world topics. Since students are able to choose a group that relates with their own interests, there's something for everyone."
BS Class of 2012,
MS Class of 2014