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.
- Visualization of Large Text Data Sets (Aragon)
- Data Science Ethnography (Aragon/Fiore-Silfvast)
- FizzLab: Physical Computing Projects (Davidson/Rosner)
- Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety and Regional Resilience (Haselkorn)
- Systems Studies of Humanitarian Response and Logistics (Haselkorn/Mays)
- Coming to America: Designing an Online Community for Immigrants (Hsieh)
- An App to Help Assess and Track Noise Levels at Businesses and Venues (Hsieh)
- Mobile App Design for Preschoolers (Kientz/Hiniker)
- Design as Futurism (Kolko)
- Comics Made By You: Human Centered Design & Engineering for Everyone (Lee)
- Wins and false starts: Why and how do people stop self-tracking? (Munson)
- Reimagining Design Tools: Research through Design (Rosner)
- Tracking the Online Spread of Misinformation after Disaster Events (Starbird)
- Increasing Motivation and Participation of Digital Volunteers/Crisis Mappers (Starbird)
- Organizing HCI: Taking a User-Centered Design Apporach to Improving Small Group Coordination (Gilbert/Zachry/McDonald)
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."
—Julius Magsino, BS 2012, MS 2014