Research

Current Directed Research Groups

Faculty in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering 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. Students enroll in course HCDE 596. For details on how to register, please visit the Variable Credit Registration Policy.

Spring 2016 Research Groups

Qualitative Coding and Analysis of Affect (Emotion) in Text (Aragon/Scott)
Visualization of Large Text Data Sets (Aragon)
Data Science Ethnography (Aragon/Fiore-Gartland)
Smart Cities: A human-centered approach to smart cities and the built environment (Craft/Davidson)
Check back often as research groups are still formalizing.

Winter 2016 Research Groups

Visualization of Large Text Data Sets (Aragon)
Data Science Ethnography (Aragon/Fiore-Gartland)
Supporting Designers of Behavior Change Technologies (Colusso/Hsieh/Munson)
UCD Charrette for K-12 Outreach (Agapie/Davidson)
Research Group on User Testing of SmartQuit smoking cessation app (Kientz)
Reading Group: Game Design and Theory (Kientz/Porter)
Materiality Reading Group (Rosner/Kinsley)
Design Studies Reading Group (Rosner/Fox)
High School Computer Science Education Research (Miller/Sanocki)
Consuming Information: Identifying Usage Patterns Associated with Free Online Information Resources (Zachry)

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