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-Gartland)
- CoSSaR Directed Research Group: Visual analytics and interface design for hyper-dimensional regional disaster resilience data (Haselkorn/Miles)
- Friend and Crowdsourced Support for Behavior Change (Agapie/Hsieh/Munson)
- Coming to America: Building An App for International Students (Hsieh/Suh)
- Exploring Cues to Action in today’s Health & Wellbeing application market (Hsieh/Kocielnik)
- Acceptability of Accuracy in Energy Use Monitoring (Kientz/Kay)
- Reading Group: Game Design and Theory (Kientz/Porter)
- Comics Made By You: Visually Communicating the Sociotechnical (Ribes/Kayes)
- Exploring the Feminist Internet of Things (Rosner/Fox)
- Tracking the Online Spread of Misinformation after Disaster Events (Starbird)
- Slow technology and reflection: A reading group (Turns/Arif)
Videos: Faculty Research Seminar
HCDE faculty present their latest research in the HCDE Speaker Series.
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