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)
- FizzLab: Physical Computing Projects (Davidson/Rosner)
- Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety and Regional Resilience (Haselkorn)
- Mobile App Design for Preschoolers (Kientz/Hiniker)
- Reimagining Design Tools: Research through Design (Rosner)
- Tracking the Online Spread of Misinformation after Disaster Events (Starbird)
- Wins and false starts: Why and how do people stop self-tracking? (Munson)
- Data Science Ethnography (Aragon/ Fiore-Silfvast)
- Comics Made By You: Human Centered Design & Engineering for Everyone (Lee)
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