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)
- Designing Your Own Design Process (Atman)
- UCD Charette for Outreach (Davidson/Sobel)
- Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety and Regional Resilience (Haselkorn)
- Beeswax: An App to Support Local Businesses (Hsieh)
- Reading Group: Game Design and Theory (Kientz/Porter)
- Patient-Provider Sharing of Consumer Lifelogs (Munson/Chung)
- Movement through Public Life (Rosner)
- Redesigning an Online Learning Resource (Spyridakis)
- Tracking the Online Spread of Misinformation after Disaster Events (Starbird)
- Social Media Use & the 2014 Oso Landslide (Starbird/Dailey/Robinson)
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