Corporate Affiliates Program

The Human Centered Design & Engineering Corporate Affiliates Program provides a direct line between industry partners and HCDE students and faculty. 

Current Opportunities

Sponsor a Capstone Project

Deadline: Nov. 15
HCDE capstones provide the opportunity for UW students and industry partners to work together to address real-world issues using human-centered design and engineering. Capstone projects are student-run, large-scale projects that encompass two quarters of student work (January-June 2021).

HCDE Capstones

Propose a Usability Study

Deadline: Nov. 30
In HCDE's usability studies course, students engage in product and user research, formulate an appropriate usability study, design and execute that study, and analyze and report on their findings. Industry and academic partners are encouraged to submit their projects that could benefit from a usability study.

Usability Studies


Membership Benefits

Corporate Affiliates enjoy a deep connection with HCDE that fosters long-term relationships leading to technical exchange, collaboration, job and internship recruitment, industry networking, and access to highly competitive faculty, students, and alumni.

Affiliates choose their level of membership and tailor engagement plans based on their company needs and desired level of involvement with HCDE. All CAP member companies are invited to HCDE's annual Career Fair and other events, host on-campus information sessions, and share job openings with our students.

Affiliates are recognized as valued HCDE partners and invest in the future of the department and its students through collaboration and a tax-deductible donation.  Membership benefits »

Join us! To learn more about the program or to become a partner, contact us at hcdecap@uw.edu.

Collaboration Opportunities

Corporate Affiliates members sponsor student projects, propose research topics for faculty and students, host design jams and workshops, participate in career fairs and employer information sessions, and enjoy a high-touch connection with the department. Collaboration opportunities »

Current Members

Our list of members is growing every day. Well-known past and present Corporate Affiliates include Amazon, Blink UX, Boeing, Deloitte Digital, Expedia Inc, Getty Images, Google, Groupon, HTC, IBM Design, Intel, Microsoft User Research, Nordstrom, Tableau, and many others. Current members »

We are proud to collaborate with dynamic industry leaders. To learn more about the program or become a partner, contact us at hcdecap@uw.edu.
Register for CAP here