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Community Affiliate Partners

Through the Human Centered Design & Engineering Community Affiliate Partner Program, students work with with nonprofit and community partners on projects by applying human-centered design methods.

One of HCDE’s strategic goals is to advance and sustain diversity and equity across our work and communities. This means that we are committed to further developing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices across our outreach and teaching.

Through the HCDE Community Affiliate Partner Program, HCDE students work on socially beneficial projects and give back to the community by helping our partners engage in human centered design. Types of projects include prototyping a part of a website or technology interface, evaluating the usability of a website, or applying design thinking to solve an organizational challenge (such as volunteer communication).

2022-2023 Community Partners

City of Bellevue

Blue Skies for Children

Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

Get Green

King County

Nourishing Networks
UW Medicine UW School of Nursing Washington 211


Information for Students

View contact information from current community partners with projects available.

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This document is open to current students only. 

Information for Potential Partners

If you would like to add your organization's contact to the HCDE Community Affiliate Partner list, please contact Additionally, a limited number of Usability Studies Projects and larger, 20-week Capstone Projects are reserved for nonprofit organizations. If you are interested in proposing a Usability Study or a Capstone Project, inquire by emailing