CAP Membership Benefits

Recruit – Build Community – Collaborate – Gain Exposure

HCDE CAP partners invest in the future of the department, the students, and the UX design and research field through collaboration and a tax-deductible donation.

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. Are you ready to register and become a partner?
Register for CAP here

Membership levels

Associate member

  • Job and internship recruitment
    • Develop a pipeline of undergraduate and graduate students
    • Complimentary registration at HCDE's Career Fair
    • Job and internship posts shared directly with HCDE students on listservs and social media channels
    • Dedicated staff to help with individualized hiring strategies like information sessions
  • Ongoing connection
    • Invitations to HCDE events including project showcases, career preparation events, and guest lectures 
    • Early notifications about collaboration opportunities, such as class projects or Directed Research Groups
    • HCDE updates via departmental print publications and email newsletters
  • Brand recognition
    • Brand awareness amongst highly competitive students specializing in UX research and design, product development, and related fields
    • Logo, link, email, and bio on HCDE CAP members webpage and associated events

Associate member contribution: $1,500 per year

Strategic partner member

All of the Associate Member benefits plus…

  • Collaboration, technical exchange, and research connections
    • One capstone project sponsorship, Design Jam or equivalent engagement (i.e. Mentor Program or another customized engagement plan)
    • Corporate Affiliates Meetup (virtual in 2020-21 academic year)
    • Invitation to host or sponsor tailored events focusing on individual company’s objectives
    • Invitation to be a guest speaker at department events
    • Priority access and research connections facilitated with HCDE faculty, graduate students, and other Corporate Affiliates
    • Invitations to contribute input at HCDE strategic planning events
    • Top-level acknowledgment on the HCDE CAP members webpage and associated events
    • Department point person to work with you to meet your organizational needs

Strategic member contribution: $6,000 per year

Affiliates are valued HCDE partners who invest in the future of the department and its students through collaboration and a tax-deductible donation. Special membership plans exist for non-profit and government organizations. For more details, please contact Melissa Ewing, HCDE Corporate Affiliates Program & Events Manager at mewing3@uw.edu.


Project Sponsor Testimonial

"We were very, very, impressed with the quality and thoughtfulness of [the students'] efforts. The physician workflow in the emergency department is complex and highly variable. In a short period of time, the team was able to analyze that workflow through interviews and direct observation, identify relevant pain points, iteratively attack those pain points, mock up software solutions, create a professional-quality video to illustrate their work, and back it up with a comprehensive deck. Kudos and thanks to the team, and to the HCDE department for addressing very relevant issues in clinical IT."Carl Spitzer, MD; CEO of Healium