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
    • Dedicated staff to help with individualized hiring strategies like on-campus information sessions, student mixers, and First Friday tours of company offices
  • Ongoing connection
    • Invitations to HCDE events including the Corporate Affiliates LuncheonOpen House, research showcases, and career preparation events
    • Early notifications about collaboration opportunities, such as class projects or Directed Research Groups
    • HCDE updates via departmental print publications and electronic 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 other customized engagement plan)
    • Corporate Affiliates Luncheon invitation (for 5 guests)
    • Priority consideration for on-campus sponsorships and guest speaker invitations
    • 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 acknowledgement on the HCDE CAP members webpage and associated events

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 Liz Young, HCDE Corporate Affiliates Program & Events Manager at youngl9@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