Corporate Affiliates News

Below are selected news items from the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) that directly relate to the Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP). More news articles are available on HCDE's main news page.


Thursday, June 29, 2017 

Students present capstone work at NASA JPL

In June 2017, a team of HCDE students were flown to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to present their innovative concept for a virtual reality analysis tool designed to support the Mars 2020 rover mission.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 

2017 undergraduate capstone projects

In the HCDE capstone course, graduating students put into practice all they have gained throughout their coursework and apply it to an identified problem - either proposed by an industry affiliate or discovered by the students themselves. HCDE presents the 2017 undergraduate capstone projects here.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017 

2017 Master of Science capstone projects

Students in the HCDE master's program spend their final two quarters researching, designing, and engineering a solution to an identified problem as part of their Capstone project. Get a sneak peek of the 2017 Master's Capstone projects here, and see them for yourself at the HCDE Open House on June 1, 2017.


Monday, June 13, 2016 

Roundup: Undergraduate Capstone Projects

HCDE is pleased to present the projects from our 2016 undergraduate capstone course. Through the two-quarter capstone experience, students synthesize and apply the knowledge and techniques they have acquired throughout their degree program by creating solutions to human-centered problems in our society.


Friday, April 22, 2016 

2016 masters capstone showcase

On March 11, 2016, second year HCDE master's students presented their capstone projects to the HCDE community. Find a recap of 2016 Master's Capstone posters and videos here, and see the projects yourself at the HCDE Open House on May 31, 2016.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016 

2016 Career Fair recap

The annual HCDE Career Fair on February 1, 2016, connected sixteen employers and nearly 400 students to discuss internship and career opportunities.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015 

HCDE undergraduate capstone projects

See posters and videos from all 2015 undergraduate Capstone projects and learn how you can sponsor the next round of projects.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 

2015 master's capstone showcase

HCDE Master's students presented their Capstone projects to the public on March 17, 2015. Find final posters and videos from the 2015 projects here.


Monday, March 23, 2015 

HCDE students partner with Avvo

Students in HCDE 517 recently teamed up with Corporate Affiliates Program members, Avvo, for a usability studies project.


Friday, February 27, 2015 

Blink Offers Lab Time to HCDE Students

HCDE Corporate Affiliate, Blink UX, recently provided usability lab space to HCDE students. Blink catches up with Master's student Emma Bulajewski about the experience.


Monday, November 10, 2014 

2014 Corporate Affiliates Day recap

The HCDE Corporate Affiliates Day brought together HCDE faculty and corporate partners for a half-day conference to showcase of the latest work produced by the department and explore collaboration opportunities.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 

A capstone project with HTC

HCDE students tackle the question "How can we improve the human experience of learning an unfamiliar smartphone?"


Thursday, August 14, 2014 

SonoSite sponsors EMR user research project

HCDE Corporate Affiliate SonoSite proposed a Capstone Project for HCDE students: The EMR More Barrier than Benefit?


Monday, July 14, 2014 

Blink UX visits HCDE

Kelly Franznick recently visited HCDE to speak about how Blink UX uses physical computing in their UX research and design practice.


Friday, March 21, 2014 

HCDE students try out Microsoft UX labs

Students in HCDE 517, Usability Testing, toured the Microsoft User Research Labs in Redmond this winter.