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, 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, June 6, 2014 

HCDE Capstone & Research Showcase

The Capstone & Research showcase featured undergraduate and graduate Capstone project teams and representatives from Directed Research Groups presenting their best work in an informal poster session.


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.


Friday, May 17, 2013 

Redesigning the QWERTY Keyboard

Several teams of HCDE undergraduate and graduate students have been working to solve real-world problems proposed by HCDE Corporate Affiliates in capstone classes.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 

Students and Alumni Connect at Mentoring Event

Current and former students from HCDE met once again for a "speed dating" style networking event at HCDE's Fourth Annual Mentor Event.


Monday, March 18, 2013 

Third Annual Corporate Affiliates Day a Success

HCDE held its third annual Corporate Affiliates Day on March 5, 2013. Industry partners attended and met with HCDE faculty and students.