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Past Capstone Projects

HCDE offers capstone classes to both undergraduate and graduate level students as a culminating experience that synthesizes materials learned across all courses within their degree program.


Accepting Capstone proposals through November 15

A team of HCDE students typically spend 100+ hours on their Capstone experience. If you have a design project that would benefit from a fresh human-centered perspective, propose it to the HCDE Capstone program by November 15.

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HCDE Capstone projects provide the opportunity for UW students and industry partners to work together to address real-world issues in human-centered design and engineering. Follow the links below and to the right to see posters and videos of past Capstone projects completed by HCDE undergraduate and graduate students. 

Recent HCDE Capstone News

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HCDE capstone students create a new business providing ready–to–sew clothing kits

For their capstone project, HCDE students create Novoloom: a brand of ready-to-sew clothing kits that empower people to create their own custom clothes.

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HCDE students generate winning campaign to bring King County residents back to transit

For their HCDE Capstone project, students teamed with the Mobility Innovation Center to design a campaign to bring metro riders back to transit.

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Capstone projects sponsored by Xbox explore the connective power of gaming

With support from Microsoft's gaming division at Xbox, HCDE faculty and students are studying how people connect, form relationships, and bridge divides through gaming.

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