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Capstone Showcase

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The University of Washington's Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering presents:

HCDE Capstone Showcase

Featuring projects from graduating master's and bachelor's students

The 2021 HCDE Capstone Showcase was held over June 7 & 8, and welcomed guests and industry judges to view the projects and meet with the student teams in Zoom rooms. Find project boards and videos for all 2021 projects below.

Project Categories

Travel and Leisure + Transport   Health   Tech Support and Productivity  Gaming and Gamification  Volunteering, Advocacy, Education & Inclusion  

Project Information

Travel and Leisure + Transport

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Inspiring people to find travel

Project sponsor: Alaska Airlines
Team: Visudha Sathurappan, Sarah Karmali, Rachel Lee, Mrunmayee Patil (HCDE master's students)
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Mobility as a Service

2021 Capstone Award Recipient: Graduate award for excellence in technology
Project sponsor: Building H
Team: Ryan Alli, Nora Carr, Rajiv Pennathur, Max Edelmann (HCDE master's students)
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Reimagining the next best version of the Alaska Airlines mobile application

Project sponsor: Alaska Airlines
Team: Chris Horng, Xueyan Chen (Sue), Alice Oh, Kelly Lin (HCDE master's students)
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Using Uber for COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

Project sponsor: Uber
Team: Jacob Laxton, April Ye, Ben Olson, Colleen Park (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Let’s Roll: Mobilizing a Return to Transit

2021 Capstone Award Recipient: Undergraduate award for excellence in communication
Project sponsor: Mobility Innovation Center
Team: Lexi Rohrer, Lena Tran, Theresa Tran, Kari Bergstedt (HCDE undergraduate students)
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3D Printed Footwear Component Perception

Project sponsor: Adidas
Team: *Interdisciplinary Capstone project with Mechanical Engineering. Rylie Sweem (HCDE), Nigel Fernandes (HCDE), Jessi Lelas (ME), Jarrett Siler (ME), Andrew Ba (ME)
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BroodMinder: Beehive Monitoring for All

Team: Julia Robison, Crystina McShay, Kathleen Parsons, Natalie Goetz (HCDE master's students)
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Mosaic

2021 Capstone Award Recipient: Undergraduate award for excellence in engineering
Teaching young creatives to sew on their own with made to measure custom clothing
Project sponsor: Novoloom
Team: Sabreen Mohammed, Grace Barar, Nadir Tareen, Kevin Kuo (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Numi by Expedia: Supporting safe, spontaneous post-pandemic travel

2021 Capstone Award Recipient: Undergraduate award for excellence in design
It's time to explore again
Project sponsor: Expedia
Team: Cameron Wood, Kathy Nguyen, Sara Behbakht, Sara Gustafson (HCDE undergraduate students)
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KC Metro Customer Experience: Transit Information, Discovery, & Feedback

Moving Forward Together
Project sponsor: King County Metro
Team: Colleen McDevitt, Daniel Tafoya, Diana Tan (HCDE master's students)
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Health

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Promoting Self-Care for Dementia Care Partners

Enabling caregivers to create meaningful self-care practices
Project sponsor: UW School of Nursing
Team: Lauren E. Ambielli, Marina Makarechian, Yexing Sha, Saturnia Bocast, David K Mondello (HCDE master's students)
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Speculating the future of mirror-based technology for those with body dysmorphia

Team: Al Jose, Finn Kuipers, Jingyue (Kelly) Cao, Evan Schmitz  (HCDE master's students)
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Making Virtual Meetings Real: Building a Better Video Communication Tool for Friends and Families

Team: Huiqin Gao, Shiyao Chen, Vera Liao, Kayla Park (HCDE master's students)
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Designing an Adaptable Home

A home that adapts to progressive changes in function due to disabilities and aging with a focus on artfully crafted and highly functional interior design
Team: Megan Woodruff, Sara Clayton, Azima Mansuri, Devri McNeal (HCDE master's students)
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Let's Chat: Designing for Caregiver Wellness

2021 Capstone Award Recipient: Graduate award for excellence in communication
Caring for those who care the most.
Project sponsor: Care for Caregivers Online (COCO)
Team: Ajita Shukla, Elisabeth Dunn, Miaoxin Wang, Teresa Cummings (HCDE master's students)
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Improving wfh work-life balance

Team: Taylor Honda, Devin Ajimine, Derrick Lee  (HCDE master's students)
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Proactively designing equitable products

A toolkit and case study for planning and assessing user interactions through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens
Project sponsor: Carina
Team: Megan Peaslee, Meghna Nayak, Rachel Feltes, Sara Koeck (HCDE master's students)
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Reimagining Public Health Data Seeking Process for Medical Professionals

2021 Capstone Award Recipient: Graduate award for excellence in design
Project sponsor: IHME - Institute for health metrics and evaluation
Team: Heba Dwikat, Esme Xu, Xingzhou (Flora) Wang, Linda Wu HCDE master's students)
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Making Public Health Data More Accessible

Project sponsor: IHME - Institute for health metrics and evaluation
Team: Maya Sioson, Linda Lai, Jesse Du, Isabel Klein (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Cook for Your Life: Empowering Those Touched by Cancer

2021 Capstone Award Recipient: Graduate award for excellence in research
Design that Nourishes
Project sponsor: Fred Hutch
Team: Anya Hee, Xuan Song, Chris Zheng, Phyllis Liu (HCDE master's students)
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Helping Cancer Survivors Improve Nutrition

Empowering Cancer Survivors Through Meal-Planning
Project sponsor: Fred Hutch
Team: Kara Cox, Sarah Le, Jeremy Lin, Saraphina Wang (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Understanding Mental Health Among Youths

Project sponsor: Headspace
Team: Derick Yap, Victoria Teng, Jung Eun Choi, Stephanie Wong (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Healthy Eating for Elderly Patients with Dementia

A mobile app + cookbook system for building Mediterranean diet habits
Project sponsor: UW School of Nursing
Team: Evelyn Kalafus-Mastenbrook, Mojin Yu, Susan Zheng, Mofe Osanyintolu (HCDE master's students)
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Tech Support and Productivity

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Leveraging HoloLens to Support Service Technicians

Project sponsor: Microsoft Mixed Reality Labs
Team: Ana M. Villalpando, Valerie Ijai, Anqi Cao, Cindy Xu (HCDE master's students)
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Dashboard Redesign in TraxSolutions

Project sponsor: nFocus Solutions
Team: Hannah Wu, Stephen Swisher, Yigao(Brian) Yang, Yanyu(Joanna) Chen, Gobind Sethi (HCDE master's students)
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Meet U There

Facilitating remote intergenerational gameplay
Team: Bridgett Zayas, Robin Marsh, Saralyn Santos, Molly Dalton (HCDE master's students)
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Improving Microsoft's Online Support Services

2021 Capstone Award Recipient: Undergraduate award for excellence in technology
Project sponsor: Microsoft
Team: Brian Do, Niamh Froelich, Travis Neils, Siddhant Jain (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Reimagining PNNL's New Hire Onboarding

Project sponsor: Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL)
Team: Kay Waller, Lia Johansen, Tiffany Truong, Jordan Yoon-Buck (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Streamlining the Microsoft Support Experience

Aiding users in their self-solving process
Project sponsor: Microsoft SMC
Team: Caleb Tan, Michelle Lee, Freda Hu, Sofia Rodriguez (HCDE master's students)
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Designing Mobile Mixed Reality Solutions for Field Service Technicians

Empowering the Future of Field Service
Project sponsor: Microsoft Dynamics 365
Team: Vishaka Nirmal, Kailey Terracciano, Alli Hishikawa, Avery Wolf (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Streamlining Personal File Organization on Mobile

2021 Capstone Award Recipient: Undergraduate award for excellence in research
O-Space, organizing on the fly!
Project sponsor: Dropbox, Inc
Team: Ziva Xu, Jennifer Lukban, Sharon Wong, Mahlet Tiruneh (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Gaming and Gamification

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Connecting Social Gamers

Project sponsor: Microsoft Xbox
Team: Emily Readey, Alex Argyle, Taylor Toman, Hannah Mei (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Accessing intuition through somatic inhabitation

Your body knows things your conscious mind can’t tell you, and movement is the language of the body
Team: Cate McGehee, Sudipti Singh (HCDE master's students)
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Gamifying physical activity and rehabilitation for older users

Customized gaming that helps you live life to the fullest
Team: Stephanie Blucker, Candice Cai, Yanrong Chen, Rachel Birnbaum (HCDE master's students)
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The Connective Power of Gaming

Let’s make work fun
Project sponsor: Microsoft Xbox
Team: Ivan Khrulenko, Linda Martinez, Aryan Porwal, Anton Sirotin (HCDE master's students)
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Volunteering, Advocacy, Education & Inclusion

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A recipe for volunteer success

Baking sustainability into the Community Loaves volunteer experience.
Team: Ben Chickadel, Holly Howson Watt, Lauren Meoli, Erin Reed, Yi Clara Wang (HCDE master's students)
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Integrating Usability into Access to Justice

Team: Peyton Westman, Ellen Reed, Lukas Sexton, Jane Winn (HCDE master's students)
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ParentPod

Make parents' lives easier and children's lives more dynamic
Team: Patriya Wiesmann, Honson Ling, Yuwen Li, Ethel Xu, Jay (Ji-Yeon) Hong (HCDE master's students)
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Hello Quantum World

2021 Capstone Award Recipient: Graduate award for excellence in engineering
Untangling the entangled, one qubit at a time
Project sponsor: Google
Team: Ana Liu, Charles Lorell, Della Sigrest, Jazz Ang (HCDE master's students)
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Designing digital experience for inclusion

Inclusion in the outdoors for all
Project sponsor: REI Co-op
Team: Gwen Zhang, Evie Cheng, Sherry Chen, Shimiao Wang (HCDE master's students)
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SoundOff

Amplifying constituent voices in the legislative conversation
Project sponsor: Washington State Senator Manka Dhingra
Team: Shireen Saini, Rachel Dyer, Kaeli Hall, Meredith Fife (HCDE master's students)
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Where's Petunia?

Visualizing Serendipity in Collaboration
Project sponsor: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Pacific Marine Energy Center
Team: Antonio Eggermont, Kevin Philbin, Shelby Zink, Soumya Jindal (HCDE master's students)
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Web Consolidation for Inclusive Home Loans

Project sponsor: Credit Human Federal Credit Union
Team: Sandra Li, Yilin (Catherine) Zeng, Malik Haythorne, Miguel Wong (HCDE undergraduate students)
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Modulo-3000

Better communities through better tools
Team: Marlo Straub, Sean Horita, Victor Allen (HCDE master's students)
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HCDE thanks the following project sponsors for their generous contributions.

 
 
ADIDAS
 
Alasks Airlines

Comotion labs

carina

credit human federal credit union Dropbox

Fred hutch

IHME

King county metro

Microsoft

mobility innovation center Nfocus
REI

Senator Manka Dhingra

smartsheet
Uber usertesting.com xbox