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2021 MS Capstone Projects

In the Human Centered Design & Engineering two-quarter 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 students presented the below capstone projects at the 2021 HCDE Open House on June 9, 2021. View videos of the 2021 Master's capstone projects below.

Inspiring people to find travel

Project sponsor: Alaska Airlines
Team: Visudha Sathurappan, Sarah Karmali, Rachel Lee, Mrunmayee Patil
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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
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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
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BroodMinder: Beehive Monitoring for All

Team: Julia Robison, Crystina McShay, Kathleen Parsons, Natalie Goetz
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Improving wfh work-life balance

Team: Taylor Honda, Devin Ajimine, Derrick Lee
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Meet U There

Facilitating remote intergenerational gameplay
Team: Bridgett Zayas, Robin Marsh, Saralyn Santos, Molly Dalton
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Integrating Usability into Access to Justice

Team: Peyton Westman, Ellen Reed, Lukas Sexton, Jane Winn
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Modulo-3000

Better communities through better tools
Team: Marlo Straub, Sean Horita, Victor Allen
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