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2018 Designing Up

Designing Up 2018-2019


Volume 6 | 2018-2019

Designing Up Archive

Rod Wentworth & Jill DeMarco

Powering the future of HCDE

HCDE receives its largest estate commitment to date from alumna Jill DeMarco (MS ‘96) and her husband Dr. Rod Wentworth.

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Connie Missimer & Annica Garfield

HCDE connecting generations

Mother-daughter HCDE alumni Connie Missimer (MS '02) and Annica Garfield (MS '17) reflect on finding the department and their careers since graduating.

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Solo traveler

Mindful technology for solo travelers

An HCDE team is building a tool to promote mindfulness through interacting with photos from one’s past. 

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New faculty

Welcome new faculty

Three faculty members joined HCDE in the 2017–2018 academic year, expanding the department’s expertise in areas of accessible and inclusive design, digital fabrication, and engineering communication.

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A group of students and faculty

Building connections

An HCDE team lead by Irini Spyridakis (MS '10) and Madison Holbrook (BS '18) is pairing the University’s food waste with community agencies in need.

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Michael Fernandes at CHI

Technology for better decisions

Research presented at the 2018 CHI Conference by Michael Fernandes (BS '17) aims to help people make better decisions by communicating uncertainty in predictions.

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Donor portraits

2018 Donor spotlights

Gifts from Sirina & Michael Berg (MS '09), Manisha & Devindra Chainani, and Lynne & Richard Croft support HCDE initiatives and student scholarships.

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2018 Alternative Spring Break team

HCDE Alternative Spring Break

For the second year, HCDE worked with the UW's Pipeline Project to send students on an Engineering-focused Alternative Spring Break at the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay, WA.

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Finger on phone

A growing HCDE curriculum

In the 2017-2018 academic year, HCDE launched a new Data Science specialization for undergraduate students, and several new elective courses.

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Starbird and Zhou

College of Engineering Awards

HCDE Senior Kaitlyn Zhou (BS '18) and Assistant Professor Kate Starbird are recognized by the UW College of Engineering.

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Person using phone

Studying meaningful smartphone use

Research led by PhD student Kai Lukoff finds that meaningful smartphone use is not only about which apps you use, but how you use them.

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College of five students

Five HCDE students in the Husky 100

The Husky 100 recognizes 100 students from across UW’s three campuses in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at UW—both inside and outside of the classroom.

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EMAR Design Showcase team

High school robot design challenge

Area high school students developed robot prototypes for Project EMAR’s Social Robot Design Challenge.

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Sieg Hall

2017 HCDE supporters

Individuals and corporations who supported departmental scholarships and student opportunities in the 2017 calendar year.

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