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2020 Designing Up

Designing Up 2018-2019


Volume 7 | 2020

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HCDE's guiding principles

HCDE's guiding principles

The HCDE Strategic Plan, launched in 2019, aligns the department around a bold path for the next five years. These are the principles that will guide our work.

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30 year review

Building a just future

On the 30th anniversary of the department, we review the growth of our programs since Mike White and Jim Souther began teaching courses in technical communication at the University of Washington in 1974.

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Center for an informed public

Center for an Informed Public

The new Center for an Informed Public is formed to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse.

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Alumna Carol Taylor reflects on the Department's evolution

Alongside the Department, three-time alumna Carol Taylor's career has kept apace with the evolving technology field.

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Student and faculty news highlights

Recent initiatives, awards, and accolades from HCDE students, faculty, and alumni.

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Mentorship with Microsoft

The HCDE + Microsoft mentorship program pairs students with working professionals for a year-long career coaching program.

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Study abroad in London

17 students | 5 credits | 3 weeks | 1 global experience.

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XR for good

HCDE is partnering with STMicroelectronics to explore using XR to solve real-world problems.

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Endowment for K-12 outreach

Professor David and Lisa McDonald establish a new endowment fund to introduce the next generation of students to HCDE.

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Alumni Leadership Board

The HCDE Alumni Leadership Board connects alumni and students for community building, career connections, and industry skill-sharing.

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Jing de Jong-Chen

Human-centered security and privacy

Jing de Jong-Chen establishes a future computing and science endowed fund for HCDE.

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HCDE supporters

HCDE thanks individuals and corporations for their financial support of departmental scholarships and student opportunities in the 2018-2019 calendar years.

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