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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is a group of community-elected faculty, staff, and student representatives serving as public advocates to represent the diverse needs and interests of our HCDE community. Through a range of initiatives, we help foster greater solidarity, care, and collective accountability within HCDE.


HCDE DEI Committee

Meet the faculty, staff, and students elected to HCDE's DEI Committee.


Reporting and training

Resources for reporting and training, and HCDE's anonymous reporting form.


DEI Mini Grants

Mini grants that support grassroots DEI initiatives within the department.


UW DEI Resources

DEI resources and student groups across the University.


HCDE DEI Events

Browse or propose an event on the HCDE DEI Events calendar.


Student Resource Groups

HCDE's student-led groups for community building, networking, and advocacy.

Sustained Dialogue in HCDE

Sustained Dialogue is a dialogue-to-action process used to help groups build relationships and take action together around shared community concerns. The HCDE Sustained Dialogue program aims to support students, faculty, and staff to build upon their knowledge of identity development, cultural self-awareness, and humility. Learn more and get involved.

Recent news

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Building Belonging

Recent initiatives launched by the department aimed at supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion across HCDE's work and communities.

What we're doing

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Design–a–Thon for Social Good

In HCDE's Design-a-Thon for Social Good, students explored barriers to mental health resources experienced by people in underrepresented communities.

About the projects

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Gender, power, and tech

HCDE PhD student Os Keyes unpacks how and where bias occurs in artificial intelligence. Spoiler: it’s everywhere.

Read the interview