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Faculty

Faculty in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle collaborate throughout the university and beyond on their research.

HCDE faculty have graduate degrees from fields such as computer science, industrial engineering, information studies, education, English, linguistics, public policy, technology and society studies, and urban planning.

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Cecilia AragonCecilia Aragon

Professor
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Specialization: Human-centered data science; visual analytics; data science ethnography; scientific collaboration; human-computer interaction (HCI); computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW); eScience, visualization.

Cindy Atman; photo by Mary LevinCynthia Atman

Professor
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Specialization: Engineering education; engineering design learning; students as emerging engineering professionals; use of education research to improve student learning.

Brock Craft

Senior Lecturer
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Specialization: Physical computing; information visualization; human-computer interaction; learning design; engineering education.

Andrew DavidsonAndrew Davidson

Senior Lecturer, Director of HCDE undergraduate program
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Specialization: Interaction design; human-computer interaction; physical computing; STEM and design education; secondary education outreach.

Leah Findlater

Leah Findlater

Assistant Professor
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Specialization: Accessible design; Mobile and wearable technologies; Design for visual and motor impairments; Human-computer interaction.

Tyler FoxTyler Fox

Lecturer
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Specialization: Critical making; posthumanism; systems thinking; art-science relations.

Mark HaselkornMark Haselkorn

Professor
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Specialization: Strategic management of information and communication systems; risk and resilience; safety and security systems; visual analytics.

Gary HsiehGary Hsieh

Associate Professor
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Specialization: Human-computer interaction; social computing; social media; tailoring motivators; persuasive technology.

Julie KientzJulie Kientz

Associate Professor
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Specialization: Human-computer interaction; human-centered computing; supporting record-keeping and reflection; computing for healthy living and learning.

Beth KolkoBeth Kolko

Professor
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Specialization: Technology design for low-resource environments; innovation; hacker and maker cultures; gaming; design for digital inclusion; Hackademia.

Charlotte LeeCharlotte P. Lee

Associate Professor
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Specialization: Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW); human-computer interaction (HCI); science and technology studies (STS): design processes.

David W. McDonald

Professor, Department Chair
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Specialization: Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW); human-computer interaction (HCI); large scale information systems.

Sean MunsonSean A. Munson

Assistant Professor
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Specialization: Social computing; selective exposure and political diversity online; systems to support health and wellness; persuasive technology.

David Ribes

Associate Professor
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Specialization: Science and technology studies (STS); information studies; cyberinfrastructures (CI).

Daniela RosnerDaniela Rosner

Assistant Professor
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Specialization: Interaction design; Science and Technology Studies (STS); Digital craft; Repair studies; Design, computing, and fieldwork around digital technology.

Elizabeth SanockiElizabeth Sanocki

Senior Lecturer
Director of HCDE MS and HCDE Certificate programs
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Specialization: User experience research and design; information architecture; human sensation and perception.

Jan SpyridakisJan Spyridakis

Professor
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Specialization: User experience research and design; remote user assessment research and methodologies; learning in professional and technical contexts.

Kate StarbirdKate Starbird

Assistant Professor
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Specialization: Human-computer interaction; computer supported cooperative work; crisis informatics; human computation; crowdsourcing.

Jennifer TurnsJennifer Turns

Professor
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Specialization: User-centered design; design processes and strategies; human-computer interaction; engineering education; educating reflective practitioners, and technology adaption.

Linda Wagner, Senior Lecturer in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Linda Wagner

Senior Lecturer
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Specialization: Design and product strategy; ethnographic research; innovation; user-centered design.

Mark ZachryMark Zachry

Professor
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Specialization: Human-computer interaction; social computing; technology for change; communicative practices of organizations.


Emeriti Faculty

Listed below are HCDE's emeriti faculty. Some are still deeply involved in the department and continue to contribute to all that we do. All had incredible dedication to teaching, research, and service at the University of Washington.

Phil Bereano
Technology and public policy; technology assessment; assessments of genetic/computer/information technologies; citizen participation in technology policy decision making; technology and civil liberties.
Mary Coney
Rhetoric in technical discourse: evaluating and designing personas online; roles and functions of readers and writers in the communication process; critical theories of knowledge and scientific texts.
David Farkas
Information design with a special focus on innovative documents for 21st century literacy; software user assistance; problems in slideware design.
Judy Ramey
User research and usability research methods (e.g., experience sampling, eye-tracking); the mobile user experience.
Michio Tsutsui
Technology-enhanced language learning; second language acquisition; Japanese linguistics; international technical communication.