People

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.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Cecilia AragonCecilia Aragon

Professor

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

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

Brock Craft

Brock Craft

Senior Lecturer; Director, HCDE undergraduate program

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

Andrew DavidsonAndrew Davidson

Senior Lecturer; Director, HCDE K-12 outreach program

Specialization: Interaction design; human-computer interaction; physical computing; STEM and design education; secondary education outreach.

HeadshotKristin Dew

Lecturer

Specialization: Sustainable interaction design; human-computer interaction (HCI); science and technology studies (STS).

Leah Findlater

Leah Findlater

Associate Professor

Specialization: Accessible computing; mobile and wearable technologies; human-centered AI; human-computer interaction.

Tyler FoxTyler Fox

Lecturer; Director, HCDE Master's & Certificate programs

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

Mark HaselkornMark Haselkorn

Professor

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

Dianne HendricksDianne Hendricks

Lecturer

Specialization: Technical communication; introductory engineering; ethics and social justice in engineering; service learning.

Gary HsiehGary Hsieh

Associate Professor

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

Julie KientzJulie Kientz

Professor & Interim Chair

Specialization: Ubiquitous computing, health informatics, interaction design and children, computer-supported collaborative work

Beth KolkoBeth Kolko

Professor, Associate Chair

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

Charlotte LeeCharlotte P. Lee

Associate Professor

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

David W. McDonald

Professor

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

Sean MunsonSean A. Munson

Associate Professor

Specialization: Social computing; human-computer interaction; computer supported cooperative work; health and wellbeing technologies; personal informatics.

Nadya PeekNadya Peek

Assistant Professor

Specialization: Digital fabrication, rapid prototyping, advanced manufacturing

David RibesDavid Ribes

Associate Professor

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

Daniela RosnerDaniela Rosner

Associate Professor

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

Irini Spyridakis

Lecturer

Specialization: User-centered research and design; design for sustainability; resource constrained environments; engineering communication.

Kate StarbirdKate Starbird

Associate Professor

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

Jennifer TurnsJennifer Turns

Professor, Associate Chair

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

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

Mark ZachryMark Zachry

Professor

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


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.
Jan Spyridakis
User experience research and design; remote user assessment research and methodologies; learning in professional and technical contexts.
Michio Tsutsui
Technology-enhanced language learning; second language acquisition; Japanese linguistics; international technical communication.