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HCDE SEMINAR SERIES
WEDNESDAYS, 4:30–5:20 P.M.
241 MARY GATES HALL


The University of Washington's department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is pleased to present our annual 10-week Seminar Series, where HCDE faculty present their latest research and discuss current topics in our field. We welcome you to join us for a new talk every Wednesday this fall, on the UW Seattle campus.
 
Can't make it? The presentations will be filmed and posted to the HCDE website within 24 hours of each talk.
SEPTEMBER 30
Boy or Bot? Designing for Social Agents in Social Computing Systems
David W. McDonald, HCDE Professor

OCTOBER 7
The Relationship between Human-Centered Designers and Software Developers in State-of-the-Art Technology Innovation
Mark Haselkorn, HCDE Professor

OCTOBER 14
Social Media Use during Disaster Events: The Evolving Role of the Connected Crowd in Response and Resilience
Kate Starbird, HCDE Assistant Professor

OCTOBER 21
Design Machines! Rapid Prototyping of Rapid Prototyping
Nadya Peek, MIT Center for Bits & Atoms

OCTOBER 28
Does the Globe Get a Say?: Research & Teaching Insights on Designing in Context
Cynthia J. Atman, HCDE Professor
NOVEMBER 4
Legacy, Technology, & Change
David Ribes, HCDE Associate Professor

NOVEMBER 18
Narrating with Networks: Making Sense of Event Log Data with Networks and Sequences
Brian Keegan, Research Associate, Harvard Business School

NOVEMBER 25
Incentive Design and User Diversity
Gary Hsieh, HCDE Assistant Professor

DECEMBER 2
Being Human in a Big Data World: Human-Centered Data Science
Cecilia Aragon, HCDE Associate Professor

DECEMBER 9
Title TBD
Jennifer Turns, HCDE Professor
COMMUNITY EVENTS

Social Media Use During Disaster Events: The Evolving Role of the Connected Crowd in Response and Resilience

OCTOBER 27, 7:30–8:30 P.M.
Kate Starbird, Assistant Professor of HCDE, will present her research as part of the UW's series, Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards & Resilient CommunitiesMore »

Puget Sound World Usability Day

NOVEMBER 12, 2015
The Puget Sound World Usability Day brings UX technology thought leaders together for a day-long conference about Innovation. The 2015 event will be at the Microsoft HQ in Redmond. Do you have an idea for a panel or talk? Proposals are accepted now through October 18, 2015.  More »
SUMMER RECAP & NEWS ROUNDUP

HCDE Undergrad Selected to Live in Tune House

HCDE senior Keting Cen is one of the eight UW students selected as a resident of Tune House, an off-campus house for women pursuing degrees in computer science or information technology. More »

HCDE Chair David McDonald Promoted

HCDE congratulates Dr. David W. McDonald on his promotion to Professor from Associate Professor. Dr. McDonald joined HCDE as department Chair in June 2014, after a decade of excelling as an Associate Professor and researcher in the UW's iSchool. More »

Project Interoperability in Puget Sound

HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn describes CoSSaR's latest efforts to improve Puget Sound's security, safety, and resilience, on the federal government's ISE blog. More »

UW is World's Most Innovative Public University

Reuters ranks the University of Washington as the world's most innovative public university (and fourth overall) thanks to our large amount of research awards, federal research funding, and high numbers of students pursuing STEM degrees. More »

Beth Kolko Featured in Fortune Magazine

HCDE Professor Beth Kolko puts people first by designing affordable and easy-to-use medical devices. Fortune Magazine recently profiled Dr. Kolko on her success building a startup company, Shift Labs, and getting life-saving products into the hands of health practitioners who need them. More »

Sean Munson Receives Google Research Award

HCDE Assistant Professor Sean Munson receives a Google Faculty Research Award for his work researching how people make decisions using predictive data, and how integrating visual representations of alternate outcomes could help people make better decisions about how to use their time. More »

Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users

HCDE PhD student Cynthia Bennett and researchers from Computer Science & Engineering study the accessibility of mobile health apps for blind and low-vision users. The team found that most apps do not meet accessible criteria, but with slight alterations they could. More »
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