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King5

August 7, 2019 | King 5 
UW study says art therapy can help teens with stress and headaches
Elin Björling, research scientist, Human Centered Design & Engineering

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August 6, 2019 | Vice
Trump Wants to Make It Basically Impossible to Sue for Algorithmic Discrimination
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

KIRO radio

August 5, 2019 | KIRO Radio
UW professor, former Storm player on how lies are spread on social media
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Crosscut

August 2, 2019 | Seattle PI
'To promote an informed society': UW to launch new center studying fake news this fall
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Psychology Today

July 29, 2019 | Psychology Today
Can We Stop the Spread of Misinformation?
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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July 24, 2019 | Nature
Disinformation’s spread: bots, trolls and all of us
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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July 23, 2019 | Newsweek
Russia Is Using Cold War Strategy to Undermine the Faith of Americans in the 2020 Election—Will It Work?
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

GeekWire

July 22, 2019 | GeekWire
University of Washington lands $5 million to study fake news and misinformation
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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June 28, 2019 | Fortune
Coming Off Paris Air Show High, Here's What Boeing Must Do to Get the 737 MAX (and Its Business) Back in the Air
Cecilia Aragon, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Jezebel

June 27, 2019 | Jezebel
Amazon's Facial Analysis Program Is Building A Dystopic Future For Trans And Nonbinary People
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Tech Review

June 25, 2019 | Technology Review
35 Innovators Under 35
John Porter, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Seattle Globalist

June 19, 2019 | The Seattle Globalist
STEM networks aim to diversify tech fields
Tsewone Melaku, Human Centered Design & Engineering alumna

Exberliner

June 13, 2019 | Exberliner
It's the structures, not the tech: Os Keyes
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Global News

June 3, 2019 | Global News
Russia wants Tinder data — but info could be used to target LGBTQ2 users
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

BuzzFeed

May 29, 2019 | Buzzfeed
Facial Recognition Technology Is Facing A Huge Backlash In The US. But Some Of The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are Trying To Sell It In The Gulf.
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

May 15, 2019 | Crosscut
A UW engineer explains how facial recognition tech erases trans people
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Seattle Met

May 6, 2019 | Seattle Met
This Robot Is a Mind Reader
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Scientific American

May 3, 2019 | Scientific American
Actually, We Should Not All Use They/Them Pronouns
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

VentureBeat

April 23, 2019 | Venture Beat
A transgender AI researcher’s nightmare scenarios for facial recognition software
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Next Avenue

April 19, 2019 | Next Avenue
Who Shares Fake News? (We Know It Wasn’t You)
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Technology Review

April 6, 2019 | Technology Review
Hey Google, sorry you lost your ethics council, so we made one for you
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Wired

April 5, 2019 | Wired
The tricky ethics of Google's cloud ambitions
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Venture Beat

April 3, 2019 | Venture Beat
Prominent AI researchers call on Amazon to stop selling Rekognition facial analysis to law enforcement
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Info Security

April 2, 2019 | Info Security
Google Has a Board-Level AI Ethical Dilemma
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

The Guardian

March 29, 2019 | The Guardian
'Bias deep inside the code': the problem with AI 'ethics' in Silicon Valley
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

The Verge

March 27, 2019 | The Verge
Google creates external advisory board to monitor it for unethical AI use
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Business Insider

March 27, 2019 | Business Insider
Google set up an external ethics council for AI, but one of its members was called out for her views on trans people and immigration
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Washington post

March 19, 2019 | The Washington Post
Government using photos of visa applicants, dead people to test facial recognition software
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Slate

March 18, 2019 | Slate
The Government Is Using the Most Vulnerable People to Test Facial Recognition Software
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

GeekWire

March 14, 2019 | GeekWire
AtariWomen wants you to meet the female engineers behind Centipede and Warlords
Daniela Rosner, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Wired

March 6, 2019 | Wired
Microsoft wants to stop AI's 'race to the bottom'
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

The Register

March 5, 2019 | The Register
The infamous AI gaydar study was repeated – and, no, code can't tell if you're straight or not just from your face
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Motherboard

February 19, 2019 | Motherboard
Facial Recognition Software Regularly Misgenders Trans People
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

February 19, 2019 | Geekwire
How this healthcare outsider solved an industry blind spot, with a healthy dose of perseverance
Beth Kolko, professors of Human Centered Design & Engineering

CBC logo

February 12, 2019 | CBC
Twitter trolls stoked debates about immigrants and pipelines in Canada, data show
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Fast Company

February 12, 2019 | Fast Company
7 problems with Trump’s “American AI” Initiative
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Boston Globe

February 8, 2019 | Boston Globe
Artificial intelligence’s diversity problem
Os Keyes, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

January 8, 2019 | KUOW
Can we build a better social media network? 
Beth Kolko and Kate Starbird, professors of Human Centered Design & Engineering
WBUR

October 31, 2018 | WBUR
Remember Life Before Social Media? Maybe It's Time For A Reminder
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

BuzzFeed

October 27, 2018 | Buzzfeed News
The Conspiratorial Hate We See Online Is Increasingly Appearing In Real Life
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

October 4, 2018 | Daily Beast
Russia Is Exploiting American White Supremacy Over and Over Again
Ahmer Arif, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

KUOW

September 18, 2018 | KUOW
'Why are you working so hard in math? You should be getting a boyfriend.'
Cecilia Aragon, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Mashable

September 6, 2018 | Mashable
Latinas hold only 2% of STEM jobs. These 5 women are working to fix that
Cecilia Aragon, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

August 22, 2018 | GeekWire
Teens turn to robots in University of Washington study aimed at measuring stress levels
Elin Björling, research scientist, Human Centered Design & Engineering

July 29, 2018 | BuzzFeed News
The FBI Set Up A Task Force To Counter Russian Trolls. So Far, It's Been Silent.
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

July 23, 2018 | Seattle Times
‘Parallel universe’: Residents and artists imagine Africatown in Seattle’s Central District
Daniela Rosner, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

July 18, 2018 | Crosscut
Imagining Black architecture in the Central District
Daniela Rosner, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

King 5

June 5, 2018 | King 5
Addicted to your phone? New features could help limit use
Kai Lukoff, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Today Logo

April 13, 2018 | Today
Video: Stressed-out teens: Schools take new approaches to avert tragedy
Elin Björling, research scientist, Human Centered Design & Engineering

KIRO News

March 2, 2018 | KIRO 7 News
Video: UW Study on Traffic
Mark Haselkorn, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Washington Post

February 21, 2018 | The Washington Post
How a survivor of the Florida school shooting became the victim of an online conspiracy
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

The Atlantic

October 4, 2017 | The Atlantic
Trump and Russia Both Seek to Exacerbate the Same Political Divisions
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Huffington Post

October 4, 2017 | Huffington Post
Why Misinformation Travels In The Wake Of Tragedies Like Las Vegas
Ahmer Arif, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

NBC News

October 3, 2017 | NBC News
Latina Engineers Push to Defy Odds in Tech and Increase Their Numbers
Cecilia Aragon, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

September 29, 2017 | The Seattle Times
Earthquakes are inevitable but catastrophe is not
Scott Miles, senior research scientist, Human Centered Design & Engineering

The Atlantic

September 19, 2017 | The Atlantic
Is There Any Hope for Facebook's Fact-Checking Efforts?
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

CNN

August 11, 2017 | CNN
How the 'Instagram Diet' Works
Christina Chung, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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June 25, 2017 | Forbes
How Internet Conspiracy Theories Go Viral - And Get People To Believe Them, Too
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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May 17, 2017 | BBC News
How a University of Washington researcher discovered an "information war"
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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May 4, 2017 | The Atlantic
The Awful Pinkness of Period Apps
Features research by
Elena Agapie, PhD student Human Centered Design & Engineering
Laura R. Pina, HCDE research associate 
Julie A. Kientz,  associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering
Sean A. Munson,  assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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May 3, 2017 | King 5
Food Photography a Healthy Habit for Some
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering
Christina Chung, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 28, 2017 | KBTC Public Television
Northwest Now 827 Fake News
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 27, 2017 | Newsweek
Instagram Food Photos Keep Dieters on Track
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 27, 2017 | King 5
Instagram foodies have healthier diets, UW study says
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering
Christina Chung, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 26, 2017 | Geekwire
UW study finds food in your Instagram feed helps some users track and maintain healthy habits
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering
Christina Chung, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 4, 2017 | The Washington Post
The web of conspiracy theorists that was ready for Donald Trump
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Seattle Times logo

March 29, 2017 | The Seattle Times
UW professor: The information war is real, and we’re losing it
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Geekwire Logo

April 26, 2017 | Geekwire
Study: Parents say Pokémon Go leads to more quality time with children, among other benefits
Kiley Sobel, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering

King 5 News logo

January 24, 2017 | King 5 News
The Truth Behind "Fake News"
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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December 20, 2016 | Huffington Post
Slowing The Spread Of Viral Misinformation: Can Crowdsourcing Help?
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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December 8, 2016 | KIRO News
UW Professor Discusses Dangers, Motives of Fake News
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

BuzzFeed logo October 27, 2016 | BuzzFeed News
Facebook's Trending Algorithm Can't Stop Fake News, Computer Scientists Say
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering
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September 16, 2016 | Health.com
Feel Guilty About Ditching Your Fitbit? You’re Not Alone
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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July 13, 2016 | Seattle Weekly
Social Media in a Time of Crises
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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May 13, 2016 | UPI News
What works -- and doesn't -- to manage child's screen time
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

USA Today logo

May 11, 2016 | USA Today
Smartphones may loosen their grip over family life as voice devices rise
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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May 8, 2016 | Western Daily Press
Giving children a warning before the TV or tablet is turned off makes things worse
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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May 5, 2016 | Geekwire
Study finds tantrums are worse when kids are given ‘2-minute warning’ to end screen time
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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May 5, 2016 | New York Times
‘Two-Minute Warnings’ Make Turning Off the TV Harder
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 12, 2016 | The Science Explorer
Rumors Don't Always Win on Twitter
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 6, 2016 | Bustle
The One Reason Verified Twitter Accounts Are Hugely Important To Have In A Crisis
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 4, 2016 | Live Science
Video: Kids Want Rules Around Social Tech & Screen Time
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Seattle Times logo

April 4, 2016 | The Seattle Times
Official responses can beat down Twitter rumors, UW study finds
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 4, 2016 | Geekwire
UW research into Twitter rumors finds official accounts can help truth win out over misinformation
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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March 23, 2016 | Slate.com
Parents Need to Listen to Their Kids When It Comes to Social Media Sharing
Research conducted by Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering & Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

CBC News logo

March 15, 2016 | CBC News
Study asks parents, kids which technology rules work
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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March 14, 2016 | KPLU FM
Bridging Expectations Between Doctors And Patients When It Comes To Digital Data
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Live Science logo

March 11, 2016 | Live Science
OMG Mom: The Tech Rules Kids Wish Their Parents Would Follow
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

ABC News logo

March 11, 2016 | ABC News
Kids to Parents: Don't Post About Me on Social Media
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Time logo

March 10, 2016 | Time Magazine
Kids to Parents: Stop Sharing Pictures of Us on Social Media
Research conducted by Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering & Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

 Bustle Logo

March 10, 2016 | Bustle
Kids Are Setting Better Social Media Boundaries Than You Think — On Their Parents
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

King 5 News logo

March 9, 2016 | King 5 News
7 technology rules kids want parents to follow
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

The New York Times Logo

March 8, 2016 | New York Times
Don’t Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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November 18, 2015 | UW Health Sciences
Mobile app to convey drug risks in pregnancy
Gary Hsieh, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Geekwire Logo October 28, 2015 | Geekwire
How social technologies and human behavior are changing the aftermath of disasters
Kate Starbird, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Fortune Logo

September 9, 2015 | Fortune Magazine
Startup Shift Labs wants to change how medical devices are made
Beth Kolko, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Geekwire Logo

July 17, 2015 | Geekwire
This medical device startup just raised cash and is heading to Rwanda
Beth Kolko, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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July 9, 2015 | New York Times
When Algorithms Discriminate
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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June 4, 2015 | Runner's World
App creates running routes from hand-drawn images 
Daniela Rosner, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Geekwire Logo

May 26, 2015 | GeekWire
Smartphones on the playground 
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Today Logo

May 18, 2015 | TODAY.com
Limit phone use at playgrounds? Many parents try but fail
Alexis Hiniker, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

Geekwire Logo

May 18, 2015 | GeekWire
Texting at the playground 
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Mirror Logo

May 11, 2015 | UK Mirror
Send a secret map message that can only be decoded by walking
Daniela Rosner, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Fast Company Logo

May 8, 2015 | Fast Co. Design
Send a secret message you can only decode with a walk
Daniela Rosner, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

BBC News Logo

April 16, 2015 | BBC News
Google Image search for CEO has Barbie as first female result 
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

PC Magazine Logo

April 12, 2015 | PC Magazine
When You Google Image Search 'CEO,' the First Woman Is ... 
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 10, 2015 | Huffington Post
Google image search has a gender bias problem
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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April 9, 2015 | The Verge
Google Search thinks the most important female CEO is Barbie
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Geekwire Logo

April 9, 2015 | GeekWire
Study puts Google image search results to the gender bias test
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

PC World Logo

April 9, 2015 | PC World
The first woman CEO to appear in a Google Images search is ... CEO Barbie
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Fast Company Logo

October 31, 2014 | Fast Co. Design
Where To Find Great Designers

The New York Times Logo

October 27, 2014 | New York Times
How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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August 19, 2014 | 99% Invisible
Hacking Ikea
Daniela Rosner, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

USA Today logo

July 9, 2014 | USA Today
Third-world ideas that are changing first-world lives
Beth Kolko, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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August 24, 2013 | GeekWire
Geek of the Week: Julie Kientz, UW researcher and one of the world’s top innovators under 35
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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August 21, 2013 | MIT Technology Review
35 Innovators Under 35
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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August 19, 2013 | New Scientist
Browser to give you a more politically balanced life
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Seattle Times logo

May 18, 2013 | The Seattle Times
You’re not a slacktivist, are you? GiveBig and a new social media debate
Gary Hsieh, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

New Scientist logo

May 2, 2013 | New Scientist
Does online ‘slacktivism’ reduce charitable giving?
Gary Hsieh, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Seattle Times logo

January 19, 2013 | The Seattle Times
New tech tools aim to bring health care home
Julie Kientz, associate professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

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October 1, 2012 | New Scientist
Can You Change Your Political Beliefs?
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Geekwire Logo

September 27, 2012 | Geekwire
Leaning left or right? This browser plugin looks to bring balance to political news
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Seattle Times logo

September 27, 2012 | The Seattle Times
Want balanced news? UW prof's Chrome tool tries to help
Sean Munson, assistant professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Today Logo

July 17, 2012 | Today
4 pros and cons of e-readers vs. textbooks
Alex Thayer, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

King 5 News logo

July 3, 2012 | King 5 News
UW prof says hacking lab is like a 'modern day woodshop'
Beth Kolko, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Chicago Tribune logo

July 26, 2011 | Chicago Tribune
Here's betting that books will have a much longer shelf life than bookstores
Alex Thayer, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering

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May 16, 2011 | The New York Times
Turkish University to Offer Armenian Language Course
Alex Thayer, PhD candidate in Human Centered Design & Engineering
Charlotte Lee, associate professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering