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2016

News and media featuring faculty, researchers, and students from the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.

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The Huffington Post Logo

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

Seattle Weekly logo

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

Devex

April 11, 2016 | Devex
How to develop a human-centered design mindset
Mark Haselkorn, 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

Geekwire Logo

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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