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2017

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

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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

Forbes logo

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

BBC News Logo

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

The Atlantic Logo

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

King 5 Logo

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

KBTC Logo

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

Newsweek Logo

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

King 5 Logo

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

The Washington Post Logo

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