2014 Corporate Affiliates Day recap

Monday, November 10, 2014

The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) held its fourth annual Corporate Affiliates Day on October 29, 2014. Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP) members at the Associate and Strategic Partner level attended the half-day conference to receive an overview of the latest work produced by the department, explore collaboration opportunities, and discuss strategic direction.

David McDonald, HCDE Chair, kicked off the event with a "State of the Department" presentation.

David McDonald, HCDE Chair, gave a "State of HCDE" presentation

HCDE faculty and CAP members brainstormed in small groups for "Envisioning HCDE," an activity to identify what traits Corporate Affiliates members look for in HCDE students.

HCDE Master's students Phanipha Arunyaankul and Chia-chen Kuo presented their Capstone and Shobe Prize winning project, Disco

HCDE Corporate Affiliates Ona Anicello, UXPA Seattle President and HCDE Instructor, and Albert Lin, Design Research Lead at Microsoft, gave a glowing summary of their collaboration experience with HCDE students for a class project.

HCDE Senior Lecturer Andrew Davidson gave an overview of the HCDE Capstone course and discussed project sponsorship opportunities for CAP members.

HCDE Assistant Professor Daniela Rosner introduced the latest work to come HCDE's Tactile and Tactical (TAT) Design Lab including Trace, a mobile mapping application that generates walking routes based on digital sketches people create and annotate.

Design and product leader Peter Merholz gave the CAP Day keynote presentation. Drawing from his experience as head of design for Groupon, Merholz spoke about the importance of innovative organizational models when creating great user experiences.

Stay tuned for information about the next Corporate Affiliates Day. If your organization is interested in collaborating with HCDE students through a class project or research group, please let us know by emailing hcdecap@uw.edu.