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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering held its 2017 Graduation & Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 9 in the Husky Union Building. Find a list of graduates from the year and view the 2017 Awards of Excellence recipients.
2017 Graduation
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Friday, June 9, 2017
Jerrod Larson's 2017 Commencement Address for the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering featured a choose-your-own adventure style ending.
2017 HCDE Graduation Address
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The College of Engineering profiles HCDE senior Tuyen Truong, one of three students from STARS’ first cohort who is graduating this year. Launched in 2013, the STARS academic redshirt program is designed to increase the number of students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who graduate with UW engineering degrees by providing them with extra academic support, community, mentoring and funding.
https://www.engr.washington.edu/news/stars_2017
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Saturday, May 27, 2017
HCDE graduate student Jihoon Suh shares his experience attending 2017 Google IO conference, which happened at Mountainview, CA.
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Friday, May 26, 2017
HCDE Professor Mark Hasekorn, PhD candidate Robin E. Mays, and PhD alumna Professor Rebecca Walton are awarded the Frank R. Smith award for outstanding journal article at the 2017 Society for Technical Communication’s annual awards event.
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Friday, May 19, 2017
HCDE PhD student Kai Lukoff shares his experience presenting his work at the 2017 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems held in Denver, Colorado.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Mark Haselkorn, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, will be the keynote speaker at the Fourth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, happening December 11-13, 2017, in Münster, Germany.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The third annual Women in User Experience (WiUX) conference welcomed over 200 participants to the UW Seattle campus on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Organized by current UW students in UX-related majors, the conference connected students with industry professionals, offering skill-based workshops and opportunities for networking.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering has 16 students and faculty members represented across eight research projects in the University of Washington's twentieth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, happening May 19, 2017.
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Pear Med, the startup co-founded by HCDE alumnus Mark Laughery (MS, 2016), will partner with Seattle Children's Hospital to develop their virtual reality software for clinical use. Pear Med's technology compiles medical scans into an interactive 3D model, and can help doctors communicate with their patients and surgeons prepare for complex procedures.
https://www.geekwire.com/2017/seattle-childrens-hospital-test-new-vr-medical-technology-change-lives-patients/
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
The University of Washington's Latino Center for Health is recognizing Cecilia Aragon, Professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, as one of 18 Latina or Latino faculty members across all three UW campuses who made significant achievements during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Latino Center Recognizes Aragon
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Women in User Experience student group at the University of Washington is hosting its 3rd annual conference on May 13, 2017. The WiUX Conference features interactive workshops, lightning talks, and open networking with UX professionals and recruiters.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
A new study authored by UW researchers including HCDE's Elena Agapie, Laura Pina, Julie Kientz, and Sean Munson, finds that smartphone apps to track menstrual cycles often disappoint users with a lack of accuracy, assumptions about sexual identity or partners, and an emphasis on pink and flowery form over function and customization.
Study on Period Tracking Apps
http://www.washington.edu/news/2017/05/02/period-tracking-apps-failing-users-in-basic-ways-study-finds/
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Jerrod Larson (MS 2003, PhD 2010) will be the speaker at the 2017 HCDE Graduation & Award's Ceremony on June 9, and HCDE Professor Emeritus David K. Farkas will receive this year's Myron L. White Award aka "the Mikey," thanking him for his years of service to the department.
2017 Graduation Announcement
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
In Spring 2017, a team of Human Centered Design & Engineering undergraduate students and educators traveled to the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay, Washington, to participate in UW Pipeline Project's Alternative Spring Break, leading a week-long design thinking workshop for the local middle school students. HCDE Senior Lecturer Andrew Davidson organized the team, with the goal of sparking an interest in engineering within the local middle school students — introducing them to the ways human-centered design can solve a variety of community needs.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A recent study by UW researchers including Christina Chung, Elena Agapie, and Sean Munson, looked at how Instagram helps people achieve their healthy eating goals. The team found that not only is Instagram valuable for people to visualize their food intake, the social network also provides a forum for receiving support and encouraging others in their goals.
Food Photos Help Healthy Eating
http://www.washington.edu/news/2017/04/26/food-photos-help-instagram-users-with-healthy-eating/
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Monday, April 24, 2017
The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering celebrates two department recipients of the annual faculty, staff, and student awards from the College of Engineering. Assistant Professor Sean Munson will receive the 2017 junior faculty award, and PhD student Kerem Özcan will receive the student award for excellence in teaching.
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Monday, April 24, 2017
HCDE was well represented at UW's second annual Maker Summit on April 22, 2017. HCDE Professor Beth Kolko kicked off the event by delivering the keynote address; the HCDE master's capstone team of Sahil Anand, John Luetke, Nikhil Venkatesh, and Dorothy Wong took home first place in the Gizmos category for their social robot project; and HCDE master's student Max Lam won the prize for Drawing and Painting.
HCDE at UW Maker Summit
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Friday, April 21, 2017
HCDE Assistant Professor Daniela K. Rosner is co-editor of R3PAIR Volume, a special issue of continent. journal, issue 6.1 / 2017. This issue brings together nearly twenty articles and media pieces on the topic of repair studies. In addition to Rosner, contributing authors from the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering include Associate Professor David Ribes and Research Scientist Brittany Fiore-Gartland.
Rosner Edits Repair Studies Journal
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The UW’s College of Engineering is taking a significant step to improve undergraduate engineering students’ educational experiences by offering Direct to College admission beginning with the entering freshman class of 2018.
New Admissions Process
http://www.engr.washington.edu/news/direct-to-college
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Students in the HCDE master's program spend their final two quarters researching, designing, and engineering a solution to an identified problem as part of their Capstone project. Get a sneak peek of the 2017 Master's Capstone projects here, and see them for yourself at the HCDE Open House on June 1, 2017.
2017 HCDE MS Capstone Projects
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Monday, April 10, 2017
The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is pleased to announce the promotion of faculty member Dr. Gary Hsieh to Associate Professor with Tenure, effective at the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year.
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Saturday, April 8, 2017
HCDE graduate student Jihoon Suh shares his experience presenting his work at the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions, TEI 2017, held in Yokohama, Japan.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
HCDE Assistant Professor Kate Starbird’s research into crisis informatics uncovered a vulnerable system susceptible to conspiracy theories, political propaganda, and disinformation.
The War on Information
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Monday, April 3, 2017
HCDE alumnus Mark Laughery works at the University of Washington's CoMotion Labs for Pear Med, a virtual reality healthcare startup for doctor and patient education that he co-founded. Watch a video of Laughery and the Pear Med team by King 5 News.
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