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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
An HCDE Directed Research Group co-led by Professor Mark Zachry and Jonathan Morgan of the Wikimedia Foundation conducted a study to discover what features students consider most important when they select free online information resources to help them with their school work.
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Friday, May 27, 2016
Dr. Tyler Fox joins the HCDE faculty as a Lecturer. Most recently, Fox was at the University of Washington Bothell, where he was a lecturer in the school of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and Studio Director of the Interactive Media Design program.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn describes HCDE and CoSSaR's involvement with Cascadia Rising, an exercise simulating the field response of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, on the United States government's Information Sharing Environment blog.
CoSSaR and Cascadia Rising
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Friday, May 20, 2016
HCDE is pleased to announce that Mary Czerwinski of Microsoft Research will be the 2016 graduation speaker and Rebecca Destello will receive the Myron L. White ("Mikey") Award at the HCDE Graduation & Awards Ceremony on June 7, 2016.
Speaker & Mikey Award Recipient
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering held its annual Mentor Night, sponsored by Boeing, on May 12, 2016. Mentor Night connects current students with departmental alumni and members of industry to discuss career paths and share tips for making a successful transition from UW to the working world.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016
A recent paper authored by HCDE PhD students Alexis Hiniker and Hyewon Suh, Master's alumna Sabina Cao, and Associate Professor Julie Kientz examines how families transition to and from ‘screen time’ with children aged 1-5.
Researching Screen Time Tantrums
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
HCDE Senior Amy Wang has been selected to join the first cohort of the Husky 100, an award recognizing UW students who exemplify the Husky Experience.
Senior Amy Wang in Husky 100
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Friday, April 22, 2016
On March 11, 2016, second year HCDE master's students presented their capstone projects to the HCDE community. Find a recap of 2016 Master's Capstone posters and videos here, and see the projects yourself at the HCDE Open House on May 31, 2016.
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Friday, April 15, 2016
HCDE is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Cecilia Aragon to full professor, effective Autumn 2016. All members of the HCDE community are invited to a special event celebrating Dr. Aragon's promotion on April 28, 2016.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
For the second year in a row, undergraduate women in Human Centered Design & Engineering are presenting the Women in UX (WiUX) conference, happening April 23, 2016 on the UW Campus.
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Monday, April 4, 2016
HCDE Assistant Professor Kate Starbird's latest research looks at how "official" sources of information impact both the spread and correction of rumors online.
'Official' Accounts Correct Rumors
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Friday, April 1, 2016
HCDE Assistant Professor Sean Munson has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. The five-year grant will fund Munson’s research on helping people find value in personal informatics data.
Munson Receives NSF Career Award
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Dawn Sakaguchi-Tang and Kathryn Shroyer, both first-year HCDE PhD students, have received the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship, receiving three years of financial support for their research.
PhD Students Win NSF Fellowships
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Friday, March 25, 2016
Human Centered Design & Engineering alumna Bojana Ostojic (MS, 1998) is featured in a recent GeekWire article about eight women who earned computer science degrees in the 1990's—and what their lives have looked like since.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
HCDE PhD candidate Melissa Braxton was recently chosen to participate in the highly selective 2016 CITP/MiLab Doctoral Workshop in Vienna, where she will share her research on human-centered design in the public sector.
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Friday, March 18, 2016
Six papers authored by HCDE faculty and students will receive prestigious “Best of CHI” awards at the 2016 conference. One paper, authored by HCDE PhD student Hyewon Suh and co-authored by Professor Julie Kientz, will receive a Best Paper Award, representing the top one percent of all submissions.
Six Best of CHI Awards
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Friday, March 11, 2016
HCDE Professor Sean Munson and PhD student Christina Chung are featured on the front page of the UW Daily for their latest award-winning study looking at how to make fitness apps more useful in the doctor's office.
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Friday, March 11, 2016
Alexis Hiniker, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering, was recently featured on Good Morning America to discuss her latest research study Not at the Dinner Table: Parents’ and Children’s Perspectives on Family Technology Rules.
Alexis Hiniker on GMA
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
HCDE PhD candidate Robin Mays, a humanitarian practitioner and ethnographic researcher, will travel to Germany under the Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Union. Mays’ research explores the human and contextual factors of disaster and humanitarian response systems that lead to effective response.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
A recent study by HCDE PhD student Alexis Hiniker, HCDE Professor Julie Kientz, and University of Michigan Professor Sarita Schoenebeck looks at the increasing prevalence of technology use in family life. In a survey of parent-child pairs across the United States, the team discovered what types of internet and smartphone rules families are establishing, and how easy or difficult the rules are for both parents and children to follow.
Family Technology Use
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Monday, March 7, 2016
The 2016 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing saw more HCDE faculty and students than any year in the department’s history. The University of Washington as a whole had the most papers accepted to the conference, with 15 papers representing 46 individual authors, and three papers from HCDE received awards at the conference.
HCDE at CSCW Conference
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Thursday, March 3, 2016
On February 19, HCDE welcomed six alumni with careers in user research, design, and leadership for a panel discussion and Q&A about UX career paths. Panel moderator Rebecca Destello shares her takeaways from the evening with us here.
UX Careers Panel
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Monday, February 29, 2016
The latest research from HCDE explores ways to make self-tracking data more clinically useful and encourage better patient-provider collaboration. The findings are published in a ‪CSCW 2016‬ Best Paper, authored by HCDE PhD students Chia-Fang Chung and Kristin Dew, UW Medicine Professors Allison Cole and Jasmine Zia, Computer Science & Engineering Professor James Fogarty, and HCDE Professors Julie Kientz and Sean Munson.
Self-Tracking for Doctors & Patients
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon will lead a CSCW workshop exploring human-centered data science.
Human-Centered Data Science
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Friday, February 12, 2016
HCDE alumnus Dr. Jonathan Morgan brings his industry experience as a design researcher back to the department, teaching a new graduate-level course in Spring 2016 – Data Science for User Experience Researchers.
Data Science for UX Researchers
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