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Thursday, July 25, 2019
HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon was an invited panelist at the Latina Leaders Summit, held on July 24 in Washington DC. Watch the full panel discussion, Breaking the STEM Barrier, here.
Aragon at Latina Leaders Summit
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Monday, July 22, 2019
Kate Starbird, Assistant Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, is a Founding Co-Principal Investigator on a new center at the University of Washington to study the role of information in American democracy and the changing conditions of an informed society.
Center for an Informed Public
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
HCDE research project unearths and celebrates the forgotten histories of women who helped shape the early days of Atari — and the computer gaming industry ever since.
Atari Women
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Friday, July 12, 2019
The award-winning paper titled "Timescales and ideaspace: An examination of idea generation in design practice" is co-authored by HCDE Research Associate and Master’s alumna Terri Lovins (MS ‘16), HCDE Professors Jennifer Turns and Cynthia Atman; and Professor Monica Cardella, School of Engineering Education at Purdue University.
Shroyer receives Best Paper Award
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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Aleenah Ansari (BS 2019), received a Library Research Award from the University of Washington Libraries for her project Gentrification, Displacement, and the Question of Responsibility.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
John Porter, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering, is recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of its 35 Innovators Under 35. Porter's work focuses on accessibility in video game design, and he is currently creating a system to help game developers build accessibility into the beginning stages of their designs.
Porter in MIT 35 under 35
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The 2019 HCDE Open House & Capstone Showcase was held June 7, 2019, at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. View the recipients of HCDE's annual Capstone awards and photos from the event here.
2019 Open House recap
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
HCDE alumna Tsewone Melaku (BS '18), now a consulting analyst at Accenture, talks with The Seattle Globalist about hurdles she faced in pursuing Engineering, and how she's helping to remove barriers for the next generation of STEM professionals.
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
HCDE held its 2019 Graduation & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 11. See the 2019 HCDE Award of Excellence recipients and a full list of graduates here.
2019 Graduation
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
HCDE is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Leah Findlater to Associate Professor with tenure, effective at the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. Dr. Findlater directs the Inclusive Design Lab, where she works with students to ensure that the next generation of mobile and wearable technologies are designed to meet the needs of the broadest range of users.
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Friday, May 31, 2019
Jing de Jong-Chen, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has established an endowed fund to support HCDE in developing new programs related to human-centered security and privacy.
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Friday, May 31, 2019
HCDE PhD student Sarah Inman is studying the social dimensions of environmental data science. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) catches up with Inman to hear about her work as a data ethnographer on the State of Alaska’s Salmon and People project.
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Friday, May 31, 2019
The Atari Women 8-bit Heroine Costume, a project created by HCDE students in the Atari Women research group, will be exhibited on June 6, 2019, as part of Hypnotica 2019: a DXARTS technological wearables fashion show.
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
After stints in law school and at Wikimedia, Ada Lovelace fellow Os Keyes is challenging tech companies to rethink the gender binary hardwired into their code. Read a new interview with HCDE PhD student Os Keyes on Crosscut.
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Thursday, May 23, 2019
D'Marcus Butler, President of the HCDE Graduate Student Association, shares his story about how finishing his master's degree helped him reach new levels of personal growth, and how the UW's Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) program helped him find a core community from which he can advocate for change to benefit future UW students.
D'Marcus Butler on GO-MAP
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
HCDE is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Julie Kientz to full professor, effective at the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. Dr. Kientz directs HCDE's Computing for Healthy Living & Learning Lab, where she works with students to design, develop, and evaluate applications of computing technology that aim to promote healthy lifestyles and education.
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Monday, May 6, 2019
Students nominated faculty members who positively impacted their professional development for the inaugural FACET award by CC@E. Recognized faculty from HCDE include Dianne Hendricks, Gary Hsieh, Julie Kientz, Daniella Kim, Irini Spyridakis, Linda Wagner, and Jason Yip.
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Thursday, May 2, 2019
HCDE PhD student Wendy Roldan has received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Roldan is a second-year PhD student in HCDE working to research and improve makerspaces for women.
Roldan awarded NSF fellowship
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Chad P. Hall and Jp Avila, hosts of the This is Design School podcast, sat down with Human Centered Design & Engineering Associate Professor Sean Munson for a wide-ranging discussion of design education. In the 40-minute interview, Munson describes his background that led him to Engineering, what his day-to-day is like as a professor, and what he is currently researching.
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Monday, April 29, 2019
HCDE undergraduates students Jonathan Tran and Katherine Yang, with UW iSchool faculty members Alexis Hiniker (HCDE PhD ' 17) and Katie Davis, conducted a study to understand what makes people compulsively check their phones and what experiences they find valuable. The team will present this work at the #chi2019 conference.
Compulsive smartphone study
http://www.washington.edu/news/2019/04/29/patterns-of-compulsive-smartphone-use/
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Awarded annually to one faculty member in the College of Engineering, the Faculty Award for Teaching recognizes Kientz for her innovative contributions to engineering education and her advocacy for and engagement with students both in and outside of the classroom.
Kientz receives Teaching Award
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Monday, April 15, 2019
HCDE students, alumni, and faculty will present their research in May at the 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Two papers authored by HCDE researchers have earned Best Paper Award (representing the top 1% of submissions), and three have earned Honorable Mention distinctions (representing the top 5% of submissions).
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Monday, April 15, 2019
Oorja Chowdhary, a senior in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, has been named to this year's cohort of the Husky 100. "The UW provided me the opportunity to learn UX design, a field that gives me the skills to connect with and understand the perspectives of widely diverse groups," Chowdhary said. "I'm looking forward to continuing my design experience by identifying sociotechnical problems in the world and designing tools to solve them."
Oorja Chowdhary in Husky 100
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Friday, April 12, 2019
HCDE Senior Lecturer Andrew Davidson gave a keynote presentation about his work leading Engineering-focused K-12 outreach programs as part of the Interaction Design Education Summit on February 4, 2019. Find the full video here.
Andrew Davidson on STEM outreach
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
In a week-long Directed Research Group over the 2019 spring break, UW students explored the hidden stories of the Atari Women and used new technologies to design artifacts that highlighted their narratives.
Atari Women +ECD Research Group
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