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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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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
HCDE held its fourth annual UX Careers Panel, hosted by alumna Rebecca Destello, in April 2019. This event brings HCDE alumni and industry partners to campus to share career success stories and tips with current students.
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Monday, April 8, 2019
Gary Hsieh, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, will visit the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan for the 2019-2020 academic year on a Fulbright Scholar grant.
Gary Hsieh receives Fulbright
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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Dr. Brenda Laurel, game design trailblazer, author, and virtual reality pioneer, will deliver the graduation address at the department's 2019 Graduation & Awards Celebration
2019 Graduation Address
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Sunday, March 31, 2019
David W. McDonald, Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, and collaborators received the 10-year Impact Award at Ubicomp 2018 for the paper "Flowers or a Robot Army? Encouraging Awareness & Activity with Personal, Mobile Displays."
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Sunday, March 31, 2019
HCDE announces the promotion of Dr. Daniela Rosner to Associate Professor with tenure, effective with the 2019-2020 academic year. Rosner co-directs HCDE's Tactile and Tactical Design Lab (TAT Lab), where she works with students and collaborators to discover new opportunities for sustainable technology development, broaden the diversity of design and engineering education, and extend theoretical frameworks that further our understanding of design and social change.
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Monday, March 18, 2019
Geekwire highlights AtariWomen, a new project pioneered by HCDE Prof. Daniela Rosner and visiting Prof. Pernille Bjorn. AtariWomen is a research project that profiles the women who helped design and build Atari's games four decades ago.
AtariWomen in GeekWire
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Friday, March 15, 2019
HCDE Professor Mark Zachry has been named an ATTW Fellow by the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. This honor recognizes Dr. Zachry for his scholarly productivity, leadership, and service.
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Friday, March 8, 2019
On Saturday, February 23, HCDE welcomed high school students from ChickTech Seattle for a half-day coding workshop. The workshop was led by HCDE students in the Alternative Spring Break research group, who are in the final weeks preparing the user-centered design workshop curriculum they will take to middle and high school students in Neah Bay, Washington, over spring break.
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Thursday, March 7, 2019
HCDE is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Kate Starbird to Associate Professor with tenure, effective with the 2019-2020 academic year. Starbird directs HCDE's Emerging Capacities of Mass Participation (emCOMP) Laboratory, where she works with students to study the dynamics of massive participation and interaction enabled by new and social media.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Dr. Jan Spyridakis, Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and renowned leader in the field, will retire at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. We look back at Dr. Spyridakis' forty-year career with the department.
Celebrating Jan Spyridakis' retirement
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Monday, March 4, 2019
Each quarter, select HCDE courses host end-of-quarter events to showcase student work. All members of the HCDE and UW community are welcome to attend. Light refreshments are provided.
HCDE's winter course showcases
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Monday, March 4, 2019
HCDE held its annual alumni/student Network Night on March 4, 2019. Network Night features the opportunity for current students to connect with alumni and industry friends to discuss career paths and share tips for making a successful transition from UW to the working world. View our lineup of 2019 alumni mentors here.
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