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Video: HCDE alumnus Alex Thayer presents at DUB Seminar

November 7, 2018

Human Centered Design & Engineering three-time alumnus Alex Thayer (PhD, '12; MS, '04; BS '00), Chief Experience Architect and Director of the Immersive Experiences Lab at HP, returned to campus in October 2018 to deliver a talk for the UW DUB community.

In his role at HP's Immersive Experiences Lab in Palo Alto, California, Thayer guides research efforts around the future of mixed reality, 3D and 4D printing, and other topic areas at the intersection of people, practice, experience, and technology.

In his talk, Thayer credited current and former HCDE faculty members as playing an foundational role in shaping his career. He also described how important internships were to him while he was in school, and recognized several UW students who have joined his team as interns. View the full video of his talk below.

Alex Thayer | Building a Better Snow Globe: Recent Work from the HP Immersive Experiences Lab | Oct 10, 2018 from DesignUseBuild on Vimeo.

The weekly DUB Seminar brings together students and faculty across the University's human-computer interaction and design fields, including HCDE, computer science and engineering, and the information school. Speakers include visiting faculty members and industry researchers and designers. Find the schedule of upcoming seminars on the DUB website