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HCDE 2020 Capstone Showcase

June 10, 2020

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The HCDE Capstone Showcase is the department's biggest annual event, welcoming students, future students, alumni, Corporate Affiliates Program members, and friends to view the capstone projects from graduating HCDE bachelor's and master's students.

The 2020 virtual Capstone Showcase was held on Monday, June 8, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Students met as teams with mentors in small groups from 5–6 p.m. and then the Department welcomed the community to join in zoom to hear students present.

2020 Undergraduate capstone projects

Aircraft Turnaround Management Application

The application sources real-time aviation data to reduce flight delays through supporting Station Operation Managers to easily identify delay risks and coordinate smoother aircraft turns.
Students: Esther Lin, Cara Pangelinan, Leanne Liu, Jordan Kussmann
Project sponsored by: APiJET

APiJET Turnaround Management

Designing an enterprise-grade solution to streamline multi-flight coordination during turnaround.
Students: Nanda Sundaresan, Erin Graves, Sarina Katznelson, Asikur Rahman
Project sponsored by: APiJET

B2C Customer Experience in Microsoft Teams

A simpler way to connect businesses to their customers and coworkers.
Students: Isabelle Armstrong, Espen Scheuer, Olivia Oplinger, Collin Tran
Project sponsored by: Microsoft Teams


CocoBot is an AI chatbot platform that strives to improve the mental and physical well-being of caregivers of children with chronic illnesses.
Students: Monina Nepomuceno, Amanda Zhu, Grace Zhu, Tammy Ho, and Derick Yap
Project sponsored by: University of Washington Population Health Initiative


Finances a bit more social.
Students: Jaesuk Lee, Brent Wong, Robert Bennett, Vy Pham
Project sponsored by: BECU

Internal SonoSite Data Visualizer

An Internal Visualization Tool for FujiFilm SonoSite Ultrasound Devices Data
Students: Christopher Moreno, Ziyue (Irene) Li, Xin (Michelle) Gao, Xinyi (Sunny) Cui
Project sponsored by: Fujifilm SonoSite

Mary Meyer Adaptable Home Project

As you grow, age, and adapt to life, your home should change with you.
Students: Ross Monroe, Willa Yang, William Dodson, Gina Gross
Project sponsored by: Mary Meyer Life Fitness

My Care Skills App

Connecting caregivers to clients
Students: Anthony Nyguen, Tristin Donyes, Vy Vo, Walid Beidas
Project sponsored by: Carina

Nordstrom Chatbot

A Virtual Assistant that Elevates Your Online Shopping Experience
Students: Lily Rosencrantz, Katie Yang, Alice Li, Augustina Ao Liu
Project sponsored by: Nordstrom

OneNote Collaboration

Work together seamlessly, one note at a time
Students: Niat Emnetu, Franklin Huynh, Khyree Watson, Iman Yusuf
Project sponsored by: Microsoft


MIC Rider Rewards (Vulnerable Populations)
Students: Rose Guttman, Khadijah Jordan, Christina Smith, Nicole Washington
Project sponsored by: Mobility Innovation Lab, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Seattle Department of Transportation

Preparing for Care

Enhancing the pediatric cancer discharge process to support patient families.
Students: Ashley Boone, Kathy Bui, Laura Meng, Melissa Pao
Project sponsored by: Seattle Children's Hospital

Redesigning the Social Media Experience

Utilizing design patterns to encourage active social media interactions
Students: Anthea Bartlett, Ethan Walkley, Alyssa Spickermann, Srinithi Latha
Project sponsored by: Kloa

Rider Rewards Program

Improve Seattle Transit one ride at a time
Students: Rachel Wallace, Karishma Patel, Griffen Schwiesow, Emily Rosenfield
Project sponsored by: King County Metro, Sound Transit, Seattle Department of Transportation, Mobility Innovation Center

Seattle Children's Hospital Family Resource Center Toolkit

Caring for Caregivers
Students: Nikita Kovalovs, Alison Gray, Jamie Vanderwall, Maya Klitsner
Project sponsored by: Seattle Children's Hospital

Study Groups

A new online canvas study tool designed to help you find new study buddies and friends in online classes
Students: Alexander Harr, Seung Won Shin, Daniel Nguyen, Amelia Wang
Project sponsored by: UW Continuum College

Uber Ride Accessibility

Our project explores features that enhance the Uber Ride experience for blind or visually impaired (BVI) users.
Students: Shiva Rithwick Anem, Jaewon Choi, Joseph Decena, Eksanie Ghattas
Project sponsored by: Uber

2020 Master's Capstone Projects

Apartment searching with Google

Finding your next apartment that you can call home.
Students: Ivy Zhang, Yuhui Mao, Joyce Lu, Carol Yuan
Project sponsored by: Google

CBT-I chatbot for sleep

Helping breast cancer survivor to get a better sleep
Students: Putri Hiendarto, Priya Saraswat, Dmitry Levin, Ava Coe, Ariel Rios


Helping couples budget for their dream wedding
Students: Devin Min, Lynn Pham, Sondra Batbold, Steven Karrmann

Climate futures participatory workshop and decision canvas

Solastalgia support group for discursive post climate change visioning
Students: Dinah Coops, Julie T. Do, Christa Keizer, Kyle Thomas


Monitor data and locate problems on the go
Students: Kaiyue Fan, Ethan Xu, Yao Wang, Sally Tsang
Project sponsored by: Dell

Data Visualization for Social Impact

Empower every nonprofit organization with accountable success
Students: Tyler Fang, Jenny Lee, BoKang Xu, Haihua Zhang

DripAssist Mobile Monitor

Enabling mobile IV infusion monitoring
Students: Irina Smoke, David Rappaport, Emma Meersman, Andrew Waer
Project sponsored by: Shift Labs

Driver-Centered Infotainment Systems

Designing Human-Centered Infotainment Systems to Support Drivers’ Information and Safety Needs
Students: Cassandra Lee, Minkyong Kim, Rachel Kangas, Vanessa Cao
Project sponsored by: Telenav

Education Experience

Improving the education experience for caregivers at the Seattle Children’s Hospital Hearing loss clinic
Students: Anusha Bhaskarla, Dhwani Vekaria, Sarah Howell, Shivani Shah


A digital lifestyle assistant with an environmental conscience
Students: Ayush Sharma, Bella Chiu, Lin Pang, Steve Pennington

Emotions in Motion

Creating a supportive experience for foster pet parents
Students: Rachel Binnicker , Anna Davies, Dave Grochocki, Beverly van Daal
Project sponsored by: Adidas

Exercise Rx

Supporting patients in staying active for life
Students: Abhinav Yadav, James Choi, Prateek Mehra, Saurabh Phadnis
Project sponsored by: The Sports Institute at UW Medicine

Exercise Rx

I like to move it, move it!
Students: Connor O'Toole, Stefanie Gueorguieva, Carrie Ding, Jenn Chan
Project sponsored by: The Sports Institute at UW Medicine

From Kennel to Couch

Creating a supportive experience for foster pet parents
Students: Jessie Biondo, Vincent Diep, Maya Lord, Kennya Rodriguez


Turning place into a beacon for conversation
Students: Cyndi Thompson, Josh Holland, Jeff Matarrese, Dawn Ferguson

The Haptic Beanbag

Exploring and creating a design framework for haptic, touch-based interactions
Students: Nicole Alvarez, Kellie Dunn, Anirudh Ganesh, Cindy Feng

Living with the Future

A human-centered design fiction
Students: Jen Chiu, Devanshi Chauhan, Spencer Wilkerson, Christina Zheng

Olitor Clinician Dashboard

Streamlining clinician support for diet change
Students: Julia Pavone, Kent Tsai, Xue Teng, Sam Yang
Project sponsored by: UW School of Nursing

Oral Health is Health (OH2)

Platform designed to support behavior change and provide community, connection, and care for older adults with diabetes and other chronic conditions.
Students: Laura East, Christy Liao, Sung-Ju JI, Yeva T.
Project sponsored by: Philips Oral Healthcare


Empowering makers to design and prototype physical-digital experiences
Students: Gabi Duncombe, Savannah Ostrowski, Tanya Wang, Kelly Graham


Navigate the world. Sight unseen.
Students: Cyrus Majd, Caitlin Karpinski, Molly Olsen Gaynor, Mathias Burton

Supporting Student Workflow in Online Learning

The Next-Generation Learning Dashboard helps students focus on learning
Students: Erika Dillman, Michael Hsieh, Kim Wickens
Project sponsored by: UW Continuum College

Uber Aid

Helping local communities during emergency situations
Students: Helen Enguerra, Jenny Nguyen, Neha Kaura, Saurya Sinha
Project sponsored by: Uber

Ultrasound Plus

Manage Ultrasound Devices and Programs with ease
Students: Shreyans Gandhi, Kirti Kumari, Joey Wang, Josh Nelson

The Vision of Machine Learning in Smartsheet

Creating a research-driven vision of how machine learning can improve Smartsheet customer productivity.
Students: Madeline Kleiner, Madeleine Schulz, Joel Sytsma, Megha Gupta
Project sponsored by: Smartsheet

Volunteer Coordinator Playbook

Making common sense common practice: working with the Granite Curling Club to create a research-backed playbook that is reusable and customizable for any volunteer organization.
Students: Klare Frank, Alison Buchanan, Jami Odell, Jessica Schultz
Project sponsored by: Granite Curling Club


Helping 18-24 year olds reflect and prepare for voting
Students: Mamiko Hirose, Julie Mills, Jessica Carr, John Zoshak

XR Multitasking Design Guide

Helping designers and developers build user centered multitasking experiences in XR
Students: Camila Proffitt, Ian Page-Echols, Siddhant Patil

Thank you to the below Corporate Affiliates Program members and capstone sponsors for their generous contributions.



Crunchy red fruit


Fujifilm Google logo


Mary Meyer Life Fitness Microsoft

Mobility Innovation Center

nfocus logo


Philips logo
Seattle Children's Shiftlabs Sightlife


Sports Institute


Continuum college

UW Population Health

School of nursing