The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) held its 2014 Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, June 11, in the University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB).
HCDE alumna Jenny Blackburn gave the 2014 commencement address, in which she emphasized the importance of leveraging the superpower that HCDE graduates possess—the importance of always working for the user.
The Class of 2014 was HCDE’s largest graduating class to-date, with 34 students graduating with a Bachelor of Science and 56 students graduating with a Master of Science. The full list of graduates is below.
In addition to these degrees, HCDE annually recognizes three outstanding undergraduate students and three outstanding graduate students with Awards of Excellence. These awards honor students who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating excellence in one of three categories: Innovation, Leadership and Engagement, and Academic Excellence. The 2014 Awards of Excellence winners are:
Undergraduate students Sheena Kapur and John Robinson
Graduate student Henrik Christensen
Leadership and Engagement
Undergraduate student Megan Torkildson
Graduate student Michael Sinkula
Undergraduate students Janelle Van Hofwegen and Christopher Rovillos
Graduate student Julie Campbell
The 2014 Myron L. White Award (aka the "Mikey") was given to Suzanne Boyd. Boyd is an Affiliate faculty member in HCDE and Founder & CEO of Anthro-Tech, Inc-A user-centered design consultancy focused on government agencies, nonprofits, and enterprises with a social-impact mission. Beginning in 2004, HCDE has annually awarded the Myron L. White Award to a dedicated friend of the department. Boyd joins the ranks of other distinguished recipients of the award.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Rose Elizabeth Beede
Elise R. Groves
Dian Aulia Hartono
Janelle Van Hofwegen
Sheena Tara Kapur
Alexander Julian-Haro Potter
Martín R. Reyes
Mark D. Ribera
Mihir N. Shah
Brian Peng Yuan Yin
MASTER OF SCIENCE
Ona Marie Anicello
Benjamin Lucas Easterwood
William Brian Espinosa
Yu Linlin Huang
Julius Caesar Sumadsad Magsino
Daniel Martinez Villa
Michelle Lynn Meyer
Nadine Aurora Tabing
Jessie Liyin Xue