HCDE 2017 Open House

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) welcomed more than 400 students, future students, alumni, Corporate Affiliates Program members, and friends for our annual Open House on June 1, 2017.

Undergraduate and graduate students presented their Capstone projects and attendees cast votes in the People’s Choice Awards. Guest judges spent the evening meeting with capstone teams about their projects and awarded prizes for best undergraduate project, best graduate project, and honorable mentions in the categories of communication, technology, research, and design.

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Best in Show: Undergraduate

TongleTeam Tongle

A high-tech mileage reporting system for use with Washington State's upcoming Road Usage Charge

Alex Gilbert, Michael Fernandes, Molly Fallen, Shin Young Lucia Choi

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Best in Show: Graduate

Team Pump It Up

Pump it Up     

Smart residential water management system

Diane Lee, Jasmine Lawrence, Paula Chuchro, Setumadhava Kathawate

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People's Choice Award

Team Green Machine

Green Machine

A smart waste solution that utilizes crowdsourcing to educate people on proper waste disposal practices

Devin Bell, Hua Fan, Valerie Huang, Luis Gonzales

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People's Choice Award Runner Up

Team Recovery

RECOVERY: Earthquake Edition

An educational card game about earthquake recovery

Michael Chen, Shelley Eang, Khalil Somani, Amy Tang

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Judge's Honorable Mention: Technology

Team SiM

SIM: The Social Robot  

Designing for Affective Human-Robot Interactions

Sahil Anand, John Luetke, Nikhil Venkatesh, Dorothy Wong

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Judge's Honorable Mention: Communication

Team LumidLumid

Helping novice designers navigate the early stage design process

Aaron Joya, Leena Choi, Runyuan (Jason) Chen

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Judge's Honorable Mention: Research

Team Immersed VRImmersed VR

Paving the way: VR for new users

Gabriela Madrid Valero, Charles Paul Harris-White, Anastacia Jamie

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Judge's Honorable Mention: Design

Team Delphi Social ClubDelphi Social Club

The first online / offline community building website designed for the diverse needs of young adults on the autistic spectrum or autism adjacent in the Pacific Northwest

Lydia Davison, Ben Luster, Burren Peil, Karin Vaughan

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2017 HCDE Open House Photos


HCDE 2017 Open House Photo Booth

2017 HCDE Open House