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HCDE 2018 Open House

June 28, 2018

Team Recap PCA

Students and VR headset


Student at presentation table

Campus connection team


The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) welcomed nearly 500 students, future students, alumni, Corporate Affiliates Program members, and friends for our annual Open House on May 29, 2018.

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.

View all 2018 Capstone Projects

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Best in Show: Undergraduate

Amazon team on stage

Amazon Security Support System

Digital support system that helps employees understand and complete tasks, reducing non-productive time

Kate Cowley, Eduardo Rojas, Edgar Onofre, Ted McDonald

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Best in Show: Graduate

Direct Pass team

Direct Pass

Eliminating emotional baggage in the self check-in process

Clara Jauquet, Sang-Wha Sien, Diana Oviedo

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People's Choice Award

City eye team on stage

City Eye

Mobile app to help people with vision impairments explore the city and find places around them

Emily Uthoff, Celina Hipolito, May Zhao, Lulu Sun

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People's Choice Award Runner Up

nFocus team on stage

nFocus TraxSolutions Data Reporting

Redesigning a reporting tool for non-profits to communicate and measure their impact

Gabby Bilka, Becky Baron, Tressa Coultard, Aleah Young

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Judge's Honorable Mention: Technology

nFocus team on stage

ALRITE Mobile Application

Diagnose quickly, breathe easy

Gero Bergk, Kaitlyn Zhou, Emma Faubion, Daniel Scheid

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Judge's Honorable Mention: Communication

Improving Communication team on stage

Improving Communication in Public Housing

Enhancing communication, one community at a time

Samantha Gil Vargas, Madison Holbrook, Yuliana Flores, Rabea Baroudi

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Judge's Honorable Mention: Research

Breasy team on stage

Breasy Child Asthma Management

Breathing easy. Together.

Danielle Teska, Lulu Xiao, Erika Langhauser, Morgan Duffy

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Judge's Honorable Mention: Design

Breasy team on stage

Yesler Central

Designing to cultivate and activate community

Josephine Le, Gina Lee, Bonnie Tran, Emily Wong

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HCDE Open House Photos

Click through to find the full album on Flickr. All photos by Kerry Dahlen.

HCDE 2018 Open House

Thanks to our 2017–2018 Strategic Partner Capstone Sponsors

Alaska Airline
Amazon Global Security

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