November 19, 2015 

HCDE celebrates Michio Tsutsui's career

Students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the remarkable career of Professor Michio Tsutsui at his retirement party on November 19, 2015.


November 18, 2015 

Gary Hsieh researching mobile app to convey drug risks in pregnancy

HCDE Assistant Professor Gary Hsieh is joining a multidisciplinary team of experts to discover if a mobile app could be used to detect the effects of a mother’s medication on her baby’s development.


November 18, 2015 

Graduate student Yanina Levitskaia takes first place in Data Visualization contest

Levitskaia continues to count the benefits from her summer internship with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as her submission to the IEEE VIS 2015 conference takes first place.


November 13, 2015 

HCDE PhD student Elena Agapie receives Best Paper award

Agapie's research looks at how system design can support a new model for news production through leveraging the collaborative reporting capabilities of people who attend events.


November 4, 2015 

2015 Explorations

Read the latest version of HCDE's biennial research publication, Explorations, featuring the latest research from HCDE's faculty.


November 2, 2015 Geekwire

Video How Social Technologies & Human Behavior are Changing the Aftermath of Disasters

In case you missed it: Geekwire presents the full video of HCDE Professor Starbird's presentation at the Geekwire Summit in October, 2015.


October 30, 2015 

Two new projects for CoSSaR

CoSSaR receives funding for two new projects aimed at improving tools and infrastructures for security, safety, and resilience in the face of disruptions and disasters.


October 28, 2015 The Daily

Social Media Becoming a Tool for More than Being Social

The Daily of the University of Washington reports on HCDE Professor Starbird's talk from the Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities series.


October 22, 2015 College of the Environment

Natural Hazards Resilient Communities with Kate Starbird

In advance of HCDE Professor Starbird's lecture on social media use during disaster events, she sat down with the UW College of Environment to answer questions about the growing field of crisis informatics.


September 25, 2015 

HCDE Chair David McDonald promoted

HCDE celebrates Dr. David W. McDonald on his promotion to Professor from Associate Professor.


September 23, 2015 

Project interoperability in Puget Sound

HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn describes CoSSaR's latest efforts to improve Puget Sound's security, safety, and resilience, on the federal government's ISE blog.


September 10, 2015 

HCDE alumnus Joseph DeMaria awarded Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Recent HCDE MS graduate Joseph DeMaria is one of the 14 UW students selected to travel the world with a Bonderman Travel Fellowship.


September 9, 2015 

Beth Kolko featured in Fortune Magazine

Fortune Magazine recently profiled HCDE Professor Beth Kolko on her work designing human-centered medical products.


September 9, 2015 

HCDE Graduate Student Association

HCDE Graduate Student Association (GSA) President Gabrielle Mehlman and Vice President Hasani Burns share their experience building community and leaving a lasting impression on the department through their involvement in the GSA.


August 23, 2015 

Sean Munson receives Google Research Award

HCDE Professor Sean Munson has received a Google Faculty Research Award for his proposal "Human-centered representations of uncertainty in everyday, mobile predictive systems."


August 14, 2015 

Alumni Profile: Emma Rose (MS 2002; PhD 2011)

Dr. Emma Rose (MS 2002, PhD 2011) credits the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering with giving her the connections to design for social good.


July 23, 2015 Geekwire

Beth Kolko featured in Geekwire

HCDE Professor Beth Kolko is taking her medical device startup to Rwanda to conduct usability studies on their low-cost IV drip device. Read the full story on Geekwire.


July 20, 2015 UW Today

Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users

HCDE PhD student Cynthia Bennett and researchers from Computer Science & Engineering study the accessibility of mobile health apps for blind and low-vision users. The team found that most apps do not meet accessible criteria, but with slight alterations they could.


July 15, 2015 

A visit from Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Zukunft

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Commandant visited HCDE Professors Haselkorn and Starbird to learn about the new CoSSaR center.


July 10, 2015 

HCDE Baby Steps Team Receives CoMotion Innovation Award

HCDE Professor Julie Kientz and her students receive $50K from the CoMotion Innovation Fund for their Baby Steps project.


July 10, 2015 

Cecilia Aragon & Daniel Perry study human element of energy use

Aragon and Perry's study on the use of programmable thermostats was recently featured in the Washington Post.


July 8, 2015 UW Today

Coast Guard Commandant Visits HCDE

Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, the U.S. Coast Guard’s commandant and top leader, visits HCDE on July 9, 2015, to see the latest work from CoSSaR researchers.


July 2, 2015 

David Ribes joins the HCDE faculty

Dr. David Ribes brings an interdisciplinary background in Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, and Information Studies to the HCDE faculty.


July 1, 2015 

MS Student Lindsey Arnold presents at UXPA Conference

HCDE Master's student Lindsey Arnold recently attended the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) conference in San Diego. She shares her experience with us here.


June 24, 2015 

HCDE undergraduate capstone projects

See posters and videos from all 2015 undergraduate Capstone projects and learn how you can sponsor the next round of projects.