News & Events



June 11, 2015 

2015 commencement address by Kelly Franznick

Kelly Franznick, founder and CXO of Blink UX and friend of HCDE, delivered the 2015 HCDE Commencement Address. Read the full text of his speech here.


June 11, 2015 

2015 HCDE Awards of Excellence

HCDE recognizes select 2015 graduates with Awards of Excellence for demonstrating Innovation, Leadership and Engagement, and Academic Excellence.


June 10, 2015 

PhD student Daniel Perry receives HCDE research award

HCDE awards PhD student Daniel Perry with the Student Innovator Award for demonstrating innovation in research.


June 10, 2015 

PhD student Taylor Scott receives HCDE teaching award

HCDE PhD student Taylor Scott is awarded the 2015 HCDE Student Innovator Award for excellence in teaching.


June 9, 2015 

Reflections on CHI 2015 Crossings Conference

HCDE undergraduate student Mark Stamnes attended his first conference in Seoul, Korea, and shares his reflections on the experience.


June 5, 2015 

2015 HCDE Open House

HCDE welcomed more than 400 students, alumni, Corporate Affiliates Program members, and friends for its 2015 Open House on June 1, 2015.


June 4, 2015 

Design for good

HCDE students bring their UX skills to the city to help people with mobility challenges navigate Seattle.


June 2, 2015 

2015 Designing Up

Read the latest version of HCDE's annual newsletter, Designing Up, which features news from our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.


May 29, 2015 

Announcing Student Association Officers

The department thanks outgoing officers from HCDE's Undergraduate and Graduate Student Associations and announces next year's officers.


May 20, 2015 

Announcing HCDE 498: Introduction to HCDE

HCDE launches a new course for Autumn 2015 to introduce all UW students to the basic principles of HCDE. This engaging, fast paced course combines a weekly one-hour lecture with a separate two-hour studio section.


May 19, 2015 

Kiley Sobel volunteers at 2015 CHI conference

HCDE PhD student Kiley Sobel attended the CHI conference in Seoul, South Korea, participating as a student volunteer for the third time. She shares her experience here.


May 18, 2015 

New research: texting while parenting

A study led by HCDE PhD student Alexis Hiniker looks at how adults use mobile phones while caring for children at playgrounds.


May 15, 2015 The Whole U

The Whole U Faculty Friday Michio Tsutsui

The University of Washington's Whole U recently profiled HCDE Professor and Director of UW's Technical Japanese Program, Michio Tsutsui, for their Faculty Friday segment.


May 11, 2015 

Examining Walking Behavior with Trace App

A new app designed by HCDE Professor Daniela Rosner and her students turns art into a sharable walking route.


May 11, 2015 

HCDE graduate student reflects on 2015 CHI conference

Yibo Dai, a Master's student in HCDE, attended the 2015 CHI conference in Seoul, Korea, and shares her experience here.


May 6, 2015 

2015 Boeing Mentor Night

Every Spring HCDE organizes Mentor Night, sponsored by Boeing, to bring current students together with alumni to discuss careers in HCDE and begin the formation of longer-term mentoring relationships.


May 6, 2015 UW Today

UW Mapping App Turns Art into a Sharable Walking Route

HCDE Assistant Professor Daniela Rosner and her TAT Lab students are researching how technology can play a role in our walks. Introducing Trace, a new app that lets you give someone a walk.


May 1, 2015 

PhD students share their experience at CSCW

Read trip summaries from HCDE PhD students reflecting on their experience at the ACM's 18th annual Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW).


May 1, 2015 

HCDE welcomes Chris Hussein

Please join HCDE in welcoming Chris Hussein as the department's CoSSaR Program Coordinator.


April 30, 2015 

Engineering students win first place at Hack the Commute event

With an interdisciplinary team of UW Engineering students, HCDE students develop a map app that helps people with limited mobility plan their commutes.


April 29, 2015 

HCDE Welcomes Morgan Tubby

Please join HCDE in welcoming Morgan Tubby as the department's new Faculty Assistant & Office Manager.


April 27, 2015 

HCDE Takes to Flight

Researchers from HCDE’s Maritime Operational Information Sharing Analysis (MOISA) project visited the King County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit, and found themselves literally up in the air in a law enforcement helicopter.


April 24, 2015 

Engineering Discovery Days

Find HCDE students and faculty representing the department for the 100th anniversary of Engineering Discovery Days at the University of Washington, April 24-25, on the UW Seattle campus.


April 24, 2015 

Sean Munson receives College of Engineering award for teaching

Assistant Professor Sean Munson is recognized by the Dean for his excellence in teaching.


April 16, 2015 

Recap: 2015 WiUX conference

The HCDE student-run Women in User Experience (WiUX) conference brought representatives from across the Seattle UX industry for a day-long event of career discussions and workshops.