News & Events



February 10, 2015 

Julie Kientz & Sean Munson win UW innovation research award

Alongside a multidisciplinary team of UW faculty, HCDE's Kientz and Munson are building tools to empower people and their medical providers to use computing and mobile health systems to improve their health.


February 9, 2015 

Daniela Rosner honored with NSF CAREER Award

HCDE Assistant Professor Daniela Rosner has won a five-year, $500,000 NSF CAREER Award to support her research on computer-assisted fabrication and craft.


February 6, 2015 

2015 HCDE Career Fair Recap

The 2015 Career Fair was HCDE's largest Career Fair to date with over 300 students and alumni in attendance.


January 27, 2015 

PhD student Kiley Sobel reports on TEI conference

HCDE PhD student Kiley Sobel shares her experience from the 2015 International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI).


January 20, 2015 

Welcoming Pat Reilly

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Academic Services Manager, Pat Reilly.


January 16, 2015 

Remembering Tom Williams

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is sad to announce the recent passing of Emeritus Professor Tom Williams. David K. Farkas shares his fond memories of Tom and describes several of his contributions to the growing department.


January 15, 2015 

Alumni Profile: Michael Berg (UCD 2005; MS 2009)

Michael Berg, a senior program manager at Microsoft, shares how his HCDE education helped him build a career in the user experience field.


January 15, 2015 HCDS Lab Blog

From Flash Teams to Flash Fiction

Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon recently presented at Microsoft Research FUSE Labs 2015 Social Computing Symposium about the consequences of crowdsourcing. Aragon shares her thoughts and an original crowdsourcing dystopia story here.


January 6, 2015 

Sean Munson on how Facebook shapes our media diet

HCDE Assistant Professor was a recent guest on Oregon Public Radio's Think Out Loud for a segment about how social media shapes the news we receive.


January 2, 2015 

HCDE students demo projects at Computing Open House

HCDE undergraduate student Megan Taylor presented her Hummingbird Mobility Aid project to visiting students and parents.


December 3, 2014 UW News

Art of Light

HCDE major Julia Chamberlain never intended to pursue a fine arts degree. But that was before she discovered the Ceramic and Metal Arts building. Now she’s double-majoring in sculpture and engineering.


December 2, 2014 UW Today

What is HCDE New Comics Class Aims to Answer the Question

Charlotte Lee's new Directed Research Group teaches students comic artistry and helps explain to the general public what, exactly, Human Centered Design & Engineering is all about.


November 21, 2014 

PhD student Daniel Perry reports on CHI Play conference

HCDE Phd Student Daniel Perry attended first annual conference on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI Play 2014) in Toronto.


November 13, 2014 

HCDE students and faculty attend CDVE 2014

PhD student Michael Brooks shares his experience at the International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering (CDVE).


November 10, 2014 

2014 Corporate Affiliates Day recap

The HCDE Corporate Affiliates Day brought together HCDE faculty and corporate partners for a half-day conference to showcase of the latest work produced by the department and explore collaboration opportunities.


November 6, 2014 

Sean Munson profiled in provost report on innovative educators

HCDE Assistant Professor Sean Munson was recently featured in the University of Washington Provost's report "Leading Change in Public Higher Education."


November 6, 2014 

Cecilia Aragon receives award for scientific data management project

HCDE Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon and her collaborators at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab recently received a $300K award from the US Department of Energy for their project Usable Data Abstractions for Next-Generation Scientific Workflows.


November 4, 2014 

Sean Munson on To the Point

HCDE Assistant Professor Sean Munson was recently on KCRW's To the Point for a panel discussion on News Media, Social Networks, and Political Opinion Bubbles.


November 3, 2014 

HCDE a top program for UX design

A recent article in Fast Company's Co.Design lists HCDE as a top program for employers to find interaction designers.


October 30, 2014 

Participatory design conference report by Robert Racadio

HCDE PhD student Robert Racadio shares his experience at the Participatory Design Conference in Namibia.


October 29, 2014 

ShiftLabs hackathon to fight ebola

HCDE Professor Beth Kolko and her startup Shift Labs recently hosted a 48-hour hackathon to join the global fight against the Ebola virus.


October 27, 2014 

Sean Munson in New York Times story on Facebook and journalism

The New York Times recently reached Sean Munson for comment about the growing impact Facebook has when delivering news content specific to a person's interests.


October 15, 2014 

Announcing the Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR)

CoSSaR is a multi-disciplinary center where professionals from a wide range of entities team with university experts to align strategies, processes and investments in systems for security, safety, and resilience.


October 15, 2014 

Bob Watson reports on SIGDOC conference

HCDE PhD student Bob Watson recently attended ACM Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (SIGDOC) conference and reported on his experience.


October 14, 2014 

HCDE welcomes Erin Baker

Erin Baker is the new HCDE Administrator. Erin comes to HCDE from an Administrator position in the School of Medicine.