September 16, 2013 

Jan Spyridakis Receives NSF Award

HCDE Professor and Chair Jan Spyridakis is the co-PI on an NSF award to create an online, open source toolkit to promote the advancement of women and underrepresented faculty in STEM departments across the nation.


September 13, 2013 

HCDE welcomes Lauren Witt

HCDE is pleased to welcome Lauren Witt as our new Academic Services Manager.


September 13, 2013 

Kate Starbird Speaking at Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

HCDE Professor Kate Starbird will be speaking at the 2013 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium on crowdsourcing in the context of disasters.


September 11, 2013 

Beth Kolko Speaking at Lean Startup Conference

HCDE Professor Beth Kolko will be speaking at the Lean Startup Conference this December in San Francisco.


September 11, 2013 

Julie Kientz Interviewed on STEMinist

HCDE Professor Julie Kientz has been interviewed by STEMinist, a website that focuses on women in STEM fields.


September 10, 2013 

Michael Gilbert on WikiSym 2013

HCDE PhD student Michael Gilbert attended WikiSym 2013 his summer. He recently wrote about his experience, both at the conference and in the beautiful city of Hong Kong.


September 6, 2013 

Charlotte Lee Receives NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Award

HCDE Professor Charlotte Lee recently received an award from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) division.


September 3, 2013 

Anne Hilton heads across Lake Union

Please join HCDE in wishing Communications Manager Anne Hilton the best in her next adventure!


September 2, 2013 

Daniela Rosner receives craft research grant

HCDE Professor Daniela Rosner has received a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design.


August 25, 2013 

GeekWire Names Julie Kientz Geek of the Week

GeekWire has named Julie Kientz its "Geek of the Week," in recognition of her recent honor as an MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35.


August 21, 2013 

Julie Kientz is recognized as an honoree of the MIT Technology Review annual innovators under 35 list

Julie Kientz has been recognized as an honoree of MIT Technology Review's annual Innovators Under 35 List.


August 19, 2013 

Sean Munson Balancer Research in New Scientist

HCDE Professor Sean Munson's Balancer extension for Chrome is back in the news, this time in New Scientist.


August 16, 2013 

Sean Munson Receives Research Awards from Facebook and Microsoft Research FUSE Labs

HCDE Assistant Professor Sean Munson recently received two awards for his research—one from Facebook and a second award from Microsoft Research FUSE Labs.


August 15, 2013 

Julie Kientz Receives Google Research Award

HCDE Professor Julie Kientz has received a Google Research Award. Kientz plans to use the funds in collaboration with iSchool PhD student Eun Kyoung Choe and under the sponsorship of Google UX Researcher and HCDE affiliate faculty member Sunny Consolvo.


August 15, 2013 

Gian Bruno Heads to UC Berkeley

Gian Bruno, Director of Student Services in HCDE, will be leaving the department in order to take a position at UC Berkeley. Please join us in wishing him the best!


July 26, 2013 

Daniel Perry Receives Two Best Paper Awards at XSEDE 2013

HCDE PhD student Daniel Perry has received two best paper awards at the Extreme Science and Engineering (XSEDE) 2013 Conference in San Diego.


July 23, 2013 

Gender Browser Research by Cecilia Aragon in Salon

Research on the academic gender gap by HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon, PhD student Michael Brooks, and their colleagues was recently published on Salon.


July 22, 2013 

Affiliate Faculty Constance Rice Appointed to UW Board of Regents

HCDE Affiliate faculty member Constance Rice has been appointed to the University of Washington Board of Regents by Washington Governor Jay Inslee.


July 19, 2013 

Melissa Braxton Receives College of Engineering Dean's Fellowship

HCDE PhD student Melissa Braxton has received a Dean's Fellowship from the College of Engineering.


July 16, 2013 

Eye Tracking Could Outshine Passwords if Made User Friendly

HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon and PhD student Michael Brooks' research on eye-tracking was recently reported on by University of Washington's Michelle Ma.


July 9, 2013 

HCDE Welcomes Linda Wagner

HCDE is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Wagner as a Senior Lecturer in HCDE and the Director of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design (MHCI+D) program, offered jointly by four DUB departments.


July 1, 2013 

The Balancer in German News

HCDE Professor Sean Munson's Balancer study was mentioned in a recent German-language article on


June 25, 2013 

2013 Commencement Speech by Michael Berg

HCDE alumnus Michael Berg gave an inspiring commencement speech at this year's ceremony. It was so well-received, that people have been asking for a copy.


June 19, 2013 

Praveen Shekhar Selected as Hero Student Scholarship Winner

Recent HCDE graduate, Praveen Shekhar, has been selected as a Hero Student Scholarship Winner to attend the 2013 UXPA Conference in Washington, DC.


June 19, 2013 

WebLabUX Research Group Wins IPCC Poster Competition

Students in HCDE Professor and Chair Jan Spyridakis' WebLabUX research group recently won the 2013 IPCC student poster competition.