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April 9, 2020 

Alumni Leadership Board sponsored “The Loop” virtual panel to help HCDE student prepare for job interviews

On April 17, the HCDE Alumni Leadership Board welcomed industry veterans and newly graduated alumni for a panel discussion about the latest industry hiring practices for UX roles.

 

April 7, 2020 The Daily

Professor Cecilia Aragon’s memoir talks about her life as a Latina pilot on the US aerobatics team

Cecilia Aragon is typically found reading a pile of books in her Sieg Hall office, but 35 years ago, the HCDE professor was flying upside down in an aerobatic aircraft. The Daily UW catches up with Professor Aragon about her new memoir, Flying Free.

 

April 6, 2020 

HCDE students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

HCDE PhD student Steven Goodman and BS alumna Sharon Heung were recently awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Burren Peil and Andrew Beers, both HCDE PhD students, were also honored with Honorable Mentions.

 

April 6, 2020 

Julie Kientz named HCDE Department Chair

Julie A. Kientz, Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, has been named the next Department Chair by Nancy Allbritton, Dean of the College of Engineering, through March 2025.

 

April 3, 2020 

HCDE winter course showcase: physical computing and prototyping

In HCDE's Physical Computing and Prototyping course, students design and build interactive prototypes of physical computing concept projects. In View the projects from the Winter 2020 course here.

 

April 2, 2020 

HCDE students Jeff Matarrese and Eliza Li at MIT Hackathon

HCDE Master’s students Jeff Matarrese and Eliza Li recently joined developers, coders, builders, and technology enthusiasts for an elite competition to advance the potential of virtual and augmented reality technologies.

 

March 30, 2020 

HCDE Professors Leah Findlater and Sean Munson receive Google Research Awards

Leah Findlater and Sean Munson, both associate professors in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, have received Google Faculty Research Awards for their work in human-computer interaction.

 

March 25, 2020 

Dianne Hendricks and Elena Agapie receive the College of Engineering awards for teaching

Engineering Dean Nancy Allbritton announced that two HCDE instructors received the 2020 College of Engineering Awards for teaching: Lecturer Dianne Hendricks received the faculty award and PhD student Elena Agapie received the student award.

 

March 18, 2020 

PCMag features Q&A with Elin Björling about Project EMAR

A new article in PCMag, "This Robot Wants to Help Stressed-Out Teens" features a Q&A with Dr. Elin Björling, senior research scientist in Human Centered Design & Engineering, about her work on Project EMAR (Ecological Momentary Assessment Robot).

 

March 10, 2020 

HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon on overcoming fears, becoming an aerobatic pilot, and her forthcoming memoir

HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon, Director of the Human-Centered Data Science Lab, is also a record-holding stunt pilot who has flown with the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Team. Dr. Aragon sits down with KUOW's Bill Radke to discuss her forthcoming memoir, and how she overcame her fears to become one of the best pilots in the world.

 

March 9, 2020 

HCDE hosts XR Day to explore the future of XR technology and design

On March 3, 2020, HCDE hosted XR Day, a day-long symposium exploring the evolving potential in XR design and technologies. The event was presented by STMicroelectronics, a strategic partner member of HCDE's Corporate Affiliates Program. Review highlights and photos from the event here.

 

March 6, 2020 UW News

Navigating the potential pitfalls of tracking college athletes

Sam Kolovson, a doctoral student in HCDE, together with study co-authors Calvin Liang, Sean Munson, and Kate Starbird, recently published a study about how collecting data from college athletes might encroach on their autonomy.

 

February 26, 2020 The Daily

DRGs bridge the gap of research experience for students

Directed Research Groups (DRGs) offer an incredibly unique hands-on research opportunity for UW students and faculty through the human centered design and engineering (HCDE) program. The UW Daily newspaper highlights several of HCDE's current research groups.

 

February 18, 2020 

Meal Matchup is bringing human centered design to food recovery: working at the nexus of health, the environment, and underserved communities

Three years in, Meal Matchup has rescued 1,300 pounds of food from UW dining halls and delivered roughly 1,500 meals to local shelters in need since its first regular deliveries in fall quarter 2018.

 

February 14, 2020 

HCDE PhD student retreat brings 27 students together to connect, inspire, and relax

In early February 2020, 27 HCDE PhD students participated in a weekend-long PhD student retreat aimed at connecting students across cohorts, sharing stories about their HCDE experience so far, and spurring inspiration for their academic journeys ahead.

 

January 29, 2020 

HCDE research at CHI 2020

Several faculty and PhD students from the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering are selected to present their latest research at this year's ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020). Find our accepted papers and abstracts here.

 

January 3, 2020 

Rafal Kocielnik reports on 2019 AMIA symposium

HCDE PhD student Rafal Kocielnik reports on attending and presenting at the 2019 AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) Annual Symposium in Washington DC.

 

December 10, 2019 

Professor Cynthia Atman invited to publish paper in 40th anniversary of Design Studies journal

HCDE Professor Cynthia Atman published “Design timelines: Concrete and sticky representations of design process expertise,” in November 2019 issue of Design Studies. Atman's article overviews her 25 years of research on design processes.

 

December 6, 2019 UW iSchool

UW and WSU team up to launch Center for an Informed Public

The Center for an Informed Public officially launched on Dec. 3, 2019, with more than 400 people attending an event on the UW campus. The launch event featured the announcement of a partnership between the UW and Washington State University to join together to battle misinformation.

 

December 6, 2019 

Emeritus Professor Judy Ramey visits HCDE alumni at Indeed

HCDE Emeritus Professor Judy Ramey recently visited several alumni working at Seattle's Indeed office, and nearby at Zillow. Over lunch, Professor Ramey discussed the history of the department, and everyone shared their experiences that highlight the department's evolution.

 

November 25, 2019 

HCDE students explore XR for good

In a half-day Design Jam sponsored by STMicroelectronics, HCDE students brainstorm, design, and prototype new applications for using XR to solve real-world problems.

 

November 25, 2019 

Dawn Sakaguchi Tang reports on 2019 AMIA symposium

HCDE PhD student Dawn Sakaguchi-Tang reports on attending and presenting at the 2019 AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) Annual Symposium in Washington DC.

 

November 14, 2019 

Michael Beach reports on 2019 SLSA conference

HCDE PhD student Michael Beach reports on attending the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, hosted by the University of California, Irvine.

 

November 8, 2019 

Professor Beth Kolko attends Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

Beth Kolko, HCDE Professor and CEO of Shift Labs, attended the 2019 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on October 27, 2019. There she presented recent work looking at how Shift Labs' DripAssist Infusion Rate Monitor can improve maternal health.

 

November 5, 2019 

HCDE PhD Preliminary Exam presentations

Join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for special presentations from HCDE PhD students in their second year in the program. Students will describe a research project, including methods and any results thus far, and how this research contributes to the field. Individual presentations will be 16 minutes with time for a brief Q & A after each talk.

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