March 18, 2013 

Third Annual Corporate Affiliates Day a Success

HCDE held its third annual Corporate Affiliates Day on March 5, 2013. Industry partners attended and met with HCDE faculty and students.


March 18, 2013 

Entrepreneur, Mentor, Friend

Matt Shobe received his Master of Science from the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) in 1996. He founded the department’s Shobe Prize in 2010.


March 18, 2013 

Paying it Forward

Chelsey Glasson graduated with a Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) in 2011. She recently moved to Udacity as their lead user researcher.


March 6, 2013 

Seattle Times on Kate Starbird

Seattle Times journalist Jayda Evans recently wrote about HCDE Professor Kate Starbird's work at the University of Washington.


March 4, 2013 

PhD Student Daniel Perry Presents at iConference in Fort Worth

HCDE PhD student Daniel Perry attended the 2013 iConference in Fort Worth, Texas. He recently wrote about his experiences.


February 25, 2013 

Beth Kolko Conducts Workshop on Open Source Hardware in India

HCDE Professor Beth Kolko has been in India running a two-day workshop on open source hardware. Indian newspapers The Hindu and The New Indian Express recently reported on her visit.


February 21, 2013 

UW Daily on Interim Dean and HCDE Professor Judy Ramey

The UW Daily recently wrote about HCDE Professor and College of Engineering Interim Dean Judy Ramey.


February 20, 2013 

Kate Starbird and Leysia Palen Receive Best Paper Award at CSCW

HCDE Professor Kate Starbird and University of Colorado, Boulder, Professor Leysia Palen have received a Best Paper award at the 2013 Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) conference.


February 20, 2013 

Guest Lecture on Hacking Politics in India: Understanding Design Methods as a Cultural Process

Lilly Irani will present on the case of a "hackathon" convened to build software for participatory governance.


February 20, 2013 

HCDE Faculty and Staff Innovator Awards Announced

HCDE is pleased to announce the 2013 HCDE Innovator Awards. The HCDE Innovator Awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of the department's faculty and staff.


February 15, 2013 

Cecilia Aragon Receives Distinguished Alumni Award in Computer Science from Berkeley

HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


February 14, 2013 

Guest Lecture on Interacting with the Embodied Mind

Francis Quek will present on how language, as a core human capacity, is rooted in embodied function.


February 14, 2013 

HCDE Alumni Celebrate Aeronautics and Astronautics Renaming

Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) has more than 30 alumni who currently work at Boeing, and several of them were able to attend the event celebrating the renaming of the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics.


February 12, 2013 

Shobe Prize Winners Announced

The winners of the third Shobe Prize competition have been announced: Go Go Games by HCDE PhD student Alexis Hiniker with Stanford University colleagues Joy Wong Daniels and Heidi Williamson; and Feedback Sandwich by CSE PhD student Katie Kuksenok and HCDE PhD student Michael Brooks.


February 11, 2013 

Guest Lecture on Studying and Designing Motivators for Prosocial Computing by Gary Hsieh

Gary Hsieh will present both his past and current projects on the study and design of technology-mediated motivators to support prosocial behaviors.


February 8, 2013 

Guest Lecture on Computational Supports for Frame Reflection by Eric Baumer

Eric Baumer will discuss his current work and the use of computational text analysis to identify, draw attention to, and promote critical thinking about linguistic patterns relevant to the framing of political issues.


February 7, 2013 

Using Technology to Monitor Safe Breast Milk Pasteurization

The UW Daily recently covered research by HCDE MS student Darivanh Vlachos on using technology to monitor safe breast milk pasteurization, in collaboration with CSE PhD candidate Rohit Chaudhri and local nonprofit PATH.


February 6, 2013 

Guest Lecture on Playful Learning to Playful Making by Alex Games

Alex Games will discuss the research and development efforts he has conducted around the role that play enhanced by digital technologies that bring together gaming, social media, television, and performance.


January 31, 2013 

Guest Lecture on Crowdsourcing Change by Hari Sundaram

Hari Sundaram will speak about the pressing challenges facing contemporary society concerning sustainability and public health in a guest lecture.


January 22, 2013 

Designing to Delight

HCDE students in the MS program participated in a pilot capstone class last spring, instructed by alumni Rebecca Destello (MS 2011) and Ario Jafarzadeh (MS 2006).


January 20, 2013 

Seattle Times covers Julie Kientz research

HCDE Professor Julie Kientz's research was reported on by the Seattle Times' Monica Guzman in this Sunday's paper in an article, "New tech tools aim to bring health care home."


January 7, 2013 

Judy Ramey Appointed Interim Dean

HCDE Professor Judy Ramey has been appointed the Frank & Julie Jungers Interim Dean of the University of Washington's College of Engineering.


January 2, 2013 

HCDE Welcomes Scott Rivers

Please join HCDE in welcoming Scott Rivers as the department's Computing Manager.


December 23, 2012 

Cecilia Aragon Profiled in ASEE Prism Magazine

HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon was profiled in the December issue of Prism Magazine, published by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).


December 3, 2012 

Kate Starbird Interviewed on Social Media Response to Sandy

HCDE Professor Kate Starbird was recently interviewed on the social media response to Superstorm Sandy and other large disasters.