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.


June 17, 2013 

Congratulations to the Class of 2013

HCDE held its Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 14. Congratulations to the Class of 2013!


June 13, 2013 

Robin Mays Attends ISCRAM 2013

HCDE PhD student Robin Mays joined up with Professor Mark Haselkorn and alumna Dr. Rebecca Walton to participate in this year's Information Systems in Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Conference in Germany.


June 6, 2013 

HCDE Student Association Officers Elected

The 2013-2014 HCDE Student Association officers have been elected.


June 5, 2013 

Luke Dressel Receives ScanDesign Fellowship

HCDE MS student Luke Dressel has received a Scan|Design Fellowship from the UW, and he will be spending the summer in Copenhagen researching participatory design.


May 30, 2013 

Charlotte Lee Receives College of Engineering Innovator Award

HCDE Professor Charlotte Lee has received the 2013 Junior Faculty Innovator Award from the College of Engineering. We recently sat down with her to learn more about her research background and interests.


May 29, 2013 

Kate Starbird Speaks at GSBA Scholarship Dinner

HCDE Professor Kate Starbird was the keynote speaker at the 2013 GSBA Scholarship Dinner.


May 24, 2013 

HCDE Students Present at CHI in Paris

A number of HCDE students traveled to Paris in late April and early May to present at CHI. PhD student Melissa Braxton and MS student Kristin Dew wrote about their experiences.


May 22, 2013 

Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management

HCDE Professor Kate Starbird spoke with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on video at the Digital Grassroots to Government conference in September 2012.


May 20, 2013 

Seattle Times on GiveBig and Slacktivism

Monica Guzman recently wrote an article in the Seattle Times on "slacktivism," where she referenced incoming HCDE Professor Gary Hsieh's research.


May 20, 2013 

HCDE Welcomes Robin Donovan

Please join us in welcoming Robin Donovan to HCDE as the department's new Chair's Assistant.


May 17, 2013 

Redesigning the QWERTY Keyboard

Several teams of HCDE undergraduate and graduate students have been working to solve real-world problems proposed by HCDE Corporate Affiliates in capstone classes.


May 13, 2013 

HCDE Undergraduate Megan Torkildson Places Second at CHI in Paris

HCDE undergraduate student Megan Torkildson received 2nd place in the student research competition at CHI in Paris.


May 10, 2013 

HCDE Announces 2013 Commencement Speaker and Mikey Award Recipient

Skip Walter has been selected as the 2013 Mikey Award recipient. Alumnus Michael Berg will be HCDE's 2013 commencement speaker.


May 10, 2013 

Mark Zachry promoted to full professor

HCDE is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Mark Zachry to Professor, effective September 2013.


May 3, 2013 

Alexis Hiniker Receives Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

HCDE PhD student Alexis Hiniker has received the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.


May 3, 2013 

New Scientist Reports on Gary Hsieh's Research on Online Slacktivism

New Scientist recently reported on incoming HCDE Professor Gary Hsieh's research on online "slacktivism."


April 25, 2013 

Charlotte Lee to Receive College of Engineering Innovator Award

HCDE Professor Charlotte Lee will be awarded the College of Engineering's Community of Innovators Award for Junior Faculty in May.