March 9, 2011 

HCDE Celebrates 2nd Birthday and 1st Annual Corporate Affiliates Day

HCDE celebrated its 2nd birthday as the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering in style on Wednesday, February 23, with an all day program for its Corporate Affiliate members, followed by a rousing Open House in the evening.


March 7, 2011 

2011 HCDE Faculty Innovator Awards

HCDE is pleased to announce the 2011 HCDE Innovator Awards.


March 2, 2011 

Julianna Jones Presents Paper in Rome

Julianna Jones, MS student in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), traveled to Rome in February to present a paper at the Fifth International Conference on Design Principles and Practice. Jones reported on her trip upon her return.


February 22, 2011 

Mark Zachry Elected Associate Fellow of STC

Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Professor Mark Zachry has just received one of the highest honors awarded by the Society of Technical Combination (STC)—he has been elected as an Associate Fellow (STC).


February 6, 2011 


In December 2010, Nathan Bilbao, HCDE BS Student, and Donald DeSantis, HCDE MS student, took first place at Redmond Startup Weekend for creating an iPhone app, DoodleADoodle. Read the story in Nathan's own words.


February 6, 2011 

re:Design Awarded by the Society for Technical Communication

Congratulations to the 2010 re:Design team for receiving a Society for Technical Communication (STC) Puget Sound competition award. Co-manager Alena Benson and Design Lead Mike Watt received the award at the STC competition showcase in Seattle on January 18, 2011.


November 24, 2010 

Alumni and Students Make New Connections

Both undergraduate and graduate HCDE students were invited to network and build mentor relationships with HCDE alumni on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. HCDE student Yoshi McLeod reported on the event.


November 16, 2010 

HCDE Hosts Multijurisdictional Exercise

On October 14, HCDE hosted over forty crisis managers from around the Puget Sound area for a multijurisdictional exercise.


November 13, 2010 

HCDE Alumni and Friends Night at Microsoft

HCDE and the Microsoft User Experience Central team held a highly successful HCDE/TC Alumni and "Friends at Microsoft" event on November 11, 2011, right after World Usability Day events at Microsoft.


November 12, 2010 

HCDE Students Make HCDE Proud at World Usability Day at Microsoft

HCDE students represented the department well at World Usability Day at Microsoft on Thursday, November 11, 2010.


November 11, 2010 

Communicative Practices in Virtual Workspaces Lab Presents at ACM

Professor Mark Zachry's Communicative Practices in Virtual Workspaces lab presented two research projects at the 2010 ACM Group conference in Sanibel, Florida.


November 11, 2010 

HCDE Professor Mark Zachry Receives Outstanding Alumni Award

HCDE Professor Mark Zachry recently received an Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of English at Iowa State University.


November 8, 2010 

Beth Kolko Research Funded with a Grand Challenges Exploration Grant from the Gates Foundation

The University of Washington announced today that it has received a US$100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


November 1, 2010 

HCDE Professor Charlotte Lee Receives Google Research Award

Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Professor Charlotte Lee was selected to receive a Google Research Award in July 2010 for her proposal, "Investigating the Role of Online Calendar Use in the Cultivation and Maintenance of Relationships."


November 1, 2010 

Charlotte Lee Edits Special Volume of Computer Supported Cooperative Work

HCDE Professor Charlotte Lee recently co-edited a special volume of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), published in August 2010.


October 12, 2010 

National Study Identifies Opportunities for Improving Engineering Education

The Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education (CAEE), directed by HCDE Professor Cindy Atman, recently released a report entitled Enabling Engineering Student Success. This report was recently highlighted by NSF.


September 16, 2010 

UW Ranked 23rd in the World in New College List

The Times of London says the University of Washington is the 23rd best university in the world and the fourth best American public college.


September 15, 2010 

HCDE welcomes Cecilia Aragon

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon has joined its faculty.


September 13, 2010 

HCDE Professor Collaborates with Robotics Guru

Tandy Trower works with HCDE Professor Sarah Kriz and her students on assistive robotics.


September 1, 2010 

Kerrie Kephart Joins HCDE

Dr. Kerrie Kephart joined HCDE as the Director of its Engineering Communication Program in August 2010.


August 12, 2010 

HCDE and CSE Capstone Class Develops Ultrasound

As part of a capstone class, UW students and faculty from the Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) and Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) departments took on this challenge and worked together to develop a low-cost, easy-to-use portable ultrasound for midwives that will be tested in Uganda later this year.


July 21, 2010 

Speed Dating Matches Students with Mentors

The HCDE Diversity Board launched a diversity-focused mentorship program in November, 2009. The program matches volunteer alumni with undergraduate students looking for mentors in industry who can inform them about career paths, educational backgrounds, and fields.


July 21, 2010 

Kientz and Lee Win Prestigious NSF Career Awards

Congratulations to HCDE Assistant Professors Charlotte Lee and Julie Kientz, for each winning distinguished National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Awards! The four- to five-year grants provide funding to assist junior faculty members with their research activities.


July 21, 2010 

MakerBot Project

Deep in the heart of campus, something revolutionary is happening. Between strewn bits of wires, Arduino circuit-boards, and malformed strings of plastic, there lies an incredible machine. A machine capable of building itself: a machine we call "Frank."


July 21, 2010 

Cecilia Aragon Joins HCDE Faculty

Dr. Cecilia Aragon joins HCDE as the first faculty hire supported by the UW eScience Institute.