May 19, 2009 

Personas in Software User Assistance

Prof. David Farkas will present, "Constructing and Using Personas in Software User Assistance" at the May 19 Puget Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication meeting.


May 11, 2009 

Warren to present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Jacob Warren will present his research at the Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 15th. Jacob will present his findings from the Windows Mobile 6.1 Help System User Research Project led by HCDE Lecturer Karen Kasonic.


May 10, 2009 

HCDE Sponsors DUB Reception at CHI 2009

The University of Washington's Design, Use, Build (DUB) group, a coalition of faculty and students working in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), hosted a reception for friends and colleagues at the CHI 2009 Conference. Over 300 people attended the event intended to celebrate the success of UW at the CHI conference this year. The event was co-sponsored by numerous faculty and DUB-affiliated departments and organizations, including Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE).


May 5, 2009 

Kientz Builds Baby Steps System

Assistant Professor Julie Kientz has built a high-tech tool that takes photos and video, creates an online diary and family newsletters, and at the same time tracks a child's developmental milestones. The multimedia system is called Baby Steps and is getting press here in the US and in Dutch media outlets.


May 1, 2009 

Atman wins David B. Thorud Leadership Award

Professor Cindy Atman has received the David B. Thorud Leadership Award, which honors those who lead, serve, inspire and collaborate beyond regular responsibilities.