July 25, 2009 

HCDE Students and Faculty Shine at 2009 IPCC Conference

The 2009 IPCC Conference was held July 19–22 in Hawaii. Students and faculty from the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) attended and presented in record numbers.


June 15, 2009 

Keith Butler Joins HCDE as Affiliate Faculty

Keith Butler earned his PhD at Tufts University in cognitive psychology and quantitative research methods. He has been a lecturer at Emmanuel College, a member of technical staff at Bell Labs, a technical fellow at Boeing, and recently a director at Microsoft. He is one of the originators of usability engineering, and a former chair of the SIGCHI conference. His current research interests focus on effective information systems for health care, and synchronizing the representations used by designers and programmers. His website is at:


June 13, 2009 

Annual HCDE Awards Presented at 2009 Graduation Ceremony

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) recognized five students and one community member for the department's annual recognition awards, presented at the 2009 graduation ceremony on June 13th.


June 1, 2009 

Qualitative Research Projects Presented Thursday

All invited to attend the final presentations for Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Professor Charlotte Lee's TC598 Qualitative Research Methods.


May 29, 2009 

Advisor Gian Bruno wins Community of Innovators Award

HCDE's advisor Gian Bruno won the College of Engineering's Community of Innovator Award in the category of Professional Staff. Way to go, Gian!


May 28, 2009 

Mark Haselkorn participating in Maritime and Port Security Summit

The 2nd Annual Conference on Safety and Security Education and Research (SASER) is being held in conjunction with the 2009 Maritime and Port Security Summit: Resiliency Planning in a Difficult Economy. The summit will be held on May 28th and 29th at the Bell Harbor Conference Center, Seattle, WA.


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.