Thu, 06/27/2019John Porter named to MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35
John Porter, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering, is recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of its 35 Innovators Under 35. Porter's work focuses on accessibility in video game design, and he is currently creating a system to help game developers build accessibility into the beginning stages of their designs.
Wed, 06/26/20192019 Open House recap
The 2019 HCDE Open House & Capstone Showcase was held June 7, 2019, at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. View the recipients of HCDE's annual Capstone awards and photos from the event here.
Thu, 06/20/2019 | The Seattle GlobalistSTEM networks aim to diversify tech fields
Fri, 06/14/20192019 Graduation and Awards Ceremony
HCDE held its 2019 Graduation & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 11. See the 2019 HCDE Award of Excellence recipients and a full list of graduates here.
Thu, 05/23/2019Graduating GSA President on building community through UW GO MAP
Mon, 05/06/2019HCDE faculty nominated by students for FACET awards
Students nominated faculty members who positively impacted their professional development for the inaugural FACET award by CC@E. Recognized faculty from HCDE include Dianne Hendricks, Gary Hsieh, Julie Kientz, Daniella Kim, Irini Spyridakis, Linda Wagner, and Jason Yip.
Mon, 05/06/2019David McDonald and collaborators receive 10 year Impact Award at 2018 Ubicomp
David W. McDonald, Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, and collaborators received the 10-year Impact Award at Ubicomp 2018 for the paper "Flowers or a Robot Army? Encouraging Awareness & Activity with Personal, Mobile Displays."
Thu, 05/02/2019Wendy Roldan awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
HCDE PhD student Wendy Roldan has received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Roldan is a second-year PhD student in HCDE working to research and improve makerspaces for women.
Tue, 04/30/2019Sean Munson on This is Design School Podcast
Chad P. Hall and Jp Avila, hosts of the This is Design School podcast, sat down with Human Centered Design & Engineering Associate Professor Sean Munson for a wide-ranging discussion of design education. In the 40-minute interview, Munson describes his background that led him to Engineering, what his day-to-day is like as a professor, and what he is currently researching.
Mon, 04/29/2019 | UW TodayPatterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit
HCDE undergraduates students Jonathan Tran and Katherine Yang, with UW iSchool faculty members Alexis Hiniker (HCDE PhD ' 17) and Katie Davis, conducted a study to understand what makes people compulsively check their phones and what experiences they find valuable. The team will present this work at the #chi2019 conference.
Tue, 04/16/2019Julie Kientz receives College of Engineering award for teaching
Awarded annually to one faculty member in the College of Engineering, the Faculty Award for Teaching recognizes Kientz for her innovative contributions to engineering education and her advocacy for and engagement with students both in and outside of the classroom.
Mon, 04/15/2019HCDE research at CHI 2019 conference
HCDE students, alumni, and faculty will present their research in May at the 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Two papers authored by HCDE researchers have earned Best Paper Award (representing the top 1% of submissions), and three have earned Honorable Mention distinctions (representing the top 5% of submissions).
Mon, 04/15/2019Senior Oorja Chowdhary named to the Husky 100
Oorja Chowdhary, a senior in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, has been named to this year's cohort of the Husky 100. "The UW provided me the opportunity to learn UX design, a field that gives me the skills to connect with and understand the perspectives of widely diverse groups," Chowdhary said. "I'm looking forward to continuing my design experience by identifying sociotechnical problems in the world and designing tools to solve them."
Fri, 04/12/2019Andrew Davidson on filling the STEM outreach pipeline
Thu, 04/11/2019Students use new display technology to highlight hidden stories of early women in game design
In a week-long Directed Research Group over the 2019 spring break, UW students explored the hidden stories of the Atari Women and used new technologies to design artifacts that highlighted their narratives.
Mon, 04/08/2019Gary Hsieh receives Fulbright award to research and teach in Taiwan
Gary Hsieh, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, will visit the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan for the 2019-2020 academic year on a Fulbright Scholar grant.
Fri, 03/15/2019Mark Zachry named as ATTW Fellow
HCDE Professor Mark Zachry has been named an ATTW Fellow by the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. This honor recognizes Dr. Zachry for his scholarly productivity, leadership, and service.
Tue, 03/05/2019Retiring Professor Jan Spyridakis is leaving a lasting legacy on HCDE
Dr. Jan Spyridakis, Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and renowned leader in the field, will retire at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. We look back at Dr. Spyridakis' forty-year career with the department.
Tue, 02/26/2019HCDE student Os Keyes testifies as expert witness in support of regulating facial recognition technology
The application of facial recognition technology is becoming commonplace in modern life, but research by HCDE PhD student Os Keyes concludes that the technology carries deep risks for vulnerable communities—risks made more likely by a lack of regulation. Keyes recently testified to the Washington State House of Representatives as an expert witness in support of a proposed bill to prohibit state and local government from using facial recognition technology.
Tue, 01/22/2019Announcing new HCDE study abroad opportunity in London
Join Human Centered Design & Engineering faculty members Drs. Brock Craft and Tyler Fox on an international exploration of issues and current topics in human-centered design. The program is open to students across UW, and dates of instruction are Sept. 1-22, 2019.
Thu, 01/17/2019HCDE PhD student Os Keyes receives inaugural Ada Lovelace Fellowship from Microsoft Research
Os Keyes receives inaugural Ada Lovelace Fellowship from Microsoft Research
Thu, 01/10/2019Professors Starbird and Kolko discuss social media networks on KUOW
HCDE Professors Beth Kolko and Kate Starbird believe online social networks have potential to bring people together for the greater social good, if our platforms are designed with the user’s best interests in mind.
Wed, 12/19/2018 | Columns MagazineEngineering a helpful future
Samantha Gil Vargas (BS '18) knew she wanted to help others. At the UW she learned that helping begins with listening.
Fri, 12/14/2018Meal Matchup Video
Tue, 12/04/2018Student Madisen Arurang on engineering scholarship impact
Receiving a scholarship enabled HCDE student Madisen Arurang to make the most of her UW Engineering experience. Watch Madisen and Chemical Engineering student David Juergens describe how donors have made an impact on their education in a new video by the UW College of Engineering.