May 17, 2016 

2016 Boeing Mentor Night

The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering held its annual Mentor Night, sponsored by Boeing, on May 12, 2016. Mentor Night connects current students with departmental alumni and members of industry to discuss career paths and share tips for making a successful transition from UW to the working world.


May 5, 2016 

HCDE Researchers Study how Families Manage Screen Time for Young Children

A recent paper authored by HCDE PhD students Alexis Hiniker and Hyewon Suh, Master's alumna Sabina Cao, and Associate Professor Julie Kientz examines how families transition to and from ‘screen time’ with children aged 1-5.


May 3, 2016 

Senior Amy Wang recognized in Husky 100

HCDE Senior Amy Wang has been selected to join the first cohort of the Husky 100, an award recognizing UW students who exemplify the Husky Experience.


April 22, 2016 

2016 masters capstone showcase

On March 11, 2016, second year HCDE master's students presented their capstone projects to the HCDE community. Find a recap of 2016 Master's Capstone posters and videos here, and see the projects yourself at the HCDE Open House on May 31, 2016.


April 15, 2016 

Cecilia Aragon promoted to full professor

HCDE is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Cecilia Aragon to full professor, effective Autumn 2016. All members of the HCDE community are invited to a special event celebrating Dr. Aragon's promotion on April 28, 2016.


April 14, 2016 

2016 WiUX Conference

For the second year in a row, undergraduate women in Human Centered Design & Engineering are presenting the Women in UX (WiUX) conference, happening April 23, 2016 on the UW Campus.


April 4, 2016 

Impact of official accounts on rumor correction

HCDE Assistant Professor Kate Starbird's latest research looks at how "official" sources of information impact both the spread and correction of rumors online.


April 1, 2016 

Sean Munson receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

HCDE Assistant Professor Sean Munson has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. The five-year grant will fund Munson’s research on helping people find value in personal informatics data.


March 31, 2016 

Two HCDE students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Dawn Sakaguchi-Tang and Kathryn Shroyer, both first-year HCDE PhD students, have received the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship, receiving three years of financial support for their research.


March 25, 2016 

HCDE alumna Bojana Ostojic in article on women in tech

Human Centered Design & Engineering alumna Bojana Ostojic (MS, 1998) is featured in a recent GeekWire article about eight women who earned computer science degrees in the 1990's—and what their lives have looked like since.


March 23, 2016 

Melissa Braxton to attend CITP MiLab doctoral workshop

HCDE PhD candidate Melissa Braxton was recently chosen to participate in the highly selective 2016 CITP/MiLab Doctoral Workshop in Vienna, where she will share her research on human-centered design in the public sector.


March 18, 2016 

HCDE researchers receive six Best of CHI awards

Six papers authored by HCDE faculty and students will receive prestigious “Best of CHI” awards at the 2016 conference. One paper, authored by HCDE PhD student Hyewon Suh and co-authored by Professor Julie Kientz, will receive a Best Paper Award, representing the top one percent of all submissions.


March 11, 2016 UW Daily

UW Paper Addresses Fitness App Disconnect Between Providers and Patients

HCDE Professor Sean Munson and PhD student Christina Chung are featured on the front page of the UW Daily for their latest award-winning study looking at how to make fitness apps more useful in the doctor's office.


March 11, 2016 

PhD student Alexis Hiniker interviewed on Good Morning America

Alexis Hiniker, PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering, was recently featured on Good Morning America to discuss her latest research study Not at the Dinner Table: Parents’ and Children’s Perspectives on Family Technology Rules.


March 9, 2016 

CoSSaR and ERCIS join forces

HCDE PhD candidate Robin Mays, a humanitarian practitioner and ethnographic researcher, will travel to Germany under the Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Union. Mays’ research explores the human and contextual factors of disaster and humanitarian response systems that lead to effective response.


March 8, 2016 

Parent and child expectations of family technology use

A recent study by HCDE PhD student Alexis Hiniker, HCDE Professor Julie Kientz, and University of Michigan Professor Sarita Schoenebeck looks at the increasing prevalence of technology use in family life. In a survey of parent-child pairs across the United States, the team discovered what types of internet and smartphone rules families are establishing, and how easy or difficult the rules are for both parents and children to follow.


March 7, 2016 

HCDE has huge showing at 2016 CSCW

The 2016 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing saw more HCDE faculty and students than any year in the department’s history. The University of Washington as a whole had the most papers accepted to the conference, with 15 papers representing 46 individual authors, and three papers from HCDE received awards at the conference.


March 3, 2016 

HCDE UX careers panel

On February 19, HCDE welcomed six alumni with careers in user research, design, and leadership for a panel discussion and Q&A about UX career paths. Panel moderator Rebecca Destello shares her takeaways from the evening with us here.


February 29, 2016 

Doctor patient expectations differ on fitness and lifestyle tracking

The latest research from HCDE explores ways to make self-tracking data more clinically useful and encourage better patient-provider collaboration. The findings are published in a ‪CSCW 2016‬ Best Paper, authored by HCDE PhD students Chia-Fang Chung and Kristin Dew, UW Medicine Professors Allison Cole and Jasmine Zia, Computer Science & Engineering Professor James Fogarty, and HCDE Professors Julie Kientz and Sean Munson.


February 16, 2016 

Cecilia Aragon to lead human centered data science workshop

Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon will lead a CSCW workshop exploring human-centered data science.


February 12, 2016 

Alumnus Jonathan Morgan Teaches Data Science for UX Researchers

HCDE alumnus Dr. Jonathan Morgan brings his industry experience as a design researcher back to the department, teaching a new graduate-level course in Spring 2016 – Data Science for User Experience Researchers.


February 5, 2016 

CoSSaR to work with Washington National Guard on earthquake response research

HCDE's CoSSaR center is partnering with the Washington National Guard to conduct research around Cascadia Rising – a four-day exercise simulating a magnitude 9 earthquake (and subsequent tsunami) and practice emergency response planning and coordination.


February 3, 2016 

2016 Career Fair recap

The annual HCDE Career Fair on February 1, 2016, connected sixteen employers and nearly 400 students to discuss internship and career opportunities.


January 4, 2016 

HCDE students recognized in local round up of best civic tech projects

Projects by HCDE students Allie Deford, Veronika Sipeeva, and Daniel Sandoval are included in's round-up of the Puget Sound's best civic tech projects of 2015.


December 15, 2015 UW Today

HCDE Helps Institute UW Data Science MS Program

To meet the industry demand for skilled data scientists, HCDE joins forces with campus partners through the UW eScience Institute to Launch the new Master of Science in Data Science.