August 14, 2015 

Alumni Profile: Emma Rose (MS 2002; PhD 2011)

Dr. Emma Rose (MS 2002, PhD 2011) credits the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering with giving her the connections to design for social good.


July 23, 2015 Geekwire

Beth Kolko featured in Geekwire

HCDE Professor Beth Kolko is taking her medical device startup to Rwanda to conduct usability studies on their low-cost IV drip device. Read the full story on Geekwire.


July 20, 2015 UW Today

Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users

HCDE PhD student Cynthia Bennett and researchers from Computer Science & Engineering study the accessibility of mobile health apps for blind and low-vision users. The team found that most apps do not meet accessible criteria, but with slight alterations they could.


July 15, 2015 

A Visit from Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Zukunft

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Commandant visited HCDE Professors Haselkorn and Starbird to learn about the new CoSSaR center.


July 10, 2015 

HCDE Baby Steps Team Receives CoMotion Innovation Award

HCDE Professor Julie Kientz and her students receive $50K from the CoMotion Innovation Fund for their Baby Steps project.


July 10, 2015 

Cecilia Aragon & Daniel Perry Study Human Element of Energy Use

Aragon and Perry's study on the use of programmable thermostats was recently featured in the Washington Post.


July 8, 2015 UW Today

Coast Guard Commandant Visits HCDE

Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, the U.S. Coast Guard’s commandant and top leader, visits HCDE on July 9, 2015, to see the latest work from CoSSaR researchers.


July 2, 2015 

David Ribes Joins the HCDE Faculty

Dr. David Ribes brings an interdisciplinary background in Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, and Information Studies to the HCDE faculty.


July 1, 2015 

MS Student Lindsey Arnold Presents at UXPA Conference

HCDE Master's student Lindsey Arnold recently attended the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) conference in San Diego. She shares her experience with us here.


June 24, 2015 

HCDE Undergraduate Capstone Projects

See posters and videos from all 2015 undergraduate Capstone projects and learn how you can sponsor the next round of projects.


June 18, 2015 

Brock Craft Joins HCDE Faculty

Dr. Brock Craft brings academic and industry experience in Data Visualization and Physical Computing to the department's faculty.


June 14, 2015 

Alumni Profile: Brian Espinosa (BS 2012; MS 2014)

Alumnus Brian Espinosa describes what attracted him to Human Centered Design & Engineering, and how his current position at HTC lets him stay involved with the department.


June 12, 2015 

HCDE celebrates graduating PhD students

Professors Aragon and Turns shared remarks about graduating PhD students Dr. Robert Watson, Dr. Michael Brooks, and Dr. Daniel Perry at the 2015 Commencement.


June 12, 2015 

2015 HCDE Commencement

HCDE held its Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, June 9. See a full list of graduates and their personal statements here. Congratulations to the class of 2015!


June 11, 2015 

2015 Commencement Address by Kelly Franznick

Kelly Franznick, founder and CXO of Blink UX and friend of HCDE, delivered the 2015 HCDE Commencement Address. Read the full text of his speech here.


June 11, 2015 

2015 HCDE Awards of Excellence

HCDE recognizes select 2015 graduates with Awards of Excellence for demonstrating Innovation, Leadership and Engagement, and Academic Excellence.


June 10, 2015 

PhD Student Daniel Perry Receives HCDE Research Award

HCDE awards PhD student Daniel Perry with the Student Innovator Award for demonstrating innovation in research.


June 10, 2015 

PhD Student Taylor Scott Receives HCDE Teaching Award

HCDE PhD student Taylor Scott is awarded the 2015 HCDE Student Innovator Award for excellence in teaching.


June 9, 2015 

Reflections on CHI 2015 Crossings Conference

HCDE undergraduate student Mark Stamnes attended his first conference in Seoul, Korea, and shares his reflections on the experience.


June 5, 2015 

2015 HCDE Open House

HCDE welcomed more than 400 students, alumni, Corporate Affiliates Program members, and friends for its 2015 Open House on June 1, 2015.


June 4, 2015 

Design for Good

HCDE students bring their UX skills to the city to help people with mobility challenges navigate Seattle.


June 2, 2015 

2015 Designing Up

Read the latest version of HCDE's annual newsletter, Designing Up, which features news from our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.


May 29, 2015 

Announcing Student Association Officers

The department thanks outgoing officers from HCDE's Undergraduate and Graduate Student Associations and announces next year's officers.


May 20, 2015 

Announcing HCDE 498: Introduction to HCDE

HCDE launches a new course for Autumn 2015 to introduce all UW students to the basic principles of HCDE. This engaging, fast paced course combines a weekly one-hour lecture with a separate two-hour studio section.


May 19, 2015 

Kiley Sobel Volunteers at 2015 CHI Conference

HCDE PhD student Kiley Sobel attended the CHI conference in Seoul, South Korea, participating as a student volunteer for the third time. She shares her experience here.