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.


December 14, 2015 

Three HCDE teams win Best of CSCW awards

Three HCDE research teams will be recognized for their research excellence in the "Best of CSCW" 2016 competition. Two of the teams will receive the "Best Paper" award which comprises at most the top 1% of all submissions, and a third team will be recognized with an "Honorable Mention" award.


November 29, 2015 The Daily

UW Adds Three New Graduate Programs to its Repertoire

The UW Daily talks with HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon, co-chair of the interdisciplinary data science group offering the new Master's in Data Science, about the new degree program.


November 19, 2015 

David Ribes brings knowledge infrastructure experts to UW

HCDE Professor David Ribes is bringing researchers from across North America and Europe to the UW for a multi-day workshop on Knowledge Infrastructures.


November 19, 2015 

HCDE celebrates Michio Tsutsui's career

Students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the remarkable career of Professor Michio Tsutsui at his retirement party on November 19, 2015.


November 18, 2015 

Gary Hsieh researching mobile app to convey drug risks in pregnancy

HCDE Assistant Professor Gary Hsieh is joining a multidisciplinary team of experts to discover if a mobile app could be used to detect the effects of a mother’s medication on her baby’s development.


November 18, 2015 

Graduate student Yanina Levitskaia takes first place in Data Visualization contest

Levitskaia continues to count the benefits from her summer internship with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as her submission to the IEEE VIS 2015 conference takes first place.


November 13, 2015 

HCDE PhD student Elena Agapie receives Best Paper award

Agapie's research looks at how system design can support a new model for news production through leveraging the collaborative reporting capabilities of people who attend events.


November 4, 2015 

2015 Explorations

Read the latest version of HCDE's biennial research publication, Explorations, featuring the latest research from HCDE's faculty.


November 2, 2015 Geekwire

Video How Social Technologies & Human Behavior are Changing the Aftermath of Disasters

In case you missed it: Geekwire presents the full video of HCDE Professor Starbird's presentation at the Geekwire Summit in October, 2015.


October 30, 2015 

Two new projects for CoSSaR

CoSSaR receives funding for two new projects aimed at improving tools and infrastructures for security, safety, and resilience in the face of disruptions and disasters.