June 15, 2016 

Three HCDE PhDs awarded in 2016

HCDE celebrated three graduating PhD students at its 2016 Graduation & Awards ceremony: Dr. Toni Ferro, Dr. Michael Gilbert, and Dr. Robert Racadio. Read Professors Dr. Beth Kolko and Dr. Mark Zachry's remarks about their students here.


June 14, 2016 

2016 HCDE Open House

HCDE welcomed more than 400 students, future students, alumni, Corporate Affiliates Program members, and friends for our annual Open House on May 31, 2016. Find our recap of the event, including capstone projects, awards, and photos, here.


June 13, 2016 

Roundup: Undergraduate Capstone Projects

HCDE is pleased to present the projects from our 2016 undergraduate capstone course. Through the two-quarter capstone experience, students synthesize and apply the knowledge and techniques they have acquired throughout their degree program by creating solutions to human-centered problems in our society.


June 7, 2016 

Directed Research Group examines free online resources

An HCDE Directed Research Group co-led by Professor Mark Zachry and Jonathan Morgan of the Wikimedia Foundation conducted a study to discover what features students consider most important when they select free online information resources to help them with their school work.


May 27, 2016 

Tyler Fox joins the HCDE faculty

Dr. Tyler Fox joins the HCDE faculty as a Lecturer. Most recently, Fox was at the University of Washington Bothell, where he was a lecturer in the school of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and Studio Director of the Interactive Media Design program.


May 24, 2016 

CoSSaR to study Cascadia Rising event

HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn describes HCDE and CoSSaR's involvement with Cascadia Rising, an exercise simulating the field response of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, on the United States government's Information Sharing Environment blog.


May 20, 2016 

2016 graduation speaker and Mikey Award recipient

HCDE is pleased to announce that Mary Czerwinski of Microsoft Research will be the 2016 graduation speaker and Rebecca Destello will receive the Myron L. White ("Mikey") Award at the HCDE Graduation & Awards Ceremony on June 7, 2016.


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.