October 28, 2015 The Daily

Social Media Becoming a Tool for More than Being Social

The Daily of the University of Washington reports on HCDE Professor Starbird's talk from the Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities series.


October 22, 2015 College of the Environment

Natural Hazards Resilient Communities with Kate Starbird

In advance of HCDE Professor Starbird's lecture on social media use during disaster events, she sat down with the UW College of Environment to answer questions about the growing field of crisis informatics.


September 25, 2015 

HCDE Chair David McDonald promoted

HCDE celebrates Dr. David W. McDonald on his promotion to Professor from Associate Professor.


September 23, 2015 

Project interoperability in Puget Sound

HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn describes CoSSaR's latest efforts to improve Puget Sound's security, safety, and resilience, on the federal government's ISE blog.


September 10, 2015 

HCDE alumnus Joseph DeMaria awarded Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Recent HCDE MS graduate Joseph DeMaria is one of the 14 UW students selected to travel the world with a Bonderman Travel Fellowship.


September 9, 2015 

Beth Kolko featured in Fortune Magazine

Fortune Magazine recently profiled HCDE Professor Beth Kolko on her work designing human-centered medical products.


September 9, 2015 

HCDE Graduate Student Association

HCDE Graduate Student Association (GSA) President Gabrielle Mehlman and Vice President Hasani Burns share their experience building community and leaving a lasting impression on the department through their involvement in the GSA.


August 23, 2015 

Sean Munson receives Google Research Award

HCDE Professor Sean Munson has received a Google Faculty Research Award for his proposal "Human-centered representations of uncertainty in everyday, mobile predictive systems."


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.