March 31, 2015 

2015 Master's Capstone Showcase

HCDE Master's students presented their Capstone projects to the public on March 17, 2015. Find final posters and videos from the 2015 projects here.


March 23, 2015 

HCDE Students Partner with Avvo

Students in HCDE 517 recently teamed up with Corporate Affiliates Program members, Avvo, for a usability studies project.


March 23, 2015 

HCDE Students Hack the Commute

UW engineering students team up at Seattle's #HacktheCommute event and develop a winning idea to help people with limited mobility navigate the city.


March 19, 2015 

Recap: CoSSaR Kickoff Event

Community and regional leaders gathered on March 16 to celebrate the public launch of the Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR).


March 18, 2015 

WiUX Conference Registration Open

Registration for the student-run Women in UX Conference is now open to the greater UX community.


March 17, 2015 

Beth Kolko's Shift Labs Emerges from Y Combinator

Shift Labs, the medical technology startup founded by HCDE Professor Beth Kolko, is one of the startups emerging from Y Combinator’s Winter 2015 cohort.


March 11, 2015 ISE Blog

Mark Haselkorn Introduces CoSSaR to the Information Sharing Environment

Professor Haselkorn's blog post on describes how CoSSaR is increasing safety and security of the Puget Sound information environment.


March 9, 2015 UW Today

Emoticons The Gestures of Texting

HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon and PhD student Nan-Chen Chen research how emoticon usage helps bilingual speakers communicate.


March 2, 2015 

Sean Munson Wins Best Paper Award at CHI Conference

HCDE Professor Sean Munson, with co-authors Matthew Kay and Cynthia Matuszek, wins Best Paper award for "Unequal Representation and Gender Stereotypes in Image Search Results for Occupations."


February 27, 2015 

Blink Offers Lab Time to HCDE Students

HCDE Corporate Affiliate, Blink UX, recently provided usability lab space to HCDE students. Blink catches up with Master's student Emma Bulajewski about the experience.


February 26, 2015 UX Mag

PhD Student Toni Ferro in UX Magazine

PhD student Toni Ferro discusses the real problem with the popular viral video "The Expert" in UX Magazine.


February 26, 2015 

Announcing 2015 Shobe Prize Winners

The two ideas pitched by UW students that will receive startup funding and support are Team Shamrock’s air-lift hand-truck, and team Raindrops’ mobile platform for micro-donations.


February 23, 2015 

Cecilia Aragon Presents at AAAS Symposium

HCDE Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon recently spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting about emoticon use among bilingual speakers and about a human-centered approach to academic data science.


February 17, 2015 

Mark Stamnes Receives Award at DARPA C4C Combinator

HCDE student Mark Stamnes and an interdisciplinary team of Engineering undergrads recently won People's Choice award at Combinator event focused on improving DARPA technologies.


February 17, 2015 

Shift Labs Nominated for Ebola Grand Challenge Award

USAID nominates Professor Beth Kolko's Shift Labs' DripAssist fluid monitor for Grand Challenge award.


February 12, 2015 

UW Students Hack Housing at Zillow Hackathon

HCDE students Karan Gupta and Melanie Penney teamed with iSchool students to design the winning "Zillow Wheeler," a comprehensive, filterable database of accessible features in a home.


February 10, 2015 

Julie Kientz & Sean Munson Win UW Innovation Research Award

Alongside a multidisciplinary team of UW faculty, HCDE's Kientz and Munson are building tools to empower people and their medical providers to use computing and mobile health systems to improve their health.


February 9, 2015 

Daniela Rosner Honored with NSF CAREER Award

HCDE Assistant Professor Daniela Rosner has won a five-year, $500,000 NSF CAREER Award to support her research on computer-assisted fabrication and craft.


February 6, 2015 

2015 HCDE Career Fair Recap

The 2015 Career Fair was HCDE's largest Career Fair to date with over 300 students and alumni in attendance.


January 27, 2015 

PhD Student Kiley Sobel reports on TEI Conference

HCDE PhD student Kiley Sobel shares her experience from the 2015 International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI).


January 20, 2015 

Welcoming Pat Reilly

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Academic Services Manager, Pat Reilly.


January 16, 2015 

Remembering Tom Williams

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is sad to announce the recent passing of Emeritus Professor Tom Williams. David K. Farkas shares his fond memories of Tom and describes several of his contributions to the growing department.


January 15, 2015 

Alumni Profile: Michael Berg (UCD 2005; MS 2009)

Michael Berg, a senior program manager at Microsoft, shares how his HCDE education helped him build a career in the user experience field.


January 15, 2015 HCDS Lab Blog

From Flash Teams to Flash Fiction

Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon recently presented at Microsoft Research FUSE Labs 2015 Social Computing Symposium about the consequences of crowdsourcing. Aragon shares her thoughts and an original crowdsourcing dystopia story here.


January 6, 2015 

Sean Munson on How Facebook Shapes our Media Diet

HCDE Assistant Professor was a recent guest on Oregon Public Radio's Think Out Loud for a segment about how social media shapes the news we receive.