Directed Research Groups
Faculty in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering run directed research groups, which offer students a wide range of opportunities to do hands-on work, from conducting usability tests for local companies all the way to collecting data on communication issues internationally.
Students interested in participating in directed research must get permission directly from the faculty member leading the group. Students enroll in course HCDE 496/596. For details on how to register, please visit the Variable Credit Registration Policy.
Summer 2017 Research Groups
- Distributed Mentoring in Online Fanfiction Communities (Aragon, Drouhard)
- Visualization of Large Text Data Sets (Aragon, Drouhard)
- Participatory Design with Children and Researchers (Kientz, Pina, Yip)
- Study on How User Feedback Changes Over Time (Kientz, Suh)
- Developing a Validated Measure of User Value (Kientz, Suh)
- Persona development: Health information practices of older adults and stakeholders (Kientz, Sakaguchi-Tang)
- Fast & Fun “Research Through Design” Studio (Turns, Lovins)
Autumn 2017 Research Groups
- Designing Bioluminescent Displays (Fox, Craft)
- Comics Made By You (Lee, Kayes)
- Reading Group: Science and Technology Studies and Disability Studies (Ribes, Bennett)
- Designing and Building a Website for Pairing UW Food Waste with Community Agencies in Need (Spyridakis, Holbrook)