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.
Winter 2018 Research Groups
- Alternative Spring Break: HCDE Workshop (Davidson, Agapie)
- Project EMAR: Facilitating a High School Design Challenge (Björling, Rose)
- VR Stress Reduction: Co-Designing a Virtual Environment to Reduce Teen Stress (Björling, Sonney)
- Ideation of Design Ideas for Health Information Practices of Older Adults and Stakeholders (Kientz, Sakaguchi-Tang)
- Understanding the Impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Ricans through Social Media (En Español) (Starbird, Dailey)
Autumn 2017 Research Groups
All Autumn 2017 Research Groups are underway and no longer accepting new students.
- Material Inquiry and Resource Design for Informal Making in CoMotion MakerSpace (Atman, Shroyer)
- Project EMAR: Designing a Social Robot Design Challenge (Björling, Rose)
- UCD Charette for K-12 Outreach (Davidson, Agapie)
- Designing Bioluminescent Displays (Fox, Craft)
- Hackademia: Learning CNC Machining to Resist the Robot Takeover (Kolko, Applestone)
- Comics Made By You (Lee, Kayes)
- Exploring the Use of Wearables in College Athletics (Munson, Starbird, Kolovson)
- Reading Group: Science and Technology Studies and Disability Studies (Ribes, Bennett)
- Understanding Kids’ Mealtime Experiences: Toward Playful Mealtime Technology Design (Rosner, Chen)
- Building a Tiny Home: Exploring Design with Living Materials (Rosner, Dew)
- Amazon Seller Experience Research (Spyridakis, Berg)
- Designing and Building a Website for Pairing UW Food Waste with Community Agencies in Need (Spyridakis, Holbrook)
- 2017–2018 DRG on Online Rumoring, Misinformation and Disinformation during Crisis Events (Starbird)