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Gary Hsieh

Summer 2024

Designing a Breast Cancer Screening Outreach Tool for and with Black/African American women

Note this DRG is full for Summer and no longer accepting applications.

Inequities in breast cancer among Black women have been recognized for decades, and yet persist. In 2020, breast cancer screening rates in the UW health system were 61.5% among Black women compared to 73.3% among white women. In this project, we previously conducted qualitative research to understand barriers and facilitators to breast cancer screening, and how a chatbot outreach tool might spread awareness to facilitate early detection and improve breast cancer survival. 

In this DRG, students will build on results from our existing co-design sessions to develop a medium to high fidelity prototype of a breast cancer screening outreach tool with Black women between 40 to 74 years old. Students will prepare mockups, wireframes, and prototypes. This DRG will be done in collaboration with the Cierra Sisters, a breast cancer survivor and support organization, and UW Medicine.

We are looking for 3-4 students experienced in UI/UX design, familiarity with Figma prototyping is a plus. Students from all levels are invited to apply and participate in this project! DRG students will attend a 1 hour-long meeting weekly (date and time TBD) with additional work outside of scheduled meetings for 3 hours per credit. This will be a 2 credit DRG (e.g., 2 hours of meetings + 4 hours of outside work = 2 CR).

This DRG will be run by Professor Gary Hsieh, Bridgette Hempstead, and Dr. Leah Marcotte. 

Spring 2024

Designing a Repository for Displaying Academic Insights Transformed with Generative AI

Donghoon Shin

Faculty advisors
Gary Hsieh (HCDE), Lucy Lu Wang (iSchool)

Note this DRG is full for Spring 2024 and no longer accepting applications.

Many academic papers contain useful design guidelines and implications. However, they are rarely consumed and used by design practitioners, and designers often describe several issues, such as the difficulty of reading jargon-filled papers and not finding academic papers useful. To overcome this, we proposed a system that generates design cards using generative AI, which automatically transforms verbose design implications from the paper into concise card format (Paper2Card, to appear at the CHI conference).

Despite such support, however, many designers still lack awareness of the wealth of design cards that exist and their potential benefits. Thus, throughout this DRG, we aim to design and build a design card repository – where designers can easily navigate these AI-generated design cards and find relevant design cards. Then, what should the design card repository look like? A paper repository like Google Scholar? Or, a design repository like Pinterest? Answering this question and designing an initial prototype is the main goal of this DRG!

Expected takeaways from this DRG include: (i) designing a repository that contains design cards, (ii) showcasing them at the upcoming CHI conference (mid-May), and (iii) distributing it as a live website.

This DRG is full for Spring 2024 and no longer accepting applications. For questions, please contact Donghoon Shin at

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