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Learn more about the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington, Seattle, through the videos below.

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Bachelor of Science

Students in the University of Washington's department of Human Centered Design & Engineering put people first when researching, designing, and engineering interactions between people and technology.

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Master of Science

Hear from professors Julie Kientz and Kate Starbird, alumna Rebecca Destello and student Julius Magsino as they talk about how this unique interdisciplinary master's program prepares you to design and evaluate information products, technologies and user interfaces that work for people.

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User-Centered Design Certificate

Daniella Kim, an instructor for the Certificate in User-Centered Design, talks about the cutting-edge nature of the program and significant career benefits for students.

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Directed Research in HCDE

In the University of Washington's department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, students and faculty collaborate in Directed Research Groups to address the latest topics in human-centered research and design.

Additional Videos

Spring Break video thumbnailHCDE Alternative Spring Break

A team of 8 HCDE students and faculty describe their experience volunteering with the UW Pipeline Project for an engineering-focused Alternative Spring Break in Spring 2017. 

MS Capstone video screenshotHCDE Master's Capstone

Four HCDE graduate students worked with industry partner HTC on a capstone project to design a phone case that will encourage mindfulness in young phone users.

BS Capstone video screenshotHCDE Capstone

Students in the University of Washington's department of Human Centered Design & Engineering describe their experience researching, designing, and prototyping an assistive technology system as part of the HCDE undergraduate capstone course.

professor video screenshotWhat is HCDE? UW Professors Share Their Thoughts

Faculty in the Human Centered Design & Engineering Department at the University of Washington answer the question, "What exactly is Human Centered Design & Engineering?"

alumni video screenshotWhat is HCDE? UW Alumni Discuss Their Experiences

Three alumni talk about their experience in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington.

Julie Kientz video screenshotUW|360 November 2013 Julie Kientz

UW|360 sits down with HCDE Professor Julie Kientz to look at her work developing computing tools that help people with serious life challenges.

portable ultrasound video screenshotPortable Ultrasound Group Capstone Project

Hear from the HCDE team members of the Midwives Ultrasound Capstone Project about their work.

UW Engineers Making a Difference video screenshotUW Engineers Making a Difference

University of Washington students Darivanh Vlachos and John Porter discusses the human factors emphasis and interdisciplinary nature of HCDE. This video is part of the UW Engineers Making a Difference series from spring 2011.