HCDE and Alternative Spring Break

This year, for the first time, HCDE is partnering with the UW’s Pipeline Project to offer an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) experience for HCDE undergraduate students.

ASB is an outreach program that provides opportunities for teams of undergraduate students to spend their spring break in a rural or tribal community of Washington State, working with local elementary and middle schools.

HCDE is launching its first ASB program, and will send a team of five undergraduates to lead middle school students in a Human Centered Design Workshop. HCDE students will work with the school and community leaders to identify a problem or need that can be addressed by our user-centered design process. Over the course of a week, the middle school students, guided by the HCDE student team, will research the problem, design and prototype a solution, and present their project idea. This workshop will build on HCDE’s existing UCD Charette for K-12 Outreach program.

Full details, including application information for interested students, may be found here: Human Centered Design Workshop for ASB.

Watch this inspiring video for a glimpse of what ASB is all about:

UW|360: Alternative Spring Break