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February 22, 2016

Documentary About HCDE MS Student Playing March 6

Human Centered Design & Engineering Master’s student Ricki Mudd is the subject of a new documentary, Ricki’s Promise, based on her reunion with her birth family. Ricki’s Promise will be shown at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, on Sunday, March 6, at 1 p.m. The screening is free with museum admission, or $8 if you are coming…


January 4, 2016

Message from the Chair: Winter 2016

I always like the start of a quarter; the courses all sound interesting, students are eager and ready to dig in, and faculty are brimming with ideas about how to make their courses even better. After a number of years of this it might be easy to get jaded, but the excitement around here shows….


September 30, 2015

Message from the Chair: Autumn 2015

Welcome new and returning students to autumn quarter! It’s always exciting around HCDE at the start of the Academic Year. There are many challenging courses to take, new friends to make, and a wealth of activities that we hope will promote personal growth and professional development. As students I hope you will consider participating in…


September 28, 2015

Message from the Chair: Autumn 2015

Howdy HCDE alumni, students, and friends! I hope this newsletter finds you well. The academic year is off to a great start for Human Centered Design & Engineering. This year we welcomed yet another cohort of exceptionally high achieving students. Throughout the year we will be expanding our enrollment to help accommodate more of the…


September 18, 2015

HCDE Industry Night with Adam Bullock

HCDE Industry Night October 19, 2015 4:30-5:30 p.m. HCDE Design Lab, 233 Sieg Hall HCDE students are invited to join us for the inaugural HCDE Industry Night on October 19, 2015. Industry Nights connect current students with local UX professionals for a one-hour career talk and Q&A. Mentors discuss career paths and share tips about…


April 13, 2015

Free screening of Ex Machina

Information about the following opportunity was sent by A24. Members of the HCDE community are invited to an advance screening of the upcoming film EX MACHINA on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at Regal Meridian. Advance (free) registration is required: GO TO www.gofobo.com/RSVP AND ENTER CODE yrpnh86944 Trailer: https://youtu.be/45SUqUXpwgY Synopsis: Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later…


March 28, 2015

Message from the Chair: Spring 2015

Spring has sprung. For the last couple of weeks the various cherry trees have been blooming. The bright blossoms perk up the UW campus on some of our overcast days. Looking back just a little, Winter Quarter included several significant achievements for HCDE students and faculty. The 2015 Shobe Innovation Prize was awarded to two…


February 3, 2015

World Information Architecture Day Seattle

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is a proud sponsor of: World Information Architecture Day Seattle February 21, 2015 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Impact Hub Seattle 220 Second Ave South Seattle, WA 98104 World Information Architecture Day is a one-day annual conference hosted by the Information Architecture Institute and held in dozens of cities…


October 22, 2014

Ebola Training Hackathon by Shift Labs

Together we will make a first person simulation and an interactive walk-through of an Ebola Treatment Unit designed for the World Health Organization (WHO) Training Center in Liberia. Ebola Training Hackathon Friday-Sunday, October 24-26, 2014 Living Computer Museum, SODO Seattle Shift Labs, a health technology startup led by HCDE Professor Beth Kolko, is hosting this…


October 20, 2014

Kirkland Startup Weekend: Maker’s Edition

Kirkland Startup Weekend: Maker’s Edition November 14-16, 2014 Register here >> The Kirkland Startup Weekend focuses on Makers. Participants will be challenged to make a usable product over the course of three days. All ideas are welcome, but toolkits are provided for ideas revolving around robotics; sensors and wearable tech; techno or functional art; practical…



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