Announcing the new Masters HCI+D program
Dec. 4, 2012
In this year-long, project-based curriculum students learn the latest tools and techniques in user experience and interface design, prototyping, and evaluation. Courses consist of both hands-on studios and cutting-edge lecture courses. The combination of theory and practice, with emphasis on making and doing, provides a dynamic, active and robust learning experience.
UW President Attends dub Retreat, Notes Importance
Apr. 27, 2012
Jill Palzkill Woelfer named 2012 recipient of the UW Graduate School Medal
Apr. 26, 2012
Life is Sweeter with dub!
Feb. 27, 2012
Missed a dub seminar? Watch the video on our new Vimeo channel?
Feb. 27, 2012
dub's Shwetak Patel Wins Sloan Research Fellowship
Feb. 15, 2012
Sidhant Gupta in Forbes “30 Under 30″
Dec. 19, 2011
dub's Shwetak Patel Wins MacArthur "Genius" Award!
Sep. 19, 2011
dub's Shwetak Patel Wins Microsoft Faculty Fellowship
Jul. 18, 2011
dub makes another strong showing at CHI
May. 3, 2011
Prof. James Landay inducted into CHI Academy
Mar. 4, 2011
A link to the article is here: http://www.sigchi.org/about/awards/2011-sigchi-awards#james-landay
Dub wins awards at CPDP privacy conference
Feb. 1, 2011
We won both the Multidisciplinary Privacy Award award and an honorable mention at the 2011 Computers, Privacy & Data Protection conference in Brussels, Belgium.
The CPDP multi-disciplinary award selects amongst papers published at any conference in 2010. Graduate students Alexei Czeskis, Iva Dermendjieva, and Hussein Yapit won the award for their work on balancing privacy and value tensions in mobile parenting technologies (published at SOUPS 2010 with co-authors Alan Borning, Batya Friedman, Brian Gill, and Tadayoshi Kohno). PhD Student Tamara Denning won an honorable mention for her work on analyzing human values and security for wireless implantable medical devices (published at CHI 2010 with co-authors Alan Borning, Batya Friedman, Brian Gill, Tadayoshi Kohno, and William Maisel).
Two dub projects recognized at 2011 WTIA Industry Achievement Awards
Jan. 14, 2011
Two dub research projects are two of three finalists in the “Government, Non-profit or Educational Sector” category of the 2011 Washington Technology Industry Association's Industry Achievement Awards.
OpenDataKit (ODK), led by a team of researchers that includes dub members Gaetano Borriello and Yaw Anokwa, and the Living Voters Guide, designed by dub members Alan Borning, Travis Kriplean and Jonathan Morgan have been recognized by the WTIA. The awards recognize Washington State companies, organizations and individuals who best demonstrate technology and service innovation and excellence.
Cross dub sustainability research cited in PTAC Report on "Designing a Digital Future"
Jan. 5, 2011
Ko and Wobbrock win best paper at VL/HCC 2010
Oct. 4, 2010
Assistant Professors Andrew J. Ko and Jacob O. Wobbrock won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing conference (VL/HCC), held in Madrid, Spain at the end of September. The paper presented a new approach to detecting name errors in web applications built with dynamically typed languages.
This was Professor Ko's fifth best paper award and Professor Wobbrock's sixth. The paper was selected among over 30 other papers and more than 100 submissions. Research at the conference generally concerns human aspects of software development.
Read the iSchool's news article for more details.
Dub welcomes new faculty member Cecilia Aragon
Oct. 4, 2010
Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon (HCDE) has joined dub faculty. Cecilia has been a Staff Scientist in the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2005. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Her current research focuses on scientist-computer interaction, a subfield of human-computer interaction, and she is interested in how social media and new methods of computer-mediated communication are changing scientific practice.
Cecilia arrived on campus in Fall 2010 and will start full time in Spring 2011. Her work in HCDE is supported by the eScience Institute at the UW. Cecilia is also adjunct faculty in Computer Science and Engineering and the Information School.
Read the HCDE news article for more details.
Four dub professors win NSF CAREER awards
Sep. 17, 2010
Four dub professors won NSF CAREER awards this year — the NSF's prestigious award in support of the most promising young faculty in their respective fields nationwide: Professors Andrew Ko, Charlotte Lee, Julie Kientz, and Jacob Wobbrock. The awards are for 4-5 years and will help support these young faculty members pursue their research interests and help establish them as premier researchers in their respective areas.
T. Scott Saponas named to MIT TR35
Sep. 1, 2010
Dub alum Scott Saponas has been named to this year’s Technology Review TR-35. “Since 1999, the editors of Technology Review have honored the young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting; today that collection is the TR35, a list of technologists and scientists, all under the age of 35. Their work –spanning medicine, computing, communications, electronics, nanotechnology, and more — is changing our world.”
“Fingers flicking through the air, T. Scott Saponas is rocking a solo in the video game Guitar Hero — without a guitar. A soft band around his forearm monitors the muscles moving his fingers and hand. The band hides a ring of six electrodes that pick up the weak electrical signals produced by active muscle tissue. The signals are relayed to a computer, which in turn controls the game …
"Saponas created the software as a graduate student at the University of Washington. Now working at Microsoft Research, he is interested in combining the muscle interface with other sensors, including accelerometers and gyroscopes, to provide additional precision.”
Read the TR-35 article here.
Dub Members' Conference Talks Streamed on the Web
May. 28, 2010
Zensi, Shwetak Patel’s Energy Monitoring Startup, Purchased by Belkin
Apr. 21, 2010
Zensi, an energy monitoring company based on technology developed by UW CSE professor Shwetak Patel and collaborators, has been purchased by Belkin. The technology includes single-point-of-attachment sensors for electrical power, water, and natural gas — a single sensor in a home or business uses signal processing and machine learning to identify sources and rates of consumption. According to Patel, this is just the beginning for using software to help consumers better conserve energy. “This puts UW on the map as a premier place for energy work,” says Patel.
UW students named Facebook, NSF Fellows
Apr. 14, 2010
Additionally, Electrical Engineering PhD student Gabe Cohn has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Fellowship provides three years of paid tuition and a $30,000 stipend among other benefits. Gabe works in the area of ubiquitous computing with CSE/EE Professor Shwetak Patel.
UW researchers look to reinvent the graphical user interface
Mar. 31, 2010
Read more in the original blog post at the Seattle PI...
UW wins three Best Paper Awards at CHI2010
Mar. 1, 2010
UW has won three Best Paper Awards this year at CHI (given to the top 1% of submissions):
How does Search Behavior Change as Search Becomes More Difficult?
Anne Aula, Rehan M. Khan and Zhiwei Guan
Prefab: Implementing Advanced Behaviors Using Pixel-Based Reverse Engineering of Interface Structure
Morgan Dixon, James Fogarty
The Design of Eco-Feedback Technology
Jon Froehlich, Leah Findlater, James Landay
UW also has three additional Best Paper Nominees (given to the top 5% of submissions):
OneBusAway: Results from Providing Real-Time Arrival Information for Public Transit
Brian Ferris, Kari Watkins, Alan Borning
How Power Users Help and Hinder Open Bug Reporting
Andrew J. Ko, Parmit K. Chilana
The Design and Evaluation of an End-User-Deployable, Whole House, Contactless Power Consumption Sensor
Shwetak N. Patel, Sidhant Gupta, Matthew S. Reynolds
Congratulations to all!
Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal: Genocide and Justice
Feb. 1, 2009
On Tuesday, January 29, 2009, a group of researchers at the University of Washington led by Professor Batya Friedman released "the initial component of a public system to provide authentication for an archive of video interviews with the prosecutors and other members of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Rwandan genocide."
Read more in the original article in the New York Times...
Dub welcomes five new UW faculty members
Sep. 10, 2008
|Charlotte Lee (HCDE) earned a Ph.D. in information studies from UCLA and has underlying degrees in sociology; her focus is in cyber infrastructure and cooperative work. Charlotte comes to us from the University of California Irvine where she is currently employed as a Research Scientist. Charlotte will be joining us in Winter Quarter, 2009.||Julie Kientz (HCDE) has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She focuses on determining how novel computing applications can address important social issues and on evaluating them through long-term real world deployment studies using a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods.||Shwetak N. Patel (CSE, EE) has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His areas of interest are HCI, Ubiquitous Computing, and User Interface Software and Technology. He develops easy-to-deploy sensing technologies and approaches for location and activity recognition applications.|
|Andrew J. Ko (iSchool, CSE adjunct) employs a mixture of social science methodology and technical prowess in the study and support of programmers as information workers in need of better tools, particularly for answering "why" questions. He received a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008.||
Sarah Kriz (HCDE) joins us from the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence where she was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate. Her research focuses on human-robot interaction, cognitive design principles, experimental methods, and the interplay between cognitive and social influences. She received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dub students win two assistive technology awards
Jul. 16, 2008
|Jeffrey P. Bigham (Computer Science) won the grand prize of the Imagine Cup's Interface Design Accessible Technology Award for his work on WebAnywhere, a web-based screen reader for the web.||Susumu Harada (Computer Science) won 2nd place in the NISH National Scholar Award for Workplace Innovation & Design for his work on VoiceDraw, a hands-free voice-based drawing program for people with motor impairments.|
Lisa Nathan wins 2nd place in the graduate research competition at CHI 2008
Apr. 16, 2008
Lisa Nathan, a doctoral student in the Information School and dub, won 2nd place in the graduate student research competition at CHI 2008 for her dissertation work on human values, information technology and adaptation in 21st century America
Oct. 11, 2007
Graduate student Tapan Parikh additionally won Humanitarian of the Year for his mobile tools for developing economies. Professor Tadayoshi Kohno was honored for his work in cryptographic systems security. Microsoft Research Scientist and UW Affiliate Professor Desney Tan was recognized for his work in brain-computer interfaces. 35 scientists and technologists across disciplines in academia and industry received the award.
UW LUTE presented with Diana Award for Communication Design
May. 15, 2007
UW Welcomes New HCI Faculty
Mar. 11, 2007
|Jacob O. Wobbrock (Information School, CSE adjunct) focuses on making mobile devices more accessible with new user interface technologies. He also works on simplified gesture recognition, improving target acquisition for people with motor impairments, analyzing and predicting input errors, and quantifying situational impairments. He received a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006.||James Fogarty (Computer Science) investigates solutions to the human obstacles surrounding widespread adoption of ubiquitous and intelligent computing technologies. He has recently tackled such topics as unobtrusive home activity recognition, privacy-sensitive location-based sensing, models of human interruptibility, and optimization-based display generation. He received his PhD in Human Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006.|