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The entryway of my undergrad (Colorado College)‘s political science building. “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free”.

I am currently a graduate student at University of Washington’s Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design program. When I tell people my background, they’re usually a bit confused as my undergrad degree is in Political Science (with a healthy sprinkling of sociology, history, and economics courses). For a time, I was embarrassed to come from the non-STEM world, but the further into the world of HCI I’ve gotten the more I’m convinced that the Social Sciences and Humanities have a lot to offer HCI & UX. The following are a few of those reasons.

1. Understanding the H in HCI

The technology part is usually not…


Over the course of 5 days, our 3-person team designed DoVol, a coupon app and physical machine designed to help reward & incentivize volunteering in one’s community.

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TEAM
Eleanor Nesbit, Sakshat Goyal, Sophia Li

COURSE
MHCI+D Immersion Studio

MY ROLE
User Research & Usability Testing, Prototyping, Project Manager

Research

The Project Brief

Explore ways of using computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) technology to help people cooperate in acts of civic engagement.

Problem Framing

Civic engagement is a loaded term so we first set out to explore what is (and isn’t) civic engagement. …

Eleanor Nesbit

Product Designer @Redfin; University of Washington Human-Computer Interaction + Design program alum.

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