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.
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.
Eleanor Nesbit, Sakshat Goyal, Sophia Li
MHCI+D Immersion Studio
User Research & Usability Testing, Prototyping, Project Manager
Explore ways of using computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) technology to help people cooperate in acts of civic engagement.
Civic engagement is a loaded term so we first set out to explore what is (and isn’t) civic engagement. …
Product Designer @Redfin; University of Washington Human-Computer Interaction + Design program alum.