University of Washington
Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design


A truly interdisciplinary experience with world-class faculty and students from four departments in the cross-disciplinary group, DUB: Design-Use-Build:


Computer Science & Engineering


Human Centered Design & Engineering

The Information School


By integrating several disciplines, this unique Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design program brings together design, technology, and the study of human behavior, creating students who can work seamlessly across these fields to create innovative new products, technologies and services.


In a year-long, project-based curriculum, students learn the latest tools and techniques in user experience and interface design, prototyping, user research and evaluation. The Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design courses consist of both hands-on studios (often focused on industry-sponsored projects) as well as cutting-edge lecture courses. The combination of theory and practice, with emphasis on making and doing, provides a dynamic and intensive learning experience.


New MHCID faculty named

Justin Hamacher has been appointed by School of Art + Art History + Design and will also teach in the MHICD program. The Stranger listed him as one of five new hired for the UW School.

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Hot Jobs: User Experience Designer

Linda Wagner, MHCID’s director, is quoted in this article by UW’s Professional and Continuing Education Group, that “a compelling design can make the difference between soaring commercial success and an utter failure of good ideas.”

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2 MHCID students on winning team at Hardware weekend

Tony Ip and Kosuke Shiraishi teamed up to design a system that gives the driver instant feedback on the safety seat installation and child restraints.

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MHCID student helped shape Travel app featured at 2015 CHI Conference.

MHCID alumnus Jeremy Friedland worked in a research group under Daniela Rosner on a GIS system turns a digital sketch that you draw on your smartphone screen into a walking route.

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