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.


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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MHCID Exec Committee founding member, James Fogarty, co-author of study on food tracking barriers.

This work was presented at CHI 2015 in Seoul, South Korea, April 18-23.

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UW opens new CoMotion maker space to all students

This effort, one of many in various stages of development, reflect a mission that is “more about innovation transfer than tech transfer”

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