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.


What is HCDE?

Student research group uses comics to answer this question. Read More

Class of 2014: Capstone Projects

Capstone project videos from the class of 2014 have been uploaded. Visit Page

UW’s Jeffrey Heer wins award to support data visualization research

Jeffrey Heer, who will be the instructor for HCID 520 in Winter 2015, wins the Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery award…Read more

Seattle the next big startup hub

Wall Street Journal article about why Seattle is the next big startup hub, including mention of UW’s Startup Hall…Read more

UW computer science professor Shyam Gollakota named top innovator under 35 by MIT

He was a lead researcher for “Ambient Backscatter”, a project which features small devices that communicate with one another and exchange data without a battery…Read more