HCI+D Interdisciplinary Faculty Group

Meet the dedicated HCI and Design faculty who support and teach in the program

The Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design program was founded by DUB, a research center and grassroots alliance of faculty, students, researchers, and industry partners interested in Human Computer Interaction & Design research and education at the University of Washington. The program is overseen by the HCI+D Interdisciplinary Faculty Group which is composed of two dub-involved faculty from each of our four sponsoring academic units.

Ana Pinto Da Silva

Faculty Co-Chair, Associate Professor

Human Centered Design & Engineering

Interdisciplinary design innovation, Early-stage product envisioning, Longevity infrastructure

Jon Froehlich

Faculty Co-Chair, Associate Professor

Computer Science & Engineering

Human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, sensing, accessibility

Kolko MHCI+D IFG Member

Beth Kolko

Assistant Teaching Professor

Human Centered Design & Engineering

Design in Engineering for Extraterrestrial Planning Research

Meichun Liu

Assistant Professor, Interaction Design

School of Art + Art History + Design

Design, interaction design, sustainability

Human-computer interaction, industrial design, interaction design

Jason Yip

Assistant Professor

The Information School
Child-Computer Interaction, learning sciences, families and technology

Lindah Kotut

Assistant Professor

The Information School

Human Computer Interaction, privacy and security, artificial intelligence and security

Jeff Heer


Computer Science & Engineering

Data visualization and analysis, human-computer interaction and social computing

Teaching Faculty & Industry Instructors, 2023-2024

Core courses are taught by faculty from several departments and from industry

The teaching faculty in the Master of Human Computer Interaction+ Design program come from the sponsoring departments as well as the program director and guest instructors from industry.

HCID 521: Prototyping Studio (Wi)

HCID 501: Immersion Studio, HCID 510: Designing Interactive Systems

John Zoshak

Principal Product Manager


HCID 530: User Research

HCID 530: User Research

Amy J. Ko


I School

HCID 520: User Interface Software & Technology

Kristen Dew

Senior UX Researcher


HCID 520: User Interface Software & Technology

Michael Smith



HCID 512: Interfaces Lab

Clint Rule

Senior Creative Director

HCID 561: Portfolio & Professional Practice

Dara Gruber

User Experience Researcher

HCDE 516: Experimental Research Methods

Jamie Snyder

Associate Professor

I School

HCID 511: Ideation Studio

HCID 510: Designing Interactive Systems

Chris Seifert

Sensory Design Lead


HCID 513A: Advanced Interfaces