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We welcome our new Program Director, Michael Smith

Michael Smith is the MHCI+D Program Director, succeeding the founding director, Linda Wagner, who has become the director of academic programs for UW’s Global Innovation Exchange.

The teaching faculty in the Master of Human Computer Interaction+ Design program come from the sponsoring departments as well as two full-time faculty members dedicated to the program. Guest instructors round out the teaching faculty.

MHCI+D Directors Conversation

Linda Wagner, founding director, and Michael Smith, the current Program Director, discuss the hand-off between them as directors of the UW MHCI+D program.

MHCI+D Faculty

Michael Smith

Program Director

MHCI+D

Senior Lecturer

School of Art + Art History + Design

Interaction design, design research, human-computer interaction, transportation, labor, philosophy of design.

Justin Hamacher

Lecturer

MHCI+D

Lecturer

School of Art + Art History + Design

hamacj[at]uw.edu

User Experience; Interaction Design; Visual Communication; Cross-cultural Design; Business Analysis; Systems Thinking; Anthropology; Psychology; Mythology; User Research; Ideation; Spatial Design; Community Development.

MHCI+D Faculty Teaching in 2016-17

Autumn

HCID 511, IDEATION STUDIO

Linda Wagner

Program Director, outgoing

MHCI+D

Senior Lecturer

Human Centered Design & Engineering

lw1mhcid[at]uw.edu

Design and product strategy; Ethnographic research; Innovation; User-centered design.

Justin Hamacher

Lecturer

MHCI+D

Lecturer

School of Art + Art History + Design

hamacj[at]uw.edu

User Experience; Interaction Design; Visual Communication; Cross-cultural Design; Business Analysis; Systems Thinking; Anthropology; Psychology; Mythology; User Research; Ideation; Spatial Design; Community Development.

HCID 530, USER RESEARCH

Michael Smith

Program Director

MHCI+D

Senior Lecturer

School of Art + Art History + Design

Interaction design, design research, human-computer interaction, transportation, labor, philosophy of design.


Winter

HCID 520, USER INTERFACE SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY

Jeff Heer

Associate Professor

Computer Science & Engineering

jheer[at]cs.washington.edu

Data visualization; Interactive data analysis; Social computing; Human-computer interaction.

HCID 521, PROTOTYPING STUDIO

Justin Hamacher

Lecturer

MHCI+D

Lecturer

School of Art + Art History + Design

hamacj[at]uw.edu

User Experience; Interaction Design; Visual Communication; Cross-cultural Design; Business Analysis; Systems Thinking; Anthropology; Psychology; Mythology; User Research; Ideation; Spatial Design; Community Development.

Justin Lund

Guest Lecturer

Guest Faculty

Industrial Design; Sketching and Rendering; Model Making; Prototyping; Design Thinking; Rapid Prototyping; Mockups; Human Factors and Ergonomics

HCID 540, CAPSTONE PLANNING

Michael Smith

Program Director

MHCI+D

Senior Lecturer

School of Art + Art History + Design

Interaction design, design research, human-computer interaction, transportation, labor, philosophy of design.


Spring

HCID 510, DESIGNING INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS

Design, industrial design, interaction design, new media

HCID 531, USER RESEARCH STUDIO

Elizabeth Sanocki

Senior Lecturer

HCDE

esanocki@uw.edu

User Experience Research and Design; Information Architecture; Human Sensation and Perception.

Michael Smith

Program Director

MHCI+D

Senior Lecturer

School of Art + Art History + Design

Interaction design, design research, human-computer interaction, transportation, labor, philosophy of design.


Summer

HCID 540, CAPSTONE STUDIO

Michael Smith

Program Director

MHCI+D

Senior Lecturer

School of Art + Art History + Design

Interaction design, design research, human-computer interaction, transportation, labor, philosophy of design.