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.

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

Human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, sensing, accessibility

Kristin Dew

Assistant Teaching Professor

Human Centered Design & Engineering

Sustainable interaction design and technology ethics, ethnographic and design inquiry methods

Audrey Desjardins

Assistant Professor, Interaction Design

School of Art + Art History + Design

Design, interaction design, sustainability

Human Computer Interaction, accessible technology, teaching

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, artifical intelligence and security

Input & interaction techniques, human performance measurement & modeling, HCI research & design methods, mobile computing, and accessible computing

Teaching Faculty & Industry Instructors, 2022-23

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

Sara Richards

Senior UX Researcher


HCID 530: User Research

HCID 590: Design, Use, Build Seminar

HCID 511: Ideation Studio, HCID 521: Prototyping Studio, HCID 541: Capstone Studio

HCID 520: User Interface Software & Technology

Michael Smith



HCID 512: Interfaces Lab

Clint Rule

Senior Creative Director


HCID 561: Portfolio & Professional Practice

HCID 510: Designing Interactive Systems

Chris Seifert

Expressions Design Manager


HCID 513A: Advanced Interfaces

Cara Lyn Kleid

Principal Product Designer


Capstone Advisor

Holly Hirzel

Principal Product Manager

Project Archer

Capstone Advisor

Casey Jabbour

Senior Product Manager

Capstone Advisor

Sam Gil-Vargas

UX Researcher


Capstone Advisor

Capstone Advisor

Sarah Outhwaite

Senior Interaction Designer

Google News

Capstone Advisor

Kate Powell

Head of UX Research

United Airlines

Capstone Advisor