The UW IT division is hiring a UX Designer. This position exists in Student Information Systems (SIS) Program within Information Management (IM). The SIS Program engages the UW community in visioning a technology enabled future and aligning production and project activities to shared vision and goals for student information systems at the UW.
The requisition # is 72591. Go here to enter this number and apply!
HCDE is hosting a design presentation with Jared Spool entitled “Anatomy of a Design Decision” on April 15th at 6PM in Kane Hall. Register online to reserve your seat.
The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.
Applicants do not need to be in environmental studies; past awardees have come from varied academic disciplines, including Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Urban Design & Planning, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Continue reading
2011-2012 Flanagan and UW Presidential Dissertation Fellowships in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Professions
Deadline: Noon, April 1, 2011
We are pleased to announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2011-12 Flanagan Dissertation Fellowship (two quarter award) and the UW Presidential Dissertation Fellowship (one quarter award).
This year The Graduate School is conducting a combined selection process for the Flanagan and UW Presidential Dissertation awards. Both awards are intended to assist Ph.D. candidates in the final stages of completing their dissertations. Continue reading
Submissions are now open for the
2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards!
The Adobe Design Achievement Awards recognize innovative students and faculty members who AMAZE the world. Finalists will receive Adobe software and a trip to Taipei, Taiwan, where they will be honored in an awards ceremony during the 2011 IDA Congress set for October, 24-26, 2011. Category winners also will receive a cash award of US$3,000. Continue reading
Please join us this Friday from 12:30 to 1:20 PM in Loew Hall, Room 206, for an engaging discussion with Arnie Lund.
Seminar Title: “A Case Study of Applying Design Thinking at Microsoft Corporation”
An overview of design thinking at Microsoft will be presented. This will include both the motivation for shifting to design thinking as well as the characteristics that are impacting how it is being approached within Microsoft. Several key steps in implementing design thinking will be described and illustrated through examples drawn from the recent evolution of a major corporate website. Lessons learned, both positive and negative, will be shared; along with those where the jury is still out. Continue reading
Dean Matt O’Donnell will be teaching a fantastic new course this spring, along with Professor Buddy Ratner of BioE, the first course in a sequence to help scientists and engineers understand the commercialization process. Introduction to Technical Commercialization (BIOEN 504A/498C/ENG 498A) is part of the Program in Technical Commercialization, which was originally started by the Department of Bioengineering a number of years ago, but the Dean and Buddy are revitalizing the first course this spring to suit students in engineering and business. Continue reading
Please join us this Friday from 12:30 to 1:20 PM in Loew Hall, Room 206, for an engaging discussion with Denise Carlevato.
Seminar Title: “Engineering User Love: Crafting Desirable Software Experiences”
A voluntary customer feedback system called Send a Smile was designed to allow customers the ability to share robust comments and emotions (likes/dislikes) with Microsoft Office during the development cycle. While performing a specific task, customers can simply click the smile to send positive feedback or the frown to send negative feedback. The system automatically registers what task the customer was performing, their opinion of it, and even offers a place for the customer to type a written comment. I’ll explain how we used this system to better understand how are products are matching user activities and expectations. Continue reading