Claudia Coulibaly, David Lee, Ethan Pyke, Larry Shan

Local businesses are the backbone of the economy. They are crucial to the community; many provide jobs to locals, are better for the environment, and donate more to non-profit organizations than their corporate counterparts. But, more and more consumers are moving away…

Contributors: Linda Vong, Abby Ellis, David Zarate, Danica Villez

Problem Overview: Washington state food deserts

Food is a basic human need, and for at least 2.3% of all U.S. households — 2.3 million people — that need is not being met for a multitude of reasons, including food deserts. Urban food deserts are areas that have…


Shayan Nathan: User Researcher, Designer, Leader of Ideation

Fadel Shitui: User Researcher, Designer, Leader of Design

Libby Knell: User Researcher, Designer, Leader of Prototyping

Problem Overview

Youth sports improves participants’ mental and physical health, academic success, and self-esteem. However, many of the club youth sports programs in the United States have…

Learn how to earn a piece of the economic pie through investment

Contributors: Joely Swartz, Amber Xu, Danh Luong (Generating ideas, conducting user research and usability tests, sketching, prototyping, and documenting)

The challenge

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed rot at the center of American economic life. Millions of low-income families are struggling…

Contributors: Hank Tadeusiak (Observer), Elana Hummel (Facilitator), Ethan Sylvia (Observer)

Understanding the Problem

Many first generation college students lack access to college related resources and the resources they do have often vary in quality depending on the school. …

Team Members

Morgan Graham, Wednesday Wolf, Marlena Rehder, Paari Gopal

What Need Exists?: Problem Overview

As we age, performing tasks around the house becomes more difficult. Changing a lightbulb, mowing the lawn, or moving furniture can become tough, even dangerous. These tasks are vital to living independently. In fact, when we reached out to seniors living alone…


Alex Fu: Prototyping, Digital Mockup Creation, Usability Test Notetaker

Anne Pham: User Research Facilitator, Usability Test Facilitator, Digital Mockup Creation, Sketching

Chris Yuen: Digital Mockup Creator, Usability Test Notetaker

Sophia Hwang: Prototyping, Sketching, Digital Mockup Creation, User Research Notetaker, Usability Test Notetaker


As COVID-19 case numbers continue to persist or…

The Team:

Akif Ahmed: Product Manager

Isabelle Donsbach: Chief Design Officer

Truc Nguyen: Chief Marketing Officer & Design Consultant

Ken Aragon: Technical Writer

The Problem

Moving to the United States from another country is a difficult experience. Immigrants experience a wide variety of challenges from culture shock to language barriers. Amongst these challenges, finding…

Team Members: Jimmy Nguyen, Richard Jiang, Sabrina Pearson, Yuji Lai


COVID has wreaked havoc on small businesses in the US as more and more small businesses are closing permanently at an alarming rate. Our team chose to focus on specifically remedying the disparities that small restaurants face during COVID. Small…

Team: Daphne Hsu, Shreya Jayaraman, Ryan Liang, and Kris Wong

Cuisine is a defining aspect of human culture. (Koc & Welsh, 2002) In our group’s project, we are addressing disparities in the access to cultural groceries faced by the over 67,000 members of the Vietnamese community residing in the Puget…

CSE 440 Staff

University of Washington Computer Science, Intro to Human Computer Interaction

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