Alumni and friends of the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering,
Join us for a lunchtime discussion about the state of HCDE today, and hear from HCDE faculty conducting pandemic-responsive research. Julie Kientz, Professor and Chair of HCDE will provide an update of the department’s operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and members of HCDE’s Alumni Leadership Board will overview their accomplishments in their first year and share how alumni can get involved with the Board.
You will also hear from a panel of three HCDE professors who are on research grants by the National Science Foundation to study effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a conversation moderated by HCDE Teaching Professor Brock Craft, hear from:
• HCDE Professor and Chair Julie Kientz about how families are using technology at home during the pandemic;
• Associate Professor Charlotte P. Lee about how employees and employers are adapting to remote work;
• and Associate Professor Kate Starbird about how misinformation and disinformation related to the pandemic is spreading online.
Our researchers will share progress on their projects and take audience questions related to technology and our remote lives.