HCDE is offering a class fall quarter on designing for complex systems. It will
feature a Red Cross project.
HCDE 520 Design and Management of Complex Systems (4). For more info contact
Robin Mays rm...@uw.edu <mailto:rm...@uw.edu>.
If designing for Red Cross is of interest, you might like to attend an upcoming
public talk by a major figure in disaster sociology Kathleen Tierney:
Creating a Culture of Disaster Preparedness
September 18, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Gould Hall Room 322
Human Centered Design & Engineering
University of Washington
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Robin E. Mays" <rm...@uw.edu>
> Subject: Fwd: [HCDE PhD Students] Updated information on HCDE 520
> Date: September 8, 2017 at 8:05:20 AM PDT
> To: dharma dailey <ddai...@uw.edu>, Amirah Majid <ami...@uw.edu>
> Hi Dharma and Amirah!
> Would you share this? We need 5 more students.
> Thank you!
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> From: "Pat Reilly" <prei...@uw.edu <mailto:prei...@uw.edu>>
> Date: Aug 14, 2017 11:40 AM
> Subject: [HCDE PhD Students] Updated information on HCDE 520
> To: "hcde-...@uw.edu <mailto:hcde-...@uw.edu>" <hcde-...@uw.edu
> Hi all,
> Mark Haselkorn and Robin Mays have been hard at work preparing for the
> upcoming fall quarter HCDE 520 Design & Management of Complex Systems course.
> Course descriptions are not always the best way to get a sense of what to
> expect in a class, especially with the constraint of 450 characters required
> for entry into the General Catalog. Here is a more user-friendly description:
> What would an HCDE student get out of this class?
> Designing technology that works well is only half of the battle of building
> successful socio-technical systems. What about whether it actually gets
> adopted, or meets the non-technical needs of your audience? Most
> technologies do not operate as stand-alone systems, they are an intervention
> within a greater social ecosystem made of multiple stakeholders, larger
> missions, shared values and ways of operating. Accommodating these
> complexities is often the greater challenge or barrier to designing effective
> and successful technology. This class addresses those realities and provides
> some insight and skills for recognizing, considering and incorporating them
> into your design process. In this class we will use and apply human-centered
> design principles, approaches and methods to develop a socio-technical
> solution for a real-world humanitarian organization need.
> Here is the new General Catalog description:
> HCDE 520 Design and Management of Complex Systems (4)
> Design and implementation of enhancements to complex work systems.
> Human-centered approaches to the design and management of technological
> systems embedded within complex social and organizational systems. Designing
> to support decision-making and situational awareness, including sense making
> and adaptation in ambiguous situations. Focus on meeting diverse stakeholder
> needs in the context of emerging design methodologies.
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