- UW iSchool
Make sure to check out the iSchool Technology section, where you’ll find all sorts of equipment you can check out for projects, and a Knowledge Base with tons of other useful information. (Even more equipment can be checked out from the UW STF Program). Another excellent resource for student technology is iTechT Online Learning Team Canvas.
The DUB group is an alliance of faculty and students across the University of Washington exploring Human-Computer Interaction and Design. Sign up for their mailing list to find out about upcoming speakers.
Catalyst workshops are a great way to dip your toes in the technology ocean. They offer brief, free workshops on a wide range of software tools, at various times and locations on campus. A must for anyone transitioning from another field.
- Human Centered Design & Engineering
The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering often sponsors interesting classes and events, relating to usability and information architecture.
IUGA, the student association for Informatics majors, offers social and professional events. Check out their blog and mailing list.
Change is a group of faculty, students, and staff at the University of Washington who are exploring the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in improving the lives of underserved populations, especially in the developing world.
- Biomedical Health Informatics
At the University of Washington we define the field of Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) broadly, engaging students and faculty in a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. Our research and training span a continuum of overlapping areas including biological, clinical, and population research. In addition to advancing the field of BHI itself, we are committed to contributing to the theory and practice of computing and information science, biomedical research, clinical care, consumer health, and public health. We also place an emphasis on translational informatics, the interaction of people and technology, and humanistic values in our work.
- ASIS&T PNW
With monthly meetups at the Elysian Brewery and a whole slew of iSchool alumni, ASIS&T PNW is a great place to tap in to the local professional community.
All auditory cues to the contrary, SIG-CHI is NOT a fraternity. The Special Interest Group for Computer-Human Interaction of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsors a very competitive annual conference. Check out the local chapter for an exceptional speaker series.
SITES AND LISTS
- InfoCamp Seattle
- AllTop UI – aggregates stories from many of the sites listed below
- A List Apart
- Boxes and Arrows
- Digital Web
- Elegant Hack
- IA Summit
- Information Architecture Institute
- Knowledge Management for Development Journal
- Knowledge Management Professional Society
- Louis Rosenfeld
- Nielsen Norman Group: Jakob Nielsen’s Website
- w3schools – web dev reference