Dr. Sean Munson is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington's Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Working primarily on challenges of health, wellbeing, and exposure to diverse information, Sean designs and evaluates techniques for helping people make sense of data about themselves and the world around them. He particularly focuses on the challenges of designing for collaboration and coordination, to bring together the different expertise necessary to understand and act on these data.
In addition to his research and teaching, Sean directs the HCDE PhD program, chairs the HCI+D Interdisciplinary Faculty Group, is a member of the DUB group, and is methods co-director for the UW Alacrity Center.
Sean completed a BS in Engineering at Olin College in 2006 and his PhD at the University of Michigan School of Information in 2012. Previously, he was a political blogger and, while at Boeing, designed concepts for future passenger airplane interiors.