Dr. Sean Munson is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington's Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Working 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 focuses on the challenges of designing for collaboration and coordination, to bring together the different expertise necessary to understand and act on these data.
Sean's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and Google. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and is a Distinguished Member of the ACM.
In addition to his research and teaching, Sean directs the HCDE PhD program, previously chaired 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.