Alyse Marie Allred

Doctoral Student & UX Designer

Alyse Marie Allred

PhD Student

Human Centered Design & Engineering

University of Washington


I’m Alyse Marie, and I’m a doctoral student in the University of Washington‘s Human Centered Design & Engineering program, advised by Dr. Cecilia Aragon

My research focuses on transformative fandom, digital countercultures, and computer-supported creative communities. Methodologically, I lean towards ethnographic and design research in order to build and interpret rich data into meaningful narratives. Guiding this, I also have an educational and industry background in User Experience Research & Design, as well as Biomedical Engineering. I aim to position my research to elevate marginalized voices, and build a more equitable future for all.

Beyond academics, I have a variety of skills & interests, such as: UX Design, Art & Animation, & Web Design.


Allred, A. M., & Gray, C. M. (2021). “Be Gay, Do Crimes”: The Co-Production and Activist Potential of Contemporary Fanzines. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 5(CSCW2), 1–35.

Clepper, G., Martinez, J. S., Farooq, A., Allred, A. M., McDonald, K., Carr, I., Toombs, A., & Tan, H. Z. (2020). Feeling creepy: A haptic haunted house, Work in Progress Paper, in Proceedings of the IEEE Haptics Symposium, pp. 562-563

Book Chapters

Figure 4.2. The core, content, structure, and evolution of IMPACT. From Student-centered Pedagogy and Course Transformation at Scale: Facilitating Faculty Agency to Impact Institutional Change (p. 61) by Levesque-Bristol, C. (2021). Stylus Publishing, LLC.