The MAD Lab at the University of Washington comprises Ph.D. students in information science and computer science working with Prof. Jacob O. Wobbrock on mobile and accessible design within Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). We are active members of the DUB Group, the multi-departmental HCI and Design group on campus.


To create useful interactive technologies that improve people's access to and interaction with computers and information, particularly for impaired users or users in impairing situations.


  • Vision. "The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability; and something is bound to come of it."   — Vannevar Bush (1945)

  • Inclusion. "Everybody has to be able to participate in a future that they want to live for."   — Dean Kamen

  • Utility. "The value of an idea lies in the using of it."   — Thomas Edison


Prof. Jacob O. Wobbrock


Martez Mott will spend Autumn 2015 in the neXus group at Microsoft Research working with Dr. Meredith Ringel Morris.


The MAD Lab had two articles accepted to the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing and one paper accepted to CSCW 2016. Congratulations to Kristen Shinohara, Abigail Evans, and alumnus Jessica Tran. Papers coming soon!


Prof. Wobbrock was profile in the New York Times for his role as the founding C.E.O. of AnswerDash.


Katie O'Leary will spend Summer 2015 at Google Research in Mountain View, California.