The MAD Lab at the University of Washington comprises Ph.D. students in information science and computer science working with Dr. 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


Dr. Jacob O. Wobbrock


Kristen Shinohara, Cynthia L. Bennett, and Jacob O. Wobbrock have a paper accepted to the ASSETS 2016 conference on Computers & Accessibility in October 2016. The paper is entitled, "How designing for people with and without disabilities shapes student design thinking." Link coming soon!