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


Shiri Azenkot has been hired as an Assistant Professor at Cornell Tech. Congratulations, Shiri!


Shiri Azenkot wins Graduate School Medal for her work on accessible eyes-free input techniques. Congratulations, Shiri!


Jessica Tran wins kynamatrix award for MobileASL research. Congratulations, Jessica!


Nice article about Jessica Tran's new job and the role the Grace Hopper 2013 Conference played in helping her land it!


Jessica Tran has been hired as a Technology Associate Leader at Thomson Reuters. Congratulations, Jessica!


Prof. Wobbrock lands a Google Research Award for making touch screens more accessible. See the iSchool article here.