2017 ACM SIGCHI
Social Impact Award

Talk given on May 9, 2017 at ACM CHI in Denver, Colorado for the award. Wobbrock, J.O. (2017). Ability-Based Design: Elevating ability over disability in accessible computing. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). Denver, Colorado (May 6-11, 2017). New York: ACM Press, pp. 5-7.
Slide to Unlock
featuring our work on Smart Touch. Part of an interactive feature for the University of Washington Be Boundless Campaign. April 3, 2017.
Smart Touch
Mott, M.E., Vatavu, R.-D., Kane, S.K. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2016). Smart Touch: Improving touch accuracy for people with motor impairments with template matching. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16). San Jose, California (May 7-12, 2016). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1934-1946.
Gesture Agreement
Vatavu, R.-D. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2016). Between-subjects elicitation studies: Formalization and tool support. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16). San Jose, California (May 7-12, 2016). New York: ACM Press, pp. 3390-3402.

Vatavu, R.-D. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2015). Formalizing agreement analysis for elicitation studies: New measures, significance test, and toolkit. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). Seoul, Korea (April 18-23, 2015). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1325-1334.
SwitchBack
Mariakakis, A., Goel, M., Aumi, M.T.I., Patel, S.N. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2015). SwitchBack: Using focus and saccade tracking to guide users' attention for mobile task resumption. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). Seoul, Korea (April 18-23, 2015). New York: ACM Press, pp. 2953-2962.
Adoption-Centered Design
Chilana, P.K., Ko, A.J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2015). From user-centered to adoption-centered design: A case study of an HCI research innovation becoming a product. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). Seoul, Korea (April 18-23, 2015). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1749-1758.
Gesture Heatmaps
Vatavu, R.-D., Anthony, L. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2014). Gesture heatmaps: Understanding gesture performance with colorful visualizations. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI '14). Istanbul, Turkey (November 12-16, 2014). New York: ACM Press, pp. 172-179.
MobileASL
Tran, J.J., Flowers, B., Riskin, E.A., Ladner, R.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2014). Analyzing the intelligibility of real-time mobile sign language video transmitted below recommended standards. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '14). Rochester, New York (October 20-22, 2014). New York: ACM Press, pp. 177-184.
Sound Startups
featuring AnswerDash, a startup founded from our work on LemonAid
Endpoint Prediction
Pasqual, P.T. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2014). Mouse pointing endpoint prediction using kinematic template matching. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14). Toronto, Ontario (April 26-May 1, 2014). New York: ACM Press, pp. 743-752.
Bubble Lens
Mott, M.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2014). Beating the bubble: Using kinematic triggering in the Bubble Lens for acquiring small, dense targets. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14). Toronto, Ontario (April 26-May 1, 2014). New York: ACM Press, pp. 733-742.
Gesture Clustering
Anthony, L., Vatavu, R.-D. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2013). Understanding the consistency of users' pen and finger stroke gesture articulation. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI '13). Regina, Saskatchewan (May 29-31, 2013). Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Information Processing Society, pp. 87-94.
Access Lens
Kane, S.K., Frey, B. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2013). Access Lens: A gesture-based screen reader for real-world documents. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). Paris, France (April 27-May 2, 2013). New York: ACM Press, pp. 347-350.
Q-Methodology
O'Leary, K., Wobbrock, J.O. and Riskin, E.A. (2013). Q-methodology as a research and design tool for HCI. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). Paris, France (April 27-May 2, 2013). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1941-1950.
Older Adults & Touchscreens
Findlater, L., Froehlich, J., Fattal, K., Wobbrock, J.O. and Dastyar, T. (2013). Age-related differences in performance with touchscreens compared to traditional mouse input. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). Paris, France (April 27-May 2, 2013). New York: ACM Press, pp. 343-346.
iOn the Future
featuring our work on the Angle Mouse and the Pointing Magnifier (see 20:56 - 25:36)
$P Gesture Recognizer
Vatavu, R.-D., Anthony, L. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). Gestures as point clouds: A $P recognizer for user interface prototypes. Proceedings of the ACM Int'l Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI '12). Santa Monica, California (October 22-26, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 273-280.
GripSense
Goel, M., Wobbrock, J.O. and Patel, S.N. (2012). GripSense: Using built-in sensors to detect hand posture and pressure on commodity mobile phones. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '12). Cambridge, Massachusetts (October 7-10, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 545-554.
Perkinput
Azenkot, S., Wobbrock, J.O., Prasain, S. and Ladner, R.E. (2012). Input Finger Detection for nonvisual touch screen text entry in Perkinput. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI '12). Toronto, Ontario (May 28-30, 2012). Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Information Processing Society, pp. 121-129.
LemonAid
Chilana, P.K., Ko, A.J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). LemonAid: Selection-based crowdsourced contextual help for web applications. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). Austin, Texas (May 5-10, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1549-1558.
Prefab Bubble Cursor
Dixon, M., Fogarty, J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). A general-purpose target-aware pointing enhancement using pixel-level analysis of graphical interfaces. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). Austin, Texas (May 5-10, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 3167-3176.
Accessible Pointing
featuring our work on the Angle Mouse and the Pointing Magnifier
Access Overlays
Kane, S.K., Morris, M.R., Perkins, A.Z., Wigdor, D., Ladner, R.E., and Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). Access Overlays: Improving non-visual access to large touch screens for blind users. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '11). Santa Barbara, California (October 16-19, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 273-282.
Portico
Avrahami, D., Wobbrock, J.O. and Izadi, S. (2011). Portico: Tangible interaction on and around a tablet. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '11). Santa Barbara, California (October 16-19, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 347-356.
VoiceGames
Harada, S., Wobbrock, J.O. and Landay, J.A. (2011). Voice Games: Investigation into the use of non-speech voice input for making computer games more accessible. Proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC13 Int'l Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '11). Lisbon, Portugal (September 5-9, 2011). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6946/2011. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, pp. 11-29.
Typing on Touch Screens
Findlater, L., Wobbrock, J.O. and Wigdor, D. (2011). Typing on flat glass: Examining ten-finger expert typing patterns on touch surfaces. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, British Columbia (May 7-12, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 2453-2462.
Enhanced Area Cursors
Findlater, L., Jansen, A., Shinohara, K., Dixon, M., Kamb, P., Rakita, J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2010). Enhanced area cursors: Reducing fine-pointing demands for people with motor impairments. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '10). New York, NY (October 3-6, 2010). New York: ACM Press, pp. 153-162.
Micro-Projected Guides
Rosenthal, S., Kane, S.K., Wobbrock, J.O. and Avrahami, D. (2010). Augmenting on-screen instructions with micro-projected guides: When it works, and when it fails. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp '10). Copenhagen, Denmark (September 26-29, 2010). New York: ACM Press, pp. 203-212.
Bonfire
Kane, S.K., Avrahami, D., Wobbrock, J.O., Harrison, B., Rea, A., Philipose, M. and LaMarca, A. (2009). Bonfire: A nomadic system for hybrid laptop-tabletop interaction. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '09). Victoria, British Columbia (October 4-7, 2009). New York: ACM Press, pp. 129-138.
Angle Mouse
Wobbrock, J.O., Fogarty, J.A., Liu, S., Kimuro, S. and Harada, S. (2009). The Angle Mouse: Target-agnostic dynamic gain adjustment based on angular deviation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). Boston, Massachusetts (April 4-9, 2009). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1401-1410.
Slide Rule
Kane, S.K., Bigham, J.P. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2008). Slide Rule: Making mobile touch screens accessible to blind people using multi-touch interaction techniques. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '08). Halifax, Nova Scotia (October 13-15, 2008). New York: ACM Press, pp. 73-80.
Supple
Gajos, K.Z., Wobbrock, J.O. and Weld, D.S. (2008). Improving the performance of motor-impaired users with automatically-generated, ability-based interfaces. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '08). Florence, Italy (April 5-10, 2008). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1257-1266.
EyeWrite
Wobbrock, J.O., Rubinstein, J., Sawyer, M.W. and Duchowski, A.T. (2008). Longitudinal evaluation of discrete consecutive gaze gestures for text entry. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA '08). Savannah, Georgia (March 26-28, 2008). New York: ACM Press, pp. 11-18.
Speaking in Pictures
featuring our work on VoiceDraw
VoiceDraw
Harada, S., Wobbrock, J.O. and Landay, J.A. (2007). VoiceDraw: A voice-driven hands-free drawing application. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '07). Tempe, Arizona (October 15-17, 2007). New York: ACM Press, pp. 27-34.
Barrier Pointing
Froehlich, J., Wobbrock, J.O. and Kane, S.K. (2007). Barrier Pointing: Using physical edges to assist target acquisition on mobile device touch screens. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '07). Tempe, Arizona (October 15-17, 2007). New York: ACM Press, pp. 19-26.
Steering Wheel Input
Gonzalez, I.E., Wobbrock, J.O., Chau, D.H., Faulring, A. and Myers, B.A. (2007). Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel: Thumb-based interaction techniques for input on steering wheels. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI '07). Montreal, Quebec (May 28-30, 2007). Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Information Processing Society, pp. 95-102.
Hi-Tech Typing
featuring our work on Trackball EdgeWrite.
Trackball EdgeWrite
Wobbrock, J.O. and Myers, B.A. (2006). Trackball text entry for people with motor impairments. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '06). Montreal, Quebec (April 22-27, 2006). New York: ACM Press, pp. 479-488.
EdgeWrite
Wobbrock, J.O., Myers, B.A. and Kembel, J.A. (2003). EdgeWrite: A stylus-based text entry method designed for high accuracy and stability of motion. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '03). Vancouver, British Columbia (November 2-5, 2003). New York: ACM Press, pp. 61-70.
WebThumb
Wobbrock, J.O., Forlizzi, J., Hudson, S.E. and Myers, B.A. (2002). WebThumb: Interaction techniques for small-screen browsers. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '02). Paris, France (October 27-30, 2002). New York: ACM Press, pp. 205-208.