Jacob O. Wobbrock is an Associate Professor in the
and an Adjunct Associate Professor in
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington.
He is director of the
Mobile + Accessible Design Lab and
Co-Chair of the
Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design
His research interests are
input techniques (text entry, pointing, touch, gesture, voice, gaze),
mobile user interfaces,
human performance measurement and modeling,
research and design methods, and
computer access for people with disabilities.
He has a special focus on
a design stance in which the abilities required to operate a technology are questioned,
and systems are made operable by and adaptable to alternative abilities.
See his CV.
in the field of
As a scientist,
he studies human behavior with interactive systems, and
develops new methods for designing and evaluating interactive systems.
As an inventor, he creates and deploys new interactive systems for human use.
As an entrepreneur, he co-founded
and serves as its venture-backed President & CEO.
AnswerDash enables online businesses to easily capture and answer questions from their
customers, increasing sales, reducing support costs, and generating important insights
about customers' needs.
Dr. Wobbrock's students
come primarily from UW Ph.D. programs in
information science and
He and his students are active in the DUB Group.
Dr. Wobbrock has worked in industry and
occasionally serves as an expert witness
on intellectual property matters.
ACM author page, or
Google Scholar page.
Or find him in the HCI Bibliography.