UNIVERSITY of  WASHINGTON Information School Computer Science & Engineering
Jacob O. Wobbrock Associate Professor, The Information School
Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  Jacob O. Wobbrock, Ph.D.
The Information School
University of Washington
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840   USA

Jacob O. Wobbrock is an Associate Professor in the Information School and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He is director of the Mobile + Accessible Design Lab and Co-Chair of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design program. 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 ability-based design, 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.


Dr. Wobbrock is a scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur in the field of human-computer interaction. 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 AnswerDash 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 computer science. 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.

See his full CV, faculty profile, DUB profile, ACM author page, or Google Scholar page. Or find him in the HCI Bibliography.