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
 
 

Publications

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Journal Articles

[J.12] Morris, M.R., Danielescu, A., Drucker, S., Fisher, D., Lee, B., schraefel, m.c. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2014). Reducing legacy bias in gesture elicitation studies. ACM interactions 21 (3), May + June 2014, pp. 40-45.
[J.11] Findlater, L. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). From plastic to pixels: In search of touch-typing touchscreen keyboards. ACM interactions 19 (3), May + June 2012, pp. 44-49.
[J.10] Wobbrock, J.O., Kane, S.K., Gajos, K.Z., Harada, S. and Froehlich, J. (2011). Ability-Based Design: Concept, principles and examples. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 3 (3). Article No. 9.
[J.9] Gajos, K.Z., Weld, D.S. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2010). Automatically generating personalized user interfaces with Supple. Artificial Intelligence 174 (12-13), pp. 910-950.
[J.8] Wobbrock, J.O., Ko, A.J. and Kientz, J.A. (2009). Reflections on the future of iSchools from inspired junior faculty. ACM interactions 16 (5), September + October 2009, pp. 69-71.
[J.7] Wobbrock, J.O., Myers, B.A. and Aung, H.H. (2008). The performance of hand postures in front- and back-of-device interaction for mobile computing. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 66 (12), pp. 857-875.
[J.6] Wobbrock, J.O. and Gajos, K.Z. (2008). Goal crossing with mice and trackballs for people with motor impairments: Performance, submovements, and design directions. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 1 (1). Article No. 4.
[J.5] Wobbrock, J.O. and Myers, B.A. (2008). Enabling devices, empowering people: The design and evaluation of Trackball EdgeWrite. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology 3 (1 & 2), pp. 35-56.
[J.4] Wobbrock, J.O. and Myers, B.A. (2006). Analyzing the input stream for character-level errors in unconstrained text entry evaluations. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 13 (4), pp. 458-489.
[J.3] Wobbrock, J.O., Aung, H.H., Myers, B.A. and LoPresti, E.F. (2005). Integrated text entry from power wheelchairs. Behaviour and Information Technology 24 (3), pp. 187-203.
[J.2] Myers, B.A., Nichols, J., Wobbrock, J.O. and Miller, R.C. (2004). Taking handheld devices to the next level. IEEE Computer 36 (12), pp. 36-43.
[J.1] Heckman, C.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (1999). Liability for autonomous agent design. Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 2 (1), pp. 87-103.

Refereed Conference Papers (Full)

[C.67] 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 Interfaces (ICMI '14). Istanbul, Turkey (November 12-16, 2014). New York: ACM Press. To appear.
[C.66] 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. To appear.
[C.65] 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.
[C.64] 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.
[C.63] Vatavu, R.-D., Anthony, L. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2013). Relative accuracy measures for stroke gestures. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI '13). Sydney, Australia (December 9-13, 2013). New York: ACM Press, pp. 279-286.
[C.62] Kane, S.K., Morris, M.R. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2013). Touchplates: Low-cost tactile overlays for visually impaired touch screen users. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '13). Bellevue, Washington (October 21-23, 2013). New York: ACM Press. Article No. 22.
[C.61] Tran, J.J., Rodriguez, R., Riskin, E.A. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2013). A web-based intelligibility evaluation of sign language video transmitted at low frame rates and bitrates. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '13). Bellevue, Washington (October 21-23, 2013). New York: ACM Press. Article No. 2.
[C.60] Dell, N., Breit, N., Wobbrock, J.O. and Borriello, G. (2013). Improving form-based data entry with image snippets. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI '13). Regina, Saskatchewan (May 29-31, 2013). Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Information Processing Society, pp. 157-164.
[C.59] 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.
[C.58] 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.
[C.57] Chilana, P.K., Ko, A.J., Wobbrock, J.O. and Grossman, T. (2013). A multi-site field study of crowdsourced contextual help: Usage and perspectives of end-users and software teams. 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. 217-226.
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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 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI '12). Santa Monica, California (October 22-26, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 273-280. Outstanding Paper Winner.
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Azenkot, S., Rector, K., Ladner, R.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). PassChords: Secure multi-touch authentication for blind people. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '12). Boulder, Colorado (October 22-24, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 159-166. Best Paper Winner.
[C.54] 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.
[C.53] 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.
[C.52] Levy, D.M., Wobbrock, J.O., Kaszniak, A.W. and Ostergren, M. (2012). The effects of mindfulness meditation training on multitasking in a high-stress information environment. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI '12). Toronto, Ontario (May 28-30, 2012). Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Information Processing Society, pp. 45-52.
[C.51] Evans, A.C. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). Taming wild behavior: The Input Observer for obtaining text entry and mouse pointing measures from everyday computer use. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). Austin, Texas (May 5-10, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1947-1956.
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Goel, M., Findlater, L. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). WalkType: Using accelerometer data to accommodate situational impairments in mobile touch screen text entry. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). Austin, Texas (May 5-10, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 2687-2696. Honorable Mention Paper.
[C.49] Findlater, L. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). Personalized input: Improving ten-finger touchscreen typing through automatic adaptation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). Austin, Texas (May 5-10, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 815-824.
[C.48] 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.
[C.47] 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.
[C.46] Tran, J.J., Kim, J., Chon, J., Riskin, E.A., Ladner, R.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). Evaluating quality and comprehension of real-time sign language video on mobile phones. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '11). Dundee, Scotland (October 24-26, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 115-122.
[C.45] 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.
[C.44] 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.
[C.43] 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 International 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.
[C.42] Wobbrock, J.O., Shinohara, K. and Jansen, A. (2011). The effects of task dimensionality, endpoint deviation, throughput calculation, and experiment design on pointing measures and models. 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. 1639-1648.
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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. Honorable Mention Paper.
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Shinohara, K. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). In the shadow of misperception: Assistive technology use and social interactions. 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. 705-714. Best Paper Winner.
[C.39] Azenkot, S., Prasain, S., Borning, A., Fortuna, E., Ladner, R.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). Enhancing independence and safety for blind and deaf-blind public transit riders. 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. 3247-3256.
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Kane, S.K., Wobbrock, J.O. and Ladner, R.E. (2011). Usable gestures for blind people: Understanding preference and performance. 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. 413-422. Best Paper Winner.
[C.37] Tran, J.J., Johnson, T.W., Kim, J., Rodriguez, R., Yin, S., Riskin, E.A., Ladner, R.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2010). A web-based user survey for evaluating power saving strategies for deaf users of MobileASL. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '10). Orlando, Florida (October 25-27, 2010). New York: ACM Press, pp. 115-122.
[C.36] 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.
[C.35] 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.
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Ko, A.J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2010). Cleanroom: Edit-time error detection with the uniqueness heuristic. Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC '10). Madrid, Spain (September 21-25, 2010). Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 7-14. Best Paper Winner.
[C.33] Morris, M.R., Wobbrock, J.O. and Wilson, A.D. (2010). Understanding users' preferences for surface gestures. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI '10). Ottawa, Ontario (May 31-June 2, 2010). Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Information Processing Society, pp. 261-268.
[C.32] Anthony, L. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2010). A lightweight multistroke recognizer for user interface prototypes. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI '10). Ottawa, Ontario (May 31-June 2, 2010). Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Information Processing Society, pp. 245-252.
[C.31] Chilana, P.K., Wobbrock, J.O. and Ko, A.J. (2010). Understanding usability practices in complex domains. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '10). Atlanta, Georgia (April 10-15, 2010). New York: ACM Press, pp. 2337-2346.
[C.30] Kane, S.K., Jayant, C., Wobbrock, J.O. and Ladner, R.E. (2009). Freedom to roam: A study of mobile device adoption and accessibility for people with visual and motor disabilities. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '09). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (October 25-28, 2009). New York: ACM Press, pp. 115-122.
[C.29] 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.
[C.28] Cherniavsky, N., Chon, J., Wobbrock, J.O., Ladner, R.E. and Riskin, E.A. (2009). Activity analysis enabling real-time video communication on mobile phones for deaf users. 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. 79-88.
[C.27] Wobbrock, J.O., Fogarty, J., 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.
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Wobbrock, J.O., Morris, M.R. and Wilson, A.D. (2009). User-defined gestures for surface computing. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). Boston, Massachusetts (April 4-9, 2009). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1083-1092. Best Paper Nominee.
[C.25] Harada, S., Wobbrock, J.O., Malkin, J., Bilmes, J. and Landay, J.A. (2009). Longitudinal study of people learning to use continuous voice-based cursor control. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). Boston, Massachusetts (April 4-9, 2009). New York: ACM Press, pp. 347-356.
[C.24] Harada, S., Lester, J., Patel, K., Saponas, T.S., Fogarty, J., Landay, J.A. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2008). VoiceLabel: Using speech to label mobile sensor data. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI '08). Chania, Crete, Greece (October 20-22, 2008). New York: ACM Press, pp. 69-76.
[C.23] 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.
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Kane, S.K., Wobbrock, J.O. and Smith, I.E. (2008). Getting off the treadmill: Evaluating walking user interfaces for mobile devices in public spaces. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI '08). Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 18-20, 2008). New York: ACM Press, pp. 109-118. Best Paper Winner.
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Wobbrock, J.O., Cutrell, E., Harada, S. and MacKenzie, I.S. (2008). An error model for pointing based on Fitts' law. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '08). Florence, Italy (April 5-10, 2008). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1613-1622. Best Paper Winner.
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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. Best Paper Winner.
[C.19] 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.
[C.18] Wobbrock, J.O. and Gajos, K.Z. (2007). A comparison of area pointing and goal crossing for people with and without motor impairments. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '07). Tempe, Arizona (October 15-17, 2007). New York: ACM Press, pp. 3-10.
[C.17] 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.
[C.16] 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.
[C.15] Bigham, J.P., Cavender, A.C., Brudvik, J.T., Wobbrock, J.O. and Ladner, R.E. (2007). WebinSitu: A comparative analysis of blind and sighted browsing behavior. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '07). Tempe, Arizona (October 15-17, 2007). New York: ACM Press, pp. 51-58.
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Wobbrock, J.O., Wilson, A.D. and Li, Y. (2007). Gestures without libraries, toolkits or training: A $1 recognizer for user interface prototypes. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '07). Newport, Rhode Island (October 7-10, 2007). New York: ACM Press, pp. 159-168. Invited for Reprise at SIGGRAPH '08.
[C.13] Gajos, K.Z., Wobbrock, J.O. and Weld, D.S. (2007). Automatically generating user interfaces adapted to users' motor and vision capabilities. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '07). Newport, Rhode Island (October 7-10, 2007). New York: ACM Press, pp. 231-240.
[C.12] 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.
[C.11] Wobbrock, J.O., Chau, D.H. and Myers, B.A. (2007). An alternative to push, press, and tap-tap-tap: Gesturing on an isometric joystick for mobile phone text entry. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '07). San Jose, California (April 28-May 3, 2007). New York: ACM Press, pp. 667-676.
[C.10] Wobbrock, J.O. and Myers, B.A. (2006). From letters to words: Efficient stroke-based word completion for trackball text entry. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '06). Portland, Oregon (October 23-25, 2006). New York: ACM Press, pp. 2-9.
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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. Best Paper Winner.
[C.8] Myers, B.A. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2005). Text input to handheld devices for people with physical disabilities. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International '05). Las Vegas, Nevada (July 22-27, 2005). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, vol. 4, pp. 1962-1970.
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Wobbrock, J.O., Myers, B.A., Aung, H.H. and LoPresti, E.F. (2004). Text entry from power wheelchairs: EdgeWrite for joysticks and touchpads. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '04). Atlanta, Georgia (October 18-20, 2004). New York: ACM Press, pp. 110-117. Best Paper Winner.
[C.6] Wobbrock, J.O., Myers, B.A. and Aung, H.H. (2004). Writing with a joystick: A comparison of date stamp, selection keyboard and EdgeWrite. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI '04). London, Ontario (May 17-19, 2004). Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Information Processing Society, pp. 1-8.
[C.5] 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.
[C.4] Myers, B.A., Wobbrock, J.O., Yang, S., Yeung, B., Nichols, J. and Miller, R. (2002). Using handhelds to help people with motor impairments. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies (ASSETS '02). Edinburgh, Scotland (July 8-10, 2002). New York: ACM Press, pp. 89-96.
[C.3] Nichols, J., Wobbrock, J.O., Gergle, D. and Forlizzi, J. (2002). Mediator and medium: Doors as interruption gateways and aesthetic displays. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '02). London, England (June 25-28, 2002). New York: ACM Press, pp. 379-386.
[C.2] Heckman, C.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2000). Put your best face forward: Anthropomorphic agents, e-commerce consumers, and the law. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents '00). Barcelona, Spain (June 3-7, 2000). New York: ACM Press, pp. 435-442.
[C.1] Heckman, C.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (1998). Liability for autonomous agent design. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents '98). Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 10-13, 1998). New York: ACM Press, pp. 392-399.

Refereed Conference Papers (Notes)

[N.18] Evans, A. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2014). Filling in the gaps: Capturing social regulation in an interactive tabletop learning environment. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS '14). Boulder, Colorado (June 23-27, 2014). Atlanta, Georgia: ISLS Press, pp. 1157-1161.
[N.17] Kay, M., Rector, K., Consolvo, S., Greenstein, B., Wobbrock, J.O., Watson, N.F., Kientz, J.A. (2013). PVT-Touch: Adapting a reaction time test for touchscreen devices. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth '13). Venice, Italy (May 5-8, 2013). Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 248-251.
[N.16] Goel, M., Jansen, A., Mandel, T., Patel, S.N. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2013). ContextType: Using hand posture information to improve mobile touch screen text entry. 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. 2795-2798.
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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. Honorable Mention Paper.
[N.14] 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.
[N.13] Anthony, L. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). $N-Protractor: A fast and accurate multistroke recognizer. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI '12). Toronto, Ontario (May 28-30, 2012). Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Information Processing Society, pp. 117-120.
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Findlater, L., Lee, B.Q. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). Beyond Qwerty: Augmenting touch screen keyboards with multi-touch gestures for non-alphanumeric input. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). Austin, Texas (May 5-10, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 2679-2682. Honorable Mention Paper.
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Wobbrock, J.O., Findlater, L., Gergle, D. and Higgins, J.J. (2011). The Aligned Rank Transform for nonparametric factorial analyses using only ANOVA procedures. 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. 143-146. Honorable Mention Paper.
[N.10] Wobbrock, J.O., Jansen, A. and Shinohara, K. (2011). Modeling and predicting pointing errors in two dimensions. 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. 1653-1656.
[N.9] Chilana, P.K., Ko, A.J., Wobbrock, J.O., Grossman, T. and Fitzmaurice, G. (2011). Post-deployment usability: A survey of current practices. 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. 2243-2246.
[N.8] Chilana, P.K., Ko, A.J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2010). Understanding expressions of unwanted behaviors in open bug reporting. Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC '10). Madrid, Spain (September 21-25, 2010). Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 203-206.
[N.7] Wobbrock, J.O. (2009). TapSongs: Tapping rhythm-based passwords on a single binary sensor. 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. 93-96.
[N.6] Gajos, K.Z., Weld, D.S. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2008). Decision-theoretic user interface generation. Proceedings of the 23rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI '08). Chicago, Illinois (July 13-17, 2008). Menlo Park, California: AAAI Press, pp. 1532-1536.
[N.5] Kane, S.K., Wobbrock, J.O., Harniss, M. and Johnson, K.L. (2008). TrueKeys: Identifying and correcting typing errors for people with motor impairments. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI '08). Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain (January 13-16, 2008). New York: ACM Press, pp. 349-352.
[N.4] Wobbrock, J.O., Myers, B.A. and Chau, D.H. (2006). In-stroke word completion. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '06). Montreux, Switzerland (October 15-18, 2006). New York: ACM Press, pp. 333-336.
[N.3] Wobbrock, J.O., Myers, B.A. and Rothrock, B. (2006). Few-key text entry revisited: Mnemonic gestures on four keys. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '06). Montreal, Quebec (April 22-27, 2006). New York: ACM Press, pp. 489-492.
[N.2] Wobbrock, J.O., Aung, H.H., Rothrock, B. and Myers, B.A. (2005). Maximizing the guessability of symbolic input. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '05). Portland, Oregon (April 2-7, 2005). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1869-1872.
[N.1] 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.

Refereed Conference Papers (with Posters)

[P.14] O'Leary, K., Delahunt, C., Dowden, P., Darmansya, I., Heng, J., Riskin, E.A., Ladner, R.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). Design goals for a system for enhancing AAC with personalized video. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '12). Boulder, Colorado (October 22-24, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 223-224.
[P.13] Azenkot, S., Ladner, R.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). Smartphone haptic feedback for nonvisual wayfinding. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '11). Dundee, Scotland (October 24-26, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 281-282.
[P.12] Evans, A. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). Input Observer: Measuring text entry and pointing performance from naturalistic everyday computer use. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, British Columbia (May 7-12, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1879-1884.
[P.11] Jansen, A., Findlater, L. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). From the lab to the world: Lessons from extending a pointing technique for real-world use. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, British Columbia (May 7-12, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1867-1872.
[P.10] Levy, D.M., Wobbrock, J.O., Kaszniak, A.W. and Ostergren, M. (2011). Initial results from a study of the effects of meditation on multitasking performance. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, British Columbia (May 7-12, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 2011-2016.
[P.9] Kim, J., Tran, J.J., Johnson, T.W., Ladner, R., Riskin, E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). Effect of MobileASL on communication among deaf users. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, British Columbia (May 7-12, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 2185-2190.
[P.8] Choe, E.K., Shinohara, K., Chilana, P.K., Dixon, M. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2009). Exploring the design of accessible goal crossing desktop widgets. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). Boston, Massachusetts (April 4-9, 2009). New York: ACM Press, pp. 3733-3738.
[P.7] Kane, S.K. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2007). Automatically correcting typing errors for people with motor impairments. Adjunct Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '07). Newport, Rhode Island (October 7-10, 2007). New York: ACM Press, pp. 59-60.
[P.6] Chau, D.H., Wobbrock, J.O., Myers, B.A. and Rothrock, B. (2006). Integrating isometric joysticks into mobile phones for text entry. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '06). Montreal, Quebec (April 22-27, 2006). New York: ACM Press, pp. 640-645.
[P.5] Wobbrock, J.O. and Myers, B.A. (2005). Gestural text entry on multiple devices. Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '05). Baltimore, Maryland (October 9-12, 2005). New York: ACM Press, pp. 184-185.
[P.4] Wobbrock, J.O. and Myers, B.A. (2005). EdgeWrite: A new text entry technique designed for stability. Proceedings of the RESNA 28th Annual Conference (RESNA '05). Atlanta, Georgia (June 23-27, 2005). Arlington, Virginia: RESNA Press.
[P.3] Wobbrock, J.O., Myers, B.A. and Aung, H.H. (2004). Joystick text entry with date stamp, selection keyboard and EdgeWrite. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '04). Vienna, Austria (April 24-29, 2004). New York: ACM Press, p. 1550.
[P.2] Wobbrock, J.O. (2003). The benefits of physical edges in gesture-making: Empirical support for an edge-based unistroke alphabet. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '03). Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (April 5-10, 2003). New York: ACM Press, pp. 942-943.
[P.1] Wobbrock, J.O. (2002). In your own words: Using full sentences as feedback. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '02). Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 20-25, 2002). New York: ACM Press, pp. 866-867.

Workshop Papers

[W.16] Tran, J.J., Riskin, E.A., Ladner, R.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2013). Human-centered approach evaluating mobile sign language video communication. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC '13). Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 2-5, 2013).
[W.15] Azenkot, S., Rector, K., Ladner, R.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2013). The need for research on mobile technologies for people with low-vision. Third Mobile Accessibility Workshop (MOBACC '13). ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). Paris, France (April 27-May 2, 2013).
[W.14] Tran, J.J., Riskin, E.A., Ladner, R.E. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2013). Increasing mobile sign language video accessibility by relaxing video transmission standards. Third Mobile Accessibility Workshop (MOBACC '13). ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). Paris, France (April 27-May 2, 2013).
[W.13] Chilana, P.K., Ko, A.J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2013). Crowdsourced Q&A-based contextual help for web applications: Challenges and opportunities. Workshop on "Social Media Question Asking." ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '13). San Antonio, Texas (February 23-27, 2013).
[W.12] Bernstein, M., Cosley, D., DiSalvo, C., Kairam, S., Karger, D., Kriplean, T., Lampe, C., Mackay, W., Terveen, L., Wobbrock, J. and Yardi, S. (2012). Reject me: Peer review and SIGCHI. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). Austin, Texas (May 5-10, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 1197-1200.
[W.11] Kristensson, P.O., Clawson, J., Dunlop, M., Isokoski, P., Roark, B., Vertanen, K., Waller, A. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). Designing and evaluating text entry methods. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). Austin, Texas (May 5-10, 2012). New York: ACM Press, pp. 2747-2750.
[W.10] Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). Practical statistics for human-computer interaction: An independent study combining statistics theory and tool know-how. Annual Workshop of the Human-Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC '11). Pacific Grove, California (June 14-18, 2011).
[W.9] Chilana, P.K., Ko, A.J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2011). Using crowdsourcing in the design of context-sensitive help for web applications. Workshop on "Crowdsourcing and Human Computation." ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, British Columbia (May 7-12, 2011).
[W.8] Hurst, A., Gajos, K.Z., Findlater, L., Wobbrock, J.O., Sears, A. and Trewin, S. (2011). Dynamic accessibility: Detecting and accommodating differences in ability and situation. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). Vancouver, British Columbia (May 7-12, 2011). New York: ACM Press, pp. 41-44.
[W.7] Harada, S., Wobbrock, J.O. and Landay, J.A. (2009). Beyond speech recognition: Improving voice-driven access to computers. Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE-IBM Accessing the Future Conference. Boston, Massachusetts (July 20-21, 2009).
[W.6] Chilana, P.K., Ko, A.J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2009). Designing software for unfamiliar domains. Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE '09). In Companion of the 31st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE '09). Vancouver, British Columbia (May 17, 2009). Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society, p. 22.
[W.5] Wobbrock, J.O., Rubinstein, J., Sawyer, M. and Duchowski, A.T. (2007). Not typing but writing: Eye-based text entry using letter-like gestures. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Communication by Gaze Interaction (COGAIN '07). Leicester, England (September 3-4, 2007). Frederiksberg, Denmark: The COGAIN Association, pp. 61-64.
[W.4] Wobbrock, J.O. (2006). The future of mobile device research in HCI. Workshop on "What is the Next Generation of Human-Computer Interaction?" ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '06). Montreal, Quebec (April 22-27, 2006), pp. 131-134.
[W.3] Wobbrock, J.O. (2006). A robust design for accessible text entry. Accessibility and Computing: The Newsletter of ACM SIGACCESS (no. 84, January 2006). New York: ACM Press, pp. 48-51. First appeared in the Doctoral Consortium of ACM ASSETS 2005. Baltimore, Maryland (October 9-12, 2005).
[W.2] Wobbrock, J.O., Myers, B.A. and Hudson, S.E. (2003). Exploring edge-based input techniques for handheld text entry. Third International Workshop on Smart Appliances and Wearable Computing (IWSAWC '03). In Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops (ICDCSW '03). Providence, Rhode Island (May 19-22, 2003). Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 280-282.
[W.1] Myers, B.A., Nichols, J., Wobbrock, J.O., Litwack, K., Higgins, M., Hughes, J., Harris, T.K., Rosenfeld, R. and Pignol, M. (2003). Handheld devices for control. Annual Workshop of the Human-Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC '03). Winter Park, Colorado (February 5-9, 2003).

Book Chapters

[B.4] Wobbrock, J.O. (2014). Improving pointing in graphical user interfaces for people with motor impairments through ability-based design. Chapter 8 in G. Kouroupetroglou (ed.), Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 206-253.
(Email author for chapter inquiries.)
[B.3] Hinckley, K., Jacob, R.J.K., Ware, C., Wobbrock, J.O. and Wigdor, D. (2014). Input/output devices and interaction techniques. Chapter 21 in T. Gonzalez, J. Diaz-Herrera and A. Tucker (eds.), Computing Handbook, Third Edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 21-1 – 21-54.
[B.2] Wobbrock, J.O. (2007). Measures of text entry performance. Chapter 3 in I.S. MacKenzie and K. Tanaka-Ishii (eds.), Text Entry Systems: Mobility, Accessibility, Universality. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 47-74.
[B.1] Wobbrock, J.O. and Myers, B.A. (2007). Adding gestural text entry to input devices for people with motor impairments. Chapter 14 in J. Lazar (ed.), Universal Usability: Designing Computer Interfaces for Diverse User Populations. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 421-456.

Issued Patents

[A.3] Wobbrock, J.O. and Myers, B.A. (2010). Using edges and corners for character input. Filed March 29, 2004 as #10/811,761. Issued June 1, 2010 as U.S. Patent #7,729,542.
[A.2] Dehlin, J.P., Chen, C.S., Wilson, A.D., Robbins, D.C., Horvitz, E.J., Hinckley, K.P. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2009). Recognizing gestures and using gestures for interacting with software applications. Filed June 28, 2004 as #10/880,167. Issued April 14, 2009 as U.S. Patent #7,519,223.
[A.1] Kembel, J.A., Kembel, G.A., Medrano, A.P., Kim, D.S., Russell, J., Wobbrock, J., Kembel, G.S., Kembel, J.L., Gabbay, L.D., Malloy, S.J., Bella, J.A., Devulkar, S.T. and Wallin, M. (2008). Apparatus and method for tracing the distribution of diversely sourced internet content. Filed April 26, 2000 as #09/558,924. Issued April 8, 2008 as U.S. Patent #7,356,569.

Popular Press

[R.9] Wobbrock, J. (2014). Why you need to worry about the questions your website visitors DON'T ask. HubSpot Inbound Hub, October 21, 2014.
[R.8] Wobbrock, J. (2014). Changing consumer behaviors make self-service growth inevitable. destinationCRM.com, September 26, 2014.
[R.7] Wobbrock, J. (2014). How millennials require us to design the technologies of tomorrow. WIRED Innovation Insights, September 5, 2014.
Also published in Business 2 Community, September 17, 2014.
[R.6] Wobbrock, J. (2014). Non-verbal communication and online customer experience. LinkedIn Pulse, September 5, 2014.
[R.5] Wobbrock, J. (2014). Focus on what customers do—Not what they say. LinkedIn Pulse, August 12, 2014.
[R.4] Wobbrock, J. (2014). How marketing can kill your website conversion rate. LinkedIn Pulse, August 5, 2014.
[R.3] Wobbrock, J. (2014). 5 ways to improve online customer experience with website self-service. LinkedIn Pulse, July 28, 2014.
[R.2] Wobbrock, J. (2014). Ivory tower research and startup innovation are two sides of a coin. Entrepreneur Magazine, July 19, 2014.
[R.1] Wobbrock, J. (2014). Power to the people: How to make self-service a priority for your website. Website Magazine, June 20, 2014.

Theses

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Wobbrock, J.O. (2006). EdgeWrite: A versatile design for text entry and control. Technical Report CMU-HCII-06-104. Ph.D. Dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. 310 pages. School of Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award.
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Wobbrock, J.O. (1998). The law and policy of autonomous software agents. Honors Thesis, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. 172 pages. Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts.