UW CREATE

Faculty


July 29, 2020

AccessComputing shares UW CREATE’s launch and work toward accessibility

CREATE faculty are already internationally recognized for their contributions to assistive technology and accessible computing; by bringing them together under one organizational roof, CREATE will enable synergies and foster collaborations that enable faculty and students to become more than the sum of their parts.


January 18, 2019

Jennifer Mankoff, Founding Co-Director

Jennifer Mankoff, CREATE Director and co-founder

My research focuses on accessibility and 3D printing.  I have led the effort to better understand both clinical and DIY stakeholders in this process, and developed better, more usable tools for production. Together, these can enhance the capabilities and participation of all users in today’s  manufacturing revolution. Affiliations: Richard E. Ladner Professor, Paul G. Allen…


January 17, 2019

Jacob O. Wobbrock, Founding Co-Director

Jake Wobbrock, CREATE Co-Director and UW iSchool faculty member

My research seeks to scientifically understand people’s experiences of computers and information, and to improve those experiences through design and engineering, especially for people with disabilities. My specific research topics include input & interaction techniques, human performance measurement & modeling, HCI research & design methods, mobile computing, and accessible computing. Affiliations: Professor, The Information School…


January 16, 2019

Anat Caspi, Director for Translation

Anat Caspi, CREATE Director for Translation

I am interested in exploring ways in which collaborative commons and cooperation can challenge and transform the current economics of assistive technology and incentivize rapid development and deployment of ethically built accessible technologies. My research focuses on engineering machine intelligent solutions for customizable real-time, responsive technologies in the context of work, play and urban street…


January 15, 2019

Richard Ladner, Director for Education

Richard Ladner, Founder of AccessComputing and Allen School faculty member

I am interested in accessibility technology research, especially technology for deaf, deaf-blind, hard-of-hearing, and blind people. Active in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in computing fields, I am the Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation funded AccessComputing and AccessCSforAll. Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering Principal Investigator, AccessComputing…


January 14, 2019

Heather Feldner, Associate Director

Heather Feldner, Rehabilitation Technology and Disability Studies

My focus is on advancing participation and health together with people with disabilities and their families by exploring the intersections between mobility, disability, and technology in a variety of personal and environmental contexts. My research centers on the design and implementation of mobility assistive technology, including how perceptions of disability and identity emerge and evolve…


January 13, 2019

Leah Findlater, Associate Director

Leah Findlater, CREATE Associate Director and HCDE faculty member

I am interested in how to create technologies that adapt to accommodate individual user needs and preferences, whether to improve basic interactions such as touchscreen text entry or more complex tasks such as working with machine learning models. My research goal is to ensure that the next generation of computing technologies are designed to meet…


January 12, 2019

James Fogarty, Associate Director

James Fogarty, CREATE Associate Director and Allen School faculty member

My broad research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction, User Interface Software and Technology, and Ubiquitous Computing. My focus is on developing, deploying, and evaluating new approaches to the human obstacles surrounding widespread everyday adoption of ubiquitous sensing and intelligent computing technologies. Affiliations: Professor, Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering Contact Fogarty faculty page jfogarty@cs.uw.edu…


January 11, 2019

Jon Froehlich, Associate Director

Jon Froehlich, CREATE Associate Director and Allen School faculty member

My research focuses on designing, building, and evaluating interactive technology that addresses high value social issues such as environmental sustainability, computer accessibility, and personalized health and wellness. Affiliations: Associate Professor, Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering Contact Froehlich faculty page jonf@cs.washington.edu Google Scholar Research highlights Real-time captioning and sound awareness support With advances in…


January 10, 2019

Kat Steele, Associate Director

Kat Steele, CREATE Associate Director and UW Mechanical Engineering faculty

My research focuses upon using novel computational and experimental tools to understand human movement and improve treatment and quality of life of individuals with cerebral palsy, stroke, and other neurological disorders. My research strives to connect engineering and medicine to create solutions that can advance our understanding of human ability, but also translate research results to the…