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May 26, 2020

Jennifer Mankoff, Director

Jennifer Mankoff, a white, Jewish woman with an invisible disability. She is smiling broadly and standing casually in the Allen Center atrium

Jennifer Mankoff is a Founding Co-Director of CREATE. Her research focuses on accessibility and 3D printing. She has led the effort to better understand both clinical and DIY stakeholders in this process, and developed better, more usable tools for production.


Jacob O. Wobbrock

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

The CREATE community thanks Dr. Jacob O. Wobbrock for three years of leadership as one of our founders and CREATE Co-Director Emeritus. A bright idea was sparked in 2019 at Microsoft’s IdeaGen 2030 discussion panel, where Wobbrock spoke about ability-based design. Wobbrock and panel member Katherine Steele, a CREATE associate director, thought that a center…


Anat Caspi

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The CREATE community thanks Dr. Anat Caspi for three years of leadership as one of our founders and CREATE’s inaugural Director of Translation. Caspi defined and elevated CREATE’s translation efforts, leveraging the center’s relationships with partners in industry, disability communities, and academia. Her leadership created sustainable models for translation and built on our prior successes. Collaborations…


Richard Ladner

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The CREATE community thanks Professor Emeritus Richard Ladner for three years of leadership as one of our founders and CREATE’s inaugural Education Director. Ladner initiated the CREATE Student Minigrant Program that helps fund small grants up to $2,000 in support of student initiated research projects. He has shepherded 10 minigrants and worked directly with eight…


Heather Feldner

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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…


Leah Findlater

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…


James Fogarty

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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 206-685-8081…


Jon Froehlich

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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 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 wearable…


Kat Steele

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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…