Jacob O. Wobbrock

Author: Jacob O. Wobbrock

Jacob O. Wobbrock is a professor in The Information School at the University of Washington. He also holds an adjunct appointment in Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests are input techniques, interaction design, human performance with computing systems, assistive technology, universal design, mobile user interfaces, and other areas of human-computer interaction (HCI). He received his Ph.D. from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in 2006.

Publications

Publication period start: 2002
Publication period end: 2012
Number of co-authors: 94

Co-authors

Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Shaun K. Kane
9
Richard E. Ladner
10
Brad A. Myers
16

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
James A. Landay
91
Scott E. Hudson
113
Brad A. Myers
154

Publications

Gajos, Krzysztof Z., Weld, Daniel S., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2010): Automatically generating personalized user interfaces with Supple. In Artificial Intelligence, 174 (12) pp. 910-950.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Ko, Andrew J., Kientz, Julie A. (2009): Reflections on the future of iSchools from inspired junior faculty. In Interactions, 16 (5) pp. 69-71.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Myers, Brad A., Aung, Htet Htet (2008): The performance of hand postures in front- and back-of-device interaction for mobile compu. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 20 (12) pp. 857-875.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Gajos, Krzysztof Z. (2008): Goal Crossing with Mice and Trackballs for People with Motor Impairments: Performance, Sub. In ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 1 (1) pp. 4.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Myers, Brad A. (2006): Analyzing the input stream for character-level errors in unconstrained text entry evaluati. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 13 (4) pp. 458-489.

Myers, Brad A., Nichols, Jeffrey, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Miller, Robert C. (2004): Taking Handheld Devices to the Next Level. In IEEE Computer, 37 (12) pp. 36-43.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Myers, Brad A., Kembel, John A. (2003): EdgeWrite: a stylus-based text entry method designed for high accuracy and stability of mo. In: Proceedings of the 16th annural ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology November, 2-5, 2003, Vancouver, Canada. pp. 61-70.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Forlizzi, Jodi, Hudson, Scott E., Myers, Brad A. (2002): WebThumb: interaction techniques for small-screen browsers. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology October 27-30, 2002, Paris, France. pp. 205-208.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Myers, Brad A. (2006): From letters to words: efficient stroke-based word completion for trackball text entry. In: Eighth Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2006, . pp. 2-9.

Azenkot, Shiri, Prasain, Sanjana, Borning, Alan, Fortuna, Emily, Ladner, Richard E., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2011): Enhancing independence and safety for blind and deaf-blind public transit riders. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 3247-3256.

Tran, Jessica J., Johnson, Tressa W., Kim, Joy, Rodriguez, Rafael, Yin, Sheri, Riskin, Eve A., Ladner, Richard E., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2010): A web-based user survey for evaluating power saving strategies for deaf users of mobileASL. In: Twelfth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2010, . pp. 115-122.

Anthony, Lisa, Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2010): A lightweight multistroke recognizer for user interface prototypes. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2010, . pp. 245-252.

Morris, Meredith Ringel, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Wilson, Andrew D. (2010): Understanding users' preferences for surface gestures. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2010, . pp. 261-268.

Harada, Susumu, Lester, Jonathan, Patel, Kayur, Saponas, T. Scott, Fogarty, James, Landay, James A., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2008): VoiceLabel: using speech to label mobile sensor data. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2008, . pp. 69-76.

Ko, Andrew J., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2010): Cleanroom: Edit-Time Error Detection with the Uniqueness Heuristic. In: Hundhausen, Christopher D., Pietriga, Emmanuel, Diaz, Paloma, Rosson, Mary Beth (eds.) IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2010 21-25 September 2010, 2010, Leganés-Madrid, Spain. pp. 7-14.

Chilana, Parmit K., Ko, Andrew J., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2010): Understanding Expressions of Unwanted Behaviors in Open Bug Reporting. In: Hundhausen, Christopher D., Pietriga, Emmanuel, Diaz, Paloma, Rosson, Mary Beth (eds.) IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2010 21-25 September 2010, 2010, Leganés-Madrid, Spain. pp. 203-206.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Findlater, Leah, Gergle, Darren, Higgins, James J. (2011): The aligned rank transform for nonparametric factorial analyses using only anova procedure. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 143-146.

Kane, Shaun K., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Ladner, Richard E. (2011): Usable gestures for blind people: understanding preference and performance. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 413-422.

Shinohara, Kristen, Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2011): In the shadow of misperception: assistive technology use and social interactions. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 705-714.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Shinohara, Kristen, Jansen, Alex (2011): The effects of task dimensionality, endpoint deviation, throughput calculation, and experi. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1639-1648.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Jansen, Alex, Shinohara, Kristen (2011): Modeling and predicting pointing errors in two dimensions. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1653-1656.

Chilana, Parmit K., Ko, Andrew J., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Grossman, Tovi, Fitzmaurice, George (2011): Post-deployment usability: a survey of current practices. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2243-2246.

Findlater, Leah, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Wigdor, Daniel (2011): Typing on flat glass: examining ten-finger expert typing patterns on touch surfaces. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2453-2462.

Jansen, Alex, Findlater, Leah, Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2011): From the lab to the world: lessons from extending a pointing technique for real-world use. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1867-1872.

Findlater, Leah, Jansen, Alex, Shinohara, Kristen, Dixon, Morgan, Kamb, Peter, Rakita, Joshua, Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2010): Enhanced area cursors: reducing fine pointing demands for people with motor impairments. In: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2010, . pp. 153-162.

Evans, Abigail, Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2011): Input observer: measuring text entry and pointing performance from naturalistic everyday c. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1879-1884.

Levy, David M., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Kaszniak, Alfred W., Ostergren, Marilyn (2011): Initial results from a study of the effects of meditation on multitasking performance. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2011-2016.

Kim, Joy, Tran, Jessica J., Johnson, Tressa W., Ladner, Richard, Riskin, Eve, Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2011): Effect of MobileASL on communication among deaf users. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2185-2190.

Tran, Jessica J., Kim, Joy, Chon, Jaehong, Riskin, Eve A., Ladner, Richard E., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2011): Evaluating quality and comprehension of real-time sign language video on mobile phones. In: Thirteenth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2011, . pp. 115-122.

Azenkot, Shiri, Ladner, Richard E., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2011): Smartphone haptic feedback for nonvisual wayfinding. In: Thirteenth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2011, . pp. 281-282.

Chilana, Parmit K., Ko, Andrew J., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2009): Designing software for unfamiliar domains. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering , 2009, . pp. 22.

Kane, Shaun K., Morris, Meredith Ringel, Perkins, Annuska Z., Wigdor, Daniel, Ladner, Richard E., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2011): Access overlays: improving non-visual access to large touch screens for blind users. In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2011, . pp. 273-282.

Avrahami, Daniel, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Izadi, Shahram (2011): Portico: tangible interaction on and around a tablet. In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2011, . pp. 347-356.

O'Leary, Katie, Delahunt, Charles, Dowden, Patricia, Darmansya, Ivan, Heng, Jiaqi, Riskin, Eve A., Ladner, Richard E., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2012): Design goals for a system for enhancing AAC with personalized video. In: Fourteenth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2012, . pp. 223-224.

Levy, David M., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Kaszniak, Alfred W., Ostergren, Marilyn (2012): The effects of mindfulness meditation training on multitasking in a high-stress informatio. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2012, . pp. 45-52.

Anthony, Lisa, Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2012): $N-protractor: a fast and accurate multistroke recognizer. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2012, . pp. 117-120.

Azenkot, Shiri, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Prasain, Sanjana, Ladner, Richard E. (2012): Input finger detection for nonvisual touch screen text entry in Perkinput. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2012, . pp. 121-129.

Vatavu, Radu-Daniel, Anthony, Lisa, Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2012): Gestures as point clouds: a $P recognizer for user interface prototypes. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 273-280.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Myers, Brad A. (2006): Trackball text entry for people with motor impairments. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 479-488.

Kane, Shaun K., Avrahami, Daniel, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Harrison, Beverly, Rea, Adam D., Philipose, Matthai, LaMarca, Anthony (2009): Bonfire: a nomadic system for hybrid laptop-tabletop interaction. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2009, . pp. 129-138.

Nichols, Jeffrey, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Gergle, Darren, Forlizzi, Jodi (2002): Mediator and medium: doors as interruption gateways and aesthetic displays. In: Proceedings of DIS02: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2002, . pp. 379-386.

Kane, Shaun K., Bigham, Jeffrey P., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2008): Slide rule: making mobile touch screens accessible to blind people using multi-touch inter. In: Tenth Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2008, . pp. 73-80.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Myers, Brad A., Aung, Htet Htet (2004): Writing with a joystick: a comparison of date stamp, selection keyboard, and EdgeWrite. In: Graphics Interface 2004 May 17-19, 2004, London, Ontario, Canada. pp. 1-8.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Aung, Htet Htet, Rothrock, Brandon, Myers, Brad A. (2005): Maximizing the guessability of symbolic input. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1869-1872.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Myers, Brad A. (2005): Gestural text entry on multiple devices. In: Seventh Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2005, . pp. 184-185.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Myers, Brad A., Chau, Duen Horng (2006): In-stroke word completion. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2006, . pp. 333-336.

González, Iván E., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Chau, Duen Horng, Faulring, Andrew, Myers, Brad A. (2007): Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel: thumb-based interaction techniques for input on stee. In: Proceedings of the 2007 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2007, . pp. 95-102.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Gajos, Krzysztof Z. (2007): A comparison of area pointing and goal crossing for people with and without motor impairme. In: Ninth Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2007, . pp. 3-10.

Froehlich, Jon, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Kane, Shaun K. (2007): Barrier pointing: using physical ed. In: Ninth Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2007, . pp. 19-26.

Harada, Susumu, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Landay, James A. (2007): Voicedraw: a hands-free voice-driven drawing application for people with motor impairments. In: Ninth Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2007, . pp. 27-34.

Bigham, Jeffrey P., Cavender, Anna C., Brudvik, Jeremy T., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Lander, Richard E. (2007): WebinSitu: a comparative analysis of blind and sighted browsing behavior. In: Ninth Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2007, . pp. 51-58.

Gajos, Krzysztof Z., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Weld, Daniel S. (2008): Improving the performance of motor-impaired users with automatically-generated, ability-ba. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 1257-1266.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Cutrell, Edward, Harada, Susumu, MacKenzie, I. Scott (2008): An error model for pointing based on Fitts\' law. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 1613-1622.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Wilson, Andrew D., Li, Yang (2007): Gestures without libraries, toolkits or training: a $1 recognizer for user interface proto. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology October 7-10, 2007, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. pp. 159-168.

Gajos, Krzysztof Z., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Weld, Daniel S. (2007): Automatically generating user interfaces adapted to users\' motor and vision capabilities. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology October 7-10, 2007, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. pp. 231-240.

Kane, Shaun K., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Harniss, Mark, Johnson, Kurt L. (2008): TrueKeys: identifying and correcting typing errors for people with motor impairments. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2008, . pp. 349-352.

Cherniavsky, Neva, Chon, Jaehong, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Ladner, Richard E., Riskin, Eve A. (2009): Activity analysis enabling real-time video communication on mobile phones for deaf users. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2009, . pp. 79-88.

Harada, Susumu, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Malkin, Jonathan, Bilmes, Jeff A., Landay, James A. (2009): Longitudinal study of people learning to use continuous voice-based cursor control. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 347-356.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Morris, Meredith Ringel, Wilson, Andrew D. (2009): User-defined gestures for surface computing. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 1083-1092.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Fogarty, James, Liu, Shih-Yen (Sean), Kimuro, Shunichi, Harada, Susumu (2009): The angle mouse: target-agnostic dynamic gain adjustment based on angular deviation. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 1401-1410.

Choe, Eun Kyoung, Shinohara, Kristen, Chilana, Parmit K., Dixon, Morgan, Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2009): Exploring the design of accessible goal crossing desktop widgets. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 3733-3738.

Kane, Shaun K., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Smith, Ian E. (2008): Getting off the treadmill: evaluating walking user interfaces for mobile devices in public. In: Hofte, G. Henri ter, Mulder, Ingrid, Ruyter, Boris E. R. de (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services - Mobile HCI 2008 September 2-5, 2008, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. pp. 109-118.

Harada, Susumu, Lester, Jonathan, Patel, Kayur, Saponas, T. Scott, Fogarty, James, Landay, James A., Wobbrock, Jacob O. (2008): VoiceLabel: using speech to label mobile sensor data. In: Digalakis, Vassilios, Potamianos, Alexandros, Turk, Matthew, Pieraccini, Roberto, Ivanov, Yuri (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2008 October 20-22, 2008, Chania, Crete, Greece. pp. 69-76.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Myers, Brad A., Aung, Htet Htet, LoPresti, Edmund F. (2004): Text entry from power wheelchairs: edgewrite for joysticks and touchpads. In: Sixth Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2004, . pp. 110-117.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Rubinstein, James, Sawyer, Michael W., Duchowski, Andrew T. (2008): Longitudinal evaluation of discrete consecutive gaze gestures for text entry. In: Räihä, Kari-Jouko, Duchowski, Andrew T. (eds.) ETRA 2008 - Proceedings of the Eye Tracking Research and Application Symposium March 26-28, 2008, Savannah, Georgia, USA. pp. 11-18.

Myers, Brad A., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Yang, Sunny, Yeung, Brian, Nichols, Jeffrey, Miller, Robert (2002): Using handhelds to help people with motor impairments. In: Fifth Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2002, . pp. 89-96.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Chau, Duen Horng, Myers, Brad A. (2007): An alternative to push, press, and tap-tap-tap: gesturing on an isometric joystick for mob. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2007, . pp. 667-676.

Wobbrock, Jacob O., Myers, Brad A., Rothrock, Brandon (2006): Few-key text entry revisited: mnemonic gestures on four keys. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 489-492.

Chilana, Parmit K., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Ko, Andrew J. (2010): Understanding usability practices in complex domains. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 2337-2346.

Kane, Shaun K., Jayant, Chandrika, Wobbrock, Jacob O., Ladner, Richard E. (2009): Freedom to roam: a study of mobile device adoption and accessibility for people with visua. In: Eleventh Annual ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Assistive Technologies , 2009, . pp. 115-122.

Rosenthal, Stephanie, Kane, Shaun K., Wobbrock, Jacob O., Avrahami, Daniel (2010): Augmenting on-screen instructions with micro-projected guides: when it works, and when it . In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Uniquitous Computing , 2010, . pp. 203-212.