Hi 👋,

I’m Jon, an Associate Professor in Human-Computer Interaction at UW’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering where I work with an extraordinary set of students and collaborators on problems related to accessibility, urban informatics, environmental sustainability, and STEM education.

At UW, I direct the Makeability Lab and am an Associate Director of CREATE, an Executive Committee member of the MHCI+D program, and a co-founding member of DUB, a large, cross-disciplinary organization of academic and industry professionals interested in HCI and Design research. I’m also the co-founder of Project Sidewalk, a web tool aimed at transforming how sidewalks are mapped, analyzed, and visualized using crowdsourcing+AI.

The Makeability Lab is grateful for funding support from the NSF, the Department of Defense’s Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program, the PacTrans Consortium, UW CREATE, and the UW Reality Lab as well as corporate sponsors, including: Google Faculty Research Awards, a 3M Faculty Award, Nokia, and Microsoft. We are also grateful that our PhD students have been awarded two Google PhD Fellowships and an IBM Fellowship.

We are honored and humbled that our work has been recognized with fifteen Best Paper and Honorable Mention Awards, including five Best Papers at CHI, two Best Papers at ASSETS, and a 10-Year Impact Award at UbiComp.

You can learn more about our research by following the Makeability Lab twitter account here.