Getting a bear hug from the Canadian in Finland

About Me

I'm a fifth-year Information School Ph.D. student at the University of Washington. I work with Jacob O. Wobbrock as part of the Mobile + Accessible Design Lab and Wanda Pratt as part of the iMed team. For the past three years, I've worked with James Ralston, MD, MPH on reminders for chronic illness managemnet at the Group Health Research Institute.

I spent two amazing summers with Google as a UX Research Intern. In 2015, I was on the Privacy Research and Design Team. I studied the privacy concerns and strategies of sensitive populations, including survivors of intimate partner abuse. I was hosted by Tara Matthews, Sunny Consolvo, and Anna Turner. In 2016, I supported designers and engineers to innovate cross-device user experiences that shift and adapt with context as users move through private and shared settings. I worked with Tao Dong, Elizabeth Churchill, Julia Haines, Michael Gilbert, and Jeffrey Nichols.

I specialize in working with diverse and marginalized populations to design technologies. My research in industry and academia has informed the design of clinician-patient collaboration, peer-to-peer psychotherapy, and online privacy.

http://depts.washington.edu/madlab/ http://dub.washington.edu/

The Information School
Mary Gates Hall
Box 352840
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
kathlo@uw.edu