Kristen Shinohara, PhD Candidate

I am a PhD Candidate in the Information School at the University of Washington. My research is focused on the design methods, and in particular, the design of accessible technologies used by people with sensory disabilities. I am a member of DUB, and the MadLab. Dr. Jacob O. Wobbrock is my adviser.

My research focuses on ways to zero in on how people with disabilities perceive and use technologies designed to help them have access to everyday activities.

In 2012, I received a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the NSF.

Publications

[Best Paper Winner] Shinohara, K. and Wobbrock, J. O. (2011). In the shadow of misperception: assistive technology use and social interactions. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems. Vancouver, BC, Canada, ACM, 705-714. ACM Digital Library

Wobbrock, J. O., Shinohara, K. and Jansen, A. (2011). The effects of task dimensionality, endpoint deviation, throughput calculation, and experiment design on pointing measures and models. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems. Vancouver, BC, Canada, ACM, 1639-1648. ACM Digital Library

Wobbrock, J. O., Jansen, A. and Shinohara, K. (2011). Modeling and predicting pointing errors in two dimensions. Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems. Vancouver, BC, Canada, ACM, 1653-1656. ACM Digital Library

Findlater, L., Jansen, A., Shinohara, K., Dixon, M., Kamb, P., Rakita, J. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2010). Enhanced area cursors: Reducing fine-pointing demands for people with motor impairments. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '10). New York, NY (October 3-6, 2010). ACM Digital Library

Shinohara, K. and Tenenberg, J. 2009. A blind person's interaction with technology. In Communications of the ACM. 52(8): p.58-66. ACM Digital Library

Shinohara, K. and Tenenberg, J. 2007. Observing Sara: a case study of a blind person's interactions with technology. In Proceedings of the 9th international ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (Tempe, Arizona, USA, October 15 - 17, 2007). Assets '07. ACM, New York, NY, 171-178. ACM Digital Library

Conference Posters

[ACM Student Research Competition Poster, Second Place Winner] Shinohara, K. (2010). Investigating meaning in uses of assistive devices: implications of social and professional contexts. Proceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility. Orlando, Florida, USA, ACM, 319-320. ACM Digital Library

Patel R, Shinohara K, Marshall L, Curioso W. Approaches to tagging by physicians: a design exploration. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. 2009 Nov 16:977.

Choe, E.K., Shinohara, K., Chilana, P.K., Dixon, M. and Wobbrock, J.O. (2009) Exploring the design of accessible goal crossing desktop widgets. Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (Boston, Massachusetts April 4-9, 2009). CHI '09. ACM, New York, NY. ACM Digital Library