The Information School
University of Washington
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840 USA
memott |at| uw |dot| edu


I'm a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the Information School at the University of Washington. I'm a member of the mobile + accessible design lab where I'm advised by Jacob Wobbrock.

I study and conduct research in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). My research takes an ability-based design approach toward improving the accessibility of touch-enabled devices for users with motor impairing disabilities, and for users under the effects of situational impairments. I create intelligent interaction techniques that leverage users' innate abilities to overcome the inaccessibility of touch-enabled devices.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, I'm a fan of all things Detroit. I'm also a huge fan of football, horror movies, and books on world history (especially books written by Barbara Tuchman).

Recent Publications

Smart Touch: Improving touch accuracy for people with motor impairments with template matching
Martez E. Mott, Radu-Daniel Vatavu, Shaun K. Kane, and Jacob O. Wobbrock
CHI 2016 | PDF | BibTeX | DOI
Best Paper Award (Top 1% of all submissions)

Beating the bubble: Using kinematic in the bubble lens for acquiring small dense targets
Martez E. Mott and Jacob O. Wobbrock
CHI 2014 | PDF | BibTeX | DOI