About Me

I am a second year PhD student in the Information School at the University of Washington where I study and conduct research in human-computer interaction (HCI). I am a member of the MAD Lab, where I am advised by Jacob O. Wobbrock. My research interests lie broadly within the field of HCI with accessible computing, input and interaction techniques, and novel user interfaces as my primary areas of focus.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, I am a fan of all things Detroit, and am patiently waiting for the city's resurgence.


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

Recent Projects

TangibleRubik: TangibleRubik is a novel tangible password system which allows users to physically manipulate a Rubik's Cube to enter a password. By having users physically manipulate the cube, the system takes advantage of humans’ innate ability to recall motor actions through repetition