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


I'm a sixth year Ph.D. candidate in the Information School at the University of Washington where I'm a member of the Mobile + Accessible Design Lab and advised by Dr. 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.

My dissertation is supported by a Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant and a UW GO-MAP Dissertation Fellowship. To learn more about my research, check out this UW feature story or listen to my radio interview with Seattle's KOMO News .

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

Recent Publications

Improving dwell-based gaze typing with dynamic, cascading dwell times
Martez E. Mott, Shane Williams, Jacob O. Wobbrock, and Meredith Ringel Morris
CHI 2017 | PDF | BibTeX | DOI

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 | UW feature on Smart Touch
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