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.

Contact

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

News

Oct 2012: Our paper On Interface Closeness and Problem Solving has been accepted to TEI 2013!

Sep 2012: Excited for my first quarter at UW!

Aug 2012: Arrived in Seattle!