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James Fogarty is an Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He is also a core member of the DUB Group, our cross-campus initiative advancing Human-Computer Interaction and Design research and education.

His broad research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction, User Interface Software and Technology, and Ubiquitous Computing. His focus is on developing, deploying, and evaluating new approaches to the human obstacles surrounding widespread everyday adoption of ubiquitous sensing and intelligent computing technologies.


  • Ph D, Human Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
  • BS, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper
    Epidemiology as a framework for large-scale mobile application accessibility assessment (2017)
    Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS ’17), Page 2-11 Authors: Annie Ross, Xiaoyi Zhang, James A. Fogarty, Jacob O. Wobbrock
  • Conference Paper
    User interface toolkit mechanisms for securing interface elements (2012)
    Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, Page 239--250 Authors: Franzi Roesner, James A. Fogarty, Tadayoshi Kohno