Meet the LabintheWild Team!

LabintheWild tests your abilities and preferences. At the end of each experiment, you will see a page with your personalized feedback, which lets you compare yourself and your performance to other people around the world.

By participating, you contribute to research on people's similarities and differences and help improve users' experience when interacting with technology. We believe that research should be done in collaboration with people—people like you from all over the world who are interested in learning about themselves and helping research. With your help, we can, for example, compare the website preferences of people from different countries, or analyze what user interfaces should look like if optimized for the mouse interaction abilities of certain age groups.

  • Katharina Reinecke

    Katharina co-founded LabintheWild to study how culture influences people's preferences and abilities when they interact with technology. She is an ardent aficionado of Swedish furniture and loves being surrounded by bright colors. (This is not at all contradictory!) In addition to overseeing LabintheWild, she is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington, researches culturally adaptive user interfaces, and throws the craziest fondue parties.

  • Krzysztof Gajos

    Krzysztof co-founded LabintheWild to study people of different age groups and with different abilities. He is a Full Professor at our offsite location, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he is frequently seen having walking meetings in Harvard Yard or playing volleyball with his students. Not surprisingly, he is super smart and has freaked out huge numbers of people by correctly guessing their age based only on their mouse movements.

  • Nigini A. Oliveira

    Nigini is a Brazilian geek and researcher working as a Postdoc at the University of Washington. He joined LabintheWild to study how to better design social and collaborative online technology for different cultures. He loves reading fiction and riding bikes. Some say he speaks a little too much and laughs a little too loud.

  • Miriel the Cat

    Miriel manages the LabintheWild team with charm and creative distraction strategies. She also likes posing as a photo model for our experiments, so make sure to look out for cute cat pics while you’re taking our studies!

Other contributors:

Trevor Croxson, Daniel Zangri, Dianna Hu, Jenny Liu, Jonathan Taratuta-Titus, Jun Sup Lee, Tiffany Liu, Michelle Luo, Kenneth Arnold, Nancy Chen, Norman Zhu, Pao Siangliulue, Steve Komarov, Rishav Mukherji, William Xiao, Yuechen Zhao, Ryan Burton, Yan Chen, Carol Moser, Vaishnav Kameswaran

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