Update: Prof. Lukoff is currently on paternity leave. He will return April 1, 2023.

Kai Lukoff is an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, where he directs the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. He uses human centered methods to research, design, and develop technologies for digital wellbeing and advance social justice.

His work explores how digital interfaces can lead to meaningful or meaningless experiences and support or undermine user sense of agency. He has redesigned features of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter and tested their effects on digital wellbeing in field experiments.

His research has been published at CHI, CSCW, IMWUT, DIS, and in Mindfulness Journal. He previously completed his PhD at the University of Washington in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, where he was co-advised by Drs. Sean Munson and Alexis Hiniker. He also previously lived in China for 6 years where he worked as a product manager at mobile internet startups.