Update: In Fall 2022, I will start as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at Santa Clara University!

Kai Lukoff is a human-computer interaction researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, where he is co-advised by Sean Munson and Alexis Hiniker.

He uses human centered methods to research, design, and develop technologies for digital wellbeing. His work has explored which smartphone apps provide the most and least meaningful experiences and which features support and 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 lived in China for 6 years and worked as a product manager at mobile internet startups.