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Julie A. Kientz

  • Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Washington
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Research interests

Human-Computer Interaction Ubiquitous Computing Health Informatics AssistiveTechnology Persuasive Technology Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

About

Julie A. Kientz (pronounced like "Keentz") is an Associate Professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. She directs the Computing for Healthy Living and Learning Lab, is active in the Design, Use, Build (dub) alliance, and has adjunct appointments in The Information School and Computer Science & Engineering. Dr. Kientz's primary research areas are in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, and Health Informatics. Her research focuses on understanding and reducing the user burdens of interactive technologies for health and education through the design of future applications. She has designed, developed, and evaluated mobile, sensor, and social applications for helping individuals with sleep problems, parents of young children tracking developmental progress, individuals with visual impairments, people who want to quit smoking, and special education teachers working with children with autism. Her primary research methods involve human-centered design, technology development, and a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods. Dr. Kientz received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. She was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2009, named an MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35 in 2013, and was given the UW College of Engineering Faculty Research Innovator award in 2014.

Co-authors (160)

Publications (5)

  • Examining Menstrual Tracking to Inform the Design of Personal Informatics Tools

    • Epstein D
    • Lee N
    • Kang J
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  • It wasn't really about the Pokémon: Parents' Perspectives on a Location-Based Mobile Game

    • Sobel K
    • Bhattacharya A
    • Hiniker A
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  • Lessons from Practice: Designing Tools to Facilitate Individualized Support for Quitting Smoking

    • Bhattacharya A
    • Vilardaga R
    • Kientz J
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  • Making Sense of Sleep Sensors: How Sleep Sensing Technologies Support and Undermine Sleep Health

    • Ravichandran R
    • Sien S
    • Patel S
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  • TummyTrials: A Feasibility Study of Using Self-Experimentation to Detect Individualized Food Triggers

    • Karkar R
    • Zia J
    • Schroeder J
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Washington

September 2008 - Present

Education history

Ph.D. Computer Science

Georgia Institute of Technology

August 2003 - August 2008(5 years)

B.S. Computer Science & Engineering

University of Toledo

August 1998 - December 2002(4 years)