Aileen Zeng Presents Project Sidewalk at National MS Society Luncheon

Jon E. Froehlich Oct 23, 2019

Aileen Zeng, our extraordinary undergrad researcher, presented Project Sidewalk to the National MS Society during their 'On the Move' luncheon in Seattle. Thanks to the MS Society for the invitation and great event. [read more]

Liang He Gives UIST'19 Talk on Ondulé

Jon E. Froehlich Oct 22, 2019

Liang He gave a fantastic talk on "Ondulé: Designing and Controlling 3D Printable Springs" at UIST'19, the top technical conference in HCI. Liang was also the web co-chair for the UIST'19 website. Thanks Liang for all your hard work! [read more]

Makeability Labbers at Grace Hopper

Jon E. Froehlich Oct 03, 2019

Makeability Labbers Aileen Zeng and Manaswi Saha attended the Grace Hopper Conference--the largest gathering of women technologists in the world. [read more]

Manaswi Keynote Speaker at WSRO Conference

Manaswi Saha Sep 30, 2019

Makeability Lab member Manaswi Saha was an invited keynote speaker to the Washingtion State Ridesharing Organization (WSRO) conference. She gave a talk on Project Sidewalk entitled Project Sidewalk: Mapping the accessibility of the physical world at scale using interactive computational tools. Congrats Manaswi and thanks for representing the Project Sidewalk team. [read more]

ML Collaborator Galen Weld Summits 100 Highest Mounts in Washington

Jon E. Froehlich Sep 22, 2019

Around noon on Saturday Sept 22, Makeability Lab collaborator and UW CSE PhD student, Galen Weld, became the 76th person to summit the 100 highest mountains in Washington and the youngest person to do so! Congrats Galen! Above, a picture of Galen on top of Buck Mountain in the Glacier Peak Wilderness--the final mountain in the list. [read more]

Barbara Moreno Makes Interactive Visualization of Project Sidewalk Data

Jon E. Froehlich Sep 10, 2019

GIS enthusiast and map maker, Barbara Moreno, created an interactive visualization of Project Sidewalk data collected in Washington DC. Check out the news story and interactive tool here. [read more]

Project Sidewalk Featured as 'Tweet of the Week' in UW Today

Jon E. Froehlich Sep 06, 2019

Project Sidewalk was featured as the 'Tweet of the Week' in the UW Today email. Here's the tweet. [read more]

Makeability Lab Summer 2019 Retreat!

Jon E. Froehlich Aug 19, 2019

Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, potluck picnicking, games, & fun. The Summer 2019 Makeability Lab retreat was a great success. As the summer ends, also an opportunity to thank and say goodbye to our wonderful high school and ugrad interns. [read more]

Manaswi Saha Accepted into ASSETS'19 Doctoral Consortium

Jon E. Froehlich Aug 09, 2019

Makeability Lab PhD student, Manaswi Saha, has been accepted into the ASSETS'19 Doctoral Consortium where she will present and receive feedback on her doctoral work entitled "Interactive Tools for Assessing and Understanding Urban Accessibility At Scale". Congratulations Manaswi! [read more]

Project Sidewalk Featured in Seattle Met Magazine

Jon E. Froehlich Aug 01, 2019

Project Sidewalk featured in the August issue of the Seattle Met in an article entitled "Can Project Sidewalk Use Crowdsourcing to Help Seattleites Get Around?". The article describes Project Sidewalk and includes perspectives from pedestrian activist Douglas MacDonald (a former WA State Transportation Secretary) and Ross McFarland, the SDOT Sidewalk Repair Program Manager. [read more]