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Lynn Dombrowski, Ph.D.

Lynn Dombrowski
  • Associate Professor, Human-Computer Interaction
  • Director, Human-Computer Interaction Program


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  • Ph.D. Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine (2015)
  • M.S. Human-Computer Interaction and Design, Indiana University Bloomington (2010)
  • B.S. Computer Information Systems and Web and Digital Media Development, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point (2008)


Lynn Dombrowski studies, designs, and prototypes human-centered technologies to examine and promote social justice. Her work contributes to the fields of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous and social computing, and design.

She produces analytic, theoretic, and pragmatic contributions to HCI to deepen the field’s understanding of how information and communication technologies may foster and inhibit social change.

Dombrowski’s research explores the practices within and the design of the socio-technical systems meant to contend with large systemic social issues. Her work has focused on topics including hunger, food insecurity, and labor issues. She explores themes of power, empowerment, politics, ethics, values, advocacy, and justice within the context of the design and use of sociotechnical systems.

Recently, her research has explored how to design for low-wage workers, how blue-collar work is becoming data-driven, and finally, she’s mentored Nitya Verma, her Ph.D. student, on a project examining the challenges police have with data-driven approaches.


Research Interests

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Ubiquitous and social computing
  • Social justice and design

Active Research Grants


INFO I275 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction Theory

INFO H541 Interaction Design Practice

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