Hi, I’m Kai.

Photo of Kai LukoffI’m a PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. I’m advised by Assistant Professor Sean Munson.

I research how to leverage psychology to design technologies that foster health, well-being, and productivity. I previously worked in China for 6 years, where I managed the international product at a mobile app startup and wrote about the Chinese tech industry.

My recent research projects have focused on:

  • When and why smartphone use feels meaningful and meaningless (read more)
  • Studying a mobile system that encourages family members to support each other eat healthily (read more)
  • Designing parenting blogs to promote father involvement (read more)

Get in touch at kai1@uw.edu