Wendy Ju is a PhD graduate of the Center for Design Research at Stanford University, and the founder of Ambidextrous Magazine, Stanford University's Journal of Design. Her current research in the areas of physical interaction design and ubiquitous computing investigates how implicit interactions can enable novel and natural interfaces through the intentional management of attention and initiative.
Wendy's work at the MIT Media Lab on an interactive kitchen counter was the direct predecessor to Microsoft's Kitchen of the Future console, and her work with Remhi Post and Matt Reynolds on the Pengachu handheld Linux platform strongly influenced both Motorola's Linux phone development and the MIT's One Laptop Per Child initiative. She studied Product Design and Mechanical Engineering as an undergraduate at Stanford.
Recent publications include a chapter on Douglas Engelbart's oNLine System in HCI Remixed and a journal article on "The Design of Implicit Interactions" in Design Issues.
Associate Professor, Design