matthew jeremy shaver kay


is a Ph.D. student
in Computer Science at dub
trying to build better
personal health technology.

More specifically,

I am developing technology to help people understand and improve their sleep habits—for example, Lullaby, which helps people track environmental factors that disturb sleep. Such technology has fascinated me for some time, in part due to my own poor sleep habits. My work is conducted under the supervision of Julie Kientz and Shwetak Patel.

In a previous life—my Master’s—I investigated ways to improve the design of software license agreements. I developed two alternative techniques for presenting software agreement content, textured agreements and narrative pictograms. I completed this work at the University of Waterloo under supervision of Michael Terry.

Publications

  1. There’s no such thing as gaining a pound: reconsidering the bathroom scale user interface

    Matthew Kay, Dan Morris, mc schraefel, and Julie Kientz

  2. PVT-Touch: adapting a reaction time test for touchscreen devices

    Matthew Kay, Kyle Rector, Sunny Consolvo, Ben Greenstein, Jacob O. Wobbrock, Nathaniel F. Watson, and Julie A. Kientz

  3. Lullaby: a capture & access system for understanding the sleep environment

    Matthew Kay, Eun Kyoung Choe, Jesse Shepherd, Benjamin Greenstein, Nathaniel Watson, Sunny Consolvo, and Julie Kientz

  4. Lullaby: capturing the unconscious in the sleep environment

    Matthew Kay, Eun Kyoung Choe, Jesse Shepherd, Benjamin Greenstein, Nathaniel Watson, Sunny Consolvo, and Julie Kientz

    • CHI 2012 workshop on personal informatics
    • PDF
    • BibTeX
  5. Lullaby: environmental sensing for sleep self-improvement

    Matthew Kay, Eun Kyoung Choe, Jesse Shepherd, Benjamin Greenstein, Sunny Consolvo, Patrick Gage Kelley, and Julie Kientz

    • CHI 2011 workshop on personal informatics
    • PDF
    • BibTeX
  6. Techniques and heuristics for improving the visual design of software agreements

    Matthew Kay

    • Master’s thesis, University of Waterloo, 2010
    • PDF
    • BibTeX
  7. Textured agreements: re-envisioning electronic consent

    Matthew Kay and Michael Terry

  8. Communicating software agreement content using narrative pictograms

    Matthew Kay and Michael Terry

  9. Perceptions and practices of usability in the Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) community

    Michael Terry, Matthew Kay, and Ben Lafreniere

  10. Textured agreements: re-envisioning electronic consent

    Matthew Kay and Michael Terry

  11. Ingimp: introducing instrumentation to an end-user open source application

    Michael Terry, Matthew Kay, Brad Van Vugt, Brandon Slack, and Terry Park