Design, Technology, and Society

Students in the Design, Technology, and Society Area investigate the interrelationship between information technology and social, political, and cultural processes and values.

This includes both the analysis of the larger consequences of informatics systems and the criticism, design, and re-design of systems to address public needs and problems. Research may involve design processes, human communication and interaction, the larger contexts of these systems (such as the legal, economic, cultural, educational, or other contexts) and the repercussions of any of these topics.

This program area supports students interested in pursuing informatics research from the intellectual traditions and methods of either the social sciences or the humanities, as well as the domains of community informatics and social informatics.


Area LeadsFaculty AffiliatesPhD Students
Name Email Department

Karrie Karahalios Computer Science
Name Email Department

Roy Campbell

Patrick Vargas Advertising

Lulu Rodriguez Agricultural Communications

Aaron Brakke Architecture

Thérèse Tierney Architecture

Ben Grosser Art & Design

M. Scott Poole Communications

Adam Bates Computer Science

Alex Kirlik Computer Science

Karrie Karahalios Computer Science

Tao Xie Computer Science

Emma Mercier Curriculum & Instruction

Mark Dressman Curriculum & Instruction

Michael Tissenbaum Curriculum & Instruction

Robb Lindgren Curriculum & Instruction

Nathan Castillo Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

Cynthia D'Angelo Educational Psychology

Dan Morrow Educational Psychology

Spencer Schaffner English

Mei-Po Kwan Geography

Eric Benson Graphic Design

Lisa Mercer Graphic Design

John Randolph History

Bonnie Mak iSchool

Carol Tilley iSchool

Catherine Blake iSchool

Jana Diesner iSchool

Jerome McDonough iSchool

Jodi Schneider iSchool

Kate McDowell iSchool

Kate Williams iSchool

Kathryn LaBarre iSchool

Linda Smith iSchool

Lori Kendall iSchool

Michael Twidale iSchool

Nicole Cooke iSchool

Peter Darch iSchool

Terry Weech iSchool

Citlali Lopez-Ortiz Kinesiology & Community Health

Wendy Rogers Kinesiology & Community Health

Arden Rowell Law

Jay Kesan Law

Anita Chan Media & Cinema Studies

Kevin Hamilton New Media

Ryan Griffis New Media

Zahra Mohaghegh Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

Scott Althaus Political Science

Judith Pintar Slavic Languages

Bev Wilson Urban & Regional Planning

Stacy Harwood Urban & Regional Planning
Name Email Area

John Bambenek Design, Technology and Society

Priscilla Boff Ferronato Design, Technology and Society

Eugene Cox Design, Technology and Society

Juan De La Rosa Design, Technology and Society

Daniela Delgado Ramos Design, Technology and Society

Gerry Derksen Design, Technology and Society

Alvarez Dixon Design, Technology and Society

Claudia Grisales Design, Technology and Society

Ryan Ingebritsen Art and Cultural Informatics
Design, Technology and Society

Alexis Kim Design, Technology and Society

Susan Liepert Design, Technology and Society

Monica Porteanu Design, Technology and Society

Cliff Shin Design, Technology and Society

Yaguang Sun Design, Technology and Society

Sam Walkow Data Analytics and Information Visualization
Design, Technology and Society