PROGRAMS  |  PHD PROGRAM  |  RESEARCH AREAS

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.

People

Area LeadsFaculty AffiliatesPhD Students
Name Email Department

Karrie Karahalios

kkarahal@illinois.edu Computer Science
Name Email Department

Patrick Vargas

pvargas@illinois.edu Advertising

Lulu Rodriguez

lulurod@illinois.edu Agricultural Communications

Aaron Brakke

aaron@illinois.edu Architecture

Thérèse Tierney

tierney@illinois.edu Architecture

Ben Grosser

grosser@illinois.edu Art & Design

M. Scott Poole

mspoole@illinois.edu Communications

Adam Bates

batesa@illinois.edu Computer Science

Alex Kirlik

kirlik@illinois.edu Computer Science

Karrie Karahalios

kkarahal@illinois.edu Computer Science

Tao Xie

taoxie@illinois.edu Computer Science

Emma Mercier

mercier@illinois.edu Curriculum & Instruction

Mark Dressman

mdressma@illinois.edu Curriculum & Instruction

Robb Lindgren

robblind@illinois.edu Curriculum & Instruction

Dan Morrow

dgm@illinois.edu Educational Psychology

Spencer Schaffner

spencers@illinois.edu English

Mei-Po Kwan

mkwan@illinois.edu Geography

Eric Benson

ebenson@illinois.edu Graphic Design

Lisa Mercer

lemercer@illinois.edu Graphic Design

John Randolph

jwr@illinois.edu History

Bonnie Mak

bmak@illinois.edu iSchool

Carol Tilley

ctilley@illinois.edu iSchool

Catherine Blake

clblake@illinois.edu iSchool

Jana Diesner

jdiesner@illinois.edu iSchool

Jerome McDonough

jmcdonou@illinois.edu iSchool

Jodi Schneider

jodi@illinois.edu iSchool

Kate McDowell

kmcdowel@illinois.edu iSchool

Kate Williams

katewill@illinois.edu iSchool

Kathryn LaBarre

klabarre@illinois.edu iSchool

Les Gasser

gasser@illinois.edu iSchool

Linda Smith

lcsmith@illinois.edu iSchool

Lori Kendall

loriken@illinois.edu iSchool

Michael Twidale

twidale@illinois.edu iSchool

Nicole Cooke

nacooke@illinois.edu iSchool

Peter Darch

ptdarch@illinois.edu iSchool

Terry Weech

weech@illinois.edu iSchool

Citlali Lopez-Ortiz

lopezort@illinois.edu Kinesiology & Community Health

Wendy Rogers

wendyr@illinois.edu Kinesiology & Community Health

Arden Rowell

karowell@illinois.edu Law

Jay Kesan

kesan@illinois.edu Law

Anita Chan

achan@illinois.edu Media & Cinema Studies

Kevin Hamilton

kham@illinois.edu New Media

Ryan Griffis

ryan.griffis@gmail.com New Media

Zahra Mohaghegh

zahra13@illinois.edu Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering

Scott Althaus

salthaus@illinois.edu Political Science

Judith Pintar

jpintar@illinois.edu Slavic Languages

Maya Israel

misrael@illinois.edu Special Education

Bev Wilson

bevwilso@illinois.edu Urban & Regional Planning

Stacy Harwood

sharwood@illinois.edu Urban & Regional Planning
Name Email Area

Priscilla Boff Ferronato

pf4@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Juan De La Rosa

juanad2@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Daniela Delgado Ramos

dd6@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Gerry Derksen

gderksen@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Craig Evans

csevans2@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Claudia Grisales

clg3@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Hsiao-Ying Huang

hhuang65@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Ryan Ingebritsen

ingebrit@illinois.edu Art and Cultural Informatics
Design, Technology and Society

Alexis Kim

ankim2@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Monica Porteanu

monicap2@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Cliff Shin

thecliff@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Yaguang Sun

yaguang2@illinois.edu Design, Technology and Society

Sam Walkow

swalkow2@illinois.edu Data Analytics and Information Visualization
Design, Technology and Society

Courses