Office of Research

Technology & Social Change Group


The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in over 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and policy experts to advance knowledge, create public resources, and improve policy and program design.

Our purpose? To spark innovation and opportunities for those who need it most.

Funding Information:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
International Development Research Centre
Microsoft Corporation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Millenium Challenge Corporation
IREX, Tableau
East-West Management Institute
European Union/Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Reporting Structure:

Carole Palmer, Associate Dean for Research

Related UW Entities:

College of Engineering
Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Center Details

Director: Coward, Christopher
Location: Bloedel Hall 090
Year Started: 1999
Administering College/School: Information School 
Faculty Involvement: 7