Office of Research

Technology & Social Change Group


The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of social scientists, engineers, and development practitioners to conduct research, 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.

Reporting Structure:

Cheryl Metoyer, Associate Dean for Research

Related UW Entities:

Evans School of Public Affairs,
College of Engineering, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Center Details

Director: Coward, Christopher
Location: Roosevelt Commons Building, Suite 400
4311 11th Ave. NE
Year Started: 1999
Administering College/School: Information School 
Faculty Involvement: 7