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Jason Yip

Associate professor, Information School

Education, Information science


Pronouns: he/him

Expertise: Technology use among children and families in homes, schools, and communities; digital gaming; education technology; designing with children

Jason Yip is an associate professor at the Information School and adjunct assistant professor in Human Centered Design & Engineering in University of Washington. His research examines how technologies can support parents and children learning together. He is a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation Cyberlearning project on designing social media technologies to support neighborhoods learning science together. He is the director of KidsTeam UW, an intergenerational group of children (ages 7 – 11) and researchers co-designing new technologies and learning activities for children, with children. Yip is the principal investigator of a Google Faculty Research Award project that examines how Latino children search and broker online information for their English-language learning parents. Finally, Yip is the recipient of the Jacobs Foundation Early Career Research Fellowship 2020 – 2022 and National Science Foundation CAREER.

Yip has earned 14 best paper awards and nominations in top international conferences such as ACM SIGCHI, ACM CSCW, International Conference of the Learning Sciences, International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, and iConference. He is the winner of two University of Washington teaching awards. He is a senior research fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. He holds a B.A. (2001) in chemistry and M.S.Ed (2002) in science and math education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. (2014) in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland.