Informatics majors have a passion for making a difference through information and technology. They design, build, manage and secure systems to meet the needs of people, organizations, and society.
The PhD program is the catalyst for excellence and attracts top students committed to making a difference through research, teaching and service to the community.
What is an iSchool?
We are a community of professionals focused on diverse areas of expertise relating to the study of information and its use by people and organizations.
We prepare information leaders. We research the problems and opportunities of information. We design solutions to information challenges. We make information work.
We are inspired by information. We want to help people achieve their potential and harness the capacity of information as an agent for positive change.
We conduct rigorous research, create challenging academic programs, tackle key social and technical problems in the information field and strengthen the link between users of information and designers of information systems.
Info alumna and UW team win Microsoft Research Design Expo
Can a wristband prevent sexual assault? Courtney Dutton, Informatics '14, and fellow team members designed...
Are young people losing their creative edge?
Since the 1950s, social scientists have studied creativity using a standard called the Torrance Tests...
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Jake Wobbrock: Ivory tower research and startup innovation are two sides of a coin
I have two jobs, one as a tenured professor of computing and information technology at the University of Washington Information...
Wobbrock and Ko appointed 2014 Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows
University of Washington President Michael Young announced the appointment of ten new members to the university’s prestigious Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty...
Today's digital youth seem inseparable from the fast-changing technologies that define our times. In a world where rotary phones and...
Anna Wiggs (MLIS, 2008) is a librarian at Holy Names Academy where she teaches essential research skills and manages information...