University of Michigan

Unprecedented change in the use of information is reshaping our personal activities, our community and organizational practices, and our national and global institutions. In managing these transformations, our society too often focuses narrowly either on extending technology or on revising social policies. They need an integrated understanding of human needs and their relationships to information systems and social structures. They need unifying principles that illuminate the role of information in both computation and cognition, in both communication and community. They need information professionals who can apply these principles to synthesize human-centered and technological perspectives. The University of Michigan School of Information is pioneering the development and application of these principles and is educating professionals to lead in the information age.