At Michigan State University, the WIDE (Writing, Information, and Digital Experience) Research Center focuses on researching and innovating experiences for emerging technologies in the Digital Humanities, including uses of social user experiences to solve social, cultural, and political problems; ways of constructing computational analytics for improving persuasive communication, and the need to create new forms of public engagement and democratic practice on a global scale. The outcomes of our research projects include publications and applications aimed at enriching these conversations. The following are our current areas of focus: Participatory Memory, Computational Rhetoric, Writing Program Assessment, Clinical Healthcare Experiences, and Legal Experiences.
We are committed to:
Creating new knowledge focused on issues of digital experience, emphasizing social justice and human value within global and local contexts
Positively impacting the world through our research and practices by advancing theories, methods, and artifacts that are both forward-thinking and practical
Preparing new generations of researchers and leaders who can conduct ethical research that is both nimble and inquisitive while leading fulfilling and satisfying lives as citizens of the world