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University of Michigan School of Information

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Scott TenBrink

Assistant Director, Civic Engagement and Lecturer III in Information, School of Information Email: [email protected] Phone: 517/914-6605
Office: School of Information/105 S. State Street Faculty Role: Faculty Staff Unit: Engaged Learning Office News About Scott TenBrink


I am interested in the role information tools play in building community and civic engagement. I build partnerships with cities, and connect our students with them to create information tools, services, and systems that support 21st-century citizenship. I believe that information skills are important beyond career goals; they can be employed to improve your, neighborhood, community, and world. 

I am a lecturer for project-oriented courses such as SI538: Citizen Interaction Design, SI350: UX Field Research In the Public Sector, and the BSI Capstone courses (SI 407/487).



Areas of Interest

Civic Interaction Design 
Public Interest Technology 
Service Design 
Participatory Design 
Creative Problem Solving


BS, University of Michigan (Psychology) 
MURP, University of Michigan (Urban and Regional Planning)

News about Scott TenBrink

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U-M students win national FAA design competition with user-centered air traffic control interface

U-M students who met in a School of Information course earned first place in the FAA competition with their design of an interface to streamline air traffic managers’ work.

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"Welcome, new faculty" headshots of Matthew Bui, Allen Flynn, Jesse Johnston, Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin, Michaelanne Thomas, Megan Threats, Justine Zhang, Alex McLeod, Gregory Myers, Scott TenBrink..
UMSI welcomes new 2022-23 faculty

UMSI welcomes 10 new faculty and 30 lecturers for the 2022-23 school year.

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