husITa (External organisation)

  • Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Board Member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board


husITa (human services Information Technology association) is an international community of interest – and a registered US 501(c) non-profit organisation – led by a strategic board, that exists through the activities of its members to achieve the following vision, mission, goals, and objectives.


A world where information technology is harnessed by the human services to promote and support social good and human wellbeing.


To promote the ethical and effective use of information technology for human betterment.


Advance inquiry and research into the ethics and effectiveness of human service technology.
Collect and disseminate information and research on human service technology applications.
Promote and support the development of innovative, effective and ethical human service technology applications.


Produce and disseminate a high quality, peer-reviewed, academic journal on human service technology.
To advance inquiry and research into the ethical and effective use of human service technology through conferences, seminars, symposia, the web, and social media.
Mentor, collaborate, and coordinate with organizations and individuals who have a shared interest in the mission of husITa.
Promote evidence-informed innovation in the development of human service technology.
Advocate for principles of participatory, user-centered design of human service technology.
Challenge and campaign against the inappropriate use of human service technology applications, especially when such developments breach fundamental principles of human rights and/or social justice.


Our target audience includes professionals involved in human service technology research, development, education, management and practice.
The achievement of our vision, mission and goals requires international, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary cooperation that includes the designers and users of human service technologies.
We are neither utopian nor dystopian in our vision of human service technology applications, but position ourselves as evidence-informed skeptics.
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  • digital social work
  • digital social science
  • social work education