Sue Yeon Syn, PhD
User Information Behavior and Human Information Interaction (HII)
User Created Content and Social Media
Health Informatics and Health Information Behavior
Personal Information Management, Personal Digital Archiving
Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX) and Usability Studies
Information Systems, Information Systems in Libraries, Healthcare Information Systems
HCI, UX, User Interface Design, Interaction Design
Teaching in Spring 2021
Core Course (3 Credits)
Section 01: Tuesdays, 5:40pm-8:10pm, Online
Section 02: Asynchronous Online
This course introduces students to the evolving role of information systems in the storage and retrieval of information. Students explore how information technology in libraries, archives and information centers, and on the World Wide Web facilitates interaction with information. This course is designed to: Introduce students to applicable theory, principles, and standards; explore the capabilities and functions of several classes of information systems, including established technology like integrated library systems (ILS) and databases as well as evolving social and collaborative environments; introduce essential technology elements (hardware, software, networking, etc.); introduce practical information technology skills used by information professionals, such as working with databases and creating and publishing web pages; and promote critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative teamwork abilities for working with information technology.
Elective Course (3 Credits), Online
This course is designed for students interested in developing skills for web site and web page design. It will cover search engine architecture, evaluation of information resources and applications of information architecture to web site design. Through exercises, discussions, lectures, projects and presentations students will learn the principles of information architecture and user-centered Web design. In addition, students will have hands-on practice with web site and web page design with HTML and Dynamic HTML. They will use HTML editors and graphic tools.