Sue Yeon Syn, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Library and Information Science

Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20064

Office: Columbus School of Law #422A

Phone: 202-319-6277

Email: syn [at] cua [dot] edu

Research Interests

  • 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

Teaching Interests

  • Data Science

  • Information Systems, Information Systems in Libraries, Healthcare Information Systems

  • Information Architecture

  • HCI, UX, User Interface Design, Interaction Design

  • Information Organization

Teaching in Spring 2023

Core Course (3 Credits)

Tuesdays, 5:40pm-8:10pm

This course introduces students to the theory, principles, standards, and methods of information organization. Through lectures, discussions and hands-on practice students learn to provide intellectual and physical access to information objects. Topics covered include information architecture, user information needs and behaviors, tools for information access, principles of information representation, metadata schemas, controlled vocabulary, folksonomy, classification, taxonomy, encoding standards, bibliographic networks, applications of technologies in information organization, and design of information systems to facilitate access and retrieval.

Elective Course (3 Credits)

Asynchronous 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.