ABOUT SUNYOUNG //
I am an assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the Stamps School of Art and Design and the School of Information. As a design researcher and interaction designer, I’m interested in complex systems, services, and environments that shape people’s needs, behaviors, and cultures/practices. My research interests lie at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Health Informatics, and I’m particularly interested in examining the social, technical, contextual and cultural dimensions of social computing systems. My work focuses on designing and evaluating interactive information technology use in highly reliable, dynamic environments, such as healthcare settings. My dissertation is titled, "Learning from Users' Adaptation Experience: Outlining the Design Space for Health IT Systems."
Prior to my position at UM, I completed my PhD in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. I was a member of the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction (LUCI) at UCI Irvine, and completed a very enriching internship in UX team at Bloomberg L.P. in New York City during my graduate studies. I previously earned a M.Des. in Interaction Design at Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.S. in Industrial Design (major) and Multi-media Design (minor) at Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea.
Paper accepted to CHI 2017!
I’m pleased to announce that my paper, “Patient Strategies as Active Adaptation: Understanding Patient Bahaviors During an Emergency Visit (with Yunan Chen)", has accepted to CHI 2017!
Program Committee Service
I will be serving as an Associate Chair on the Program Committees of the ACM DIS 2016, the ACM CHI 2017, and the PervasiveHealth 2017.
Paper accepted to CSCW 2017!
“Beyond Health Literacy: Supporting Patient-Provider Communication during an Emergency Visit” (with Yunan Chen) has accepted to the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017) in Portland, OR!
Journal paper accepted to JCSCW!
My journal paper, “Turning to Peers: Integrating Understanding of the Self, the Condition, and Others' Experience in Making Sense of Complex Chronic Conditions,” co-authored by Aisling O'Kane, Helena Mentis, Ann Blandford, and Yunan Chen, has been accepted for the ACM Transactions on the Computer-Supportive Cooperative Work (JCSCW)!
Paper accepted to Pervasive Health 2016!
“Design Implications for Technology to Address Patient Information Needs during an Emergency Visit” (with Yunan Chen) has accepted to Pervasive
Health 2016 in Cancun, Mexico!
May 6-11, 2017: CHI 2017, Denver, CO
Feburary 25- March 4, 2017: CSCW 2017, Portland, OR
December 8-10, 2016: PC meeting for CHI 2017, Denver, CO
November, 4-6, 2016: HCI-Design Talk at Brown University, Providence, RI
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