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. During my graduate studies, 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. 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.
I am currently working on the following research topics:
Teaching: I teach graduate and undergraduate Human-Computer Interaction courses at Stamps, including Interaction Design and Research Methods.
Prospective students: I am always looking to work with self-motivated, enthusiastic, and creative students who are interested in HCI, CSCW, and Design research! I generally expect students to commit to at least two semesters of research if they want to join my research projects. If you are already a student at UM and are interested in working with me, please check out “here” to learn more. *I am looking to have one PhD student next year (2017-2018), so please check out the the SI admission site or contact me for more information.*
I have received R.D. Richards Memorial Award!
I am honored to receive the award that is given for outstanding contribution to the Stamps School during the past year in the areas of research, teaching, and service.
I was accepted to join the ACM Future of Computing Academy!
I am thrilled to be selected as one of 46 members of the inaugural class of the ACM-FCA.
I have received the NSF CRII award!
I am honored to receive an NSF early-career grant for my research project, “Pediatric Patient-Clinician Communication: Empowering Pediatric Patients as Active Communicators.”
Program Committee Service
I will be serving as an Associate Chair on the Program Committees of the ACM CHI 2018, and ACM GROUP 2018, ACM CHI 2017, and PervasiveHealth 2017.
Paper accepted to CHI 2017!
I’m pleased to announce that my paper, “Patient Strategies as Active Adaptation: Understanding Patient Behaviors During an Emergency Visit (with Yunan Chen)", has accepted to CHI 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)!
December 7-9: PC meeting for CHI 2018, Montreal, Canada
October 5-7: A Summit for Design Research @ IIT, Chicago, IL
August 6-13, 2017: mHTI scholar workshop @UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
June 22-26, 2017: the ACM-FCA event (the ACM celebration of 50 years of Turing Awards), San Francisco, CA
June 14, 2017: HCI talk at Seoul National University, Seoul. Korea
May 6-11, 2017: CHI 2017, Denver, CO
Feburary 25- March 4, 2017: CSCW 2017, Portland, OR
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