SLIS doc student Choi research selected by ACM Computer-Human Interaction SIG for Paris conference

A paper by SLIS doctoral student Wonchan Choi has been selected by the juried Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) 2013 Student Research Competition for their annual conference, Paris, April 27-May 2.

“What Makes Online Health Information Credible for Older Adults?: A Exploratory Study” examines cues to increases and decreases of the perceived credibility of health-related websites by older adults.

“Anyone can anonymously edit and reproduce health information on the Web,” Choi said, “The credulity of this information for our increasingly older adult population affects the overall quality of human life.”

“Our preliminary findings are informing our understanding of how older people judge health information online,” Choi said. “Further study can be useful in designing better health-related websites and in better educating older adults on how to find quality health information.”

SIGCHI is the international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology & human-computer interaction.

“Clearly, our reputation in health informatics continues to gain momentum as we see our research show up in prestigious venues such as SIGCHI,” said Professor Kathleen Burnett, interim director of SLIS.

Florida’s iSchool. The School of Library & Information Studies at Florida State University has become one of the international leaders in the iSchool movement by examining the critical relationships between people, information, and technology. In keeping with the iSchool philosophy, our library and information studies, school media, information technology, and information communication and technology programs emphasize professions and activities which help others use and manage information in an age when information is a vital part of everyone’s lives.