Sunyoung Kim

Director HCI Lab for Health and Sustainability
Assistant Professor Department of Library & Information Science, School of Communication & Information
Associate Graduate Faculty Department of Computer Science
Affiliated Faculty School of Arts & Sciences
Core Faculty Member Rutgers Global Health Institute
Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey

+1 (848) 932-7585
4 Huntington St. Office 329, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Research Interests

As an HCI researcher, I design, build, and evaluate ubiquitous computing technologies that can promote positive changes towards everyday health, well-being, and environmental sustainability.

Application areas: Chronic healthcare, Everyday health and wellbeing, Healthy aging, Citizen science, Technology empowerment, Environmental sustainability, Environmental protection, Community wellbeing


I am looking for engaging and self-motivated students to work with me. If you are interested in working with me, send an email to me at with your CV and a brief description of your previous research experiences & current research interests.

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Recent publications

  1. Kim, S. (2020). “The Comparison of Older and Younger Adults' Attitudes Towards the Adoption and Use of Wearable Activity Trackers”, JMIR mHealth and uHealth (in press)
  2. Kim, S., Trinidad, B., Mikesell, L., and Aakhus, M. (2020). “User-Centered Design to Improve the Communication about Prognosis with Leukemia Patients”, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 104147 [file]
  3. Kim, S., Li, M., Senick, J., and Mainelis, G. (2020). “Designing to Engage Children in Monitoring Indoor Air Quality: A Participatory Approach”, In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (to appear)
  4. Kim, S. and Li, M., “Awareness, Understanding, and Action: A Conceptual Framework of User Experiences and Expectations about Indoor Air Quality Visualizations.” (2020). In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-12). [file]