Elham Sayyad Abdi
Queensland University of Technology
I'm an associate lecturer (=assistant professor in the US higher education system) in the Information Systems School at QUT, Australia.
My research interest lies in the information experience domain, including information literacy within everyday life and workplace contexts. I am specifically interested in the idea of "information experience design" (IXD), as an enabler of information literacy. IXD is about designing and developing interventions such as tools, services, strategies, policies, etc. that can enhance people's engagement with information.
Currently, I am project-leading two funded studies:
1) an investigation into migrant information literacy to inform service providers' practice; and
2) a study into non-library user refugees' information experience and how public libraries can enhance this experience.