Information Studies


Yaming (Cindy) Fu


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I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Information Studies and my research focuses on exploring user experience and information seeking behaviour on digital library mobile applications and services. I am also interested in using ethnographic techniques to conduct research in the LIS field. I hold an MSc in Digital Library Management from the University of Sheffield and a BA in Archival Science from Wuhan University in China. I am currently funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

I worked part-time as a Research Software UX/UI Designer at King's Digital Lab from January to July 2020. I used to work as the project leader of a mobile library development project "SmartLibrary: using cognitive mapping to promote UCL mobile library development", which was liaised with the UCL digital libraries team and was supported and funded by UCL ChangeMakers

I am working actively as a PGTA at DIS and had involved in the project "Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural differences in research, teaching and learning: a Digital Humanities case study", which was funded by UCL Global Engagement and also came under the UCL Connected Curriculum initiative. I have also been working as a teaching assistant for the modules: INST0018 Internet Technology and INST0032 XML.


Fu, Y; (2019) Exploring user experience on mobile library service by cognitive mapping. In: (Proceedings) CHIIR '19 Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval. (pp. pp. 397-400). ACM: New York, NY, USA. http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10073741


October 2018, 'Cognitive mapping in exploring library experience', Flash Talk, the 9th Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF 2018), Shanghai China

March 2020, 'Putting information behaviour on the cognitive map: exploring information seeking behaviours of academic researchers', Session for interaction and engagement (SIE), iConference 2020, Borås Sweden


First: Charlie Inskip

Second: Elizabeth Lomas

Third: Jenny Bunn


Email: yaming.fu.17@ucl.ac.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yaming-fu-0425275b/

ORCID: 0000-0001-9736-4916