Yin-Leng Theng

Dr. Yin-Leng Theng is an associate professor in the School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She completed her PhD in 1997 on addressing the “lost in hyperspace” problem in hypertext, and proposed a framework to understand design and usability issues. She then joined Middlesex University (London) as a Lecturer from 1998 to 2001. Presently, she teaches on the Information Studies Masters Programme: Digital Libraries and Human-Computer Interaction. Her research interests in Human-Computer Interaction and Digital Libraries had led to the award of two research grants from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council in the United Kingdom during her four years of teaching at Middlesex University (London). Recently, she received a three-year university research grant to design and develop a suite of usability engineering tools for digital libraries on mobile environments and the Web.

Publications

International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS)
Brian Doherty. Est. 2017.
The International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) provides comprehensive coverage on the latest developments and technological advancements in library service...
QiVMDL - Towards a Socially Constructed Virtual Museum and Digital Library for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage: A Case of the Chinese “Qipao”
Yin-Leng Theng, Yanling Luo, Gladys Theng Sau-Mei. © 2012. 18 pages.
Museums and libraries are treasure houses of human history and knowledge with rich repositories on cultural heritage. With advanced technological developments in digital...
Students’ Perceptions and Acceptance: Lessons from Two Studies on Social Tools on Collaborative and Collective Learning
Yin-Leng Theng, Elaine Lew Yee Wen, Jimmy Chong Jeah Leong, Stanley See Boon Yeow, Ding Hong Yan. © 2012. 15 pages.
In recent years, we witness the formation of social spaces in computers and networks where children, youths and young adults learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life....
Internet-Enabled User Interfaces for Distance Learning
Wei Liu, Keng Soon, Roshan Peiris, Yongsoon Choi, Adrian David Cheok, Charissa Lim Mei-Ling, Yin-Leng Theng, Ta Huynh Duy Nguyen, Tran Cong Thien Qui, Athanasios V. Vasilakos. © 2011. 25 pages.
The advent of Internet technologies since decades ago has propelled distance learning drastically. In this modern world, knowledge develops so fast that the amount of...
Textual and Informational Characteristics of Drug-Related Content on Three Kinds of Websites: Drug Review Website, Discussion Board and Hospital Information Portal
Lorraine Goeuriot, Jin-Cheon Na, Wai Yan Min Kyaing, Christopher S.G. Khoo, Yin-Leng Theng, Yun-Ke Chang, Schubert Foo. © 2011. 23 pages.
This paper develops techniques to mine medical and health-related social media content for information and opinions about diseases and treatments. This would allow users to...
Adoption and Usage of Healthcare Portals: Examining the Factors Influencing Consumers’ Decisions
Pallavi Rao, Shalini Chandra, Yin-Leng Theng. © 2011. 24 pages.
Healthcare portals provide abundant information to consumers. This study examines the factors influencing consumers’ decisions to adopt and continue using healthcare portals. A...
International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI)
Victor Chang, Dickson K.W. Chiu. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI) focuses on computing theories and empirical analyses of shared knowledge relevant to businesses....
International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS)
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A.. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS) covers the rapid acceleration of emergent technology use in libraries across the globe. Through advanced research in...
Ubiquitous Computing History, Development, and Scenarios
Jimmy Chong, Stanley See, Lily Leng-Hiang Seah, Sze Ling Koh, Yin-Leng Theng. © 2010. 8 pages.
This chapter gives a brief history of ubiquitous computing, highlights key issues, and assesses ubiquitous computing research and development under the broad categories of design...
Students' Perceptions and Acceptance: Lessons from Two Studies on Social Tools on Collaborative and Collective Learning
Yin-Leng Theng, Elaine Lew Yee Wen, Jimmy Chong Jeah Leong, Stanley See Boon Yeow, Ding Hong Yan. © 2010. 15 pages.
In recent years, we witness the formation of social spaces in computers and networks where children, youths and young adults learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life....
Internet-Enabled User Interfaces for Distance Learning
Wei Liu, Keng Soon Teh, Roshan Peiris, Yongsoon Choi, Adrian David Cheok, Charissa Lim Mei-Ling, Yin-Leng Theng, Ta Huynh Duy Nguyen, Tran Cong Thien Qui, Athanasios V. Vasilakos. © 2010. 26 pages.
The advent of Internet technologies since decades ago has propelled distance learning drastically. In this modern world, knowledge develops so fast that the amount of...
QiVMDL - Towards a Socially Constructed Virtual Museum and Digital Library for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage: A Case of the Chinese “Qipao”
Yin-Leng Theng, Yanling Luo, Gladys Theng Sau-Mei. © 2010. 18 pages.
Museums and libraries are treasure houses of human history and knowledge with rich repositories on cultural heritage. With advanced technological developments in digital...
Handbook of Research on Digital Libraries: Design, Development, and Impact
Yin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo, Dion Goh, Jin-Cheon Na. © 2009. 690 pages.
As digital libraries expand in their proliferation, and as researchers, students, and consumers increasingly depend on them for their information needs, developers are keen to...
Internet-Enabled User Interfaces for Distance Learning
We Liu, Keng Soon The, Roshan Peiris, Yongsoon Choi, Adrian David Cheok, Charissa Lim Mei-Ling, Yin-Leng Theng, Ta Huynh Duy Nguyen, Tran Cong Thien Qui, Athanasios V. Vasilakos. © 2009. 27 pages.
The advent of Internet technologies since decades ago has propelled distance learning drastically. In this modern world, knowledge develops so fast that the amount of...
Design and Development of a Taxonomy Generator: A Case Example for Greenstone
Yin-Leng Theng, Nyein Chan Lwin Lwin, Jin-Cheon Na, Schubert Foo, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh. © 2009. 12 pages.
This chapter addresses the issues of resource discovery in digital libraries (DLs) and the importance of knowledge organization tools in building DLs. Using the Greenstone...
From Digital Archives to Virtual Exhibitions
Schubert Foo, Yin-Leng Theng, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Jin-Cheon Na. © 2009. 13 pages.
Digital archives typically act as stand-alone digital libraries to support search and discovery by users to access its rich set of digitized materials. Additionally, content...
Word Segmentation in Indo-China Languages for Digital Libraries
Jin-Cheon Na, Tun Thura Thet, Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Yin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo. © 2009. 8 pages.
This chapter introduces word segmentation methods for Indo-China languages. It describes six different word segmentation methods developed for the Thai, Vietnamese, and Myanmar...
Ubiquitous Computing: Design, Implementation and Usability
Yin-Leng Theng, Henry B. L. Duh. © 2008. 396 pages.
Interactive systems in the mobile, ubiquitous, and virtual environments are at a stage of development where designers and developers are keen to find out more about design, use...
Ubiquitous Computing History, Development, and Scenarios
Jimmy Chong, Stanley See, Lily Leng-Hiang Seah, Sze Ling Koh, Yin-Leng Theng, Henry B.L. Duh. © 2008. 8 pages.
This chapter gives a brief history of ubiquitous computing, highlights key issues, and assesses ubiquitous computing research and development under the broad categories of design...
A User Acceptance Study on a Plant Mixed Reality System for Primary School Children
Charissa Lim Mei-Ling, Yin-Leng Theng, Wei Liu, Adrian David Cheok. © 2008. 11 pages.
Based on the initial findings of Study I (Theng, Lim, Liu, & Cheok, 2007) on our plant mixed reality system (PMRS), designed for primary school children (11-12 years old), this...
Design of a Proposed Nursing Knowledge Portal
Yin-Leng Theng. © 2007. 8 pages.
Nurses responsible for making strategic decisions in the hospital are tracking performance metrics that accurately measure how well the hospital is performing. These nurses are...
Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific
Yin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo. © 2005. 395 pages.
Design and Usability of Digital Libraries: Case Studies in the Asia Pacific showcases some of the best digital library practices from organizations in the Asia Pacific....
Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluations of the Singapore National Library Board's Digital Library
Yin-Leng Theng, Mei-Yee Chan, Ai-Ling Khoo, Raju Buddharaju. © 2005. 17 pages.
As part of the Singapore National Library Board’s (NLB) on-going efforts to improve the usefulness and usability of the eLibraryHub in meeting users’ needs, this chapter reports...
A Snapshot of Digital Library Development: The Way Forward in the Asia Pacific
Schubert Foo, Yin-Leng Theng. © 2005. 20 pages.
This chapter highlights selective key issues and assesses the current situation of digital library development in the Asia Pacific under the broad categories of design...
Designing Hypertext and the Web
Yin-Leng Theng. © 2005. 5 pages.
Hypertext and Web technology still continue to excite many, ever since it became popular in the late 1980s. Early visionary thinkers such as Bush (1945), Engelbart (1963), and...