Sanda Erdelez

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Professor Emeritus
Curriculum Vitæ

Research Areas

  • Human Information Behavior
  • Online Searching
  • Usability Evaluation of Web-based Information Systems

Video Interview

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. from Syracuse University, 1995, in Information Transfer
  • LL.M. (Master of Laws) from the University of Osijek, 1986
  • LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of Osijek, 1982




Opportunistic Discovery of Information (ODI)

Point of Contact: Sanda Erdelez at
Focuses on understanding the role of serendipity and human information behavior and user experiences in information rich digital environments. Current project involve: ODI in medical and legal information contexts, online news reading and ODI, and ODI in scientific/scholarly research and communication.


Learning Laboratories

Information Experience Laboratory

IE Lab Training WorkshopThe Information Experience Laboratory (IE Lab) is a learning laboratory and enterprise for research, teaching and service in technology usability. Here you’ll receive hands-on training conducting usability studies in real-world settings as our faculty and student practitioners share their knowledge and experiences.

Our workshops deal with the “big picture” of usability and its importance in our lives, while our usability and design courses provide a detailed study of usability and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). We cover a variety of usability methods including Think Aloud, Task Analysis and Information Horizons. You’ll learn how to design your own studies and get hands-on training with usability software.

Full-day workshops, usability focused courses, and internship opportunities are a few of the things that make the midwest’s only usability laboratory the place to expand your knowledge of usability and human centered design.

Visit the IE Lab website or contact via email at or phone at (573) 884-2986 for more information.