Han-Jong Kim

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PhD
Co.design:Inter.action Design Research Lab.
Designer + Developer
jong2jong2 at kaist.ac.kr
I am a design researcher in the department of industrial design at KAIST, Republic of Korea. I received BSc, MSc, and PhD in industrial design from KAIST.

My research interest is developing new design prototyping tools to support prospective designers. The approach of development lies in integrating scientific knowledge and practical design skills to achieve usable systems. The main objective of my research is to build well-finished prototyping systems to deploy to the public, and derive robust observations and implications from actual usage in the wild. To conduct my previous studies, I was trained as designer-researcher having convergent thinking and skills for visual design, interaction design, system development, and evaluative study.

I have developed several prototyping tools for design scenario (MiniStudio, SketchStudio) and mechanism design (M.Sketch) for my PhD period. Now I am extending my viewpoint to find valuable prototyping system in design practice and education.

Education

2015 – 2019

Ph.D., Industrial Design

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Co.design:Inter.action Design Research Lab.
Thesis: “Experience Prototyping for Designing Smart Environments

2013 – 2015

M.S., Industrial Design

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Co.design:Inter.action Design Research Lab.
Thesis: “Augmented Miniature-based Design Toolkit for User Experience in Interactive Space”

2008 – 2013

B.S., Industrial Design

Minor in Management Science
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Design Experience

2010 – 2011

CONTENTS DESIGNER

Contents Lab, Creative Center, TicketMonster Inc. (TMON), Korea

Service Experience

Peer Review

TEI 2017, C&C 2017, TEI 2018, DIS 2018, CHI2019

Teaching Assistant

2017 Fall

Interaction Prototyping, Industrial Design, KAIST

2016 Spring

Product Design Factors, Industrial Design, KAIST

2015 Fall

Interaction Design, Industrial Design, KAIST

2015 Spring

CAD & 3D Modeling, Industrial Design, KAIST

2014 Fall

Interaction Design, Industrial Design, KAIST

2014 Spring

CAD & 3D Modeling, Industrial Design, KAIST

2013 Fall

Interaction Design, Industrial Design, KAIST

2013 Spring

Product Design System, Industrial Design, KAIST

Other Experience

2010 – 2012

Young Engineers Honor Society

The National Academy of Engineering of Korea (한국공학한림원)