Han-Jong Kim

Ph.D Candidate, ID KAIST
Co.design:Inter.action Design Research Lab.
Designer + Developer
jong2jong2 at kaist.ac.kr
I am design researcher interested in development of design prototyping tools with general understanding of both design and human-computer interaction. My Ph.D research applied research-through-design and research product approach with building and evaluating new prototyping tools, and specific support area is future smart environment design.

Beats by Sound

Interactive kinetic typography actuated by beat of music


I developed the speaker system with kinetic typography, named ‘beats by sound’. The five bars having perpendicular panels were rotated by sound of music. This work was tended to integrate previous work using rotating and flipping with sound-based actuating mechanism such as Keepon by Kozima. The words ‘beats’ and ‘audio’ were shown at certain points alternatively by the beats of sounds. While one word is showing, another word that perpendicular to showing word become hidden on the façade. The perpendicular word panels attached on the bar were made by color acrylic panel. The sides of panels were also considered for readability of words so we designed colors of each side. White side can make panel invisible when the panel lies horizontally. We selected main colors black and red that are the color of audio system brand named beatsaudio. These two color had high contrast with white back.

Related Course

Media Interaction Design, ID KAIST