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.


A Pet-like Interactive Lamp Using Hand Gesture Recognition


As ubiquitous computing technology has been developed, daily life products such as lamps have also become smart. In this project, a lamp applying pet-morphism and hand gesture recognition technique, named as LAMPET, was presented. Hand is one of emotional communication medium with others (e.g., touching, stroking, and various gestural commands). The proposed lamp was inspired from this metaphor of communicating with an artifact through hand gestures. LeapMotion-based hand sensing was applied and LED matrix display and servo motors represent the different state of lamps based on relevant hand information. Sensing sound information was also applied for purpose of entertainment.

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Mobile and Pervasive Computing for Knowledge Services, KSE KAIST