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.


Experience Prototyping with 2.5-Dimensional Animated Design Scenarios


Recent subject matters of design have become complex systems involving various elements and multiple users’ interactions in large-scale spaces. In addition, visualizing these complex design subjects without preparing heavy resources in the early design phases is challenging. In this paper, we present SketchStudio, a prototyping tool for generating, sharing, and reviewing an animated design scenario involving complex design subjects. The tool allows designers to define the user experience by simply creating a node graph of the user’s journey over time and space. SketchStudio instantly generates unique 2.5D animated design scenarios by blending 2D sketches and 3D characters. In addition, the tool supports the virtual reality mode for immersive views of the created scenario prototype. We also report on the result of a user study with nine potential users in the design practice and education fields. Based on our tool-developing experiences as well as on the study results, we discuss possible applicable areas and points for further improvement.

Paper, Demo

DIS 2018, June 9-13, 2018, Hong Kong


Experience prototyping; scenario-based design; design tool; design concept; service design; user journey map