I am an assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the Stamps School of Art and Design and the School of Information. As a design researcher and interaction designer, I’m interested in complex systems, services, and environments that shape people’s needs, behaviors, and cultures/practices. My research interests lie at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Health Informatics, and I’m particularly interested in examining the social, technical, contextual and cultural dimensions of social computing systems. My work focuses on designing and evaluating interactive information technology use in highly reliable, dynamic environments, such as healthcare settings. My dissertation is titled "Learning from Users' Adaptation Experience: Outlining the Design Space for Health IT Systems."
Prior to my position at UM, I completed my PhD in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. During my graduate studies, I was a member of the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction (LUCI) at UCI Irvine, and completed a very enriching internship in UX team at Bloomberg L.P. in New York City. I previously earned a M.Des. in Interaction Design at Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.S. in Industrial Design (major) and Multi-media Design (minor) at Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea.
I am currently working on the following research topics:
Teaching: I teach graduate and undergraduate Human-Computer Interaction courses at Stamps, including Interaction Design and Research Methods.
Prospective students: I am always looking to work with self-motivated, enthusiastic, and creative students who are interested in HCI, CSCW, and Design research! I generally expect students to commit to at least two semesters of research if they want to join my research projects. If you are already a student at UM and are interested in working with me, please check out “here” to learn more. *I am looking to have one PhD student next year (2018-2019), so please check out the the SI admission site or contact me for more information.*
I have received my second ESSI award!!
I am happy to announce that my project on "A Projection-based Augmented Reality (AR) System for Inclusive recreational Supports and Performance Tracking for People with Neuromotor Impairments" has been funded by the Exercise and Sport Science Initiative (ESSI) at UM.
Paper accepted to DIS 2018!
I’m pleased to announce that my paper, “Social Support Mosaic: Understanding Mental Health Management Practice on College Campus", has accepted to DIS 2018!
Excited to organize the workshop sponsored by ACM-FCA!
Very excited to be organizing a Workshop on Next Generation of EHRs! This is organized by the ACM Future of Computing Academy I'm part of. Our keynote speakers have been secured: Andrew Rosenberg (CIO for Michigan Medicine, US), Gitte Fangel (CMIO for Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Denmark), and Jorgen Scholer Kristensen (CMO for Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark).
I have received R.D. Richards Memorial Award!
I am honored to receive the award that is given for outstanding contribution to the Stamps School during the past year in the areas of research, teaching, and service.
I was accepted to join the ACM Future of Computing Academy!
I am thrilled to be selected as one of 46 members of the inaugural class of the ACM-FCA.
I have received the NSF CRII award!
I am honored to receive an NSF early-career grant for my research project, “Pediatric Patient-Clinician Communication: Empowering Pediatric Patients as Active Communicators.”
Program Committee Service
I will be serving as an Associate Chair on the Program Committees of the ACM CHI 2019, ACM CHI 2018, ACM GROUP 2018, and as a Co-Chair for Doctoral Colloquium at iConference 2019.
June 9-13: DIS 2018, Hong Kong
April 21-26: CHI 2018, Montreal, Canada
March 19-24: ACM-FCA workshop on Co-Creation in Healthcare in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Workshop on Datatification in Healthcare in Aarhus, Denmark
December 7-9: PC meeting for CHI 2018, Montreal, Canada
October 5-7: A Summit for Design Research @ IIT, Chicago, IL
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