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I'm a Ph.D. from the industrial design department at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). Starting on September 2021, I have been working as a postdoc researcher at Aalto University under the supervision of prof. Antti Oulasvirta and prof. Andrés Lucero. My current research interest is in having an artificial agent to enhance co-design process.
Research Interest: HCI in unobtrusive interaction, posture manipulation, future workspace, collaboration, design tool for users, VR/AR.
My previous research focuses on investigating dynamic and responsive workspaces that manipulate users in real-time. Considering the advances in robotics and VR/AR technology, I expect the future workspaces will dynamically adapt to or correct users with contextual awareness. While the major approaches found in HCI are adapting such environments to users, I take the opposite approach and explore systems that manipulate users to improve their health, comfort, or performance without needing their attention or effort. As the first step, I'm exploring unobtrusive posture manipulations by moving a visual target under users' perception threshold. Within the process, I observe how people pose for working at deskless settings (e.g. sofa and bed) and uncover design opportunities that enable 'work anywhere'.