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Hi, I'm a Ph.D. graduate 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 the co-design process.

Research Interest: Conversational agents, co-design, HCI in unobtrusive interaction, posture manipulation, future workspace, collaboration, design tool for users, VR/AR.

Main projects

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'.

Body Follows Eye: Unobtrusive Posture Manipulation Through a Dynamic Content Position in Virtual Reality

Joon-Gi Shin, Doheon Kim, Chaehan So, Daniel Saakes

CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

[DOI] [CHI 2020 Remote Presentation] [CHI 2020 video preview]

Slow Robots for Unobtrusive Posture Correction

Joon-Gi Shin, Eiji Onchi, Maria Jose Reyes, Junbong Song, Uichin Lee, Seung-Hee Lee, and Daniel Saakes

CHI '19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems


Actuating a Monitor for Posture Changes

Joon-Gi Shin, Wookhyeok Choi, Uichin Lee, Daniel Saakes

CHI EA '18: Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems