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UX/HCI researcher

About Me

I’m Yoojung Kim, a UX/HCI researcher

I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology (GSCST) from Seoul National University (SNU), studying under Joongseek Lee.

  • General interests and approach: I am interested in how certain users interact with data streams. I aim to identify the gap between their behaviors and perceptions by investigating how users deal with various data streams. This perspective covers other topics by defining the different types of users and contexts. I employ a deep analysis approach in which I focus on specific users based on both quantitative log data left by users and qualitative data which include interviews and observation results.
  • Specific topics: Mostly, my past research experiences lie in the healthcare domain. I have studied how doctors and patients handle heterogeneous data that includes activity, meal, sleep, and weight data in the medical context. I conducted in-depth interviews with patients and observed medical consultations over three years, cumulating to designing a health data logging application and an interface for clinicians.
  • Recent interests: As AI and IoT technology have become more prevalent, people use information systems anywhere they live. Users interact with data stream in various ways, through chatbots, voice user interfaces, to name a few, which hide internal mechanisms. This makes users feel awkward, so they infer the implicit meanings and attempt sense-making. In this perspective, I focus on how users bridge the gap between interfaces and technology and the range of various users to extend my research areas.

I earned my M.Eng. degree in the Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology (GSCST) from Seoul National University and B.A. degree in College of Humanities and College of Social Science from Seoul National University. If you want to see more detail information about me, you can download my Curriculum Vitae.