Heekyoung Jung

Heekyoung Jung

Associate Professor

Aronoff Center


DAAP School of Design - 0016

Professional Summary

Heekyoung Jung is an associate professor of Interaction Design in the School of Design at University of Cincinnati. She specializes in Human-Computer Interaction Design with her PhD from Indiana University and BS and MS from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). She has published her studies on interactive form, materialiy, and ecosystem at International Journal of Design, Design Studies, and ACM TEI and NordiCHI. As interaction designer and researcher, she currently teaches various design studio courses focusing on streamlined and engaging information experience. Her research extends to front-end information system design for various personal and organizational contexts including warehouse, airport and hospital.


Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, IN, USA, 2011 (School of Informatics and Computing)

MS, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Deajeon, South Korea, 2005 (Interaction Design)

BS, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Deajeon, South Korea, 2003 (Industrial Design)

Research Support

Grant: #Safe & Smart Lift Truck Experience Investigators:Choi, Soo-Shin; Jung, Heekyoung 08-15-2013 -04-30-2014 Crown Equipment Smart+Safe Lift Truck Experience Role:Collaborator $60,000.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #LWC In Flight Redesign Investigators:Jung, Heekyoung 12-01-2013 -12-01-2014 Live Well Collaborative, Inc. In Flight Communication Redesign Role:PI $31,340.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #URC Interdisciplinary Awards AY2016-17 Investigators:Jung, Heekyoung 05-01-2017 -04-30-2018 UC's University Research Council Design and Evaluation of an Interactive Application to Enhance Self-Reflection on the Mind and Body Association Role:PI $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC


Peer Reviewed Publications

Jung, H., Wiltse, H., Wiberg, M., & Stolterman, E. (2017. )Metaphors, materialities, and affordances: Hybrid morphologies in the design of interactive artifacts.Design Studies, ,53 ,24 -46

Stolterman, E., Jung, H., Ryan, W., & Siegal, M. (2013. )Device Landscapes – a new challenge to interaction design and HCI research .Archives of Design Research, ,26 (2 ),7 -33

Jung, H., Bardzell, S., Blevis, E., Pierce, J., & Stolterman, E. (2011. )How deep is your love: deep narratives of ensoulment and heirloom status .International Journal of Design, ,5 (1 ),57 -71

Jung, H., Kim, S., Chan, J., Li, Y., & Zhang, Y. (2016. )This is not a watch: Reframing the design of wrist-worn devices .Proceedings of International Conference on Design and Emotion, ,322 -332

Jung, H. & Zhou, J. (2016. )Trends in mobile and wearable stress care & design implications for a culture of wellness .Proceedings of Academic Design Management Conference (ADMC), ,1068 -1084

Jung, H. (2016. )An integrated approach to workplace safety and wellness: Case studies of warehouse communication system design .Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) Research Journal: Communication + Place, ,

Dixon, C., Ammerman, R., Dexheimer, J., Meyer, B., Jung, H., Johnson, B., Elliott, J., Jacobs,T., Pomerantz, W., & Mahabee-Gittens, M. (2014. )Development of iBsafe: A collaborative, theory-based approach to creating a mobile game application for child safety .Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, ,77 -85

Zhang, L. & Jung, H. (2013. )Simplicity by metaphor: How to apply metaphor to achieve simplicity of interaction design .Proceedings of International Association of Societies of Design Research, ,1656 -1667

Jung, H. & Stolterman, E. (2012. )Digital form & materiality: Theoretical propositions for a new approach to interaction design research.Proceedings of the Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI), ,645 -654

Jung, H. & Stolterman, E. (2011. )Material probe: exploring materiality of digital artifacts.Proceedings of International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), ,153 -156

Jung, H., Blevis, E., & Stolterman, E. (2010. )Conceptualizations of the materiality of digital artifacts and their implications for sustainable interaction design .Proceedings of Design Research Society (DRS) International Conference, ,

Jung, H., Altieri, Y., & Bardzell, J. (2010. )SKIN: designing aesthetic interactive surfaces.Proceedings of International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), ,85 -92

Jung, H., Stolterman, E., Ryan, W., Thompson, T., & Siegel, M. (2008. )Toward a framework for ecologies of artifacts: how are digital artifacts interconnected within a personal life? .Proceedings of the Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI), ,201 -210

Research and Practice Interests

user interface, interaction, and experience design; information application/system design; research through design; prototyping for various digital media including mobile and wearable; design for wellbeing; consumer health informatics; reflective practice.