Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Design


N25 Room 305

hwajung at kaist dot ac dot kr

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DxD Lab



ID508 (UCD Methods)

ID221 (Information Design)

Ph.D. Students

Taewan Kim

Dasom Choi

Kwangyoung Lee

Master Students

Hyunseung Lim

ChoWon Kang

Suyeon Ahn

News and Events

New CSCW poster on Korean Emoticons

Two new CSCW papers on (1) a community-based stress management system and (2) a study of cultural Influence on Perspectives around contact tracing strategies

New CHI LBW paper and Workshop paper on AI-assisted Emotion Support on OMHC

Three new CHI papers on Algorithm x Mental Health x Accessibility

Two new CSCW papers on data-driven interventions for autistic children and VR training for autistic adults

I study, design, and build systems for better human-data interaction in diverse settings such as healthcare, journalism, and culture. I am broadly interested in the social implications of data and artificial intelligence. Before joining KAIST in 2021, I worked as an assistant professor at Seoul National University (2018-2021) and UNIST (2015-2018). I received my Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech in 2015 and B.S. in Industrial Design from KAIST in 2009.

I manage DxD (data, interaction, design) lab where we explore design from, with, and by data to develop technologies that are more sensitive to human concerns and behaviors. We work to provide novel conceptual and computational tools and methodologies for designing (accessible) human-centered AI experiences, especially for individuals with special needs.

Human-Centered AI, Human-Data Interaction, Data Humanism, Digital Healthcare, Personal Informatics, Autism, Mental Health

Selected Recent Publications (22, 21, 20, all)