Prof. Saul Greenberg from the University of Calgary visited the lab and advised research projects led by master and PhD students.
Sejin Cha, Hanjong Kim (Master students in CIDR lab), and Sunjun Kim (doctoral student in HCI lab) won the 1st place People's Choice award in the UIST 2014 Student Innovation Contest. They built a smart mop which help people at home clean in a enjoyable way by hunting virtual creatures.
A paper titled, "Understanding the relation between emotion and physical movements", is accepted for publication in International Journal of Affective Engineering. The paper authored by Prof. Nam, Jong-Hoon Lee, Sunhoung Park, and Prof. Hyeon-Jung Suk, will appear on vol. 13 No. 3 of the journal. It reports on experiments with physical movement generation device on people's emotional response.
A full paper titled, "CAMY: Applying a Pet Dog Analogy to Everyday Ubicomp Products", is to be presented by Yae-Kyung Row and Tek-Jin Nam at the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014) in Seattle, Washington, US.
One technical paper presentation (Wrigglo project), Two interactivity exhibitions (Muzlog and Wrigglo projects), one video showcase (Wrigglo project) and one poster (WearBreath project) were presented at CHI2014 Toronto. Prof. Nam participated in CHI2014 video showcase category, CHI2014 student design competition as a jury member. Prof. Nam also work as a design subcommittee chair for CHI2015 Seoul.
Yeonsu Yu's paper about design principles for humorous products will be presented as a full paper in ACM conference on DIS(Designing Interactive Systems) 2014 to be held in June 21 - 25, Vancouver, Canada.
Prof. Nam worked as a jury for the iF concept design award 2014. Jury lists are listed in newly released IF Design app
A journal article by Kyunghyun Kim and Prof. Nam, titled as "Designing Unique Products with Self-morphing Randomness" was published in 2014 February issue of Archives of Design Research. This paper presents a method of designing unique product by applying random form creation based on users' initial interaction with products. The feasibility of the method is demonstrated with 3D printing technologies.
Joohee Park and Young-Woo Park received a Silver Prize from “The 20th HumanTech Paper Award” hosted by Samsung Electronics and sponsored by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. The paper is Wrigglo: Shape-Changing Peripheral for Emotional Mobile Communication. It is the first time that a paper from the design field awarded the Silver Prize for 20 years.
Two journal papers were published in 2014 January issue of International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing. (CompositeGesture: Creating Custom Gesture Interfaces with Multiple Mobile or Wearable Devices, Product-Personification method for generating interaction ideas)