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I am Hyunyoung [hyeo-nyeong], a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Here I work with Daniel Ashbrook for the fabrication of interactive objects.

During my PhD, I investigated the designs and applications of shape-changing control interfaces. I particularly explored the underlying problems in control interfaces and provided design tools to encourage designers to create solutions for the problems, through shape-changing interfaces. As a part of the effort, I provided six design requirements for control interfaces. I then suggested Morphees+, a refined taxonomy for shape-changing interfaces, which can be used as a design tool. By using them, I suggested two case studies, KnobSlider and ExpanDial. They are shape-changing devices that can replace current control interfaces such as dial and slider. They target real-world users such as sound engineers, stage artists, and pilots. I have done the work with my supervisors, Céline Coutrix and Anne Roudaut.

I have experience in research and industry. I worked as a UX designer at Samsung, filed 6 patents. I have been working in five different countries (Denmark, France, UK, Germany, and South Korea), broadening my research perspectives and skills.


May 13, 2021

I will present my MorpheesPlug at CHI 2021 with Aluna Everitt.

May 5, 2021

I will give a talk at a weekly seminar at Cardiff University, organized by Dr Parisa Eslambolchilar.

April 19, 2021

I presented my work at HCC section at Cardiff University. Thank you Dr Parisa Eslambolchilar for inviting me!


January 20, 2021

My paper MorpheesPlug is officially accepted to CHI 2021. Thanks a million to my collaborators, Aluna Everitt, Carlos E. Tejada, Mengyu Zhong, and Daniel Ashbrook.

January 28, 2020

I've successfully defended my PhD thesis. I deeply appreciate my jury, Sriram Subramanian, Miguel Bruns, Daniel Ashbrook, and Laurence Nigay, for their invaluable time and feedback. I also thank my awesome supervisors, Céline and Anne, for being there and teaching me a lot during the four-year journey.

January 6, 2020

I've joined HCC Section at the University of Copenhagen as a Postdoctoral Researcher. I'll closely work with Daniel Ashbrook for fabrication of interactive objects. A new journey is ahead!

November 14, 2019

I submitted my thesis! Feeling relieved.

September 4-6, 2019

I will be at INTERACT '19, Cyprus to give a talk about our SplitSlider paper.

August 15-21, 2019

I will visit the University of Copenhagen to work with Prof. Daniel Ashbrook.

August 2019

A journal article is accepted to Frontiers special topic on Shape Changing Robotic Structures and Interfaces. Me, Anne, and Céline extended our KnobSlider paper focusing on the design process of the device and the users' perception of shape-change speed properties.

July 1-2, 2019

I will visit Morphing Matter Lab to give a talk and be around in Pittsburgh.

June 26-28, 2019

I will be at DIS '19, San Diego to give a talk about ExpanDial. The paper is about designing a width- and height-changing dial based on a grasp study. The full paper is available here.

May 2-3, 2019

I am invited to visit Human-Centered Ubiquitous Media Lab at LMU Munich and give a talk. It will be good to see old faces!

April 2019

My paper with Miriam Greis, Andreas Korge, Albrecht Schmidt, and Céline Coutrix is accepted to INTERACT 2019. This paper has many meanings to me: the work is with a Bachelor student I supervised for the first time, and it is my first PhD paper I collaborated with people other than my supervisors. I'm proud of Andreas and the paper. The paper will appear around August.

March 25, 2019

I will give talks at HCI Engineering Group and Tangible Media Group at MIT. Let's grab a coffee if you are in Boston around then :)

March 21, 2019

My paper "ExpanDial: Designing a Shape-Changing Dial" is accepted to ACM DIS '19! The paper will appear soon.

March 17-20, 2019

I will demonstrate five tangible devices that can have value and uncertainty as input, at TEI '19. Swing by the demonstration!

December 19, 2018

I gave a talk about my PhD work at mi-lab, Austria. I appreciated the warm welcome from the team and enjoyed the discussions.

October 14-17, 2018

I will present at UIST'18 Doctoral Symposium. For who cannot attend the Doctoral Symposium, I will also present my dissertation at the public poster session.

October 1-5, 2018

I will attend IROS 2018 for the Workshop on Shape Changing Robotic Structures and Interfaces. I will give a short talk about the KnobSlider and demonstrate it.

July 2018

I changed my website address from hyunyoungkim.com to hyunyoung.kim for the sake of simplicity.

April 2018

I will present two papers at CHI '18. Swing by the talks. I will be happy to discuss research ideas.

April 2018

I am back to Grenoble to finish my dissertation. I plan to finish it around October 2019.

February 2018

A full instruction to make the KnobSlider is on Instructables. Make your own KnobSlider, improve it, and share it.

February 2018

My Morphees+ paper received CHI '18 Honourable Mention Award!

January 2018

Collection of everyday reconfigurable objects is now online! Help us grow the collection and contribute to shape-changing interface community.

January 2018

Knobslider and Morphees+ are accepted to CHI '18!

November 2017 - April 2018

I am visiting the University of Bristol to develop a physical design tool for shape-changing interfaces.

April 2016 - September 2017

I am visiting the University of Stuttgart with my supervisor Céline Coutrix.