Associate Professor

Department of Industrial Design


N25 Room 305

hwajung at kaist dot ac dot kr

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DxD Lab


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Office hours: Upon request


ID508 (UCD Methods)

ID221 (Information Design)

Ph.D. Students

Taewan Kim

Dasom Choi

Kwangyoung Lee

Hyunseung Lim

Master Students

ChoWon Kang

Suyeon Ahn

Sooyeon Nam

Jong-Ok Hong

Current Interns

Inhwa Song

Seo-Kyoung Park

Gahyeon Bae


Eunseo Oh (Intern at SBS 마부작침 data journalism Team)

Yubin Choi (MS course at KAIST Data Science Lab)

News and Events

Four papers conditionally accepted to CHI 2024

Attended CHI 2023 and presented two fabulous work on autistic individual’s routine and romance and two workshop papers on AI-assisted journal writing and stress intervention for customer service (CS) workers

KAIST 등, 자폐스펙트럼장애 직장 적응 돕는 VR 개발 (2023.1.2 전자신문)

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 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 (24, 23, 22, 21, 20, all)