Welcome to ixlab

Dr. Gyouhyung Kyung is  founding director of ixlab (Interaction & eXperience Lab) in the School of Design & Human Engineering at UNIST.  Its research objective is to design better human-system interfaces, and improve various systems by taking into account humans’ physical, cognitive, and affective factors.  ixlab people strive to make designs/products/systems better (e.g., comfortable, convenient, satisfactory, usable, efficient, effective, pleasurable, delightful), in order to improve user experience (UX).  Now, ‘i‘ has been extended to innovative, intuitive, insightful, intelligent, inclusive interface/interaction.

Experience

  • Current2014.9

    Associate Professor

    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea

  • 2014.82014.8

    Visiting Professor

    School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, NTU

  • 2013.72013.6

    Visiting Professor

    School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, NTU

  • 2014.8 2009.2

    Assistant Professor

    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea

  • Current 2009.2

    Founding Director, ixlab (Interaction & eXperience Lab)

    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea

  • 2009.22009.1

    Senior Research Engineer (Assistant Chief) for Advanced Ergonomic Package Engineering at Package Technology Team II

    HMC Technical Center, Namyang, Korea

  • 2006.122005.10

    Research Assistant for User-centered Vehicle Development Project

    Virginia Tech, Virginia, U.S.A.

  • 2003.72003.1

    Senior Research Engineer (Manager) for Ergonomic Automotive Interior/Exterior Package Layout

    HMC Technical Center, Namyang, Korea

  • 2002.121996.1

    Research Engineer (Assistant Manager) for Ergonomic Automotive Interior/Exterior Package Layout

    HMC Technical Center, Namyang, Korea

  • 19951995

    Research Assistant for Hanil Circuit Project

    Hanyang University

  • 19941994

    Research Assistant for Daewoo Electronics Project

    Hanyang University

Education

  • Ph.D. 2008

    Industrial and Systems Engineering

    Virginia Tech, Virginia, U.S.A.

  • M.S. 1994–1996

    Industrial Engineering (Manufacturing)

    Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

  • B.S. 1990-1994

    Industrial Engineering

    Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Memberships, Honors and Awards

  • 2016-2017
    ESK (Ergonomics Society of Korea), Track Editor (Perception & Display)
  • 2016-2017
    ESK (Ergonomics Society of Korea), Vice President (Academic Division)
  • 2015-2017
    ACED Council, Member (only 3 Koreans)
  • 2015
    Best Paper Award at the Master Thesis Competition of the KIIE (Korean Institute of Industrial Engineering) 2015 Fall Conference held at Yonsei University in Seoul, Donghee Choi (Master Student)
  • 2014
    Outstanding Poster Award, IMID 2014, Acceptance rate = 4.3% (among 17 out of 321)
  • 2014
    Ergonomics Society of Korea Capstone Design Contest, 3rd Place (as advisor) 2 Smart Toy Teams
  • 2014-Current
    IEEE, Member
  • 2013
    Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, Songyi Chae (1st PhD Student)
  • 2013
    WISET Award, Songyi Chae, Jinjoo Kang, Sojung Lee (Dongnam Region)
  • 2013 Fall
    CCDC (International Co-creative Design Competition), 3rd Place (as co-advisor)
  • 2013 Fall
    Ergonomics Society of Korea Capstone Design Contest, 2nd Place (as co-advisor)
  • 2013 Spring
    Ergonomics Society of Korea Capstone Design Contest, 1st Place (as advisor)
  • 2012
    Samsung Display Creative Design Award as an advisor
  • 2012-Current
    ACED (Asian Conference on Ergonomics and Design), Secretariat Chair
  • 2012 Fall
    Ergonomics Society of Korea Capstone Design Contest, 1st /2nd / 3rd Place (as advisor)
  • 2012-2013
    ESK (Ergonomics Society of Korea) Conference, Organizing Chair / Member
  • 2011-Current
    ESK (Ergonomics Society of Korea), Member of Technical Committee
  • 2009-Current
    ESK (Ergonomics Society of Korea), Life-time Member
  • 2009-Current
    KIIE (Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers), Member
  • 2007-2008
    Virginia Tech FPP (Future Professoriate Program), Member
  • 2007-Current
    Phi Kappa Phi (in the top 10% of all enrolled graduate students at VT), Member
  • 2007-Current
    Society of Automotive Engineers, Member
  • 2006
    Graduate Research Assistantship
  • 2004-Current
    Alpha Pi Mu, National IE Honor Society, Member
  • 2003-Current
    Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Member
  • 2003-2007
    Graduate Teaching Assistantship
  • 2003-2005
    Two-year Doctoral Fellowship from KOSEF
  • 2000
    ‘Outstanding Engineer’ at Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) Technical Center
  • 1994-1995
    Two-year Master’s Degree Fellowship from HMC