Dr Hyunyoung Kim

Dr Hyunyoung Kim

School of Computer Science
Lecturer in Computer Science

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Hyunyoung Kim is a lecturer at the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. Her research interest lies in the intersection of tangible interfaces and digital fabrication within HCI. Methods range from low- and high-fidelity physical prototyping, design space analysis to user study. She gets inspiration from and is keen on collaboration with other areas such as architecture, material science, robotics, and design.


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  • PhD in Computer Science, Université Grenoble Alpes, 2020
  • MSc in Digital Media, KAIST, 2011
  • BSe in Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 2009


Recent publications


Kim, H, Coutrix, C & Roudaut, A 2019, 'KnobSlider: Design of a Shape-Changing Parameter Control UI and Study of User Preferences on Its Speed and Tangibility', Frontiers in Robotics and AI. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2019.00079


Greis, M, Kim, H, Korge, A, Schmidt, A & Coutrix, C 2019, SplitSlider: A Tangible Interface to Input Uncertainty. in Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29390-1_27

Conference contribution

Visschedijk, A, Kim, H, Tejada, C & Ashbrook, D 2022, ClipWidgets: 3D-printed modular tangible UI extensions for smartphones. in TEI '22 : Sixteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction., 8, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 1-11, TEI '22, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of, 13/02/22. https://doi.org/10.1145/3490149.3501314

Kim, H, Everitt, A, Tejada, C, Zhong, M & Ashbrook, D 2021, MorpheesPlug: a toolkit for prototyping shape-changing interfaces. in CHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems., 101, CHI: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Virtual, Online, Japan, 8/05/21. https://doi.org/10.1145/3411764.3445786

Kim, H, Guimarães, PD, Coutrix, C & Roudaut, A 2019, ExpanDial: Designing a Shape-Changing Dial. in Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference. https://doi.org/10.1145/3322276.3322283

Kim, H, Coutrix, C & Roudaut, A 2018, KnobSlider: Design of a Shape-Changing UI for Parameter Control. in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173913

Kim, H, Coutrix, C & Roudaut, A 2018, Morphees+: Studying Everyday Reconfigurable Objects for the Design and Taxonomy of Reconfigurable UIs. in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174193

Kim, H, Coutrix, C & Roudaut, A 2016, KnobSlider: design of a shape-changing device grounded in users' needs. in Actes de la 28ième conférence francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine on - IHM '16. https://doi.org/10.1145/3004107.3004125

Kim, H, Kwak, K, Jung, J, Myung, I & Hahn, M 2010, Tablaction: collaborative brainstorming system with stylus-fingertip interactions on tablet PCs. in VRCAI '10: Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).


Greis, M, Kim, H, Korge, A, Coutrix, C & Schmidt, A 2019, 'Extending Input Space of Tangible Dials and Sliders for Uncertain Input'. https://doi.org/10.1145/3294109.3300985

Kim, H 2018, 'Fostering Design Process of Shape-Changing Interfaces'. https://doi.org/10.1145/3266037.3266131

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