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Dr. Jinsook Kim

Assistant Professor, Chair

School:

School of Business & Digital Media

Department:

Communication, Graphic Design & Multimedia

Office Location:

Jeffries Hall (110)

Office Hours:

Fall 2020: Tuesday & Thursday 10am–11am/ 1pm–2pm or by Appointment

Educational Background

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN DESIGN. INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Chicago, Illinois
  • MASTER OF DESIGN IN HUMAN-CENTERED COMMUNICATION DESIGN (Coursework). INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Chicago, Illinois
  • MASTER OF FINE ART IN TYPOGRAPHY. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SEOUL WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY, Seoul, South Korea
  • BACHELOR OF FINE ART IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN. DUCKSUNG WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY, Seoul, South Korea

Professional Experience

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, 2017 – present/ GEORGIAN COURT UNIVERSITY, LAKEWOOD, NJ
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, 2015 – 2017/ TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, PALOS HEIGHTS, IL
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, 2010 – 2014/ JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY, JACKSONVILLE, AL
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, 2008 – 2010/ WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, ST. LOUIS, MO
  • VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, 2005 – 2006/ INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS (IUPUI), INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Jinsook Kim, PhD has worked as a communication design specialist for over 20 years. For her research, she is interested in theories & methodologies for design practices. Dr. Kim developed Motion Gestalt, applied theory from Gestalt, for the theory, two-dimensional visual literacy is translated and extended into ‘time’ for new media. Her research building on the context of empirical data supports the designer’s knowledge that creates knowing how. Research interests include simplicity; perceptual dominance; attention; user interface interaction; prototyping & design thinking, and design research methodology. Publications and presentations (peer-reviewed academic) include:
 journals/ proceedings 
  • Kim, J. & Fritsch, M. (2019). FOR VISUAL ATTENTION, ARE THERE ANY TENDENCIES IN FORM INTERPRETATION? Visible Language: The Journal of Visual Communication Research. 52(3) p. 100–111.
  • Kim, J. & Fritsch, M. (2017). NEW VISUAL MOTION-PERCEPTION FINDINGS AND A PARADOX: “WHAT IS GOING ON?” The Proceedings of Motion Design Education Submit (MODE’17) International Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 7-9, 2017. p. 43–49.
  • Kim, J. (2016). THE COMBINATION OF NEEDS AND RESOURCES: PROCESS MODEL OF TRANSLATION FROM 2D IMAGE TO 4D MOTION. The Proceedings of Ilustration & Animation (CONFIA’16) International Conference, Barcelos, Portugal, June 10-12, 2016. p. 301–309.
  • Kim, J. (2013). TYPOGRAPHIC ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES IN TIME: APPLYING MOTION PROXIMITY AND MOTION COMMON-FATE TO IDENTIFY LEGIBILITY AND ABA FORM IN MOTION. The Proceedings of European Academy of Design (EAD’13) Endless End, International Conference, University of Porto, School of Fine Arts, Porto, Portugal, May 4-7, 2011. p. 374–387.
  • Kim, J. (2012). WHAT ANALYTICAL OR LOGICAL ATTRIBUTES CAUSE A SHIFT IN THE MEANING OF PERCEIVED MOTION ON THE SCREEN? The Proceedings of Illustration and Animation (CONFIA’12) International Conference, IPCA Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal, November 30–December 1, 2012. p. 27–36.
  • Kim, J. (2009). SPEED VS. COLOR VS. FORM. Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging 5th International Symposium, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, May 28-30, 2009. p. 154.
  • Kim, J. (2007). CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK TO INVESTIGATE PERCEPTUAL DOMINANCE REGARDING MOTION CLOSURE FOR SCREEN DESIGN. The Proceedings of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR’7) International Conference, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR. November 12-15, 2007. p. 1–16.
  • Kim, J. & Poggenpohl, Sharon. (2005). TRANSLATING AND EXTENDING TWO GESTALT GROUPING PRINCIPLES TO INCLUDE TIME TO CHARACTERIZE VISUAL MOTION ON SCREEN: GOOD-CONTINUATION AND CLOSURE. The Proceedings of Human Computer Interaction (HCII’5) International Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. July 22-27, 2005. p. 1–5.
  • Kim, J. & Poggenpohl, Sharon. (2004). TRANSLATING AND EXTENDING GESTALT GROUPING PRINCIPLES TO INCLUDE TIME TO ESTABLISH A RESEARCH FRAMEWORK IN WHICH TO STUDY MOTION. The Proceedings of the Design Research Society (DRS) International Conference, FutureGround, Melbourne, Australia. November 17-21, 2004. p. 122–140.
presentations (international)
  • Kim, J. & Fritsch, M. (2018). VISUAL DOMINANCE PATTERNS BASED ON GROUP COLLECTIVE REACTIONS. Poster Presentation for Design Computing and Cognition (DCC’18) International Conference, Polytechnic University of Milan, Lake Como, Italy, July 2~4, 2018.
  • Kim, J. & Fritsch, M. (2017). GESTALT ATTENTION FOR COMPLEX, ABSTRACT SITUATIONS: VISUAL DOMINANCE FOR INTERACTION AND INTERFACE DESIGN. Poster Presentation for Design Computing and Cognition (DCC’16) International Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston/ Chicago, USA, June 27-28, 2016.
  • Kim, J. & Thornton, D. (2013). AVATAR CREATOR, VISUAL LEARNING & GAME-BASED PEDAGOGY. Poster Presentation for The National University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Education Submit, The Sheraton Read House, Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 20-21, 2013.
  • Kim, J. & Skinner, J. (2012). DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE TOURISM MAP FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND HERITAGE TRIAL IN ANNISTON, ALABAMA: UNIVERSITY–COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP, CREATIVE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY. Poster Presentation for The National University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Education Submit, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, May 21-22, 2012.
  • NEW VISUAL MOTION-PERCEPTION FINDINGS AND A PARADOX: “WHAT IS GOING ON?” Lecture for Motion Design Education Submit (MODE’17) International Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, June 7-9, 2017.
  • WHAT ANALYTICAL OR LOGICAL ATTRIBUTES CAUSE A SHIFT IN THE MEANING OF PERCEIVED MOTION ON THE SCREEN? Lecture for Design Principles and Practices, 6th Common Ground International Conference, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, Califonia, January 20-22, 2012.
  • TYPOGRAPHIC ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES IN TIME: APPLYING MOTION PROXIMITY AND MOTION COMMON-FATE TO IDENTIFY LEGIBILITY AND ABA FORM IN MOTION. Lecture for European Academy of Design (EAD’13) Endless End, International Conference, University of Porto, School of Fine Arts, Porto, Portugal, May 4-7, 2011.
  • SPEED VS. COLOR VS. FORM. Lecture for Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging 5th International Symposium, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, May 28-30, 2009.
  • MOTION GROUPING PRINCIPLES REVEALED- MOTION GESTALT FOR APPLICATION I: MOTION PROXIMITY. Lecture for Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordicCHI’08) International Engageability & Design Workshop, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, October 19, 2008. 
  • CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK TO INVESTIGATE PERCEPTUAL DOMINANCE REGARDING MOTION CLOSURE FOR SCREEN DESIGN.Lecture for International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR’7) International Conference, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR. November 12-15, 2007.
  • TRANSLATING AND EXTENDING TWO GESTALT GROUPING PRINCIPLES TO INCLUDE TIME TO CHARACTERIZE VISUAL MOTION ON SCREEN: GOOD-CONTINUATION AND CLOSURE. Lecture for Human Computer Interaction (HCII’5) International Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. July 22-27, 2005.
  • TRANSLATING AND EXTENDING GESTALT GROUPING PRINCIPLES TO INCLUDE TIME TO ESTABLISH A RESEARCH FRAMEWORK IN WHICH TO STUDY MOTION. Lecture for Design Research Society (DRS) International Conference (FutureGround), Melbourne, Australia. November 17-21, 2004.
    Projects: http://motiongestalt.com/work/paradox.html  

Additional Information

courses taught
  • Graduate Design Research, Readings, and Seminar I & II
  • Graduate Design Studio Exhibit Research
  • Graduate Contemporary Visual Studies
  • Graduate Communication Studio
  • Graduate Design Studio I & II
  • Senior Seminar
  • Advanced Studio
  • Special Topics
  • Advanced Typography
  • Designing with Type
  • Website Design
  • Motion Intensive
  • Introduction to Motion
  • Graphic Design Workshop
  • Graphic Design I, II, & III
  • Drawing for Designers
  • Communication Design I
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  peer-review service on academic papers
  • (reviewer, invited) The Design Research Society (DRS) International Conference 2020, Brisbane, Australia, August 11-14, 2020.
  • (reviewer, invited) Motion Design Education Submit (MODE) Inernational Conference 2019, Wellington, New Zealand, May 30-June 1, 2019.
  • (reviewer, invited) The Design Research Society (DRS) International Conference 2018, Limerick, Ireland, June 25-28, 2018.
  • (reviewer, invited) The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference 2017, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 31- November 3, 2017
  • (reviewer, invited) The Design Research Society (DRS) 50th Anniversary Conference 2016, Brighton, UK, June 27-30, 2016
  • (reviewer, invited) The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference 2015, Brisbane, Australia, November 2-5, 2015
  • (reviewer/ Grant Proposal, invited) The AIGA Design Educators Community (DEC) Steering Committee, AIGA Design Faculty Research Grants Proposal, 2014
  • (reviewer, invited) The Design Research Society (DRS) International Conference 2014, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, June 16-19, 2014
  • (reviewer, invited) The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference 2013, Shibraura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, August 26-30, 2013
  • (reviewer, invited) Design Principles and Practices 6th International Conference 2012, University of California Los Angeles, LA, January 20-22, 2012
  • (reviewer, invited) The Design Research Society (DRS) International Conference 2012, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, July 1-4, 2012
  • (reviewer, invited) The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference 2011, Delft, Netherlands, October 31-November 4, 2011
  • (reviewer, invited) The 6th Swiss Design Network (SDN) Symposium 2010, Basel, Switzerland, October 29-30, 2010
  • (reviewer, invited) The Design Research Society (DRS) International Conference 2010, School of Industrial Design, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 7–9, 2010
  • (reviewer, invited) The Swiss Design Network (SDN) Symposium 2009, Lugano, Switzerland, November 12-13, 2009.
  • (reviewer, invited) The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference 2009, Seoul, South Korea, October 2009.
  • (reviewer/ Grant Proposal, invited) The AIGA Design Educators Community (DEC) Steering Committee, AIGA Design Faculty Research Grants Proposal, 2009.
  • (reviewer, invited) The Swiss Design Network (SDN) Symposium 2008, Bern University of the Arts, Mount Gurten, Berne, Switzerland, May 2008.
  • (reviewer & Session Chair, invited) The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference 2007, Interaction/Interface Session, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, November 2007.
      Social Media: https://georgian.academia.edu/JinsookKim

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