Hyun

My work and me

About Me

Hello, my name is Hyun — I am a designer and technologist creating symbiotic relationships between information and people. I am currently working with researchers, engineers and designers at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, New York.
If you have any questions or have something in mind for discussion, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Commercial

Community

Recreational

Legacy

Design Process

Design Process

Timeless — Practicioner

Teaser image for Hyun's Design Process.

SYNOPSIS: Epistemology, or the study of nature and grounds of knowledge especially in reference to its limits and validity, is the word that best resonates with my understanding and application of design thinking and process. I collaborate with a variety of talents and stakeholders to analyze, and reflect on problems with the end goals of turning those problems into renderable ideas and refine them with research.

Major Skills Applied

  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Processing
  • Design Epistemology

Tactics

My day to day tasks include all things involved in creating good experiences with technology. I combine my ability to assess technology and user research to formulate as-is and to-be scenarios for users. I help build information architecture, code, sketch with pencil and paper, and whatever else it takes to bring designs and innovations into life and communicate the ideas to the appropriate audience.
In addition to design, I work with researchers and developers to refine and improve the core technology architecture at the earliest possibility to avoid building a new solution on a flawed foundation.

Contribution

DEVELOPMENT and scientific computing experience with my design skills have proven useful to me when creating concepts and prototypes. My ways of rendering designs can range from animated videos made in Adobe After Effects, click-through screens in Apple Keynote, data-reactive prototypes, or a fully working re-interpretation of an existing solution. Each rendering type serves different usability scopes and needs. The tools and methods below are samples of what I utilize:

  1. Linux/Unix/BSD Customization
  2. HTML5, CSS3, Javascript ES6
  3. Node, Express + CouchDB
  4. jQuery
  5. Bower, Gulp, Bower *Learning
  6. SASS *Learning
  7. Angular
  8. React + Flux *Learning
  9. Bohemian Coding Sketch
  10. Adobe After Effects
  11. Architecture and Research
  12. Optimization Research

In addition, I have been in a fortunate position at IBM Research where I utilize non-regular tools such as Robot OS/ROS, Unity, and Unreal to test experimental designs in both digital and physical spaces.

Snapshots

Photograph of an empathy map for primary user of Cloud Security Enforcer, Cole, the Security Architect/Analyst.
Photograph of an empathy map for primary user of Cloud Security Enforcer, Cole, the Security Architect/Analyst.
Photograph of a as-is productive use scenario journey for a security analyst.
Photograph of a as-is productive use scenario journey for a security analyst.
Photograph of a high-level storyboard of an analyst experiencing a security breach and remediating the event.
Photograph of a high-level storyboard of an analyst experiencing a security breach and remediating the event.
Photograph of a quick pen and paper sketch for an Appscan project.
Photograph of a quick pen and paper sketch for an Appscan project.
Screenshot of some prototype samples for an on-boarding and getting started experience.
Screenshot of some prototype samples for an on-boarding and getting started experience.
Screenshot of getting started video being produced in Adobe After Effects.
Screenshot of getting started video being produced in Adobe After Effects.
Sample video of the production output from the getting started experience.