Kwan Min Lee

Human Evolution and User Experience

Thursday, January 1st

14:10 - 15:00

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In this talk, I will explain how human evolution has shaped the way how we respond to and interact with media and information technologies in certain ways. After that, I will explain how our understanding of such influences of evolution can be effectively applied to the design of successful ICT (information and communication technologies) products and interfaces. I propose that in order to design innovative IT products, we need to understand and develop the following four things (1. Evolutionary responses to technology form factors; 2. Sensor technologies to understand users; 3. Technologies manifesting machine’s wills and desires; 4. Social interfaces). Examples come from both my academic and industry works spanning from evolutionary psychology to current directions in smart media design by Samsung.


Thursday, January 1st

14:10 - 15:00


Kwan Min Lee

Director, Interaction Science Research Center - Sungkyunkwan University

Kwan Min LEE, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Interaction Science
Director, Interaction Science Research Center
Sungkyunkwan University

Samsung Electronics, Seoul, S. Korea.
• Vice President, User Experience Group, Design Team, Visual Display Division (2013 –
2016)
• Director, Creative Lab (C-Lab), Future Strategy Team, Visual Display Division, (2014 –
2016)

MAJOR LEADERSHIP & SERVICES
• Chair, Communication and Technology (CAT) Division, International Communication
Association (ICA), 2012 – 2014.
• Vice President, Korean American Communication Association (KACA), 2005 – 2007.
• Associate Editor, MIT Press, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. 2013 –
2014

Editorial Board Members.
o Journal of Computer Mediated Communication
o Media Psychology
o Asian Journal of Communication
o International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
o International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning
o Advances in Journalism and Communication
o Human Communication Research (Previous)
o Journal of Communication (Previous)

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