Mi jeong Kim

Mi jeong Kim
Hanyang University · Department of Architecture

PhD

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Introduction
Mi Jeong Kim is a professor of School of Architecture at Hanyang University in Korea. She received her bachelor and master degree from Yonsei University, and her Ph.D in the Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition at the University of Sydney. She worked as a postdoc fellowship in the Department of Engineering Research Support Organization in UC Berkeley before joining Kyung Hee University. Her current research interest includes convergence issues such as sensing architecture, human-computer interaction (HCI) for spatial design, virtual reality (VR) & augmented reality (AR), design education & strategies for creativity, health smart home & smart communities and cognitive studies related to design & environment. She has published many international papers and books in the field and part
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - December 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Position
  • Researcher
January 2015 - January 2016
New York University
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  • Researcher
January 2014 - December 2014
Curtin University
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  • Visiting Fellow
Education
July 2002 - May 2007
The University of Sydney
Field of study
  • Design Computing and Cognition
September 1995 - August 1997
Yonsei University
Field of study
  • Housing and Interior Design
March 1990 - February 1994
Yonsei University
Field of study
  • Housing and Interior Design

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Publications (193)
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A design studio is a critical venue for design students, as they are educated to develop design thinking and other skills through studio courses. This article introduces a design studio project in which Korean and Malaysian students worked jointly for one semester to design affordable urban housing. The Korean students were interior design majors a...
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The use of tangible user interfaces in new design environments promises to facilitate the designers' interaction with the design model. In order to clarify the impact of tangible user interfaces we compare the design protocols of collaborative design sessions using a tabletop system and tangible user interface (TUI) with a typical keyboard/mouse/di...
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Most studies on tangible user interfaces for the tabletop design systems are being undertaken from a technology viewpoint. Although there have been studies that focus on the development of new interactive environments employing tangible user interfaces for designers, there is a lack of evaluation with respect to designers' spatial cognition. In thi...
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Purpose: This study aims to examine whether a text stimulus could enhance students' imagination and thus enhance their creativity in the architectural design studio. The assumption is that adopting the text stimulus in the conceptual design stage would support students' imagination through a nonlinear design process, and ultimately produce the crea...
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Public health plays a pivotal role in society [...]
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Practitioners in the domains of architecture, engineering, and construction have conducted considerable research on smart homes and smart environments [...]
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Considerable research has been performed on smart working environments in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, with building information modeling considered as a critical element for implementing intelligent working systems. Although much software has been developed, a lack of understanding inhibits a user-centered approach to...
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Since the COVID-19 crisis has caused the cancellation of a great number of travel plans in the last two years, this study examines the prospects of the post-COVID-19 era, during which we expect tourism will return strongly. The impact of the epidemic on people’s attitudes toward tourism, particularly their tourist choices, appears to be a major cha...
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This study examined the determinants of perceived accessibility of maternity leave and childcare leave in South Korea. Although maternity leave and childcare leave are mandated in Korea, many employees are hesitant to use the policies. The purpose of this study was to empirically examine why some women are more likely than others to perceive the po...
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During the past year, health care environments have struggled to cope with the various impacts of COVID-19 around the world. Health care facilities need to help strengthen resistance to pathogen threats and provide care for patients and health workers in the safest possible way. Architectural design strategies can play a significant role in infecti...
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High-rise apartments are one representative form in the era of urbanization. However, the management of the high-rise apartment is not easy because of large household densities and the complex structures. Advanced technologies have permeated our daily lives and management services are becoming more intelligent. The aim of this study is to explore t...
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This chapter introduces the design of smart homes to support residents’ wellness and pleasurable experience. Smart homes should contribute to the heathy and happy living of their occupants by incorporating various technologies and devices into a domestic setting. Further, the design of smart homes should provide occupants with pleasurable experienc...
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Purpose COVID 19 has had a profound effect on peoples’ activities and the use of public spaces. Before the COVID 19 pandemic urban parks, as healthy places, were of the most favorable places for urban citizens, but nowadays no vitality is found in urban parks due to the absence of people. The perceived risk seems to affect peoples’ decision-making...
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Since architect Nicholas Negroponte first proposed a vision of responsive architecture smart environments have been widely investigated, especially in the fields of computer science and engineering. Despite growing interest in the topic, a comprehensive review of research about smart environments from the architectural perspective is largely missin...
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Neighborhood characteristics are important when raising children. Traditional approaches to parental stress research have focused on the impacts of daily hassles and how individual factors, such as children's temperament, family resources, and social support from friends and family reduce or exacerbate parental stress. There have been few studies o...
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Representing visual experiences is an essential part of architectural design education for creativity. The representation of creative ideas relates to the ability to communicate spatial design concepts. This study examined whether filmic spaces could function as visual communication to enhance students’ creative thinking in architecture. It explore...
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Background: Scoping reviews of the literature on the development and application of mental health apps based on theoretical suggestions are lacking. This study systematically examines studies on the effects and results of mental health mobile apps for the general adult population. Methods: Following PICOs (population, intervention, comparison, o...
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This review paper seeks to emphasise the significance of citizens’ adoption of smart urbanism for sustainable smart living. A total of 37 articles have been selected and critically reviewed based on the Sustainable Smart Living framework developed for this paper. This review explores the concept of smart equity among citizens, which empowers them a...
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The penetration of smart homes into households in South Korea is fast growing and is predicted to reach a domestic market value of up to seven billion US dollars by 2026. However, the factors affecting user adoption and influencing successful performance are not adequately considered in the current delivery of smart housing. This research aims to e...
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Sustainability has been a popular topic among researchers in various disciplines since its value is critical to the development of user-centered environments and populations’ wellbeing [...]
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This study examined the health promotion model (HPM) as a framework for assessing perceptions and health-related behaviors related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among blue-collar workers. This was done with the aim of providing time-sensitive educational and training materials for workers while on the job or functioning in their communities....
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Purpose A variety of collaborative technologies have been developed to support design communication among members of design teams, and understanding the affordances of these technologies is critical to effective design collaboration. This research explores the potential of social networking as a collective medium that encourages design communicatio...
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The 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to end poverty "in all forms" and achieve sustainable development by 2030, while ensuring that "no one is left behind", including people with disabilities. Disability is referenced eleven times in the Agenda. Disabled people face high risks of poverty because of barriers such as lack of workplace...
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Human cognitive processes in wayfinding may differ depending on the time taken to accept visual information in environments. This study investigated users’ wayfinding processes using eye-tracking experiments, simulating a complex cultural space to analyze human visual movements in the perception and the cognitive processes through visual perception...
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The success of smart homes is fundamentally dependent on their adoption and use by people in the context of daily life. This study investigated ways to control and adapt the technology to fulfill user daily needs, which are the active drivers of smart housing technology adoption. A framework of smart home services was developed by focusing on the p...
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The integration of building information modeling (BIM) and geographic information system (GIS) is attracting more attention than ever due to its potential benefits for both the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) domain and the geospatial industry. The main challenge in BIM and GIS integrated application comes from the fundamental dat...
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Various smart services and technologies have been developed to support older adults' well-ness, make their daily tasks easier, and enhance their overall quality of life. When people grow older, older adults inevitably experience a significant decrease in their physical, cognitive, and sensory capabilities, which makes them develop negative attitude...
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Efficient data exchange is the foundation of effective integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information System (GIS). However, it has not been fully achieved. This study aims to enhance the previously developed Open-Source Approach (OSA), which is for geometry transformation of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) into the...
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A novel differential received signal strength (RSS) positioning algorithm is proposed in the paper. Different from traditional methods to find the relationship between RSS and distance, this new positioning approach is based on linear regression of angle and differential received signal strengths. The advantages of this positioning algorithm is rob...
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This study is interested in understanding the particulate matter perceptions and response behaviors of residents. The purpose of this study was to identify indoor air quality along with the response behaviors of residents in Seoul, to ascertain whether there is a difference in behaviors when particulate matter is present, according to the character...
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Housing environments should enable residents to have positive experiences through the allocation of diverse green environments, which lead to physically and mentally happy, healthy living. Such positive experiences affect their happiness level, thus leading to sustainable lives. However, in Korea, since the 1980s, the design of housing complexes ha...
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Older adults face significant loss and limitations in terms of mobility, cognitive ability, and socialization. By using augmented reality and virtual reality technologies they have the potential to overcome such loss and limitations, and to eventually improve their quality of life. However, this group is often excluded in augmented reality and virt...
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Integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographic Information System (GIS) largely relies on data exchange between the two systems. However, the usual tool for geometry transformation from IFC (BIM) to shapefile (GIS), i.e., the Data Interoperability extension for ArcGIS (DIA), tends to result in geometric errors and cause geometric...
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The development of green building products is of great significance to the sustainability of construction projects. Both the financial ability and adoption behavior of customers have a great influence on the decisions made by manufacturers regarding the development of green building products. To clarify how customer behavior related to green buildi...
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The concept of child-friendliness has appeared in numerous research studies concerning sustainability and the wellbeing of children. For this critical review of child-friendly environments (CFEs), an evaluation framework of CFEs has been developed, consisting of four principal experiential categories: sociality, wellness, development, and independe...
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This study proposes a framework for green remodeling for the elderly that emphasizes the role of designers and the notion of aging in place. Energy efficiency is critical for older persons because many of them spend more time at home and are less likely to heat and cool their homes appropriately. Improving the energy performance of the elderly’s ho...
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Design fixation has been described as a lack of flexibility in relation to a limited set of design ideas. This study empirically sought to use different strategies to overcome various forms of design fixation. As strategic approaches to negating design fixation, a digital world that has no physical limitations was selected as a thinking expansion m...
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Quantification and assessment of nation-wide population access to health care services is a critical undertaking for improving population health and optimizing the performance of national health systems. Rural-urban unbalance of population access to health care services is widely involved in most of nations. This unbalance is also potentially affec...
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This study sought to examine ways of reducing energy demands in the residential building sector by measuring energy usage and associated factors in Bundang District. This District represents the first phase of new towns in the Seoul metropolitan region to implement current polices directed at climate change. The majority of residential buildings in...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential of immersive environments in the design domain by analyzing students` design process in immersive environments from cognitive and experiential aspects. To do this, we reviewed major concepts and theories such as users` immersion, participation, presence, and awareness and developed a compreh...
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Radio frequency identification (RFID) is widely used for item identification and tracking. Due to the limited communication range between readers and tags, how to configure a RFID system in a large area is important but challenging. To configure a RFID system, most existing results are based on cost minimization through using 0/1 identification mod...
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Designer-oriented space design has been transferred to user-oriented space design that considers users' emotions as well as the functions of the space, producing a multi-sensory space. Further, with the advent of embedded digital media and information technology in a space, various interface functions of the space have been developed and the user e...
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China has already entered the aging society and is predicted to become a super-aged society in 2020. The recent studies identified that the elderly has more interest in `Aging-in-Place` which emphasizes deinstitutionalization since welfare facilities such as care homes and silver towns have separated the elderly from their local communities where t...
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Although smart homes have been much developed in China, smart homes has been mainly towards the adoption of new technologies. There is little development of smart homes to consider and meet residents` needs in China. This study investigated residents` living in apartments in China using a questionnaire to identify their demands on smart homes. Thro...
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Much research has emphasized the importance of 'learning by doing' in design education. Reasoning methods would be an effective strategy to support students' reflection-in-action in designing. 'Knowing how' is associated with 'design thinking', and further, with 'creativity', which is essential for design outcomes. This research explores the potent...
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This research sought to examine whether analogical and metaphorical reasoning could be taught as a teaching strategy to enhance students’ creative thinking in the design process. To investigate the effects of analogical and metaphorical reasoning in design thinking, research was conducted with second year university students majoring in interior ar...
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This research adopted the assumption that the characteristics of digital tools differ from those of conventional tools and that these two tools affect creativity differently in the design processes. An empirical study was carried out to grasp the effect of the use of sketching and digital tools on students` creative behaviors and to ascertain any d...
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Architectural information is managed throughout the life cycle of a building. Building information modeling (BIM) serves as a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility, forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life cycle from inception onward. BIM technology has been utilized increasingly in quantitative ways in the archit...
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The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate a language-based approach to the analysis of building models using a domain-specific computer programming language: Building Environment Rule and Analysis (BERA). The BERA Language deals with building information models in an intuitive way in order to query and instantiate building objects. Both defining...
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The volume contains the double-blind peer reviewed paper accepted for the 21st International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) 2016, held at Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Australia. They provide a snapshot of leading research in the field by researchers from around the world.
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In allowing visitors to manipulate objects or models with their hands, science museums can become informal education institutions. However, little research has been conducted analyzing the specific interactions of visitors at museums and the effects that specific characteristics of interactive exhibit have on visitors. This research classified exhi...
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This research investigated key concepts of temporary residence and analyzed characteristics of modular architecture. Based on the results of the critical review, this research proposed an analytic framework emphasizing habitability to identify the potential of modular architecture as affordable housing for college students. The framework is compose...
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With the advancement and increasing adoption of information and communication technologies, 3D virtual worlds, being a part of these revolutionary forces, have the potential to make a major contribution to design education as a new teaching and learning environment. Considering this changing trend, we have been employing 3D virtual worlds in the de...
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우리나라 1인 가구는 대부분 다인가구로의 전환 이전에 잠시 거치는 거주형태로 인식되어 불안정한 상황이다. 그러나 오늘날 만혼, 비혼 등 결혼에 대한 인식 변화와 고령화 등의 영향으로 가족의 형태가 변화하고 있으며 이에 따라 거주형태도 다인가족 중심에서 1인 또는 2인 등 소단위로 분화되면서 다양해지고 있다. 하지만 다인가구에 중심으로 형성된 기존의 주거시장에서는 이러한 급속도의 변화를 수용할 수 없어 여전히 소형 주거는 많은 불편함을 감수해야만 하는 열악한 실정이다. 본 연구는 현 사회현상에 주목하고 1인 가구를 위한 주거 계획 시 실내환경 측면에서 고려해야 할 사항들을 도출하는 것에 목적을 두었다. 선행연구들을 바탕으...
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The effectiveness of visual displays has often been linked to the sense of presence embodied by immersive visualization. However, efforts analyzing how presence is associated with multi-users' quality of communication, including visualization capabilities to assist in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), are still unfolding. This resea...
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현재 기술과 정보통신의 발전은 학생들의 학습과정에 커다란 변화를 가져왔다. 그러나 현재까지의 연구들은 주로 수업에 활용 가능한 기술개발에 치중되어 있었으며, 교사들이 수업을 위해 활용하게 되는 다양한 기술과 교수법에 대한 연구는 부족한 실정이다. 따라서 본 연구에서는 수업을 진행하고 있는 교사들을 대상으로 교사의 기술사용과 가치, 기술 숙련도를 이해하고 이것이 학생들의 기술통합교육에 어떠한 영향을 주고 있는지를 파악하고자 하였다. 연구자들은 특히 디자인툴들이 빈번히 사용되는 디자인 교육에 있어서의 선생님의 기술통합교육의 중요성을 조사하고자 하였다. 연구방법으로는 디자인 툴을 이용하여 스튜디오 업을 진행하고 있는 국내 7...
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Many researchers have worked on the measurement of emotion from the perspectives of their various domains, but there is little research on emotion in interaction in the architecture domain. To develop measures of emotion in interaction associated with spaces, this paper reviews representative studies and techniques adopted for the measurement of em...
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Tower crane layout design and planning within construction site is a common construction technical issue, and is regarded as a complex combinatorial problem. Previous research focused on utilising either mathematical methods or visualisation tools to find an optimal tower crane layout plan. Both these two approaches require large amounts of manual...
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Residents’ illnesses related to new houses have recently become a popular topic for Sick Building Syndrome research. Compared to the research dealing with symptoms experienced by residents in newly built houses, little attention has been paid to the healthy life of residents in old houses. Thus, we investigate residents’ experience of healthy life...
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Background Wayfinding is an exceedingly complicated cognitive process, especially in complex environments such as hospitals, shopping centers and airports. Inhabitants of such large environments can become lost very easily if they are unfamiliar with the environment. Although they may eventually be able to discover the route to a specific destinati...