Yoonji Kim is an Assistant Professor in the College of Art & Technology at Chung-Ang University.

Her research in human-computer interaction focuses on designing interactions and systems for novel user experiences using emerging technologies.
Recently, she creates systems that aid designers in digital fabrication for prototyping interactive objects (software/hardware) by applying various modalities, including XR and Conversational Interface.

She earned her Ph.D. (Industrial Design) and M.S. (Culture Technology) from KAIST, and B.S. from Ewha Womans University (Computer Science).
She was a postdoctoral associate under the supervision of Prof. Stefanie Mueller at MIT CSAIL and experienced as a software engineer/researcher for ten years in various companies (Samsung Electronics, Motorola, and LG Electronics).


SensorViz: Visualizing Sensor Data Across Different Stages of Prototyping Interactive Objects (DIS 2022)

Yoonji Kim, Junyi Zhu, Mihir Trivedi, Dishita G Turakhia, Ngai Hang Wu, Donghyeon Ko, Michael Wessely, and Stefanie Mueller

DIS '22: Proceedings of the 2022 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Adapt2Learn: A Toolkit for Configuring the Learning Algorithm for Adaptive Physical Tools for Motor-Skill Learning (DIS 2021)

Dishita Turakhia, Andrew Wong, Yini Qi, Lotta-Gili Blumberg, Yoonji Kim, and Stefanie Mueller.

DIS '21: Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

VirtualWire: Supporting Rapid Prototyping with Instant Reconfigurations of Wires in Breadboarded Circuits (TEI 2021)

🏆 Best paper award

Woojin Lee, Ramkrishna Prasad, Seungwoo Je, Yoonji Kim, Ian Oakley, Daniel Ashbrook, and Andrea Bianchi.

TEI '21: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

SchemaBoard: Supporting Correct Assembly of Schematic Circuits using Dynamic In-Situ Visualization (UIST 2020)

Yoonji Kim, Hyein Lee, Ramkrishna Prasad, Seungwoo Je, Youngkyung Choi,Daniel Ashbrook, Ian Oakley, Andrea Bianchi

UIST '20: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

HeyTeddy: Conversational Test-Driven Development for Physical Computing (IMWUT 2019/Ubicomp 2020)

Yoonji Kim, Youngkyung Choi, Daye Kang, Minkyeong Lee, Tek-Jin Nam, Andrea Bianchi

Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol.3, 4, Article 139, 21 pages.

VirtualComponent: A Mixed-Reality Tool for Designing and Tuning Breadboarded Circuits (CHI 2019)

Yoonji Kim, Youngkyung Choi, Hyein Lee, Geehyuk Lee, Andrea Bianchi.

CHI '19: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

PokeRing: Notifications by Poking Around the Finger (CHI 2018)

Seungwoo Je, Minkyeong Lee, Yoonji Kim, Liwei Chan, Xing-Dong Yang, and Andrea Bianchi.

CHI '18: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Demos, Workshops and Magazine Articles

​MAScreen: Augmenting Speech with Visual Cues of Lip Motions, Facial Expressions and Text Using a Wearable Display (SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020 Emerging Technologies)

Hyein Lee, Yoonji Kim, Andrea Bianchi.

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2020 Emerging Technologies

How was it made (Wind-blaster)

Seungwoo Je, Hyelip Lee, Myung-Jin Kim, Minkyeong Lee, Yoonji Kim, Youngkyung Choi, Andrea Bianchi.

Interactions 26, 1 (January 2019), 14-15.

Other Projects

Mystic Message

Yoonji Kim*, Hankyung Kim*, Minkyeong Lee*, Woohun Lee (2018)

Media Interaction Design Project

*These researchers contributed equally to this work.


Yoonji Kim*, Joon Hyub Lee*, Sang-Gyun An*, Bogyeong Kim*, Sangmin Bae (2017)

Design Project

*These researchers contributed equally to this work.

Academic Service

Publication Chair

ACM TEI 2022 Papers AC

ACM DIS 2021 Paper and Pictorials AC



ACM CHI 2021

ACM DIS 2020

ACM CHI 2020


ACM SIGGRAPH Asia E-tech 2019