With the vision which tries to creatively approach and solve the life and problems of human beings, Technology and Design Research Center (TDRC) aims to achieve the research that tries to converge technology, design, liberal arts and arts. Having Professor Da Young Ju, Dr. Hoon Sik Yoo and researcher Bo Ram Gu, So Yon Jeong and Jung Min Lee playing pivotal role among the center, TDRC supports the education of School of Integrated Technology students, conduct cooperative research with Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology and industries, provide technical support to the researchers, and perform international collaborative research or independent research. TDRC is particularly interested in the field which aims to investigate the human-centric user experience (UX) and interaction between human beings and machines, such as Human Computer Interaction (HCI) or Human Machine Interaction (HMI). Our detailed research subject includes future-oriented electric devices and machines, such as wearable devices, deformable displays, future car platform, human- based service design that coordinates with change in human’s life style that is depended on the flow of the future environment and socio-cultural changes.
[Picture] Example of Convergence Research on HMI
Convergence Research on HMI: HMI is one of the most interdisciplinary field that is closely related to the society and industries. TDRC’s particular interest on HMI includes various human-computer interaction and interfaces, interaction between car and mobile devices, user’s experience on the multi-machinery environment, and the multi-faceted relationship between human, machine and society. TDRC also develops and analyzes smart application and services based on convergence technology.
[Picture] Example of Precedent UX/UI Study
Precedent UX and UI: There have been rapid changes in our society alongside with the innovation on ICT technology. Herein, TDRC conducts precedent study on UX and UI in order to enhance the human-centric value on upcoming technologies. Through conducting precedent study on technology, the quality of human life is expected to be enriched since it improves the relationship between human, technology, society and culture.