Ji Youn Shin

Assistant Professor, Product Design

Design Justice Liaison for Product Design

Dr. Ji Youn Shin is an Assistant Professor of Product Design at the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD from the Media and Information department at Michigan State University. Her research is situated at the intersection of HCI, Design, and Healthcare with an emphasis on incorporating patients' and families’ experiential knowledge and existing assets in technology design that can enhance their health and wellness. By drawing out participants’ experiences through participant-centered design processes, she has provided her participants with opportunities to share their strengths and knowledge in designing technologies. Ji Youn’s research outcomes have been published in top venues in the field, including JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research), IJHCI (International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction), EAI Pervasive Health, CHI (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), and CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work), where she received a Best Paper Award and a Best Paper Honorable Mention Award. She earned her Master of Design in Integrative Design at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and Master of Design and Bachelor of Fine Arts at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.



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PDES 3771 - Product Design Studio 3

Selected Scholarship

Shin, J.Y., Peng, W., & Lee, H.R. More than Bedtime and the Bedroom: Sleep Management as a Collaborative Work for the Family. In Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2022)

Shin, J.Y., Okammor, N., Hendee, K., Pawlokowski, A., Jenq, G., & Bozaan, D. The SAFEDC Model for Improving Transitions of Care: Lessons Learned from a Participatory Design Workshop. The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Formative Research (2022)

Shin, J. Y., Rheu, M., Huh-Yoo, J., & Peng, W. Designing Technologies to Support Parent-Child Relationships: A Review of Current Findings and Suggestions for Future Directions. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 5, CSCW2, Article 441 (2021)

Shin, J. Y., Chaar, D., Davis, E. C., Choi, S.W., & Lee, H.R. Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: Exploring Experiential Knowledge and Assets of Family Caregivers. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 5, CSCW2, Article 416 (2021)

Shin, J. Y., & Huh-Yoo, J. Designing Everyday Conversational Agents for Managing Health and Wellness: A Study of Alexa Skills Review. In Proceedings of the 14th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (2020)

Selected Honors and Awards

Commendation for Exceptional Effort in Community Engagement Scholarship, University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University (2022)

Best Paper Award (Top 1% Submission), ACM Conference on computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (2021)

Best Paper Honorable Mention Award (Top 5% Submission), EAI Pervasive Health and technology (2020)

Mark Levy ICT4D (Information and communications technology for development Award, Media and Information, Michigan State University (2020)

Ji Youn Shin

Ji Youn Shin

Specialties & Expertise:

Design, HCI (Human-Computer Interaction), Health Informatics, Family Health and Wellness, Qualitative Research Methods


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