Hi. My name is Jaeyeon and I am a phd candidate in the School of Computing, KAIST. In the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), I mostly have been working on wearable haptic interfaces that enables information transfer through the skin. Since wearable interefaces have relatively small form factors and always worn on the body, I am interested in how to transfer information efficiently in the limited contact area (CHI'15, CHI'18) in and how to transfer information more comfortably without contact (UIST'16). I visited HCI Lab at Saarland University in Germany to have knowledge about printed electronics and digital fabrication for on-skin interfaces. Currently I am having a summer internship at Microsoft Research.

Before joining HCI community, I had been in the field of medical imaging for four years. I had my master's degree in Electrical Engineering from KAIST and Bachelor's in Control Engineering (now Robotics) from Kwangwoon University. I am a recipient of NAVER phd fellowship 2017.

Recent News

Jun 12, 2018  Paper  Touch Branch is presented at DIS 2018.
Jun - Aug, 2018  Research Intern  at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA.
May 31, 2018  Invited  to Intro to HCI (CS374) for introducing my research to 60 undergraduate students.
May 9, 2018  Patent  Non-contact Wearable Tactile Display is granted as a KR patent.
Apr 25, 2018  Paper  Multimodal Watch-back Tactile Display has been presented at CHI 2018.
Apr 22-26, 2018  Attending  CHI 2018 in Montreal, Canada.
Apr 9, 2018  Visiting  Soft Transducers Lab, EPFL, Switzerland.
Mar 6, 2018  Paper  Touch Branch has been accepted to DIS 2018.
Jan 1, 2018  Paper  Square Watch Interaction has been published on IJHCS.

Research Projects

Multimodal Watch-back Tactile Display (CHI'18)
We proposed the idea of layering two disjoint tactile sensations (wind and vibration) together to expand the information capacity of watch-back tactile display. We presented interaction scenarios and the pattern recognition experiment results of multimodal tactile display.

Non-contact Wearable Tactile Display (UIST'16)
Traditional wearable tactile displays transfer tactile stimulations through a firm contact between the stimulator and the skin. We conjecture that a firm contact may not be always possible and acceptable. We explored the concept of a non-contact wearable tactile display using an airflow, which can transfer information without a firm contact.

Watch-back Tactile Display (CHI'15)
A watch-back tactile display (WBTD) is expected to be a viable supplement to the user interface limitations of a smartwatch. However, its design requires that many design parameters such as tactor types and stimulus patterns be determined. We conducted a series of experiments to explore a best design of a WBTD consisting of 3×3 tactors and presented the results.

Square Watch Interaction (IJHCS, 2018)
Smartwatch has a limited input vocabulary because of its small touchscreen. Using touch sensitive edge as an input is one of the promising solutions. We explored interaction techniques that use the possible combinations of touch sensitive edges and the touchscreen.

Touch Branch (Lumi Land (2017); DIS'18)
Interpersonal touch, one of the most primitive social languages, is an excellent design element frequently utilized in interaction design. We built an interactive system that can sense interpersonal touches, and analyzed 408 touches. We discussed the effect of social relationship and the spatial distance.
This research project was a part of an interactive installation project,Lumi Land (2017), at National Science Museum in Korea.


Conference Papers

  • TouchBranch: Understanding Interpersonal Touches in Interactive Installation
    Seungki Kim, Jiwoo Hong, Jaeyeon Lee, Hyunsook Choi, Geehyuk Lee, and Woohun Lee, DIS 2018.
    [gif] [acm dl]
  • Exploring Multimodal Watch-back Tactile Display using Wind and Vibration
    Youngbo Shim, Jaeyeon Lee, and Geehyuk Lee, CHI 2018.
    [video preview] [demo at HCI@KAIST workshop] [acm dl]
  • Developing and Understanding UX of the Interactive Installation with Interpersonal Touch Technology
    Seungki Kim, Jiwoo Hong, Jaeyeon Lee, Geehyuk Lee, Woohun Lee, and Hyunsook Choi, ISSM 2017.
    [Outstanding Paper Award]
  • Designing a Non-contact Wearable Tactile Display Using Airflows
    Jaeyeon Lee and Geehyuk Lee, UIST 2016.
    [video figure] [acm dl]
  • Investigating the Information Transfer Efficiency of a 3×3 Watch-back Tactile Display
    Jaeyeon Lee, Jaehyun Han, and Geehyuk Lee, CHI 2015.
    [video figure] [acm dl]
  • Defying Gravity: A Novel Method of Converting Screen Orientation
    Jaeyeon Lee and Da Young Ju, ICCA 2013.
  • Implementation of Four Port Birdcage Coil in 3 Tesla MRI System
    Jaeyeon Lee, ChangHeun Oh, and HyunWook Park, ITC-CSCC 2012.

Journal Papers

  • Evaluation of Edge-based Interaction on a Square Smartwatch
    Sunggeun Ahn, Jaeyeon Lee, Keunwoo Park, and Geehyuk Lee, IJHCS 109 (2018): 68-78.
    [paper link]
  • Defying Gravity: A Novel Method of Converting Screen Orientation
    Jaeyeon Lee and Da Young Ju, IJSH 7.5 (2013).
    [paper link]

Doctoral Symposium, Posters and Demonstrations

  • Exploring Multimodal Watch-back Tactile Display using Wind and Vibration
    Youngbo Shim, Jaeyeon Lee, and Geehyuk Lee, CHI 2018 EA, Demonstration.
  • Wind Tactor: An Airflow-based Wearable Tactile Display
    Jaeyeon Lee, UIST 2017 Adjunct, Doctoral Symposium.


Master's Thesis


Professional Activities

  • Program Committee TEI'17 Work-in-Progress, CHI'17 Interactivity
  • Reviewer TEI'17-18, ISWC'17, CHI'18, DIS'18, UIST'18
  • Student Volunteer UIST'15, CHI'16

Honors, Awards, and Grants

  • Outstanding Paper Award, International Symposium of Science Museums, 2017
  • DAAD GradUS Global Scholarship, for research visit in Saarland University, 2017
  • ACM UIST Doctoral Symposium Travel Grant, 2017
  • ACM SCF Summer School Travel Grant, 2017
  • NAVER PhD Fellowship Award, 2017
  • Google Travel Grant, 2016
  • Outstanding TA Award, School of Computing, KAIST, 2016
  • Outstanding TA Award, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, 2012
Last update: Jun 12, 2018