College of Design Research Forum: Introducing New Voices in Design Research, Fall 2019

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Join us on November 7 for the next College of Design Research Forum in which we introduce a few of the new Design faculty.

This fall we have several new faculty members producing compelling work. We have invited three of them to share their research with the larger College.

Faculty participating in the forum represent architecture, industrial design, and city planning.

Let's meet them:

HyunJoo Oh is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Industrial Design and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. Working at the intersection of human-computer interaction and design, she studies and builds computational design tools and methods that integrate everyday materials with computing. She explores how computing technologies can extend and transform familiar materials around us and investigates how those combinations can broaden creative possibilities for designers. 

Oh received her Ph.D. in Technology, Media, and Society from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a graduate certificate in Cognitive Science in 2018 and has master’s degrees in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and Media Interaction Design from Ewha Womans University. Her work has been published at ACM SIGCHI conferences and maker community and widely used by K-12 teachers and maker spaces.

Elora Raymond is an assistant professor in the School of City and Regional Planning in the College of Design. Her research is at the intersection of real estate finance and socio-spatial inequality. She has explored the uneven housing market recovery following the real estate and financial crises of the 2000s, persistent and concentrated negative equity in the Southeast, the rise of single-family rental securitizations, and eviction rates in single-family rentals. She has ongoing projects on affordable housing issues among Pacific Islanders in the diaspora, and land tenure issues in the South Pacific.

Raymond earned her Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech in 2017. She has a B.A. in History from Brown University. Her research has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Bloomberg’s Businessweek, NPR’s Morning Edition, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Univision, and Radio New Zealand, among other news outlets.

Ryan Roark is the 2019-21 Ventulett NEXT Fellow at Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture. The Ventulett NEXT Generation Visiting Fellows is an initiative intended for young faculty who are at the beginning of their careers and interested in interdisciplinary teaching and research that merges design, technology, and culture. As an architectural designer and writer, she focuses on the role of history in building design and urban planning.

Ryan was a 2017 KPF Paul Katz Fellow in London, where she studied different typologies of design interventions into old buildings and the attitudes to history they represent. Her work at Georgia Tech continues this formal, tectonic, and historical investigation as well as examining the role augmented and mixed reality will play in the design of the 21st-century city.

Alongside teaching and design, Ryan writes about the history of historic preservation, the relationship between individual and city from the 16th century through the present, and the history of intellectual cross-pollination between microbiology and architecture. She has previously taught at Rice University and has worked at architecture firms in New York and Los Angeles. She has an MArch from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Oncology from Cambridge University.

Coffee and cookies will be provided.

About the Research Forums:
The College of Design Research Forums are intended to allow the College community and our friends across the campus to experience the design- and technology-focused research at Georgia Tech. From music technology to product design; from assistive technology to healthcare; from architecture to city planning, we explore the many ways technology can solve critical problems for the way we live.

Upcoming Forums:

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 – Faculty Engagement With Research Centers, John and Joyce Caddell Building, Flex Space
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020 – New Voices in Design Research, Spring 2020, Room 214



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  • Created By: Malrey Head
  • Created: 10/15/2019
  • Modified By: Malrey Head
  • Modified: 10/17/2019


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