Young Mi Choi

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    Industrial Design, College of Design Georgia Institute of Technology 247 Fourth Street NW Atlanta, Ga 30332-0155
    Atlanta,  GA  30332-0155
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  • Job Title: Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Design
    School of Industrial Design
  • Young Mi Choi 2012
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Dr. Young Mi Choi is an Assistant Professor in the School of Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received B.F.A. and M.I.D. degrees in Industrial Design from Sook-Myung Women’s University and M.S. and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech. Her teaching and research activities focus on applying evidence based design in innovation and creativity. Her research interests are focused on topics related to the roles played by users, industrial designers, engineers and marketers during the process of creating new products and assistive technologies. Current projects are focused on understanding the validity of usability evaluations based on design representation along with how input is applied by the designer to produce better design decisions and improved products. These have included development of augmented reality and tangible augmented reality as design evaluation tools to asses usability and the human factors and ergonomics aspects of products to both better inform designers and communicate more effectively with end users. New approaches have been applied in research collaborations funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and industry collaborations such as with LG Electronics USA. In class applications have been funded by the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) and the Shepherd Center. She has received the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program Women of Excellence Award, College of Design.

Educational Background

2009 – Ph.D., Architecture (Industrial Design) – Georgia Institute of Technology

        Minor emphasis - Marketing Management

2002 – M.Sc., Industrial Design - Georgia Institute of Technology

2000 – M.I.D., Industrial (Product and Space) Design – Sook-Myung Women’s University

1998 – B.F.A., Industrial (Product) Design – Sook-Myung Women’s University


Professional Experience

Georgia Institute of Technology,Atlanta, Georgia

  • Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Design : May 2012 - Present
    • Industrial Design faculty advisor for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) for Wireless Technology: Oct. 2014-present
    • Human-Computer Interaction, Master of Science Program (MS-HCI) faculty member : 2013 - Present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Design (Full Time): May 2010 - May 2012
  • Graduate Research Scientist, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at Georgia Tech : Fall 2004 - August 2010

Time & Space Tech, Seoul, South Korea 

  • Marketing Associate & Coordinator : February 2000 - August 2000
  • Marketing Intern & Part-time Employee : January 1998 - February 2000


Professional Qualification

South Korea national technical qualification holder of Industrial Engineer Product Design        

Qualification Certificate Number:  97408010039G



New Product Innovation

Marketing Management

Assistive Technology

Universal Design

Human Factors and Ergonomics

User Needs/Usability

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