Room 102 Informatics West, 

919 E. 10th Street Bloomington, IN 47408
echeon [at] indiana [dot] edu 


I am a HCI/ Design Ph.D.candidate studying at Indiana University Bloomington. I am advised by Professor Norman Makoto Su


My research interests include human–computer interaction (HCI), human-robot interaction (HRI), computer–supported cooperative work (CSCW), and science & technology studies (STS). I am interested in how values can and should be incorporated into the design of future technologies. Through my research, I hope to offer alternatives to human-centered designs that contribute to building our relationship with technologies in authentic ways.  My current fieldwork involves people who have adopted “alternative” lifestyles and values (e.g., minimalists and tiny house enthusiasts)

I received the B.A degree both in Integrated Studies of Culture (ISC) in Scranton Honors Program (SHP) and in Library and Information Science from the Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, and the M.S. degree in Information Science from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. At UNC, I worked on smart/ traditional 

health tracking technologies users with Professor Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi

Nov 2019

I am thrilled to announce that I will co-organize the CHI 2020 workshop with these amazing researchers: Michael Muller, Jeffrey Bardzell, Norman Makoto Su, Eric P.S. Baumer, Casey Fiesler, Ann Light and Mark Blythe. The workshop title is "Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of Design Fictions”  

Nov 2019

I had a great time at CSCW: meeting up with Design Future scholars, academic mentors, and cohorts. Was very pleasure to chair the session on Economic Encounters and introduce fantastic works :) 

June 2019

I traveled San Diego for DIS'19 -- presented a design method paper, served as a session chair (Media in home), participated in DC and served as a SV.  Met great mentors who shared their insightful tips for job market!

May 2019

I will be at Glasgow for CHI'19  --- please come to DomestiCHI session (Click here to see fantastic papers) that I am session-chairing!  (Carron 1, May8, 4:00PM).   Another fun event : CHI Lites  will be happening (9th, 7PM @The Lighthouse)

Mar 2019

I had a wonderful time at HRI'19: co-charing SV and co-organizing  a workshop!   My position paper has beep accepted to "New Direction for the IoT" workshop at CHI'19.  "I Beg to Differ: Soft Conflicts in Collaborative Design Using Design Fiction" has been accepted to DIS'19!  I will serve as a SV and participate in the DC at DIS'19!!  (Mentors:  John Bowers, Wendy Ju) 

Feb 2019

I am pleased to be serving on the Program Committee for research papers of GROUP'20.  I am looking forward to working with other PC members  :-) 

I am excited to be serving on the Program Committee for the Provocations and Works-in-Progress (PWiP) track of Designing Interactive Systems conference (DIS'19) as an associate chair 

Jan 2019
Nov 2018

I am co-organizng the workshop "Robots for Social Good: Exploring Critical Design for HRI" for HRI'19 with Hee Rin Lee, Maartje de Graaf, Cristina Zaga, Patrícia Alves-oliveira, and Jim Young.  I am excited to work with these fantastic researchers. 

Aug 2018

I am very excited that our paper "Staged for Living": Negotiating Objects and their Values over a Porous Boundary  

co-authored with my advisor has been accepted to CSCW'18. I will also participate in DC and serve as a SV. I am looking forward to having another wonderful experience at CSCW.  

July 2018
June 2018

I am traveling to San Jose for attending to HCIC    (Update: At HCIC, I won the New Experience Award for trying Smores for the first time!! ) 

I am thrilled to be serving for HRI 2019 as a Student Volunteer co-chair. I am grateful for this opportunity to provide this service to my academic community. 

April 2018

My first talk and SV experience at CHI :)  Luckily, I could have chances to chat with several superstars whose work have inspired me so much.

Mar 2018

I had a great time during HRI'18 conference:  I gave two talks -- at Alternative HRI Methodology workshop and at the conference (full paper). I also had a great dinner with this year Pioneer HRI students as alumni of 2016. I also had a lot of fun as a student volunteer  :) 

Feb 2018

I was invited to VEX U Winter Vortex Challenge - Regional Qualifier (to the World Championship ) to serve as a judge for the Excellence Award. It was so much fun and a great chance to meet robotics students from different institutions : )