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Hoon Yoon

Hoon Yoon, aka Vince, is a designer who has been experiencing UI/UX, Industrial, and Interaction Design. From school to the business field, he proceeded, participated in types of projects that harnesses emerging technologies like tangible interface, connected car, and IoT. And now, he is currently working as a UI designer in Samsung Electronics, participating in designing UI/UX of IoT service platform.


Regarding his most recent academic activity, in the RISD MID program, he did a grad thesis project about how the augmented graphic interface is applied to the physical environment and interacts with the user under situational specificity. Based on user-participatory experiments and prototyping, he designed and produced several types of interface models combined with the physical surface. Through this, he tried to suggest another possibility of how the future’s usability of navigating the augmented interface is shaped,

Experienced Area

UI/UX Design  /  UI Planning  /  Information Architecture(IA)  /  Interaction Design  /  

Projection Mapping  /  Tangible User Interface(TUI)  /  HCI-based Methodology  /  Industrial Design  



UX Planner & UX Designer, Designfever

Jan.2017 ~ Present - 8month


Designfever is currently a well-renowned digital design agency doing UI/UX, Interaction integrated projects with global companies in South Korea. As UI planner & UX Architect, I have been participating in several projects regarding Tangible Interface partially integrating with industrial design, or planning UX wireframe of an interactive interface.


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1. Samsung Interactive Table for Samsung Galaxy S8 New York Unpack 2017, Jan.2017 ~ Apr.2017

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  • Participated as an UI planner and UX architect for designing the UX structure and wireframe of Samsung Interactive Table


  • Designed Hierarchical information tree from a perspective of UX-based methodology(in terms of Information Architecture)


  • Designed and proposed the interaction sequences responsive to multitaction’s haptic gestures and objects’(Galaxy S8 and Transparent Acrylic Dial) physical movement on a surface


  • * Participated making the overall story-contents structure and flow of Samsung Interactive Table 


  • 3D-modeled and prototyped Transparent Acrylic Dial, which generates graphic interaction on a multitaction surface as an interactive medium


  • Designed usability sequences and interactions of how interactive table synchronizes with Samsung Gear VR, Samsung Gear S3, Samsung Gear 360

2. Lexus Interactive Installation Project, Apr.2017 ~ Present


  • Currently Participates as an UX architect and Interaction Designer for designing the UX structure and wireframe of Lexus Interactive Installation


  • Propose several concepts of how interactive installation integrates with Lexus LS


  • Plan and design the overall interaction sequence of installation


  • Involved in Interaction Development part in the process of designing graphic interaction responsive to physical gesture



3. Lexus Homepage Renewal(Korea Ver.), Apr.2017 ~ May.2017


  • Currently Participates as a proposer for proposing the new contents architecture of Lexus Korea’s corporate website renewal



4. Samsung Interactive Table for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Unpack 2017, Jun2017 ~ Sept.2017 (Ongoing)


  • Currently Participate as an UI planner and UX architect for UX structure and wireframe of Samsung Interactive Table 


  • Propose several usability concepts for how Galaxy Note 8 controls the table interface by Gyro Sensor


  • Design User Experience regarding utilizing S - Pen to interactively play with interactive table (e.g. Navigating and access to Head Menus by drawing the icon with S - Pen)


  • Design hierarchical information Architecture of overall features of Galaxy Note 8


  • Design and propose the interaction sequences responsive to multitaction’s haptic gestures


  • Establish UX guidelines by collaborating with Cheil Worldwide’s Tech Team

5. Samsung Unpack Application for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Unpack 2017, Jun2017 ~ Sept.2017 (Ongoing)


  • Currently Participate as an UI planner and UX architect for UX structure and wireframe of Samsung Unpack App


  • Design hierarchical information Architecture for contents


  • Rapidly prototype the key UX of application by prototyping tool - Sketch


  • Design Sequential graphic motion wireframe in planning with User Selling Point(USP)


  • Design and propose the interaction sequences compatible with Samsung Unpack Launching show for Samsung Galaxy Note 8


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

Master of Industrial Design - MID / Sep.2014 ~ Jun.2016

 Grad Thesis: Interplayable Surface

- An exploration on Augmented GUI that coexists with physical environments

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Main Thesis Advisor, Graduate Program Director: Andy Law

Adjunct Thesis Advisor: Tim Maly

External Thesis Advisor: Jaemin Cho

The goal of experiment-driven thesis is to envision and design an interactive GUI (graphic user interface) that coexists with physical surfaces. Based on an understanding of user behavioral patterns for accessing information in types of situations, experimentations and prototypes are implemented and tested with participants. Through the process of understanding User-factors for accessing information within situational specificity, thesis suggests several types of speculative user-scenarios for how augmented GUI could be permeated into actual life, combining with UX-centric points.


Interactive Design, HCI, GUI/UX, Augmented Reality, Affordance, Projection Mapping

Korea University / Seoul, South Korea

Bachelor of Fine Art in School of Art & Design - BFA / Mar.2008 ~ Feb.2014

* Majored in Industrial & Information Design

Graduate Project: HXD Project (Healthcare eXperience Design)

Cooperated with Korea University Medical Center (KUMC) / Mar.2013 ~ Oct.2013

Project URL:!graduation-project/c1567

Hoon Yoon, Hyunjae Park, Jaehaeng Cho

Participated in as an Industrial, UX Designer/ Team Manager

Proposed design solutions for elderly customers who are exposed to communicative

problems at KUMC Administration Center

Award Accomplishments



Gold Winner, A Design Award, Apr.2017

"P-GUI Sticker" won the Gold Winner at the concealed category

" Advanced Design & Design Research" of A Design Award

Winner, K-Design Award' 17, May 2017

Category : Industrial Design-"Flou"

Winner, Asia Design Prize 2017, May 2017

"Watertank Wheel"​

Bronze, Pin Upp Concept Design Awards, Oct 2013

Category : Healthcare Design sponsored by Samsung Electronics-"Pill Clip"

Authentication, Pin Upp Concept Design Awards, Oct 2013

Category : Student concept design-"Flexi-Bike"

Finalist, International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), Apr 2013

Category : Student Design-"Pill Clip"



Grand Prize, GM Korea Student Automotive Challenge 2012, May 2012

Participated in as a graphic & car exterior designer

Financial Aid as scholarship grant, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), March 2014

Got awarded 10,000$ financial aid as scholarship funding from RISD

Seokrim Scholarship, Seokrim Scholarship Committee, Korea University, Sep 2008

Awarded by Seokrim Scholarship Committee, Korea University

Cooperative projects with external organization

Design for Aging, RISD, Spring semester, 2015

Hoon Yoon, Antonio Papania-Davis

Cooperated with local sanatorium Laurelmead, Providence, RI

Project URL:!re-walk/f17qc

Participated the project as an ethnography researcher and a design developer. To develop the

proper artifact to elders in need of flexible maneuvering of walker, we speculatively designed

and proposed the concept of flexible walker that allows them to conveniently stretch its joints

depending on certain situation.

UnCom : Unusual Combination - Interaction Design Project, Korea University, 2013

Hoon Yoon

Cooperated with Advanced-Design Team of Samsung Electronics/ Apr.2013 ~ Jul.2013

Participated in as Interaction Designer

Project URL:!see-through-lips/c17w7

Created an interactive installation based on Arduino Kits


Photoshop / Illustrator / After Effect / Processing(Visual Interaction) / Arduino(Physical

Interaction) / Rhino 3D / 3D MAX / Adobe Experience Design(XD) / UI/UX Workflow (User

Research / Information Architecture / Wireframe / Interaction / Prototyping) 

Military Service

Honorably discharged as an Army Sergeant of Republic of Korea Army / Goheung, South Korea / Feb.2009 ~ Dec.2010

Signal Corpsman in 31 infantry division

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