Material and Experience Design Researcher for Healthcare
Heeyoung is interested in helping people to have multi-sensory experience for positive feeling through materiality. Based on the goal, exploring colour, material and form experiments and imagining to facilitate the finished materials into space context. Heeyoung also loves to tackle interactive textile design through the integration of the materials and electronic components for the meaningful and interactive sensory experience, especially for vulnerable people in our society.
2017 - 2020
PhD in Institute of Textiles and Clothing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2014 - 2016
MA Textile Design at Royal College of Art
2011 - 2014
BA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art
Awards and Honours
Techstyle for Social Good International Competition Finalist, Hong Kong
7th Eldercare Innovation Award Finalist, Singapore
Design Fellow Placement of Open Style Lab Summer Programme
at Parsons School of Design, New York, USA
In: Site: A Festival of Graduate Creativity (Craft Space) Placement , Birmingham, UK
Kyoto Institute of Technology (Design Lab) Workshop Leader Placement , Kyoto, Japan
Helen Hamlyn Award Nominee, London, UK
Waddesdon Manor Live Project Competition Winner, London, UK
Design Factory Competition Winner, London, UK
Designing Future Techstyle Exhibition at the Mills and PolyU, Hong Kong
Universal Materiality: Interactive Materials for Ageing and Mobility Final Showcase & Touring Exhibition at The Parsons School of Design, New York, USA & Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong
'Sensory Wall' Exhibition in Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit at HKCEC, Hong Kong
Craft Tech: Hybride Frameworks for Smart Photonic Materials Touring Exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK & Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong
'Anmasa': Collaborative Art Exhibition at Show and Tell Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Craft Tech: Hybrid Design Experiences with Photonic Textiles Workshop Exhibition at Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan
Collaborative installation Exhibition for Craft Space, Birmingham, UK
Final Degree Show Exhibition at Royal College of Art, London, UK
Work in Progress Show Exhibition at Royal College of Art, London, UK
Final Degree Show Exhibition at Chelsea College of Art, London, UK
User Experience and Interactive Textiles: A Textile Designer's Perspective.
The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice. 13(2): 1-10. doi:10.18848/2325-162X/CGP/v13i02/1-10.
Co-designing Interactive Textiles for Multi-Sensory Environments.
In the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence on Fashion and Textiles (AIFT). pp. 205-211. Springer, Cham.
HK PolyU X OSL, Parsons Collaborative Research Project.
Featured on PBS Newshour weekend, New York, USA.
Men's Textiles Forecast AW 19/20: Light Magic.
RCA Graduate Work, 'Imprint Landscape' Featured on WGSN Trend Forecast.
Interview about Sensory Wall with Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited.
AW 2016 Off-Beat Trend Forecast.
A Screen Printed Textile Sample Featured on WGSN.
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