Heeyoung Kim

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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.

Education 

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

2019

Techstyle for Social Good International Competition Finalist, Hong Kong

2019

2018

7th Eldercare Innovation Award Finalist, Singapore

Design Fellow Placement of Open Style Lab Summer Programme 

at Parsons School of Design, New York, USA

2016

In: Site: A Festival of Graduate Creativity (Craft Space) Placement , Birmingham, UK

2016

Kyoto Institute of Technology (Design Lab) Workshop Leader Placement , Kyoto, Japan

2016

Helen Hamlyn Award Nominee, London, UK

2015

Waddesdon Manor Live Project Competition Winner, London, UK

2014

Design Factory Competition Winner, London, UK

Exhibitions 

2019

Designing Future Techstyle Exhibition at the Mills and PolyU, Hong Kong

2019

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

2018

'Sensory Wall' Exhibition in Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit at HKCEC, Hong Kong

2018

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

2018

'Anmasa': Collaborative Art Exhibition at Show and Tell Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2017

Craft Tech: Hybrid Design Experiences with Photonic Textiles Workshop Exhibition at Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan

2016

Collaborative installation Exhibition for Craft Space, Birmingham, UK

2016

Final Degree Show Exhibition at Royal College of Art, London, UK

2015

Work in Progress Show Exhibition at Royal College of Art, London, UK

2014

Final Degree Show Exhibition at Chelsea College of Art, London, UK

Publication

2019

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.

2018

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.

Media 

2018

HK PolyU X OSL, Parsons Collaborative Research Project.

Featured on PBS Newshour weekend, New York, USA.

2018

Men's Textiles Forecast AW 19/20: Light Magic.

RCA Graduate Work, 'Imprint Landscape' Featured on WGSN Trend Forecast.

2018

Interview about Sensory Wall with Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited. 

2016

AW 2016 Off-Beat Trend Forecast.

A Screen Printed Textile Sample Featured on WGSN. 

Contact Me

+852 6212 4400

 © 2020 by Heeyoung Kim.

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