A joint research paper, supervised by Professor KwanMyung Kim in the Department of Design at UNIST was highly commended for excellence at the 12th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, also known as AHFE.
Took place virtually from July 25 to 29, this annual conference aims to provide a virtual forum for the exchange and discussion of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of human factors and ergonomics. All submitted abstracts are peer-reviewed by three independent referees from the international program boards. Moreover, this year the conference proceedings have been published in Springer multi-volume edited books and submitted for indexing in SCOPUS, ISI Citation Index, Springer link Digital Library and others.
Their work, entitled “Understanding Challenges of Designing for Complex Users by Adapting the Existing Framework,” has been selected for the 2021 AHFE Best Student Paper within the Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design division. This paper has been co-authored by Malika Gabbas, Yedam Ryu, and Jaehan Park under the supervision of Professor KwanMyung Kim.
This award has been given to them in recognition of their contribution to the design community by serving as a validation of adjusting existing frameworks to help designers extract correlations between identified problems, trends, etc., and understand which items to tackle first. The design team hopes that this study will inspire other designers to find new adaptations of existing frameworks from other areas, like business and management, in their design development processes.
“This award is a tremendous honor, and as design students, this kind of recognition really motivates us to continue our research and work even more diligently for research development in the design field,” said Ms. Malika Gabbas, the first author of the study. “We are very happy and grateful to receive this award and would like to take this chance to give thanks to our mentor, Professor KwanMyung Kim.”