I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Information School at the University of Washington. My research interest is at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Health Informatics, and Design. I design, develop, and evaluate technology to promote individuals' health behaviors and help people be aware of the privacy implications of sensing and inference systems.
In my dissertation work, I explore how technology can effectively support self-monitoring practies such that people can collect data easily, learn their behavioral patterns, and develop positive changes for health. As part of my dissertation work, I designed and develop SleepTight, a mobile application that helps people understand how behavioral factors impact sleep.
I am co-advised by Prof. Julie A. Kientz, who directs the Computing for Healthy Living and Learning Lab (CHiLL), and by Prof. Wanda Pratt, who leads the iMed research group. I am also a member of DUB (Design, Use, and Build) group, which is UW's cross-campus human-computer interaction research and education coalition.
Aside from being a graduate student, I am a passing pianist and I like reading, walking, hiking, Frutiger, and hand-drip coffee. "Eun Kyoung" altogether is my first name. It is a common Korean name yet difficult to pronouce without practice if you have grown up in non-Asian countries.
Prior to coming to the University of Washington, I received my MIMS degree from the School of Information at U.C. Berkeley and B.S. degree in Industrial Design from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).