Mia Suh 서민향

a Human-Computer Interaction researcher.

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I am a fifth year PhD student in Human Centered Design and Engineering at University of Washington.

I explore how people adapt and integrate various information and communication technologies into their daily lives and how the technologies could help them functioning as social beings. Particularly, I am interested in prosocial behavior, voluntary behavior intended to benefit other people or society as a whole by helping, sharing, donating or volunteering.

I work with Gary Hsieh in the Prosocial Computing Lab. I am also a member of the Design-Use-Build (DUB) group. Previously, I graduated from Seoul National University in South Korea, majoring in Communication for M.A., and English Language and Literature for B.A.






Minhyang (Mia) Suh & Frank Bentley, Danielle Lottridge (2018). “It’s Kind of Boring Looking at Just the Face”: How Teens Multitask During Mobile Videochat, In Proceedings of the ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW'18). ACM. (To appear)

Minhyang (Mia) Suh & Gary Hsieh (2018). "The “Had Mores”: Exploring Korean Immigrants’ Information Behavior and ICTs Usage when Settling in the United States", The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. (To appear) [PDF]

Sungsoo (Ray) Hong, Minhyang (Mia) Suh, Nathalie Henry Riche, Jooyoung Lee, Juho Kim, & Mark Zachry. (2018). Collaborative Dynamic Queries: Supporting Distributed Small Group Decision-making, In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18). ACM. 66. [PDF] 

Minhyang (Mia) Suh & Gary Hsieh (2016). Designing for Future Behaviors: The Effect of Temporal Distance on Planned Behaviors, In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI'16). ACM. 1084-1096. [PDF]

Shih-Wen Huang, Minhyang (Mia) Suh, Benjamin Mako Hill, & Gary Hsieh (2015). How Activists are Both Born and Made: An Analysis of Users on Change.org, In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. (CHI'15). ACM. 211-220. [PDF]

Soonwook Choi, Dongwhan Kim, Jinhan Choi, Minhyang Suh, & Joonhwan Lee (2015). The Change in Game Space: Visualization on Appropriation and Tour in Space, Journal of Cybercommunication Korea. 32, 1, 121-164. [Link]

Eun-mee Kim, Banya Kim, Minhyang Suh(2014). Interpersonal Trust on the Internet and Social Trust. Korean Journal of Broadcasting and Telecommunication Studies. 47, 7. [Link]

Talks & Presentations

Minhyang (Mia) Suh (2017). Design for Temporality, HCI@KAIST Seminar, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejun, Korea

Minhyang (Mia) Suh & Danielle Lottridge (2017). Predicting the Quality of User-Generated News Comments with Linguistic Characteristics, Tech Pulse 2017, Yahoo, Santa Clara, CA

Minhyang (Mia) Suh (2017). Eye-tracking Construal Levels: How Temporal Distance Affects Attention, InfoSocial2017, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL [PDF]

Julie Stuart, Minhyang (Mia) Suh, Brooks Tiffany & Sangwoo Nam (2016). Moodbat: Smartphone Application to Support Depression based on Behavioral Activation Theory, Fred Hutch, Seattle, WA

Minhyang (Mia) Suh & Gary Hsieh.(2016) Design for Temporality of Future Behavior Change, Human Centered Design & Engineering Research Showcase, Seattle, WA [Poster]

Shih-Wen Huang, Minhyang (Mia) Suh, Benjamin Mako Hill, & Gary Hsieh (2015). How Activists are Both Born and Made: AnAnalysis of Users on Change.org, Human Centered Design & Engineering Open House, Seattle, WA [Poster]

Minhyang (Mia) Suh (2014). Korean Immigrants’ information behavior, Dub Retreat, Seattle, WA [PDF]

Dongwhan Kim, Soonwook Choi, Jinhan Choi, Minhyang Suh, & Joonhwan Lee (2014).The Change in Game Space: Visualization on Appropriation and Tour in Space. HCI Korea 2014, 241-244.

Minhyang Suh (2012). Why Do People Join in the Online Communities to Lose their Weight?: Multi-level Analysis of Social Supports Related with the Structural Characteristics of Online Weight-loss Communities. In 2012 Seoul National University and University of Tokyo Symposium.

Minhyang (Mia) Suh, K.E., Kwon, S.J., Ryu & J.W., Hwang (2012), A Study on Collaboration in a Korean Communication Journal: Social Network Analysis of Co-authorship, Subject. Graduate students Conference of Brain Korea 21 and Department of Communications in Seoul National University


my Employment

Research Assistant, University of Washington


I currently work with Gary Hsieh to understand and develop tailored motivator for pro-social behavior

Teaching Assistant, University of Washington

2015 - Present

I currently serve Teaching Assistantship for HCDE 516, Experiment Research Design, working with Kate Starbird.

Research Intern, Yahoo/Oath

2017 Summer

I was a research intern in the UX Research and Accessbility team at Yahoo/Oath working with Danielle Lottridge. I conducted a series of user research on videochat app, Cabana.

Research Intern, HP

2016 Summer

I was a research intern in Immersive Experiences Lab at HP working with Alex Thayer. I explored a new way to nurture human connections while pushing the technological boundary.

Research Assistant, Seoul National University


I worked on the Internet and Social Trust with Prof. Eunmee Kim. The research was funded by Social Science of Korea Project, National Research Foundation of Korea

Sales Representative, Hanjin Shipping

2009 - 2011

I worked as a sales representative in the European Export Team, Hanjin Shipping

my education

PhD – Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington

2013 - present

Advisor: Dr.Gary Hsieh

MA - Communication, Seoul National University


Advisor: Dr.Eunmee Kim

BA - English Language and Literature, Seoul National University

2003 - 2009

Advisor: Dr.Doo-Sun Ryu

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423B Sieg Hall Campus Box 352315 Seattle WA 98195