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Mia Suh 서민향

a Human-Computer Interaction researcher.

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I am a fourth 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 & 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. ACM. 1084-1096.

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

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.

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


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

Shih-Wen Huang, Minhyang(Mia) Suh, Benjamin Mako Hill, & Gary Hsieh. How Activists are Both Born and Made: An Analysis of Users on, Human Centered Design & Engineering OpenHouse, 2015. 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 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

Selected Projects

  • International Students
    User Centered Design

  • Time Perspective on Behavior Change
    linkQuantitative Reseacrh

  • Online Petition,''

  • Immigrants' Information Behavior
    Qualitative Research

  • Farmers Market
    Qualitative Research

  • Political Spammers in Twitter
    Quantitative Reseacrh

  • Internet Usage and Social Trust
    Quantitative Reseacrh

  • Online Weightloss Community
    Quantitative Reseacrh

  • Co-authorship Social Network Analysis
    Quantitative Reseacrh

/ contact

423B Sieg Hall Campus Box 352315 Seattle WA 98195


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, HP

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

Research Assistant, Seoul National University


As a Research Assistant of Eunmee Kim, I worked on Interaction on the Internet and Social Trust On Differing Effects of Limited or Open Interactions . The research was funded by Social Science of Korea Project, National Research Foundation of Korea

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

It is only with the heart that one can see right.
What is essential is invisible to the eye.

Saint Exupery

Freeing yourself was one thing,
claiming ownership of that freed self was another.

Toni Morrison