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Hye Jin Nae

Assistant Professor
School of Design
College of Art and Design

Hye Jin Nae

Assistant Professor
School of Design
College of Art and Design

Currently Teaching

NMDE-599
1 - 6 Credits
New Media Design Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. New Media Design Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
NMDE-301
3 Credits
This course focuses on advanced visual communication within the current new media design profession. Through formal studies and perceptual understanding, including aesthetics, graphic form and structure, concept development and visual organization methods, students will design sophisticated solutions to communication problems. This course integrates imagery, typography, icons, user interface design, content creation and information architecture in order to design successful static, motion and interactive experiences.
NMDE-112
3 Credits
Through formal studies and perceptual understanding, including aesthetics, graphic form, structure, concept development, visual organization methods and interaction principles, students will design graphical solutions to communication problems for static and interactive projects. Students will focus on creating appropriate and usable design systems through the successful application of design theory and best practices. Assignments exploring aspects of graphic imagery, typography, usability and production for multiple digital devices and formats will be included.

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  • October 14, 2020

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    RIT, URMC receive grant to study benefits of AI-enabled toilet seat technology

    Toilet seats with high-tech sensors might be the non-invasive technology of the future that could help reduce hospital return rates of individuals with heart disease. A joint project by researchers at RIT and the University of Rochester Medical Center will determine if in-home monitoring can successfully record vital signs and reduce risk and costly re-hospitalization rates for people with heart failure. The five-year, $2.9 million venture is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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National/International Competition Award Winner
Nae, Hye-Jin and Miguel Cardona. Communication Arts. Finalist, Design Competition. Menlo Park, CA, 2020.
Nae, Hye-Jin and Miguel Cardona. RIT College of Art & Design. Frank J. Romano Endowed Prize for Publishing Entrepreneurship. Rochester, NY, 2020.
Nae, Hye-Jin and Miguel Cardona. Graphic Design USA. Winner, UX Design Application, American Web Design Award. New York City, NY, 2020.
Nae, Hye-Jin and Miguel Cardona. UCDA. Gold, Mobile Application, UCDA Design Awards. Smyrna, TN, 2020.
Nae, Hye-Jin and Miguel Cardona. UCDA. Excellence, Digital Design, UCDA Design Awards. Smyrna, TN, 2020.
Nae, Hye-Jin. Graphic Design USA. Winner, Public Service, American Graphic Design Awards. New York City, NY, 2020.
Nae, Hye-Jin and Miguel Cardona. UCDA. Judges Choice, Digital Design, UCDA Design Awards. Smyrna, TN, 2020.
Nae, Hye-Jin, Adam Smith, and David Borkholder, PhD. Personalized Healthcare Technology Research Initiative at RIT. Winner, GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards. New York, New York, 2018.
Published Game, Application or Software
Nae, Hye-Jin and Miguel Cardona. Ex-Out Creativity Handbook. Phone or Smart Device App. MAGIC Spell Studios, LLC. 2020.
Published Conference Proceedings
Nae, Hye-Jin. "Experience, Learn and Design to be Inclusive, Raise Awareness and Persuade in an Interdisciplinary Program." Proceedings of the AIGA National Design Conference, Design Education Symposium, April 4–6, 2019, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA. Ed. The AIGA Design Educators Community (DEC). Pasadena, California: n.p., 2019. Print.
Nae, Hye-Jin and Miguel Cardona. "Stealing Bubblegum: Design Ethics and Intentionality." Proceedings of the FITC Spotlight: Design Ethics. Ed. FITC. Toronto, ON: n.p., 2019. Web.
Nae, Hye-Jin. "An Interdisciplinary Design Education Framework." Proceedings of the Design for Next. The 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 12-14 April 2017. Ed. Loredana Di Lucchio, Lorenzo Imbesi, Paul Atkinson. Rome, Italy: Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. Web.
Nae, Hye-Jin. "Typography Education in an Interdisciplinary Program Through Inclusive Projects." Proceedings of the Typography Day 2017, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Feb 23-25, 2017. Ed. Dr. Sumanthri Samarawickrama and Prof. Ravi Poovaiah. Katubedda, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka: n.p., 2017. Web.
Nae, Hye-Jin and Tim Wood. "Design is STEM! Understanding Interdisciplinary Design Practice, Education and Research." Proceedings of the AIGA Converge, LA, University of Southern California, June 1-3, 2017. Ed. Jessica Barness, et al. Los Angeles, CA: n.p., 2017. Web.
Nae, Hye-Jin. "Motion Design for Data Visualization and Interactive Prototypes." Proceedings of the Motion Design Education Summit 2017. Ed. Andre Murnieks and Rebecca Tegtmeyer. Columbus, OH: Routledge/Focal Press, 2017. Web.
Nae, Hye-Jin. "Multidisciplinary New Media Design Undergraduate Program." Proceedings of the Digital Media and Learning Conference. Ed. Andres Lombana-Bermudez, et al. Irvine, CA: DML, 2017. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Nae, Hye-Jin. "Experience, Learn and Design to be Inclusive, Raise Awareness and Persuade in an Interdisciplinary Program." AIGA National Design Conference, Design Education Symposium. AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts‎). Pasadena, CA. 5 Apr. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Nae, Hye-Jin, et al. "On Human-Centered Design Panel Discussion." ITX UX 2019: Beyond the Pixels. ITX. Rochester, NY. 5 Oct. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Nae, Hye-Jin and Miguel Cardona. "Stealing Bubblegum: Design Ethics and Intentionality." FITC Spotlight: Design Ethics. FITC. Toronto, Ontario. 21 Oct. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Nae, Hye-Jin and Miguel Cardona. "Digital Literacy and Capacity Building to Counter Extremist Narratives." Digital Forum on Terrorism Prevention. Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA. 11 Sep. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Full Patent
Nae, Hye-Jin, et al. "Graphical User Interface for Computer Screen." U.S. Patent D612860. 20 Mar. 2010.
Nae, Hye-Jin, et al. "Transitional Computer User Interface for a Display Screen." U.S. Patent D621850. 17 Aug. 2010.