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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.
NMDE-201
3 Credits
Information design for static, dynamic and interactive multimedia integrates content with visual indicators. Legibility and clear communication of information and direction is important to the success of any user interface design. This course integrates imagery, type, icons, actions, color, visual hierarchy, and information architecture as a foundation to design successful interactive experiences.

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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.
National/International Competition Award Winner
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.