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Dr Indae Hwang is a Melbourne-based interactive artist and designer, researcher and lecturer in the department of Design at Monash University.

Before commencing his academic career at Monash, Indae Hwang worked as an art director for Pentabreed, a design firm based in Korea, for four years. His main interest has been to design meaningful user experiences with new emergence of digital technologies. His interests have been reflected in diverse commercial works with leading companies of the industry in Korea, such as Samsung and LG.

Hwang's interest in user experiences and newly emerging digital technologies has been extended on his doctoral research and current interactive artworks. Hwang's research interests focus on critical reflections on the relationship with emerging digital technologies through the form of interactive arts. By doing so, he argues the significant role of our critical reflections in embracing the recent emergence of digital technologies into our contemporary techno-society.

Along with the research activities, Hwang teaches User Experience and Interactive Design. His teaching focuses on helping students with utilising newly emerging media technologies in order to design rich user experiences in their design works.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Digital Art and Multimedia Design, Doctor of philosophy, The familiar unfamiliar: Digital art and the sense of "technology-being-with-us", MONASH UNIVERSITY

11 Jan 201023 Oct 2014

Award Date: 23 Oct 2014

Research area keywords

  • Interaction Design
  • Behaviour Change through Interaction Design
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Media Arts
  • Interface Design
  • Design education
  • Data Visualisation
  • Emerging technologies
  • Mixed Reality
  • Physical Computing

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