Soojeong Yoo

Soojeong Yoo
Research Fellow
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UCLIC, University College London
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Brief biography

Soojeong Yoo is a Research Fellow at the UCL Interaction Centre and a member of the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS). She is also in the honorary scholar at the University Sydney and Westmead Research and Education Network in Australia. Before joining UCL, she was an Associate Lecturer in Design and Health at Design Lab at the University of Sydney.

She was awarded her PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia, which investigated how the level of physical activity that can be captured during gameplay and how a long-term user model can be created for individual players, as a foundation for supporting the user in gaining personal informatics insights about their exertion as well as being used for personalisation and external recommendation for VR games. She also holds a B.Com (Hons) from the Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab) Australia.

Research Interest

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Novel Technologies (AR/VR/MR)
  • Health and Well-being
  • User Centred Design
  • Exertion Games
  • User Modelling and Personlisation

Current Research

  • Smartliver: AR for Laparoscopic Surgery Training
  • CAL-Tutor: A Mixed Reality Platform for Training in Obstetric Sonography
  • Visualisation Design for AR in Surgery

External Engagement

  • Publicity Co-Chair for ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces Conference ACM ISS 2022
  • LBW and Case Studies Chair for OZCHI2022
  • Diversity, ECR and Students Chair for ACM SIGCHI Sydney Chapter
  • Member of Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG)
  • Social Media and Communication Co-chair for MAB 2021
  • Publicity and Social Media Co-Chair for CHIPLAY 2018 &2019
  • Demo, Work in Progress, Posters Co-Chair for OZCHI 2019

Articles in Media

  • COVID e-Gate combines contact tracing information, temperature screens link
  • Fun and VR games in the workplace link
  • University of Sydney design students 'hack' needle phobias link
  • Australian Scientists Declare Virtual Reality Is Officially Considered Exercise (GIZMODO, UK)
  • The Future is here (AJP, Australia)

Research Publications

Authors
Title
Year
Publication
P Sulikowski, K Ryczko, I Bąk, Soojeong Yoo, T Zdziebko Attempts to Attract Eyesight in E-Commerce May Have Negative Effects 2022 Sensors, Journal article
Soojeong Yoo, Ann Blandford Augmented Reality and Surgery: Human Factors, Challenges, and Future Steps 2022 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), Conference paper (text)
R Bednarik, Ann Blandford, F Feng, A Huotarinen, M Iso-Mustajärvi, A Lee, F Nicolosi, Jeremy Opie, Soojeong Yoo, B Zheng Integration of Human Factors in Surgery: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Design, Development, and Evaluation of Surgical Technologies 2022 CHI '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
P Gough, Soojeong Yoo, M Tomitsch, N Ahmadpour Applying Bioaffordances through an Inquiry-Based Model: A Literature Review of Interactive Biodesign 2021 International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, Journal article
C Parker, Soojeong Yoo, W Jenek, Y Lee Augmenting Space: The role of immersive technologies in future cities 2021 Interaction Design and Architecture(s), Journal article
Soojeong Yoo, A Weatherall, G Wong, S Scott, M Menezes, N Wood, A Pillai, N Ahmadpour Clinician perspective on VR Games for Managing Periprocedural Anxiety in Children 2020 31st Australian Conference on Human-Computer-Interaction (OZCHI), Conference paper (text), UX Machines Pty Ltd, AUSTRALIA
AG Pillai, N Ahmadpour, Soojeong Yoo, AB Kocaballi, S Pedell, Pandian VP Sermuga, S Suleri Communicate, Critique and Co-create (CCC) Future Technologies through Design Fictions in VR Environment 2020 DIS '20: Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2020, Conference paper (text)
Soojeong Yoo, P Gough, J Kay Embedding a VR Game Studio in a Sedentary Workplace 2020 CHI '20: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
Y Yao, C Parker, W Zhang, J Jeung, Soojeong Yoo Exploring the use of drones for taking accessible selfies with elderly 2020 CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Conference paper (text)
N Moore, Soojeong Yoo, P Poronnik, M Brown, N Ahmadpour Exploring User Needs in the Development of a Virtual Reality–Based Advanced Life Support Training Platform: Exploratory Usability Study 2020 Working/Discussion Paper
N Moore, Soojeong Yoo, P Poronnik, M Brown, N Ahmadpour Exploring User Needs in the Development of a Virtual Reality-Based Advanced Life Support Training Platform: Exploratory Usability Study. 2020 JMIR Serious Games, Journal article
Soojeong Yoo, S Kim, Y Lee Learning by Doing: Evaluation of an Educational VR Application for the Care of Schizophrenic Patients 2020 CHI '20: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text), Honolulu, HI, USA
C Parker, J Fredericks, Soojeong Yoo, M Hoggenmueller "Let's take a selfie": Design Considerations for Public Selfie Booths 2020 31st Australian Conference on Human-Computer-Interaction (OZCHI), Conference paper (text), UX Machines Pty Ltd, AUSTRALIA
N Ahmadpour, AD Weatherall, M Menezes, Soojeong Yoo, H Hong, G Wong Synthesizing Multiple Stakeholder Perspectives on Using Virtual Reality to Improve the Periprocedural Experience in Children and Adolescents: Survey Study 2020 JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, Journal article
N Moore, Soojeong Yoo, N Ahmadpour, R Tommy, M Brown, P Poronnik ALS-SimVR: Advanced Life Support Virtual Reality Training Application 2019 25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, Conference paper (text), Western Sydney Univ, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Soojeong Yoo, J Jung, C Paris, B Kummerfeld, J Kay Exer-model: A User Model for Scrutinising Long-term Models of Physical Activity from Multiple Sensors 2019 27th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (ACM UMAP), Conference paper (text), Larnaca, CYPRUS
Soojeong Yoo, C Parker, J Kay Adapting Data from Physical Activity Sensors for Visualising Exertion in Virtual Reality Games 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing / ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (UbiComp/ISWC), Conference paper (text), Google, Singapore, SINGAPORE
C Parker, Soojeong Yoo, W Jenek, Y Lee Augmenting Cities and Architecture with Immersive Technologies 2018 4th Media Architecture Biennale Conference (MAB), Conference paper (text), Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA
Soojeong Yoo, P Gough, J Kay VRFit: An Interactive Dashboard for Visualising of Virtual Reality Exercise and Daily Step Data 2018 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI), Conference paper (text), Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Soojeong Yoo, M Carter, J Kay VRmove: Design Framework for Balancing Enjoyment, Movement and Exertion in VR Games 2018 5th ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), Conference paper (text), Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Soojeong Yoo, J Kay Body-map: visualising exertion in virtual reality games 2017 OzCHI '17: 29th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Conference paper (text)
Soojeong Yoo, C Parker, J Kay Designing a Personalized VR Exergame 2017 UMAP '17: 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Conference paper (text)
Soojeong Yoo, C Ackad, T Heywood, J Kay Evaluating the Actual and Perceived Exertion Provided by Virtual Reality Games 2017 CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
Soojeong Yoo, L Xue, J Kay HappyFit: Time-aware Visualization for Daily Physical Activity and Virtual Reality Games 2017 UMAP '17: 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Conference paper (text)
Soojeong Yoo Harnessing Virtual Reality Exergames and Physical Fitness Sensing to Create a Personalised Game and Dashboard 2017 UMAP '17: 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Conference paper (text)
Soojeong Yoo, T Heywood, LM Tang, B Kummerfeld, J Kay Towards a Long Term Model of Virtual Reality Exergame Exertion 2017 UMAP '17: 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Conference paper (text)
C Parker, J Fredericks, M Tomitsch, Soojeong Yoo Towards Adaptive Height-Aware Public Interactive Displays 2017 UMAP '17: 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Conference paper (text)
Soojeong Yoo, J Kay VRun: Running-in-place virtual reality exergame 2016 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI), Conference paper (text), Launceston (TAS), Australia
Soojeong Yoo, C Parker Controller-less interaction methods for google cardboard 2015 SUI '15: Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, Conference paper (text)
W Chinthammit, Soojeong Yoo, C Parker, S Turland, S Pedersen, WT Fu Molypoly: A 3D immersive gesture controlled approach to visuo-spatial learning of organic chemistry 2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Conference paper (text)
Soojeong Yoo, C Parker, J Kay, M Tomitsch To Dwell or Not to Dwell: An Evaluation of Mid-Air Gestures for Large Information Displays 2015 OzCHI '15: The Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction, Conference paper (text)
Soojeong Yoo, C Parker, W Chinthammit, S Turland MolyPoly: Immersive Gesture Controlled Chemistry Teaching System 2013 The 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, Conference paper (text)
Soojeong Yoo Modelling Physical Activity in Virtual Reality Games 1900 Thesis / Dissertation
N Ahmadpour, AD Weatherall, M Menezes, Soojeong Yoo, H Hong, G Wong Synthesizing Multiple Stakeholder Perspectives on Using Virtual Reality to Improve the Periprocedural Experience in Children and Adolescents: Survey Study (Preprint) 1900 Working/Discussion Paper