Assistant Professor of New Media Design at Rochester Institute of Technology
Hye-Jin Nae is an Assistant Professor of New Media Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her 15 years of professional and scholarly work focuses on creating UI and UX design for consumer products, online media, and mobile solutions. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a Creative Director and Lead Experience Architect at EffectiveUI, Lead Designer at Yahoo!, and Senior Visual Interaction Designer at Kodak. Her clients included Honeywell, PepsiCo, Sengled, Ogilvy & Mather, TIAA-CREF, Adobe, Kaspersky, Fidelity, American Express, and BlueShield of California. She holds multiple US patents and her professional work has been recognized by iF Communication Awards, W3 Awards, MITX Awards, Communicator Awards, GDUSA, ITEXPO, Businessweek, and Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
She is currently working on a government-funded research project to develop a mobile application to promote inclusion and RIT funded research project to help digital literacy. Her interest and education practices in interdisciplinary design education have been presented and published, including EAD Design for Next and The Design Journal, AIGA Design Conference, AIGA Converge, Digital Media and Learning, MODE summit, and Typography Day.
In addition to teaching and research, she contributes her design capabilities to a healthcare startup company and RIT Personalized Healthcare Technology, Signature Interdisciplinary Research Area.