Tangible Interaction Design / Research

Case Study / UX Design Prototypes

Media Arts / Interactive Installation

Drawings & Fine Art


Interaction Designer

As a media artist and researcher, Jean Chu creates interactive multi-media installations that recreate stories of personal memories, mythologies, identity, belonging, and socio-cultural issues. She is a PhD candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she designs interactive applications that support tangible and narrative engagement with cultural exhibits or historical museums. In addition to research in interactive media, Jean has a strong background in the fine arts. Jean received her masters degree in Digital Art from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 2011 and her bachelors degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting in 2008 from Seoul National University.


I run case studies, user study, and publish papers in conferences


I design UI, UX, and any visual elements for an interactive screen


I am a novice developer capable of creating interactive prototypes.


Digital Media
School of Literature, Media, Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology
85 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0205, USA


Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Ph.D. Student in Digital Media, 2012-Present

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
MFA in Digital Arts, Interactive Media, 2008-2011

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
BFA in Fine Arts Painting, Dual Major BA Information and Multimedia Culture, 2004-2008


Graduate Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall 2012-Current

LCC 2720 Principles of Visual Design (Undergraduate Course for Computational Media)
Instructed on designing typography, logo, poster, and using graphic applications
(Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall 2013, Spring 2014
Worked as a graduate research assistant in Synlab. Design, research, and user testing of the system developed for a museum exhibit

Adjunct Professor, The College of New Jersey, Spring 2012
Web Design 2 (Undergraduate Elective) Instructed on using javascript and database for dynamic web design

Digital Design Intern, Fever Creative, New York, NY, 2012
Designed and developed web services

Interactive Intern, Ceft and Company, New York, NY, 2011
Designed assets for web advertisements

Graphic Design Intern, Sesame Workshop, New York, NY, 2009- 2010
Reproduced Sesame Content to Flash Games for international production


Embodied interactions for cultural museums, Georgia Tech and Ryerson University, 2015 Spring

Brainstorming and research for embodied interactions with cultural artifacts in museum exhibits

Mapping Place: Cultural Learning through a Tangible Tabletop, Georgia Tech, 2013 Spring – Fall 2014
Visual design, interaction design, research, and user testing for tangible tabletop for storytelling in a museum exhibition

Collaborative Learning Tabletop, Georgia Tech, 2013 Fall
Brainstorming and prototyping for a tabletop assisting primary school students and parents doing homework collaboratively

UTO: Haptic Interaction for Televised Interactive Narratives, Georgia Tech, 2013 Fall
Brainstorming, research, and interaction design for haptic experience with television like interactive narratives


Mapping Place: Supporting Cultural Learning through a Lukasa-inspired Tangible Tabletop Museum Exhibit

Jean Ho Chu, Paul Clifton, Daniel Harley, Jordanne Pavao, Ali Mazalek, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM, 2015.

Universal Threshold Object: Designing Haptic Interaction for Televised Interactive Narratives
Jean Ho Chu, Paul Clifton, Hank Blumenthal, Abhishek Nandakumar, Balasubramanium Ganapathi, Janet Murray, Ali Mazalek, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM, 2015.

Designing Tangible Interface to Support Expression and Sensemaking of Interactive Narrative
Jean Ho Chu, TEI Graduate Student Consortium 2015


Departmental Scholarship, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2008


TEI Reviewer, 2014
Student Volunteer, SIGGRAPH, New Orleans, 2009


Design: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere, After Effects), Maya
Development: HTML, CSS, Javascript, MySQL, PHP, Flash Action Script, Arduino