Yongyeon Cho

Yongyeon Cho

Position
  • Assistant Professor
Yongyeon Cho is an assistant professor in the Interior Design Department and a teaching affiliation in the Human-Computer Interaction Program at Iowa State University. He holds MFA, NCIDQ, WELL AP, and LEED GA. In 2017, he was an interior designer at HOK, Chicago. Since 2018, he has been working as a design advisor at Keumkang Enterprises Inc in Seoul, Korea. His research interests include wellness design research, visualization techniques, user-centered and human-centered design, and design pedagogy.

Contact

Contact Info

158 Design
715 Bissell Rd.
Ames
,
IA
50011-1066

Education

  • M.F.A., Interior Design, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2016
  • M.I.A., Interior Architecture, Konkuk University, Seoul, S.Korea, 2011
  • B.E., Interior Architecture, Soongsil University, Seoul, S.Korea, 2009

Affiliations

  • NCIDQ Certificate 37194
  • LEED Green Associate, GBCI#: 10908835
  • WELL Accredited Professional, WELL-AP-0000020138
  • Fitwel Ambassador
  • IDEC
  • Korea Housing Consultant Level 2, #208302
  • Korea National Technical Qualification Certificate ‘Engineer Architecture’ #08204050518Z

Interdepartmental Programs

  • Human-Computer Interaction

Current Scholarship

Books

Conference Proceedings

  • Park, H. J., Cho, Y., Lim, H. (2023) Enhancing First-Generation College Students’ Prosocial Motivation in Human-Computer Interaction Design: A Review of Literature. In: Stephanidis, C., Antona, M., Ntoa, S., Salvendy, G. (eds) HCI International 2023 Posters. HCII 2023. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1834. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-35998-9_47
  • Park, H. J., Lim, H., Cho, Y. (2023) Understanding Students’ Diversity in Inclusive Design: A Review of Literature on Students’ Empathy and Prosocial Motivation from Cultural Differences. In: Pepetto Di Bucchianico (eds) Design for Inclusion. AHFE (2023) International Conference. AHFE Open Access, vol 75. AHFE International, USA. http://doi.org/10.54941/ahfe1003346 
  • Cho, Y., Lim, H., Park, H. J. (2022) Diversity in Digital Architectural Perspectives Focuses on Human Figures. 2022 Design Communication Association (DCA), International Conference.
  • Cho, Y., Lim, H., Park, H.J. (2021) Human-Computer Interaction in Education: Keyword and Discipline Network in 20 Years. In: Kurosu M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction. Theory, Methods, and Tools. HCI International 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12762. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78462-1_4  pp. 50-65
  • Lim, H., Park, H. J., Cho, Y (2020) User Experience Research for the Next Decade in Education and Visual Arts: Through Analyzing and Visualizing Research Subjects for the Last 20 Years. Proceedings of the 38th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC '20), October 03-04, 2020, Denton, TX, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, https://doi.org/10.1145/3380851.3416748 pp. 1-2
  • Cho, Y., Park, H. J., Lim, H. (2020) Research in User-Centered Design 2009 to 2018: A Systematic Keyword Network Analysis. HCI International 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50726-8_2 pp. 11-18 

Conference Presentations

  • Park, H., Cho, Y., Lim, H. (2024). Developing college students’ creative problem-solving ability: The role of empathy, prosocial motivation, and cultural differences. AHFE (2024) International Conference.
  • Cho, Y. (2024, March 6-9). Strengthening College Students' Safety Awareness: Integrating Threat-Based Models in Learning Environments, Oral Presentation, SOTL, 2024 IDEC Annual Conference, International conference, New York, USA
  • Nameti, S., Cho, Y. (2024, March 6-9). Design issues for learning productivity: Student’s ergonomics in university study areas, Poster, SODR, 2024 IDEC Annual Conference, International conference, New York, USA
  • Wickremasinghe, M., Cho, Y. (2024, March 6-9). Interior Design 3D Printing Mistakes and Best Practices: A Case Study of a Retail Shop, Poster, SOTL, 2024 IDEC Annual Conference, International conference, New York, USA
  • Wickremasinghe, M., Cho, Y. (2024, March 6-9). Storytelling through Interior Design: Implementing Narrative Environment Guidelines in a Hotel Main Lobby, Creative Scholarship Poster, 2024 IDEC Annual Conference, International conference, New York, USA
  • Cho, Y (2023, October 19-21) Enhancing the Emotional Appeal of Architectural and Interior Design Renderings with Advanced Atmosphere Techniques [Presentation Session]. 2023 The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU) National Conference
  • Lim, H., Cho, Y., Park, H. J. (2023, October 19-21) A Mobile Application Design for Evaluating Wellness Design in Workplace [Presentation Session]. 2023 The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU) National Conference
  • Wickremasinghe, M., Cho, Y. (2023, July 22) Application of narrative environments to hospitality design: A case study of Las Vegas themed hotel main lobbies [Poster Session]. Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) International Conference, California, USA, International Conference.
  • Cho, Y. (2022, October 20) Undergraduate Students' Sensory Experiences in Open Spaces of Higher Education [Presentation Session]. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2022 Midwest Regional Conference, Regional Conference. 
  • Cho, Y. (2022, October 21) A Cabin in the Woods [Presentation Session]. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2022 Midwest Regional Conference, Regional Conference.
  • Cho, Y., Lim, H., Park, H. J. (2022, March 2) Introducing Workplace Design Assessment Criteria for Enhancing User’s Wellness during the Pandemic [Presentation Session]. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2022 Annual Conference, National Conference.
  • Cho, Y., Lim, H., Park, H. J. (2021, March 1) Human-Centered Design in Interior Design Education Last 20 Years: A Keyword Network Analysis and Visualization [Presentation Session]. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2021 Annual Conference, National Conference. 
  • Swenson, Carl., Cho, Y. (2021, March 1) Solo Seating: a design solution for flexible and efficient restaurant seating with safe social distancing [Poster Session]. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2021 Annual Conference, National Conference. 
  • Kim, D., Cho, Y. (2021, March 2) Uncovering Hidden Dimensions of Lighting Assessment through a Computer Simulation [Presentation Session]. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2021 Annual Conference, National Conference. 
  • Bartel, H., Cho, Y (2021, March 4) Bridging Instagrammable moment to interior design: A visual analysis of experiential museums [Poster Session]. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2021 Annual Conference, National Conference.
  • Cho, Y., Song, J. (2020, May 5-6). Development of a Tool to Assess Health and Well-being of Users in the Built Environment [Poster Session]. HiBR 2020 Conference, International conference. (Conference canceled due to the pandemic)
  • Cho, Y. (2020, April 4-7). Students' Integrated Sensory Analysis Results: A Case Study of the Main Lobby Area in College Buildings [Poster session]. Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 51 Annual Conference, National Conference 
  • Cho, Y., Park, H. J., Lim, H. (2020, April 4-7). Wellness Design Assessment Criteria: Content Analysis of Workplace Design Guidelines [Poster session]. Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 51 Annual Conference, National Conference
  • Irish, J., Cho, Y. (2020, March 24-25) Using research for your Design Project [Poster Session]. ISU Research Day, Ames, IA, USA (Conference canceled due to pandemic)
  • Cho, Y., Song, J. (2019) Assessment Tool for Users' Experience in Healthcare Settings [Presentation session]. Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2019 Annual Conference, National Conference.

Juried Exhibitions

  • Cho, Y. (2021) DCA 20/21 Virtual Drawing Exhibit and in-person exhibition in conjunction with the Design Communication Association International Conference 2021 Oct. 20–23 at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia. International Conference, Four works selected. Two of his works (Flatiron Building, Temple Gate) were included in the Design Drawing/Image Category, and two (Tea makers house interior, Tea makers house exterior) were included in the Observational Drawing Category. The jury selected 162 drawings out of 344 submissions for the exhibition.
  • Cho. Y. (2020) Award of Excellence in the observational category of the 34th annual Architecture in Perspective International Architectural Illustration Competition, "Gwanghwamun." The work was published in the 34th annual Architecture in Perspective catalog and exhibition. Cho was honored at the Architecture in Perspective Conference in Hollywood.

Competition Awards

  • Lim. H., Cho. Y., & Park. H., (2021, August 26) The 2021 Next Work Environment Competition – Listed as the Finalist among hundreds of entries, Engagement & Culture category, International Competition, https://www.workdesign.com/2021-tnwec-winners-hms-finalists/, Project title: Welcome Kit for CoPort.
  • Cho. Y. & Lim. H., (2020, September 4) The 2020 Next Work Environment Competition - The winner of the three-way tie Interactive Kitchen / Cafe Collaboration Space category, International Competition, close to 700 submissions from around the world, with 13 winners across 7 categories, the winners from leading design firms and institutions. https://www.workdesign.com/2020/09/2020-next-work-environment-competition-winners/ Project title: Float  
  • Cho. Y. (2020) Award of Excellence in the observational category of the 34th annual Architecture in Perspective International Architectural Illustration Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators, for "Gwanghwamun." The work was included in the 34th annual Architecture in Perspective catalog and exhibition. Cho was honored on October 5 at the Architecture in Perspective Conference in Hollywood. 

Other Publications

  • Irish, J., Cho, Y. (2020) Introducing Undergraduate Students to First-Hand Research: A Tale from the Front Line, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Exchange: Research-Informed Design: Thirty Years and Beyond, Issue 1, 2020. pp. 19-20.
  • Cho, Y. (2019) Coexistence: Design Technology and Human-Centered Interior Design, IDEC Exchange: A Forum for Interior Design Education, Issue 1, 2019, pp. 24-25.

Invited Lectures and Presentations

  • Cho, Y. (2023, October 19) Invited to present “Design Research & Thesis: Bridge the gap between Academia and Practice” to the Department of Graphic Design at Penn State University, State College, PA.
  • Cho, Y. (2023, June 9) Invited to present “Wellness Design Evaluation and its Application to Indoor Built Environments (Workplace, Healthcare)” at Kunkuk University, Graduate School of Interior Architecture, Special Public Lecture, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Cho. Y., (2023, May 5) Assessment Tool for Workplace Wellness Design [Pecha Kucha Presentation]. 2023 Innovation + Entrepreneurship: Spectrum of Innovation Panel, Iowa State University, Iowa, USA
  • Cho, Y., Mina, M., Garcia, C. (2023, March 23) Invited panel discussion regarding “Integrating Social Justice in Art & Design” at BUILD organized by the College of Design Multicultural Student Services, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA  
  • Cho, Y. (2023, March 28) Invited to present “Life after graduation series: Professional Practice and Culture in Korea/Asia” in ARTID 461 Interior Design Professional Practice, Interior Design Department, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • Cho, Y. (2023, January 18, 2022, January 19) Invited to present “Wellness Design Criteria and its Implication on Interior Design” at INTR 380/580 Design for Health + Wellness, Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism, Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA —online presentation.
  • Cho, Y. (2022, June 15) Invited to present “Wellness Design Evaluation and its Application to Indoor Built Environments (Workplace, Healthcare)” at Soongsil University Interior Architecture Major Special Lecture, Seoul, South Korea - online presentation.
  • Cho, Y., Lim, H (2022, April 18) Invited to present “Wellness Design Evaluation Tools and Implication on Indoor Environment” at the University of Oregon Architecture lecture series, Oregon, USA -online presentation.
  • Cho, Y. (2021, May 20) Invited as one of the three panelists in "Designing Post-pandemic Office Space" Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre Webinar organized by Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada https://vimeo.com/553452559 
  • Cho, Y. (2020, October 13) Invited to present “Diagraming in Illustrator” at Interior Design Student Association (IDSA), technology night, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • Cho, Y. (2019, March 14) Invited to present “A study on creating a user-centered wellness design evaluation tool for the healthcare design” at ARTID 551B, Interior Design, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. USA
  • Cho, Y. (2019, November 4, 2019, November 10) Invited to present “Rendering & Modeling, introduced new rendering software” at ARTID 365: Interior Design Junior Studio, Interior Design, College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. USA

Invited Exhibitions

  • Lim. H., Cho. Y., & Park. H., (2021). Invited Exhibition works, Online Exhibition, International Conference on Art & Design (ICAD) 2021, Project title: Welcome on-board kit for a coworking environment.
  • Cho, Y. (2020). Invited Exhibition works, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, International Conference on Art & Design (ICAD) 2020, Project title: Tea, sunlight, wind, and time, international exhibition.
  • Cho, Y. (2018). International Invited Exhibition works, Hanyang University Museum, Seoul, Korea, Korean Institution of Interior Design (KIID), Combat outpost design proposal in Afghanistan, International exhibition.

Awards and Honors

  • 2022 Faculty Award for Extraordinary Performance, College of Design, Iowa State University.
  • 2022 Scholarship Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars Program, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University.
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2021 Annual Conference – One of IDEC top five abstracts in the Scholarship of Design Research – Pedagogy category. " Human-Centered Design in Interior Design Education Last 20 Years: A Keyword Network Analysis and Visualization,". National Conference
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2021 Annual Conference – Selected one of the IDEC top five abstracts in the Scholarship of Design Research – Practice category. " Solo Seating: a design solution for flexible and efficient restaurant seating with safe social distancing," National Conference
  • Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) 2019 Annual Conference – Selected one of the IDEC Top Ten Presenters. "Assessment Tool for Users' Experience in Healthcare Settings," National Conference

Products in Other Media

Invited Media Presentations, News Notes, and Editorials