Department of Telecommunications
joomlee 'at' indiana 'dot' edu
Before coming to IU, I double majored in psychology and English literature (BA) at the Catholic University of Korea. I also had a chance to be an exchange student at Alverno College, Wisconsin, during my senior year in college.
Upon graduation, I had my full-time research experience at the Wisdom Center in Seoul, Korea, a psychology and marketing research firm. Participating in various consulting projects for SK telecom, the North Face, SK communications, and Amore Pacific, I really enjoyed gaining insights upon perceptions of the Korean public regarding social issues, consumer trends, and digital media.
I am interested in various phenomenon and interaction among people who use virtual reality, including online games and social networking services. I would like to discover the roles and potentials of virtual reality technologies for bringing about positive changes to human interaction and personal growth. I am especially interested in the impact of narratives or storytelling presented via the medium of virtual reality in shaping user beliefs, emotions, and decisions. I also want to explore behavioral and psychological changes caused by the growing mobile environment. I have noticed that smart phones are already changing human lifestyle and even the whole mechanism of cyberspace. Since smart phone users can be connected to the Internet and social media any time outside of their computer, the characteristics of messages and contents delivered through smart phones will provide different experience to users.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, and getting to know other people. I love synergy created in good conversations with good people, observing people and their interaction with and within the environment.