Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon

Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon


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  • Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Director, Center for Human-Centered Computing
  • PhD, Engineering Psychology and HCI, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012
  • MS, Engineering Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
  • Film Scoring Expertise Institute, Yonsei University, 2007
  • MS, Cognitive Science (Cognitive Engineering), Yonsei University, 2004; BA, Psychology & Sociology, Yonsei University, 2000


Philart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at Michigan Tech and director of the Mind Music Machine (tri-M) Lab. He also directs the Center for Human-Centered Computing at ICC (Institute of Computing and Cybersystems) at Tech. His research areas encompass HCI, HRI, Auditory Displays, Affective Computing, Assistive Technologies, Aesthetic Computing, and Automotive Interface Design. His research has yielded more than 150 publications across top peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Now, he is editing a Handbook of Affective Sciences in H/F and HCI. He received his PhD from Georgia Tech in Engineering Psychology and HCI. Previously, Philart worked at LG Electronics and was responsible for all of their automotive user interface design and sound design. His research has been supported by NIH, DOT, MDOT, FRA, MTTI (Michigan Tech Transportation Institute) and industry partners. Philart serves as an Associate Editor of MIT Journal Presence and Affective Design Technical Committee of IEA (International Ergonomics Association). He has been actively working in international conferences as a session/program chair, program committee, and workshop organizer (ICAD, AutomotiveUI, HFES, CHI, MobileHCI, UbiComp, PersuasiveTech, etc.). In addition, Philart has led many other industry projects in collaboration with Toyota, Hyundai-Kia Motors, General Electric, Samsung Electronics, Equos Research, and Panasonic Automotive, etc. His works have been recognized by awards, such as the IF Communication Design Award, and the Korean Ergonomic Design Award as well as best papers in the flagship international conferences.

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction/ Human-Robot Interaction
  • Auditory Displays/ Sonification
  • Affective Computing/ Emotional Design
  • Automotive User Interfaces
  • Assistive Technology for Special Populations
  • Aesthetic Computing/ Media Art

Recent Publications

  • Jeon, M. ed. (2017). Emotions and Affect in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction, San Diego: Academic Press. Read More
  • Jeon, M. (2016). Don't cry while you're driving: Sad driving is as bad as angry driving. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 32(10), 777-790.
  • Jeon, M. (2016). Aesthetic computing for representation of the computing process and expansion of perceptual dimensions: Cases for art, education, and interfaces. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Arts and Technology (ArtsIT2016), Esbjerg, Denmark, May 2-3. * Best Paper Award
  • Jeon, M., Gable, T. M., Davison, B. K., Nees, M., Wilson, J., & Walker, B. N. (2015). Menu navigation with in-vehicle technologies: Auditory menu cues improve dual task performance, preference, and workload. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 31(1), 1-16. Read More
  • Jeon, M. Walker, B. N., & Gable, T. M. (2015). The effects of social interactions with in-vehicle agents on a driver’s angry level, driving performance, situation awareness, and perceived workload. Applied Ergonomics, 50, 185-199. Read More
  • Jeon, M., Walker, B. N., & Yim, J-B. (2014). Effects of specific emotions on risk perception, driving performance, and perceived workload. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 24, 197-209. Read More
  • Riener, A., Jeon, M., Alvarez, I., Zambonelli, F. (2014). Special issue on the social car: Socially-inspired mechanisms for future mobility services. Pervasive and Mobile Computing 14, 66-70. Read More
  • Jeon, M., Walker, B. N., & Srivastava, A. (2012). “Spindex” (speech index) enhances menu navigation on touch screen devices with tapping, wheeling, and flicking gestures, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 19(2), 14:1-27. Read More
  • Jeon, M., & Walker, B. N. (2011). Spindex (speech index) improves auditory menu acceptance and navigation performance, ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), 3(3), 10:1-26. Read More
  • Jeon, M. (2015). Towards affect-integrated driving behavior research. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 16(6), 553-585. DOI: 10.1080/1463922X.2015.1067934 Read More
  • Jeon, M. Walker, B. N., & Gable, T. M. (2014). Anger effects on driver situation awareness and driving performance, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 23(1), 71-89. Read More
  • Walker, B. N., Lindsay, J., Nance, A., Nakano, Y., Palladino, D. K., Dingler, T., & Jeon, M. (2013). Spearcons (Speech-based earcons) improve navigation performance in advanced auditory menus, Human Factors, 55(1), 157-182. Read More
  • Jeon, M., Winton, R. J., Henry, G. A., Oh, S., Bruce, C. M., & Walker, B. N. (2013). Designing interactive sonification for live aquarium exhibits. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII2013), Las Vegas, Nevada, 21 - 26 July, 2013. * Best Poster Award out of 303 posters
  • Jeon, M., Gupta, S., Davison, B. K., & Walker, B. N. (2012). Speech menus are not just spoken visual menus: A case study of “unavailable” menu items, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 60(7/8), 505-518. Read More
  • Jeon, M., & Walker, B. N. (2009). “Spindex”: Accelerated initial speech sounds improve navigation performance in auditory menus. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES2009), San Antonio, TX, October, 2009. pp. 1081-1085. * Best Student Paper Award in PPTG