Sang Won Bae

I am a Postdoctoral associate in the Human–Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests include distance health care and learning in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and Social Computing. I received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and Engineering from Yonsei University. For my dissertation work, I studied the effects of context information on anonymous social support in social networking applications. Previously, I was a Mobile UX Designer and Manager at Samsung Electronics and Senior UX Researcher at SK Group. My research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI), and social computing. In specific, my study focuses on how we can design technologies to encourage individuals to engage proactively and become a pro-social actor in online communities. Expressing and feeling empathy in conversations can be a powerful motivating factor for people to engage in social activities. I believe that effective representation of context relevant information can facilitate effective communication among people with the help of mediated technologies. Currently, I am interested in investigating effective communication strategies in personal health informatics and collaborative work in healthcare and classroom settings respectively. From theory to practice, I have committed to conceptualize user behavior model and suggest dyadic and triadic interaction mechanisms deeply integrated into human-artifact and environments.