Hyungil Kim receiving the award

Hyungil Kim receiving award
Hyungil Kim (right) receiving the Dieter Jahns Student Practitioner Award from Mrs. Karel Jahns (left) at the HFES Annual Meeting in September 2016

(November 17, 2016)  Hyungil Kim was featured as the award winner on the HFES Bulletin November 2016 issue.

"Virginia Tech Student Wins 2016 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award"

(September 27, 2016)  A picture (left) of Hyungil Kim receiving the award was taken at the ceremony during the HFES Annual Meeting.

(August 18, 2016)  Hyungil Kim, a PhD candidate and Dr. Joe Gabbard’s advisee, has been selected as the winner of the prestigious 2016 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award from the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics. The award is given to a graduate student or group of students for research that demonstrates how ergonomists make our lives at work and at home healthier, safer, more productive, and more satisfying through the major practice areas of Ergonomics: Analysis, Design, and Evaluation.

The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics recognizes Hyungil’s recent work titled “Virtual Shadow: Making Cross Traffic Dynamics Visible through Augmented Reality Head Up Display,” which aimed to (1) design a novel driver interface for cross traffic alerts taking advantage of an augmented reality (AR) head-up display, (2) prototype design ideas for a specific use-case of pedestrian collision warning, and (3) evaluate usability in consideration of unique aspects of interaction with AR while driving. His work demonstrated the capabilities of AR to create more reliable and safer interfaces for vehicle drivers.

The award will be presented during the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Annual Meeting, September 19-23, 2016, in Washington, DC, USA.