Hye Jun Youn  | 윤혜준

Hye Jun Youn is a designer, material science reseracher, and artist at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She’s researching at Harvard GSD’s Material Processes and Systems Group (MaP+S) Lab  and Harvard SEAS’s Material Science Lab. Her research include the design, fabrication, and functionality of novel materials for creative use in industrial, engineering, and architectural applications, and in products accessible to artists, designers, and casual users.

“With a background in psychology (B.S in Perception & Social Psychology from NYU), Fine Arts (M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design), Youn's research includes using material science to create innovative interactive designs and better user experience.” - Forbes 30 Under 30




Harvard Graduate School of Design
MDes Mediums | Technology, 2023
2 Years of Dean’s Merit Scholarship

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
M.F.A in Digital Media, 2020 
2 Years of Fellowship with Assistantship

New York University
B.S. in Psychology (track in Social Psychology and Perception)
Double Minor in Studio Art / Digital Art and Design
Honors: Dean’s List 2014 - 2018

Selected Awards

Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia
Industry, Manufacturing, Energy, May 2022

Red dot Design Concept Award, Singapore
Winner, July 2022

Core77 Design Award
Winner, June 2022

Harvard Venture Capital, Cambridge, MA
15K Grand Fund, Sep 2021

iF Design Award
Winner, Sep 2021

Red dot Design Concept Award, Singapore
Winner, July 2021

A’design Awards
Silver Award, April 2021

IDSA Award
Finalist, April 2021

TEI Art and Performance Residency, Salzburg, Austria
One of two selected artists, 2021

HackBrown 2020, Providence, RI
Best Real World Application, 2020

HackHarvard 2019, Cambridge, MA
Best Overall Hack (2nd Place), 2019
Best UX/UI Design, 2019

HackNY 2019, New York, NY
Best Use of Giphy SDK Award, 2019

MIT Hacking Arts 2019, Cambridge, MA
Finalist, 2019


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