Jain Kwon, PhD, is an assistant professor of interior design. Her research interests include sensory attention to the attributes of spatial experience and the methodological aspects of symbolic interactionism. On the basis of the phenomenological traditions of space and place, her interdisciplinary stance relates social sciences to design thinking and method. Kwon’s research is tied to her pedagogical exploration of theories and contemporary paradigms, which adopts the methodological perspective of social sciences. Since 1998, she has taught a variety of interior design studio, theory and criticism, and research methods courses in Korea and the US. She received the Teaching Excellence Award 2015 from Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). She is a professional member of Interior Design Educators Council and a member and Environmental Design Research Association. She has served as a member of IDEC Academy of Reviewer and a reviewer for various conferences and journals. She holds a Prime-Grade Interior Architect license issued by The Ministry of Employment and Labor, Korea.
Sociocultural Aspects of Design, Environmental Phenomenology, Symbolic Interaction in Built Environments, Interdisciplinarity of Design