Woohun Joo

Sonifyd Project(coming)—

Graphic Sound Patterned
Spatial Visual Sound
Cyborg Futures
Graphic Sound 3 Channels
Soup Can Noise

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Sonifyd is my sonification research project and cross-sensory design platform exploring the relationship between graphics and sounds in order to design a functioning tool for multimedia, audiovisual, visual art and musical expression.

Woohun Joo is a multi-disciplinary designer who combines graphic design with sound. He majored in graphic design at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. He worked professionally as a graphic designer in web, software development, logo and typeface between 2002 and 2010. He received his Master’s degree at Rhode Island School of Design(RISD) in 2014. He then started a PhD in Media Arts and Technology(MAT) at UC Santa Barbara in 2015, and in 2017  continued his studies of Human Centered Design(HCD) at Virginia Tech.



Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Ph.D., Human Centered Design (HCD)

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Ph.D., Media Arts and Technology (MAT)

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, USA
Master of Fine Arts, Digital + Media

Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design


W. Joo, “Sonifyd: A Graphical Approach for Sound Synthesis and Synesthetic Visual Expression,” International Conference on Auditory Display, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2019.

I. Bukvic, G. Earle, D. Sardana, and W. Joo, “Studies in Spatial Aural Perception: Establishing Foundations For Immersive Sonification,” International Conference on Auditory Display, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2019, pp. pending.

D. Sardana, W. Joo, I. I. Bukvic, and G. Earle, “Introducing locus: a nime for immersive exocentric aural environments,” In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2019, p. 250–255.

Sihwa Park, Woohun Joo, "FormSound: A Particle Formation-Based Audiovisual Interface", In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Shanghai, China, 2017, pp. 301-304.

Full CV available upon request.