Sonifyd is sonification research exploring the relationship between visual and sound in order to create a functioning tool for communication, multimedia, audiovisual, visual art and music.
Woohun Joo, PhD, is an assistant professor of art in digital arts and media design at the School of Visual Arts (SoVA) at Penn State. As a visual designer, audiovisual artist, sound designer, and researcher in sonification— the process of creating sound from abstract visual art and data—his projects primarily explore the transfer of minimalistic visual art into auditory domains. He also investigates methods to visualize his sound-making processes in reverse and seamlessly integrate sonification with visual narratives.

Joo’s work explores the potential of visual and sound design as an integrated art form for immersive, multi-sensory user experience and communication design. His research and audiovisual installations have been presented at notable international conferences such as ACM Audio Mostly, the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), and the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC).

Joo majored in visual communication design at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. He worked professionally as a graphic designer in web, printing, product design (UI/UX), identity, and typeface design. He received his Master’s degree in Digital+Media at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Afterward, he completed his PhD coursework in Media Arts and Technology (MAT) at the University of California, Santa Barbara and obtained an interdisciplinary PhD in Human-Centered Design at Virginia Tech. 

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