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 is a visual and sound artist who creates sound from abstract visual art. His projects mainly focus on how visual art can be transferred to auditory domains and how the sound making processes can be visualized. His work approaches for image-sound association studies and applies them for artistic audiovisual expression to explore the potential of visual and sound design as an integrated art form and communication design. Shape, color, position, and movement are mainly used for sound synthesis.

He majored in graphic design at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. He worked professionally as a graphic designer in web, printing, UI/GUI, identity, and typeface between 2002 and 2010. He received his Master’s degree in Digital+Media 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 sonification in an interdisciplinary PhD at Virginia Tech. In 2022, he received his PhD in sound and multimedia technology with affiliation to the Human-Centered Design program and the Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI).

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