Kyuha Shim (aka Q) is a designer, researcher and PhD candidate in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art. He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Digital+Media, and a BFA from Hongik University in Digital Media Design. He worked at the Jan van Eyck Academie Q focusing on data-driven design. Prior to this, he worked as a research fellow/data visualization specialist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)‚ in SENSEable City Laboratory, and he was also an adjunct faculty member at RISD. He has worked at studios LUST (NL) and Vinyl (KR) as an interaction designer. His work has been selected for various international design awards, and featured in numerous publications and exhibitions.
Q works in the integrative and interdisciplinary realm of art, design and technology, with particular interest in the language of systematic and playful patterns in design & computation. Central to his practice is the use of data as the primary medium in creating a complete, narrative system informed and driven by integrated processes of visualisation, fabrication and installation.