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Jihyun Song

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Interior Design

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Jihyun Song

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Academic Credentials

Song is an associate professor of Interior Design at Marymount University and a LEED Accredited Professional. She holds B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Interior Environmental Design from South Korea and a M.S. in Design Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Research Interests

Song’s major research interests are wayfinding design and concepts in architectural interior spaces, evidence-based design research and practice in healthcare design education, innovative method of design communication and visualization featuring environmental color and creative approaches to the design scholarship. Her works have been internationally and nationally recognized from peer-reviewed publications, award competitions and exhibitions juried international, national, and regional conferences and meetings. 

Bio

As a design educator with over 17 years of teaching, Song received a teaching award from Iowa State University in 2010 as Best Studio Professor of the Year from the College of Design, and exemplary Faculty Mentor award from the Office of the Provost in 2015. Joining Marymount in 2018, she instructs undergraduate students in sketching and rendering for ideation, and advanced color theories and application. At the graduate level, she teaches the health and well-being design practice studio, advanced color and light studies, professional development, and seminars, plus guides thesis studies or design projects and research. 

Her contribution in the program’s curriculum development includes the a new interdisciplinary healthcare design studio sponsored by the HDR Architecture, Inc. in Omaha, NE and health and well-being graduate practice studio sponsored by Waldon Studio Architects in Washington, D.C. 

A strong advocate of interdisciplinary collaboration in design education, she is an active member of the IDEC, IIDA, and ASID, and serves as a Board of Directors at for IDECF (Interior Design Educators Council Foundation).

 

Honors:

  • Song, J. (2019). Professional Development Award, Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Marymount University
  • Song, J. (2017). Faculty Professional Development Assignment (FPDA), Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Iowa State University
  • Song, J. (2015). Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award, The office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Iowa State University
  • Hinchman, M., & Song, J. (2012). The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Grant for Global Study of Interior Design Education and Quality Assurance 
  • Song, J. (2011). Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo Scholarship, 24th Annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
  • Song, J. (2010). Raymond G. and Lula G. Polster Teaching Award, College of Design Best Studio Professor of the Year, Iowa State University
  • Song, J. (2009). Big 12 Faculty Fellowship, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Department of Architecture, Interior Design program

Current Projects:

  • Song, J. (2019 – present). Integrating Educational Missions: Service as Scholarship, Faculty Professional Development Award, Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Marymount University
  • Song, J., Principal Investigator, & McBride, J., Student Investigator (2019 – present). Community-based Educational Experience: A Local Case Study at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program in Arlington School District, Interior Design, Marymount University
  • Song, J., Principal Investigator, & Simpson, T., Student Investigator (2019 – present). Designing Healthy Interiors for Employee Wellness in Retail Environments, Interior Design, Marymount University
 
Scholarship Presentations:
2018 – present
  • Song, J. (2020). Strengthening the Learning of Color in Interior Design, Color Impact 2020 conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT (Accepted for presentation)
  • Song, J. (2020). Students, Faculty, and Professionals as Collaborators: Modeling Interdisciplinary Solution for Health, Healing and Wellness Design Studio, 2020 HiBR Conference, Bethesda, MD (Accepted for presentation)
  • Campbell, C., Kim, D., & Song, J. (2019). Lessons from an Interdisciplinary Wellness Design Practice Studio, Inaugural International Nursing Conference for Excellence in Healthcare Design: History, Design and Innovation, Clemson University School of Nursing, Scholarship Poster Presentation, Greenville, SC
  • Song, J., & Campbell, C. (2019). Collaborative Learning: Integrate Traits as a First Step in Interdisciplinary Studios, IDEC International Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Charlotte, NC
  • Cho, Y., & Song, J. (2018). Assessment Tool for User’s Experience in Healthcare Settings, IDEC International Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Charlotte, NC
  • Song, J. (2018). Color Application in Branded Environments: System Approach and Analysis, Faculty Professional Development Assignment at Ewha Color Design Research Institute, Ewha Graduate School of Design, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
 
2004 – 2017
  • Guo, J., & Song, J. (2017). A Study on the Impact of Biophilic Design on Noise Perception: How to Approach a Reduction in Noise Annoyance Through Design, EDRA 48th Annual Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Madison, WI
  • Cho, Y. & Song, J. (2017). Linking Wellness to Design: Creating a Tool for Evaluating User’s Wellness Experience at the Main Lobby of Healthcare Environments, IDEC International Conference, Scholarship Poster Presentation, Chicago, IL
  • Guo, J., & Song, J. (2017). The Effects of Biophilic Design in Interior Environments on Noise Perception: A Case Study of Noise Annoyance Reduction in a Nursing Facility, IDEC International Conference, Scholarship Poster Presentation, Chicago, IL
  • Song, J. (2014). A Collaborative Approach to Healthcare Design Studio Education, Healthcare Service Design Development Workshop, School of Design, Inje University, Seoul, Korea
  • Song, J. (2014). Creating the Fourth Dimension on Site with Light, Shade, and Shadow, IDEC Midwest Regional Conference, Creative Scholarship Presentation, Union, NJ
  • Lare, J., & Song, J. (2013). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Visualization Style in Design, Communication through the Emotion of Color, IDEC Midwest Regional Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Chicago, IL
  • Song, J., & Campbell, C. (2013). Breaking Boundaries between Practice and Academia: A Collaborative Approach to Studio Education, IDEC International Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Indianapolis, IN
  • Song, J., Akkurt, C., & Cagley, L. (2011). A Teaching Paradigm in Design Studio: Engaging Student’s Inspiration from Art and Architecture, National UCDA Design Education Conference, Scholarship Poster Presentation, New Jersey University, Jersey City, NJ
  • Song, J. (2011). The Value of Research-Based Design: Wayfinding Strategies from Professional Practice to Interior Design Education, EDRA 42nd Annual Conference, Scholarship Poster Presentation, Chicago, IL
  • Song, J., & Lewis, K. (2011). A User’s Guide for Wayshowing: Experiencing a Healthcare Facility, EDRA 42nd Annual Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Chicago, IL
  • Song, J. (2011). Intricacy of Visualizing the Narrative: Interiors and Exteriors, IDEC International Conference, Creative Scholarship Presentation, Denver, CO
  • Song, J. (2011). Experiencing Wayshowing in a Healthcare Facility: A Wayfinding Case Study, IDEC International Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Denver, CO
  • Song, J., & Erickson, S. (2011). Community-Academe Partnership: Drawing upon Extension-Outreach for Service Learning, IDEC International Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Denver, CO
  • Song, J. (2011). Teaching Research-Based Design: Principles Translated through Wayfinding Projects, The 5th International Conference on Design Principle and Practices, Virtual Presentation, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
  • Song, J., & Akkurt, C. (2010). Inspiration and Impetus from Fine Arts, Architecture and Cross-cultures as Paradigms of Early Education in Interior Design, ATINER (Athens Institute for Education and Research), Scholarship Paper Presentation, Athens, Greece
  • Song, J. (2010). Evidence-Based Design: Preparing Students on Integrating Research in Practice, The 4th International Conference on Design Principle and Practices, Scholarship Paper Presentation, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
  • Song, J. (2009). Evidence-Based Design: Reinforcing Students’ Knowledge of Research in Creative Practice, EDRA 40th Annual Conference, Scholarship Poster Presentation, Kansas City, MO
  • Song, J. (2009). Integrating Environmental Graphics in Retail and Contract Interiors, IDEC International Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, St. Louis, MO
  • Song, J. (2009). Revealing and Layering Space: The Power of Concept, IDEC International Conference, Creative Scholarship Presentation, St. Louis, MO
  • Song, J. (2008). Making Choices: Design Media as a Reflection of Design Thinking, IDEC East Regional Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Toronto, Canada
  • Song, J. (2008). Integrating Media and Technique: Mixed Results in a Second Year Studio, National UCDA Design Education Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
  • Song, J. (2007). Advancing Students’ Spatial Thinking and Visualization, IDEC East Regional Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Philadelphia, PA
  • Song, J. (2007). Seeing and Thinking Volumetrically, IDEC International Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Austin, TX
  • Song, J. (2006). Creating Supportive Environments: Role of Wayfinding, International Future Design Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
  • Song, J. (2005). Conceptualizing and Visualizing Wayfinding Design: User's Perspective - Three Design Concepts, EDRA 36th Annual Conference, Scholarship Poster Presentation, Vancouver, Canada
  • Song, J., & Dohr, J. H. (2005). Graphic Communication Tool: Visualizing Wayfinding Research and Site Criteria for Medical Facilities, IDEC International Conference, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Savannah, GA
  • Song, J., & Boelter, S. (2004). Using POE Research to Guide Development of a Graphic Supporting System for Wayfinding, EDRA 35th Annual Conference Presentation, Scholarship Paper Presentation, Albuquerque, NM
 
Juried Awards:
  • Song, J. (2018). First Place. Floating Islands – Ikebana Drawing Contest, Sponsored by JICC (Japan Information & Culture Center) and Embassy of Japan, Watercolor, Digital print
  • Song, J. (2010). A runner-up, Small Works Show, The Chait Galleries Downtown, Iowa City, IA, The View: Historic Architecture and Interior, series #1, 2, 3, Watercolor, Digital print
  • Song, J. (2010). Merit Award. 12th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print Juried Online International Art Exhibition, The Hospice Care, Watercolor, Digital print
  • Song, J. (2009). 2nd Place, Visual Arts, IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Creative Scholarship Competition, St. Louis, MO, Revealing and Layering Space: the Power of Concept, Watercolor, Digital print
  • Song, J. (2009). David Csont Juror Award, DCA (Design Communication Association) Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, Hidden Geometry of the Interior: Compositional Study, Watercolor, Digital print
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