Jo Shin is a User Researcher

Jo advocates for users by creating empathy and empowering user experiences. She is currently completing her graduate studies in Human-Computer Interaction at Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts + Technology. Her research interests include civic engagement, domestic spaces, Internet of Things and smart cities.

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Education

2016–2019 (Expected)
Master of Arts
School of Interactive Arts + Technology, Simon Fraser University,
Vancouver

2012
International Business Postgraduate Certificate
University of Twickenham, London/Mountbatten Internship Programme,
New York City

2007
Bachelor of Digital Media with Distinction
College of Fine Arts (now Art & Design), University of New South Wales,
Sydney


Professional Experience

2016–Present
Research Assistant
School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser University

2017–Present
User Researcher
WineDirect

2017
Product Management Graduate Placement
Vin65/WineDirect

2017
(Summer 2017)
Teaching Assistant, IAT 100 Digital Image Design
School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser University

2017
(Spring 2017)
Teaching Assistant, IAT 244 Digital Photography
School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Simon Fraser University

2015–2016
Digital Strategies Manager
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

2015
Communications Consultant
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

2015
Digital Strategy Consultant
Vancouver Draw Down

2012–2014
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Out On Screen

2014
Communications Associate
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

2013
Audience Services Representative
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

2012
Communications Consultant
Reykjavik Fashion Festival

2011–2012
Operations and Communications Lead
UBS

2006–2011
Freelance Designer

2008–2010
Front-end Web Developer
Funke Web Solutions

2004–2006
Web Coordinator
University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts Students’ Association

2005
Marketing Intern
Sydney Film Festival


Community Engagement

2014–Present
Board Member
Megaphone Magazine

2014–Present
Board Member
Hope in Shadows

2016–Present
Maintenance committee member
Mau Dan Garden Cooperative Housing

2016–2017
Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) Officer
Mau Dan Garden Cooperative Housing

2015–2016
Design Committee member
The Post at 750
2016
Programming Committee member
Vancouver Queer Film Festival

2014–2015
Strategic Development Committee member
Theatre Engagement Project

2015
Artist Translator (Korean)
Vancouver Queer Film Festival

2011–2012
Communications Committee member
Pop-up Museum of Queer History

2008
Exhibition Photographer
Access Gallery

2005–2006
President
College of Fine Arts Film Society, University of New South Wales


Publications

Turner, Hannah, Aceves Sepúlveda, Gabriela, editors, and Machuca, F., Shin, J. and Wu, X., artists (2017) “Witnessing” digital project and essay. In Immediacy, the journal of the Media Studies Graduate Program at The New School in New York City.
Digital Project

 

Witnessing. (2017). Aceves Sepúlveda, G., Turner, H., Shin, J., Machuca, F., and Wu, X. Vancouver, cMAS Publications. (Art Zine)

 

“You.Got.A. Pic?” (2017). Shin, J., In Witnessing Turner, H. and Aceves Sepulveda G. eds., Vancouver, cMAS Publications. 20 Pages. ISBN # 978-0-9958899-0-3 (Artist Statement)

Exhibitions

2017
“you.got.a.pic?” (2017), Shin, J., in Witnessing, Shin, J.; Wu, X.; Machuca, F.;  Turner, H. and Aceves Sepúlveda, G. Installation in Under Super Vision, AHVA Gallery, Vancouver Co-curated by Laurie White, Sherena Razek, Whitney Brennan, and Paula Booker

2009
Endangered series, Extra Cheeese, 09 Sydney Design Week

2006
Double Take Horror series, COFA Annual


Writing & Media

2011
“Tribeca Review”, Trespass Magazine

2007
“Double Take Horror series”, Womyns’ Issue, Tharunka


Presentations, Panels, Juries and Conferences

Presentations

2017
Status Update: Deceased. Anticipating the digital native’s social media needs in ‘digital death’. Paper presented Crossing Over: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Death and Morbidity, York University, Toronto, Canada.

2017
“you.got.a.pic”.  In Witnessing. Aceves Sepúlveda, G., Turner, H., Shin, J., Machuca, F., and Wu, X. Presented at the New Media Gallery, January 28 2017. New Westminster, Canada.

2014
Social Media for Non-Profits, Making a Scene Conference, Vancouver

Juries

2017
Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for Best BC Short Film

Panels Organized

2011–2012
Mountbatten Speaker Series, New York City

Attended

2015
International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), Vancouver

2015
Design & Content Conference, Vancouver

2014
From Now: A Conference About Humanity with Technology

2013
Cyborg Camp YVR

2013
GROW Conference, Vancouver

2011
SHARE New York, New York City


Professional Training Workshops

2016
Responsive Web Design by Vitaly Friedman, Vancouver

2014
Programming Fundamentals, CodeCore Fundamentals, Vancouver

2013
Writing Content and Mapping User Flows, Interlink Conference, Vancouver

2012
Rails Girls PDX, Portand