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About Me

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Jiyeon (Jenny) Kang

Currently Digital Designer @Enigma

Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology 17’

BFA in Visual Media Design / BA in Public Relations and Advertising 14’


 +1 646 283 4556


Hi! I’m Jiyeon (Jenny)

I'm a designer with 10-years of experience since I've professionally started studying design in 2009. My passion for design started when I was a little kid— I grew up in a place where it was filled with my mom's textile design artworks, when I was 7, I used to create pixel art icons for my dad's computer desktop, and my favorite activity in middle school was to make custom graphic design cards for my friends using Adobe design software.

I've been enthusiastically carrying over my passion, moving from Seoul to New York where I did my master's studies in Design and Technology— now particularly interested in data visualization, computational arts, product UX/UI design. I want to be a designer who bridges the gap between engineering and design.

I'm currently working at Enigma, a data technology company near Flatiron district in Manhattan, as a Digital Designer focusing on information visualization and data product UI/UX design.

I always love to go to meet diverse people in the city, talking over similar interests in Data, UX, and Design.

Check out my ongoing activities!


Interface Cognitive A.i. - Ai Research


What would be the things for technologists and designers to contemplate when designing emerging A.i. driven products?

Collaborating with Jason Brogan, Jack Wilkinson, and Jungsoo Park, we came up with an idea of Fog.Ai which hacks the Ai master, imagining artificial intelligence system in the future. We did research into future generations of Artificial Intelligence and its applications. Our idea of fog ai represents the concept of emerging pervasive computing in our daily lives.


Fog Ai

A speculative fiction for the A.I. dominant future.


In this near-future world, AI has become a facilitator of happiness. It has learned your habits, and it tries to guide your life experience to be most enjoyable. As a result, it automates many decisions, limiting your recommendations to only those you will undoubtedly like. While general happiness has increased, so has complacency and ignorance. Guided by AI since childbirth, many people lack an understanding of choice, identity, or open-mindedness. They haven't had to make decisions without the guard rails of AI. The AI affirms and pushes your habits into a more perfect model. Often, dates are set up, products are ordered, menu items recommended, and disappointment is at an all-time low. In a world in which AI is constantly limiting our choices, trying to make us better versions of ourselves, but storing our selfhood in a black box, what might constitute an alternative use of AI? What if AI existed to help us know ourselves less? In this world exists a subculture of cognitive drift. These people amble through life, floating down streets, from decision to decision, seemingly lost, but truthfully comfortable in embracing uncertainty. They have hacked their AIs to unplan their experience, cracking the black box of AI-determined selfhood, and seeking liberation from becoming more perfect models.



We all remember 2020, when our visual field was so full of data that it was hard to exist. Sure it was nice how much help with our lives that AI had given us, but wow, what a complicated interface. Groups like Accenture claimed. AI is the new UI. That AI would be an advisor, a curator, an orchestrator.



AI was a parent.  in fact, parents set up AI’s to take care of their children. We should have heeded the warnings of “mom-tech” that everything we were making was just trying to recreate our parents.



AI has become a master. Our interfaces have completely dissolved. We don’t know what is us our what is the AI. Our personal AI’s have built such perfect models of our likes, dislikes, our behavior and personality. The whole world is like a facebook newsfeed. And we are limited in our decisions, our feelings, and our identities.



In 2017, we had dreams of AI becoming more like humans, that as we taught them to be more self-reflective they might develop consciousness and increase what it means to be alive. Increase what it might be like to be human. Instead of machines becoming more like humans, humans have become more like machines. We have reduced our humanity to suit the digital models of our self. We should have headed Jaron Lanier’s warning. Today Flaneur, who’s work with cognitive drift, an idea that perhaps we need to allow our minds to flow more fluidly, is ready to show you our new interface.


FOG (Formulative - Operating - Guidance - System)

We externalize the interaction between self and the AI, so that you can see what is happening and learn to understand those mechanisms. It allows for self reflection on your machine-human interaction.



Proof of Concept Video

Fog.ai - Fomulative Thinking Operating Guidance System

1. buying  /  2. dating  /  3. Thinking

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Jiyeon Kang