- Department of Human ICT Convergence cultivates “Humaneer”(Human +Engineer), who is capable of creating new value of the emotion cognitive UI/UX for smart care by training the understanding smart life culture, emotional design, and marketing ability based on the human-centered ICT (mobile, network, human friendly intellectualization) and collaborative rendezvous with humanities. Recently, Korean government is promoting convergence of industry to open Neo-Renaissance era like iPhones have changed the dynamics of global market. SungKyunKwan University has been selected from “Human Resource Cultivation for Creative Convergence of Industry, 2013”. Therefore, we will be provided with 400,000,000 KRW for the next 5 years to the Department of Human ICT Convergence that has been established since the 2nd semester of 2013.
- Emotion ICT, which is the main ICT industry in the post smart era, is projecting Internet of things technology and services spending at $4.8 trillion in 2012, and expects the market to be $8.9 trillion in 2020. with a compound annual growth rate of 7.9 percent. The Internet of things with emotional cognition is the field that requires fusion of multidisciplinary research areas such as IT (information and computer) + BT (enhancement of medical science and physical ability) + CT (cognitive science + Intellectual capacity) + DT(enhancement of design and emotional ability) + MT (Enhancement of analysis capability of market characteristics).
- Therefore, our department has prepared a new graduate program of Human ICT Convergence, Which is composed of the faculty members from IT department, design school of art, interaction science, psychology, philosophy, Samsung convergence medical science, management, systems management engineering. Under the goal of cultivation of smart talents with leadership (being smart and fancy with the balance of emotion and intelligence with accordance to the era) in the convergent products and services of ICT and human emotion design, we select students with different academic backgrounds such as ICT, design, liberal arts/society, management, engineering from the 2nd semester of 2013, 30 students are fully sponsored by Korean government, financially. These students will make synergic effects in the course of interchanging their knowledge. Therefore, our school has prepared well-organized educational infrastructure by running the education program with cooperative industry, creative convergence open school and internship so that the students can go through various experiences. Based on these efforts, our department will grow as a center of cultivation of talents with “Humaneer” (Human + Engineer).
Thank you very much.
June 1st, 2013
Chair, Department of Human ICT Convergence (Director of H-Lab) http://humanict.skku.edu
Professor, School of Information and Communication Technology http://vada.skku.ac.kr
Adj. Professor, Dept. of Interaction Science
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