Kyung-Ho Oh, a digital product designer

Experiences, working at various environments such as in-house design team, startups and own business for over a decade.

I am a digital product designer

I have a curious mind and a friendly fellow, keen on digital product design especially conversational user experience and human-centred design.

I remotely collaborated with German designers to work as a graphic designer on a project of 'Eucerin Korea website' which was for landing in Korea. At that time, I realised how I work in distance environments efficiently.

Besides, I conceptualised creating 'City Blog' with editors at GroupOn Korea. Additionally, I got a governmental research and development fund for creating a service that calls 'MOFFICE' myself. I worked to lead as a design leader and a senior designer for creating a website of Admission of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute Science Technology).

Always I have faced the situations to present ideas to multiple teams and stakeholders so far and even now. Therefore I am accustomed to persuading the stakeholders and teams confidently with efficient compromisation. So I was able to be both a designer and a project leader so far. Finally, I got a prize as a startup founder from the Korean government.

Experience

Founder4SoCial KoreaMay 2011 – Present


I opened my own business, specialised in graphic design and developing websites with open-sources.

 I have completed as a design lead and a project manager over 40 websites(Eucerin Korea website, Admission of KAIST, City Blog at GroupOn Korea..). I got a governmental research and development fund for creating a service that calls 'MOFFICE' myself.

I was awarded a citation(2015 창조경제, 지식서비스분야, 국무총리 표창) in recognition of my business achievements from the Korean government.

Korean government gave me a chance to have an experience that I was able to attend '2018 Silicon Vally Global Innovation Software Engineer Traning Program' in the San Jose State University. From this, I recognized how I communicate and collaborate with developers deeper than before.


Graphic Designer and Senior AdministratorKorea Business CentralSep 2010 – Sep 2011

I was in charge of managing Korean members, developing Korean content and promoting the community through Korean-language channels.

Web Designer and Operation ManagerBridging Culture WorldwideFeb 2010 – Sep 2010
Bridging Culture Worldwide is a professional consulting, strategic planning, and cross-cultural management service. It provides in-depth insights into the dynamics of Korean-based global business. Moreover, the firm offers programs designed to help employees and management appreciate and understand the unique norms of each countries' business culture. This training can dramatically reduce misunderstandings and stresses created by the differences in language and custom. see less
Web DesignerAusway TradingAug 2008 – Feb 2010

Kyung-Ho Oh was in charge of managing and designing graphical design asset for e-commerce at Ausway where is in NSW, Australia.

Graphic Designer (Intern position)Derive Interactive in AustraliaApril 2008 – June 2008

I worked as an intern web designer at Derive Interactive in Australia. My roles are designing logos and flash assets for 3months.

Kyung-Ho has capacities as a digital product designer

I follow the double diamond for working on digital product design.

StepsDescriptionsActions and tools
1. Discover

I help people understand, rather than simply assume, what the problem is. It involves speaking to and spending time with people who are affected by the issues.

Tools that I use

  • Stakeholder interviews
  • User interviews
  • Data mining
  • Business analysis
  • Existing product analysis
  • Conceptual inquiry
  • Use of product
  • Content audits
  • Ethnographic studies
2. Define

I gather insight from the discovery phase that can help to define the challenge.

Tools that I use

  • Affinity mapping
  • Personas
  • Archetype
3. Develop

Co-designers and I come up with 3-4 solutions to the users’ problems and do some rapid-fire testing. The goal in this phase is to get feedback as quickly as possible. Continue this process until I’ve narrowed it down to a solid 3 – 4 solutions to a users problem.

Tools that I use

  • Design Studio Ideation
  • Lo-Fi wireframes, Task-flow
  • User-flows, Prototyping
  • Service-map
  • Usability testing
  • Testing synthesis
  • Iterations
4. Deliver

I deliver the output which is focused on a Minimum Viable Product, an MVP with the design team I belong to

Tools that I use

  • Hi-Fi wireframes
  • User-stories
  • Research report
  • Spec documents
  • Brand-guide and Design language system
  • Asset creation

Introduction

I have been working as a digital product designer at various environments such as in-house design team, startups and own business for over a decade.

Experience

Founder4SoCial KoreaMay 2011 – Present


I opened my own business, specialised in graphic design and developing websites with open-sources.

 I have completed as a design lead and a project manager over 40 websites(Eucerin Korea website, Admission of KAIST, City Blog at GroupOn Korea..). I got a governmental research and development fund for creating a service that calls 'MOFFICE' myself.

I was awarded a citation(2015 창조경제, 지식서비스분야, 국무총리 표창) in recognition of my business achievements from the Korean government.

Korean government gave me a chance to have an experience that I was able to attend '2018 Silicon Vally Global Innovation Software Engineer Traning Program' in the San Jose State University. From this, I recognized how I communicate and collaborate with developers deeper than before.


Graphic Designer and Senior AdministratorKorea Business CentralSep 2010 – Sep 2011

I was in charge of managing Korean members, developing Korean content and promoting the community through Korean-language channels.

Web Designer and Operation ManagerBridging Culture WorldwideFeb 2010 – Sep 2010
Bridging Culture Worldwide is a professional consulting, strategic planning, and cross-cultural management service. It provides in-depth insights into the dynamics of Korean-based global business. Moreover, the firm offers programs designed to help employees and management appreciate and understand the unique norms of each countries' business culture. This training can dramatically reduce misunderstandings and stresses created by the differences in language and custom. see less
Web DesignerAusway TradingAug 2008 – Feb 2010

Kyung-Ho Oh was in charge of managing and designing graphical design asset for e-commerce at Ausway where is in NSW, Australia.

Graphic Designer (Intern position)Derive Interactive in AustraliaApril 2008 – June 2008

I worked as an intern web designer at Derive Interactive in Australia. My roles are designing logos and flash assets for 3months.

Kyung-Ho has capacities as a digital product designer

I follow the double diamond for working on digital product design.

1. Discover

I help people understand, rather than simply assume, what the problem is. It involves speaking to and spending time with people who are affected by the issues

  • Stakeholder interviews
  • User interviews
  • Data mining
  • Business analysis
  • Existing product analysis
  • Conceptual inquiry
  • Use of product
  • Content audits
  • Ethnographic studies

Tools that I use

2. Define

I gather insight from the discovery phase that can help to define the challenge.

  • Design Studio Ideation
  • Lo-Fi wireframes, Task-flow
  • User-flows, Prototyping
  • Service-map
  • Usability testing
  • Testing synthesis
  • Iterations

Tools that I use

3. Develop

Co-designers and I come up with 3-4 solutions to the users’ problems and do some rapid-fire testing. The goal in this phase is to get feedback as quickly as possible. Continue this process until I’ve narrowed it down to a solid 3 – 4 solutions to a users problem.

4. Deliver

I deliver the output which is focused on a Minimum Viable Product, an MVP with the design team I belong to.

  • Hi-Fi wireframes
  • User-stories
  • Research report
  • Spec documents
  • Brand-guide and Design language system
  • Asset creation

Tools that I use