Position title: Professor and Chair, Design Studies Department in the School of Human Ecology
Jung-hye Shin, PhD focuses on aging in place in her research and teaching, mainly the accessibility issues in residential and community buildings. The importance of the physical environment at home and the surrounding community has been well demonstrated but has not been well integrated into the existing body of literature about aging in place. Her current project involves developing an app that allows experts and laypeople to evaluate the home environment for various functional limitations and issues of aging in place and further provide guidelines on potential action items. Dr. Shin is also the Faculty Director of Design Thinking with the Center for Design and Material Culture.