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About

About Me

I am an interaction researcher and sound artist exploring technology for making creative modality of self-expression.

My several works have been created in “GADARA”.

GADARA is an interaction design unit that explores the relationship between humans and tools.

Education

Master Degree at Keio University Graduate School of Media Design.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science

Work Experience

2017-04 ~ present : Sony Corporation, Interaction Researcher
2016-11 ~ 2017-01 : FOVE, Inc., Globel Bussiness Operation【Intern】
2014-11 ~ 2015-02 : Future Venture Capital Co. , Ltd.【Intern】
2013-06 ~ 2014-05 : Rei-Frontier Inc. iOS Engineer【Intern】

Award/Activity

Received “Most Creative Interface Honorable Mention” at UIST 2016 Student Innovation Competition

Milan Design Award Best Playfulness 2018 : take in charge of a part of interaction design

Red Dot: Luminary 2019 – Hidden Senses nominated for top accolade in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept : take in charge of a part of interaction design

Won YouFab Global Creative Award 2018 special prize

Exhibited at TSUKUBA SCIENCE ART EXHIBITION : 2019-05

Adopted 100BANCH GARAGE program : 2019-07~12

Appeared in MUTEK.JP AI Music Lab : 2019-11~12

Performance at MUTEK.JP : 2019-12

Study Abroad

Stanford University, Design Program ” Joint Project-Based Global Learning ”

Creative Unit

GADARA

Publications

1. Itchy nose: discreet gesture interaction using EOG sensors in smart eyewear
Juyoung Lee, Hui-Shyong Yeo, Murtaza Dhuliawala, Jedidiah Akano Junichi Shimizu, Thad Starner,Aaron Quigley,Woontack Woo, Kai Kunze. / DOI 3123021.3123060
ISWC ‘17 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

2. Eyewear to Make Me Smile: Can Electric Muscle Stimulation increase Happiness?
Lai Yen-Chin, YuanLing Feng, Junichi Shimizu, Kai Kunze, Takuro Nakao. / DOI 3024969.3025097
TEI ‘17 Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

3. Smooth eye movement interaction using EOG glasses
Murtaza Dhuliawala, Juyoung Lee, Junichi Shimizu, Andreas Bulling, Kai Kunze, Thad Starner, Woontack Woo. / DOI 2993148.2993181
ICMI 2016 Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction Pages 307-311

4. Eye movement interactions in google cardboard using a low cost EOG setup
Junichi Shimizu, George Chernyshov. / DOI 2968219.2968274
September 2016 UbiComp ‘16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

5. Solar system: smooth pursuit interactions using EOG glasses
Junichi Shimizu, Juyoung Lee, Murtaza Dhuliawala, Andreas Bulling, Thad Starner, Woontack Woo, Kai Kunze. / DOI 2968219.2971376
September 2016 UbiComp ‘16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

6. Eye blink as an input modality for a responsive adaptable video system
Benjamin Tag, Junichi Shimizu, Chi Zhang, Naohisa Ohta, Kai Kunze, Kazunori Sugiura. / DOI 2968219.2971449
September 2016 UbiComp ‘16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

7. In the Eye of the Beholder: The Impact of Frame Rate on Human Eye Blink
Benjamin Tag, Junichi Shimizu, Chi Zhang, Kai Kunze, Naohisa Ohta, Kazunori Sugiura. / DOI 2851581.2892449
May 2016 CHI EA ‘16: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems