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Heeju Kim is a designer who is deeply interested in inclusive design and interaction design. She received B.A in Spatial Design, Ewha Women’s University in 2014, and M.A. in Design Products, Royal College of Art in 2016. Currently she is working at Purdue university as visiting scholar. She believes design can serve as a bridge that connects isolated people and thoughts together. Through design both direct and indirect experience can be delivered, and through the delivered experience mutual understanding among different social groups can arise. Primarily, she is focusing on designs that encourage people to empathize with neglected social groups. Recently she has been awarded 2016 Helen Hamlyn Centre award and 2017 iF Design Talent Award. And her work has been featured internationally include Dezeen, The guardian, PSFK, AXIS magazine, Viewpoint magazine, Page magazine, and also has been invited and exhibited internationally including London Design Festival and Dubai Design Week.