Kyuha Shim (Q) is a computational designer and researcher based in Pittsburgh. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, director of Type Lab
and co-founder of Punct
. GRAPHIC #37: Introduction to Computation
, a collection of his essays and interviews with graphic design practitioners and researchers on computation has recently been published. Prior to coming to CMU, he held faculty positions at Rhode Island School of Design and Royal College of Art. He worked as a researcher (design) at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht, NL) and research fellow (Data Visualization Specialist) at MIT’s SENSEable City Laboratory (Cambridge, MA). He has been awarded residencies and fellowships at Frans Masereel Centrum (Kasterlee, BE), Facebook Analog Research Lab (Menlo Park, CA).
Q works in the integrative and interdisciplinary realm of art, design and technology, with particular interest in the language of computation. Central to his practice is the use of computational thinking as a methodology for design in creating generative systems informed and driven by data. His work and research has been featured internationally (e.g.,
Design Observer, Wired, Typeroom, IDPURE and GRAPHIC) and he has received honors from ADAA, A'Design, AIGA, core77, Graphis, red dot, iF, IEEE, istd, RGD, Spark, Tokyo TDC and output. He has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, National Museum of the Republic in Brasilia, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea and ggg Gallery in Tokyo and in design festivals including AGI Open, Beijing Design Week, London Design Festival, Typojanchi Biennial and Seoul Design Olympic.
A list of Q's project websites:
GT by Q
Code & Type
(2012) and Miscellaneous
(2009-2013). + Say hello