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Jcnaour

Interaction design

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    — About

    I'm Jean-Christophe Naour, a french Interaction Designer based in Seoul, South-Korea. During the past years, I've been developing interaction concepts, interfaces, programs and motion design for mobile phones, mp3 players, Smart phones and tablets, television, Automotive AVN, installations, etc. My scope is continually expanding, in an effort to, ultimately, go beyond the screen. My curiosity and enthusiasm for new media encourages me everyday to push boundaries and discover new possibilities. I recently joined Samsung Electronics Headquarters, where i'm thinking of the future of display and smart TVs.

    — History

    2012/Today : Samsung Electronics (Korea)
    Senior Designer
    2007/2012 : Innoiz Interactive (Korea)
    Interaction Designer / UX Div. Team Leader
    2006/2009 : Harigata (France / Korea)
    Interaction Designer, Co-Founder
    2005 : Cent Mètres de Hauteur (France)
    Internship, In-house Designer

    — Past & current Clients

    Samsung, LG Electronics, SK Telecom, KT, Pantech, Motorola, Nexon, NHN, KDDI, Hyundai, Audi, Orange Labs, Feiyue...

    — Education

    2002/2007 : L'école de design de Nantes Atlantique (France)
    Masters Degree / Bac+5, Interaction design (with High Honors)
    2005 : IDAS / Hongik University (Korea)
    Digital Media Design / Exchange program
    1999/2002 : Nantes University (France)
    Mathematics & Computer Science
    1999 : Baccalaureat (A Level) in Science & Technology (France)

    — Resumé

    On request or check my LinkedIn.

    — Contact

    mail : vectorizeme@gmail.com

  • Awards & Features
    — 2013

    - Organic Structures exhibited at the BMW Welt Museum, "Urban art meets local heroes". ( Germany )

    - Good Design Award for Poly™ ( Korea )

    - Interview in “IdN v19n5: Interactive Design issue”

    - Interview in “Designnet 06, Seoul based artist from abroad.” ( Korea )

     

    — 2012

    - Interview in “Computer Arts issue 170” ( Korea )

    - FWA Award (Mobile App of The Day) for Poly™

    — 2011

    - Kinect Graffiti™ featured at Intel Geek's So In night ( France )

    - Poly™ featured on Engadget

    - Poly™ featured on Wired

    - Poly™ featured on Creators Project

    - Poly™ featured on MoCoLoco

    - Poly™ featured on Design Collector

    - Poly™ featured on The Verge

    - Interview in “Contagious issue 28”, Upstarts / Future talent ( UK )

    - Kinect Graffiti™ featured on Engadget

    - Kinect Graffiti™ featured on TrendsHunter

    - Kinect Graffiti™ featured on Core77

    - Kinect Graffiti™ featured on Creators Project

    - Kinect Graffiti™ featured on Creative Applications

    - Kinect Graffiti™ featured on Clear Magazine

    - Lecture at Dalsma Conference (Digital Architecture and Large Scale Media Art) about Kinect Graffiti™ ( Korea )

    - Interview & Showcase in “Webdesign Magazine issue 38”, “Webdesign Special issue 8” ( France )

    - Linked up by : Netdiver magazine, DesignCharts ( 6th place ), Irie ( Site of the day+Top10 ), AnotherBookmark, FormFiftyFive, DesignYouTrust, ...

    — 2010

    - Featured at “Seoul Design Fair 2010” ( Korea )

    - Digital Media Award 2010 for Lg SmartPad UX Design ( Korea )

    - Published in “Asian Graphic Now” ( Taschen )

    - Featured at the Corner Gallery for “FFKKKKK” Exhibition ( Korea )

    - Featured at “Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2010” for Kim Young Joo ( Korea )

    — Past

    2009 : Lecture and showcase at “Seoul Design Olympiad 2009” ( Korea )

    2009 : Featured at the design exhibition “Korea Digital WebArt Festa” ( Korea )

    2008 : Featured at the fashion fair “Who's Next, Paris” for Feiyue Harigata Special Edition ( France )

    2007 : Linked up by various design portals : NewWebpick magazine, Gouw, Spyline, Pixelmakers, Minethink, Zeroin, ...

    2006 : Featured at the design exhibition “European Way of Life - Young Talent of Tomorow” ( France )

    2005 : Second Prize in the internationnal Virtuality competition “Laval Virtual” ( France )

  • Samsung • Future of interactions / Interactive

    Desc / Confidential

  • Samsung • Smart TV 2013 / Gestures control / Interactive
    Samsung • Smart TV 2013 / Gestures control
    Samsung • Smart TV 2013 / Gestures control

    Desc / Developed early working prototypes and concepts for the actual Smart TV 2013. With Motion control, users can control TV through simple hand gestures.

    Year / 2012

  • Poly™ / Interactive
    Poly™
    Poly™
    Poly™
    Poly™
    Poly™
    Poly™
    Poly™
    Poly™

    Video / Poly™ _01

    Desc / Poly™ is a creative application for iPad. Draw with points and turn your pictures into geometric array of colours. This project is inspired by the Triangulation invented by the mathematician Boris Delaunay in 1934. While the process behind is complicated, the result reduce an image to its essentials, creating the illusions of triangles, prisms and pyramids. Download :  http://www.innoiz.com/apps/ 

    Work / Concept, Design, Scripting (Flash/Air)

    Credits / Innoiz, Poly™ Font by Park Heesung

    Year / 2011

  • Pixl™ / Interactive
    Pixl™
    Pixl™
    Pixl™
    Pixl™
    Pixl™
    Pixl™

    Video / Pixl™ _01

    Desc / Pixl™ is a creative application for iPhone and iPad. Explore pixels and colors behind photography. Create countless combinations of fantastic imagery with a simple touch. Download :  http://www.innoiz.com/apps/ 

    Work / Concept, Design, Scripting (Flash/Air)

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2011

  • Samsung • Mobile Natural Interfaces / CES Las Vegas / Interactive

    Desc / Confidential

  • Kinect Graffiti™ / Interactive
    Kinect Graffiti™
    Kinect Graffiti™
    Kinect Graffiti™
    Kinect Graffiti™
    Kinect Graffiti™
    Kinect Graffiti™
    Kinect Graffiti™
    Kinect Graffiti™
    Kinect Graffiti™

    Desc / Kinect Graffiti™ is a digital graffiti tool using "Microsoft Kinect" camera. Idea behind this project is to use the kinect to track the motion behind graffiti. Visualizing the body and drawing trough different angles in realtime, understanding surrounding space, pausing the time, etc... Download :  http://www.innoiz.com/apps/ 

    Work / Built in processing & openGL, SimpleOpenNI, openNI and primeSense libraries. Flickr set :  http://www.flickr.com/photos/njc002/sets/72157626221800708/ 

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2011

  • Levelo #3 • Digital Mirror / Interactive
    Levelo #3 • Digital Mirror
    Levelo #3 • Digital Mirror
    Levelo #3 • Digital Mirror
    Levelo #3 • Digital Mirror
    Levelo #3 • Digital Mirror
    Levelo #3 • Digital Mirror
    Levelo #3 • Digital Mirror
    Levelo #3 • Digital Mirror
    Levelo #3 • Digital Mirror

    Desc / Interactive window display, LOTTE Dpt. Store, Busan. The store's display is reacting to people through several applications, trying to create memorable consumer experiences. The Built-in Camera transform each pedestrian moves into on-screen action with simple body movements.

    Work / Concept, Scripting (Flash/Air)

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2011

  • Pierre De La Touche • Bad Boy Ep / Graphic
    Pierre De La Touche • Bad Boy Ep
    Pierre De La Touche • Bad Boy Ep
    Pierre De La Touche • Bad Boy Ep

    Desc / Cover design for the French Dj and Producer "Pierre De La Touche" (member of The Outrunners / the Freshmakers / Valerie Collective), http://www.myspace.com/pierredelatouche 

    Year / 2010

  • LG • Gesture Presentation at IFA Berlin / Interactive
    LG • Gesture Presentation at IFA Berlin
    LG • Gesture Presentation at IFA Berlin
    LG • Gesture Presentation at IFA Berlin
    LG • Gesture Presentation at IFA Berlin
    LG • Gesture Presentation at IFA Berlin
    LG • Gesture Presentation at IFA Berlin

    Desc / LG Home Appliance Company held a press conference to introduce its latest products to an audience of more than 150 journalists from around the world. This presentation was fully controlled by hand gestures. We built a frame made of IR sensors and arduino technology. With this system we have been able to detect gestures such as wiping, zooming , rotating, etc...

    Work / Interaction design, R&D (Arduino, IR sensors), Scripting in AS3 & Processing (gestures recognition, sensors monitoring, etc..).

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2010

  • Audi Center Commercial / Motion
    Audi Center Commercial
    Audi Center Commercial
    Audi Center Commercial
    Audi Center Commercial

    Desc / TV Commercial film for a new High Tech Audi Center in Seoul (Korea).

    Work / Matchmoving and animation.

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2010

  • LG • Smart Pad UX Concepts / Interface

    Desc / Confidential

  • Kim Young Joo Platinum • Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2010 / Motion
    Kim Young Joo Platinum • Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2010
    Kim Young Joo Platinum • Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2010
    Kim Young Joo Platinum • Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2010
    Kim Young Joo Platinum • Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2010
    Kim Young Joo Platinum • Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2010
    Kim Young Joo Platinum • Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2010
    Kim Young Joo Platinum • Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2010

    Desc / 15 minute Live visuals for designer "Kim Young Joo" Winter collection 2010, for the Seoul Fashion Week F/W 2010. A work by "ffkkkkk" artists (David Hall, Sunghyun Cho, Boram Kim, Sohyun Jo, Jean-Christophe Naour, Minoo Lee, Jinwoo Chung)

    Credits / Fkkkkk Artists

    Year / 2010

  • Seom Yu • Organic Structures / Graphic
    Seom Yu • Organic Structures
    Seom Yu • Organic Structures
    Seom Yu • Organic Structures
    Seom Yu • Organic Structures
    Seom Yu • Organic Structures
    Seom Yu • Organic Structures

    Desc / "Organic structures". Organic describes forms, methods and patterns found in living systems. This experiment explore graphicaly the process of natural evolution and chaos.

    Year / 2010

  • Sk Communications • 3d Nate Icons / Interface
    Sk Communications • 3d Nate Icons

    Desc / "Unbalanced harmony". The purpose was to search intuitive and creative icon style with differenciated brand identity, to use in mobile web and various services... Design direction was focused on simple low-polygon blocks with detailed part, highlighting the targeted service. Also, each icon of this pack was a full 3d object model, editable, scalable, for any kind of output

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2010

  • Levelo #2 • Augmented Reality / Interactive
    Levelo #2 • Augmented Reality
    Levelo #2 • Augmented Reality
    Levelo #2 • Augmented Reality
    Levelo #2 • Augmented Reality
    Levelo #2 • Augmented Reality
    Levelo #2 • Augmented Reality
    Levelo #2 • Augmented Reality

    Desc / Augmented reality show for Levelo Shop #2 Openning (Mapo-Gu/Seoul).

    Work / Concept, 3D, Scripting (AS3)

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2010

  • Sky • Pandora / Interface
    Sky • Pandora
    Sky • Pandora
    Sky • Pandora

    Desc / Full-touch phone dubbed as 'Pandora' because of its enhanced privacy function. The main feature of the phone is its private content management tool 'Jewelry Box', located underneath the LED display panel. Also this phone is using a "pre-rendered" Home Screen navigation : it is articulated around a tunnel concept that brings you 4 spaces where you can organize your widgets and icons.

    Work / GUI, Motion design

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2010

  • Kim Hyo Young • 5 Colors / The 3rd Recital of Saeng Hwang / Interactive
    Kim Hyo Young • 5 Colors / The 3rd Recital of Saeng Hwang
    Kim Hyo Young • 5 Colors / The 3rd Recital of Saeng Hwang
    Kim Hyo Young • 5 Colors / The 3rd Recital of Saeng Hwang
    Kim Hyo Young • 5 Colors / The 3rd Recital of Saeng Hwang
    Kim Hyo Young • 5 Colors / The 3rd Recital of Saeng Hwang
    Kim Hyo Young • 5 Colors / The 3rd Recital of Saeng Hwang

    Desc / Real-time audio reactive visuals for a korean traditionnal music concert. A collaboration with Jinyoung Choi (Concept Tree).

    Credits / Jinyoung Choi

    Year / 2009

  • Media+Wall • Korea Digital WebArt Festa / Interactive
    Media+Wall • Korea Digital WebArt Festa
    Media+Wall • Korea Digital WebArt Festa
    Media+Wall • Korea Digital WebArt Festa
    Media+Wall • Korea Digital WebArt Festa
    Media+Wall • Korea Digital WebArt Festa
    Media+Wall • Korea Digital WebArt Festa

    Desc / "Media+Wall" is an interactive installation offering an entry point to the digital world through another edge : a new experience into media and communication, turning your profile into a cloud of particles and pixels. (Art installation commisioned by Korea Digital Webart Festa)

    Work / Concept, Design, Scripting (Processing)

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2009

  • Sky • Qbric Rubber Dialer / Interface
    Sky • Qbric Rubber Dialer
    Sky • Qbric Rubber Dialer

    Desc / A dialer designed for the release of Qbric phone by Sky. Beyond a single-appearance, this dialer is reacting like a peace of rubber. Every touch will make you forget that you are pushing the surface of a plastic screen.

    Work / Concept, GUI, Scripting (Flash Lite)

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2009

  • Sk Telecom • Home 2.0 Icons / Interface
    Sk Telecom • Home 2.0 Icons
    Sk Telecom • Home 2.0 Icons
    Sk Telecom • Home 2.0 Icons

    Desc / Full icon set for Sk Telecom and its service "Home". (included in every phone released by Sk Telecom)

    Work / Concept, Design

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2009

  • Sk Telecom • T-Style Brand Device Animation / Motion
    Sk Telecom • T-Style Brand Device Animation
    Sk Telecom • T-Style Brand Device Animation
    Sk Telecom • T-Style Brand Device Animation

    Desc / Part of the Official SK New T-Style Branding (South Korea). Power ON/OFF animations included in mobiles phones released until now with SK Telecom. (Samsung Anycall, LG Cyon, Pantech Sky, etc...)

    Work / Concept, Design, Motion

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2009

  • KT • Ever / Interface
    KT • Ever
    KT • Ever
    KT • Ever

    Desc / Full user interface concept presentation for Ever. A design and interactions based on cards.

    Work / Motion design, Interaction design.

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2008

  • LG • Touchphone Research 2009 / Interface
    LG • Touchphone Research 2009
    LG • Touchphone Research 2009
    LG • Touchphone Research 2009
    LG • Touchphone Research 2009

    Desc / A research for an incoming 3D UI/GUI for LG (known as LG Arena S-Class now). The objective was to propose new style, behavior and interaction concept based on the new hardware features. For reasons of confidentiality, here is just a short preview of one concept.

    Work / Concept, GUI, Motion design, Interaction design.

    Credits / Innoiz

    Year / 2008

  • Samsung • Pmp codename R1 / Interface
    Samsung • Pmp codename R1
    Samsung • Pmp codename R1
    Samsung • Pmp codename R1
    Samsung • Pmp codename R1

    Desc / Interface design and research for a portable media player (PMP)

    Work / Concept, GUI, Motion design, Mockup, Guideline

    Credits / innoiz

    Year / 2008

  • Samsung • Car Navigation / Interface

    Desc / Confidential

  • Feiyue • Harigata Hi Limited Edition / Graphic
    Feiyue • Harigata Hi Limited Edition
    Feiyue • Harigata Hi Limited Edition
    Feiyue • Harigata Hi Limited Edition
    Feiyue • Harigata Hi Limited Edition

    Desc / A design collaboration with Adrien Nazez (Harigata) for customizing a Feiyue™ shoes ( http://www.feiyue-shoes.com )

    Credits / Harigata

    Year / 2008

  • Mathematical Abstraction / Motion
    Mathematical Abstraction
    Mathematical Abstraction
    Mathematical Abstraction
    Mathematical Abstraction

    Desc / Data overflow (15 sec)
    Visuals : 3D Studio Max + MAXScript.
    Sound : generative modular interface done with Reaktor.

    Year / 2007

  • Soulsquare • Live And Uncut Feat Pfel & Atom / Motion
    Soulsquare • Live And Uncut Feat Pfel /and Atom
    Soulsquare • Live And Uncut Feat Pfel /and Atom
    Soulsquare • Live And Uncut Feat Pfel /and Atom
    Soulsquare • Live And Uncut Feat Pfel /and Atom
    Soulsquare • Live And Uncut Feat Pfel /and Atom

    Desc / Music Movieclip realized in collaboration with "The french flavor" (Samuel Juving,William Lebras).

    Work / Concept, 2D/3D Design, Animation

    Credits / The French Flavor

    Year / 2007

  • Pierre De La Touche • In The Name Of Love Ep / Graphic
    Pierre De La Touche • In The Name Of Love Ep
    Pierre De La Touche • In The Name Of Love Ep
    Pierre De La Touche • In The Name Of Love Ep

    Desc / Vinyl Design for the French Dj and Producer "Pierre De La Touche" (member of The Outrunners / the Freshmakers / Valerie Collective), http://www.myspace.com/pierredelatouche 

    Year / 2007

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