Elisa Kwon

PhD candidate

Elisa Kwon is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. Her main research interest is in exploring human cognition during the engineering design process, drawing on work from cognitive neurocience and psychology. She graduated with a BASc in Engineering Science and MASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Outside of the lab, Elisa is enthusiastic about live music, thrift-flipping DIY projects, and Christopher Nolan films.


Investigating the Roles of Expertise and Modality in Designers' Search for Inspirational Stimuli

Enabling multi-modal search for inspirational design stimuli using deep learning

Exploring designers’ encounters with unexpected inspirational stimuli

Like a Moodboard, but More Interactive - The Role of Expertise in Designers’ Mental Models and Speculations on an Intelligent Design Assistant

Multi-modal Search for Inspirational Examples in Design