Dept. of Industrial Design KAIST
335 Gwahangno(373-1 Gusong-dong) Yusong-gu, Daejeon 305-701,
Republic of Korea. Tel) +82-42-350-4502~3 firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctor of Philosophy
High level theories on digital media and content design, artificial environment system design, human centered interaction design, creative design, design strategy are acquired.
Under these knowledge, in-depth design studies are practiced to contribute to the formation of the international design knowledge entity.
This course aims to introduce and analyze recent trends of theories and topics in design research. Students learn how to approach research topics systematically and how to find and conduct a new research project that contributes to the body of knowledge in design research. This course provides a theoretical background and a framework of methodologies for Ph.D. research in design.
This course is a doctoral design project course: each student researcher studies profound research in interest fields of their own. To understand the basic concept of design practice and study planning and practice of design, industrial-educational projects or interdisciplinary cooperation projects will be conducted for nurturing design capabilities.
Recently, modern cities are composed of complex human communities. This course deals with observations of conflicts occurring in an urban environment and studies of contradictory concepts of the legibility and the ambiguity of urban environment to find out issues of public design.
This is an advanced lecture course to study general theories for interface design including human cognitive model, interface design guideline, research methods. Students are to learn interface as a system consisted of human, product, and interface. This interface is viewed in diverse perspectives including intelligent, emotional, social and cultural interface. Final deliverable for student is publication of a paper in a related journal or conference.
The this course aim to teach relevant factors, conditions and their interactions that play crucial roles for successful practices on design management in various organizations such as government, public organizations, corporations, and others.
The course aims to teach students the nature and philosophy of human-centered design, methods, and process and to allow them to discuss and conduct research for advanced issues of human-cnetered design in depth. The course comprise of major issues of human-centerd design, methodologies, process and writing short paper on selected topics in human-centered design.
This course deals with advanced topics on new technologies to be applied in design projects and the design process. Students review recent developments and examples of technology application in design. The technology fields include electronic engineeing, mechanical engineering, new materials, software engineering, production engineering and so on. Students identify research issues and analyse cases for new technology fusion in design. Issues and cases are also reviewed for the application of new technologies in developing new design methods and tools to aid designers.
Teaching the knowledge basis and know-hows of the strategic design for accomplishing the successful business innovation. Focus on the how to make valuable innovation through design thinking as well as how to design a business model based on the innovation.
This course is a Ph.D. level research project based on a thesis research proposal confirmed by the student's supervisor. The research contents should make significant contribution to the body of knowledge in the field of design. It also should be original and address an important design or research problems in the design or related disciplines.