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Nam, Tek-Jin

Ph.D / Professor / Head of Department

Prof. Nam conducts design research and practice in the area of co-design and Interaction, hoping to be a knowledge base for the future of design and design of the future. Design Research Lab. / / +82-42-350-4518

Andrea Bianchi

Ph.D / Assistant Professor

Prof. Andrea Bianchi's research focuses on Human-Computer Interaction, specifically related with tangible and wearable interfaces and novel input systems.
MAKinteract Lab. / +82-42-350-4526

Bae, Sang-Min

Ph.D / Associate Professor

Prof. Bae is running ID+IM design laboratory in KAIST. 'ID+IM' is an abbreviation for 'Design therefore I am', 'ID' stands for 'Industrial Design', 'Intuitive Design', 'Interactive Design' and 'Innovative Design', and 'IM' implies each single designer's design philosophy and value.
ID+IM Design Lab. / / +82-42-350-4520

Bae, Seok-Hyung

Ph.D / Assistant Professor

Prof. Bae focuses on 1) understanding/analyzing the current design workflow and ideation/ presentation/communication skills, 2) designing/implementing/evaluating novel interaction techniques/systems for design activities, and 3) suggesting new paradigms for both the real design processes and design education.
I2DEA Lab. / / +82-42-350-4524

Chung, Kyung-Won

Ph.D / Emeritus Professor

Prof. Chung focuses on maximizing the quality of design service and productivity by optimizing the role of design within business system. Moreover, understanding design as the strategic method of corporate competitiveness enhancement and studies the necessary knowledge and diverse methodologies for effective management of design organization and design process.
Design Management Lab. / / +82-42-350-4512 / Publication

Daniel Saakes

Dr. / Assistant Professor

Prof. Daniel Saakes likes making things and is interested in ‘Open Design’ and “Digital Fabrication’. Born in Netherlands, educated in industrial design at Delft University of Technology, he has been at several places including MIT Medialab, Tokyo University and Umea Institute of Design. In fall 2013 he moved to Korea and joined ID KAIST.
My Design Lab. / / +82-42-350-4525

Kim, Myung-Suk

Dr. Eng / Emeritus Professor

Prof. Kim focuses on design research on environmental system that comprises pleasant human life, which surpasses single unit product design concept. The major research interests include environment system design, emotional design and robot design.
Product & Environmental Systems Design Research Lab. / / +82-42-350-4511

Koh, Gou-Young

Ph.D / Concurrent Professor

Prof. Koh of the Department of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Research Center was named a Distinguished Professor of KAIST. He developed a new therapeutic protein for cardiovascular diseases; COMP-Ang 1 is expected to be used as a therapeutic medicine worldwide by inducing blood mass formation.

Lee, Kun-pyo

Ph.D / Professor

Prof. Lee focuses on planning and developing human-centered interaction through in-depth research for physical, cognitive, emotional, and socio-cultural aspects of human being.
Human Centered Interaction Design Lab. / / +82-42-350-4514

Lee, Kyongsill

Ph.D / Research Professor

Prof. Lee joined to ID KAIST as a research professor of BK21 plus on fall of 2014. She has experienced in various academic fields including English Literature, Communication Design, MBA, and Design Management. Her major research interests are design in corporate context and service design.
BK 21 Plus / / +82-42-350-4592

Lee, Sangsu

Ph.D / Assistant Professor

Prof. Lee likes to look for the next generation of user interface designs that provide a better user experience. He is interested in conducting industry-related UX projects based on his experience in designing the Galaxy lines at Samsung. He is currently interested in natural user interfaces, including the AI assistant.
Next interface Lab. / / +82-42-350-4527

Lee, Woo-Hun

Ph.D / Professor

Prof. Lee designs new smart media facilitating the human to fully enjoy digital technology. The Lab develops new design media, interaction media, and entertainment media.
Wonder Lab. / / +82-42-350-4519

Lim, Youn-Kyung

Ph.D / Associate Professor

Prof. Lim focuses on enhancing creative and quality-centered design thinking especially in the domain of human-computer interaction by exploring and developing new theories, methods, and frameworks, as well as tools to be used in actual design practice.
Creative Interaction Design Lab. (CIxD Lab.) / / +82-42-350-4522

Nam, Ki-Young

Ph.D / Associate Professor

Prof. Nam focuses on exploring the possibilities arising from strategically integrating diverse design issues within and beyond the design process in corporate, social and political contexts.
Designize. / / +82-42-350-4521

Oh, Junho

Ph.D / Concurrent Professor

Prof. Oh is a professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at KAIST and has developed a humanoid robot HUBO. He is a representative robot engineer of Korea. He is an adjunct professor of this department and takes an interdisciplinary approach to robot and design and co-supervises doctorate research.

Suk, Hyeon-Jeong

Dr.rer.soc. / Associate Professor

Prof. Suk explores the value of light and color human experiences. Color psychology and keen sense about emotional design are the fundamental roots of its study, and further aim to form a greater convergence with diverse fields.
Color Lab. / / +82-42-350-4523
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