Tek-Jin Nam

Tek-Jin Nam is a professor and the head of Industrial Design department at KAIST. He received a B.S. and a M.S. in Industrial Design from KAIST, and a PhD in Design Technology from Brunel University. He leads Design Research Laboratory at KAIST. He is the deputy editor-in-chief of Archives of Design Research journal, a vice president of Korea Society of Design Science and an executive board member of IASDR(International Association of Societies of Design Research). His main teaching subjects include interaction prototyping, interactive product design, system design and design research issues. His research interests lie at design oriented human computer interaction, focusing on creating people centric values of future products and services and systematic approached to creative design and innovation. He is also interested in integrating design research and practice.

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Research Assistant Professor


Han-Jong Kim

Han-Jong Kim is a research assistant professor in the department of industrial design at KAIST, Republic of Korea. He received BSc, MSc, and PhD in industrial design from KAIST.  His research interest is developing new design prototyping tools to support prospective designers. The approach of development lies in integrating scientific knowledge and practical design skills to achieve usable systems. The main objective of his research is to build well-finished prototyping systems to deploy to the public, and derive robust observations and implications from actual usage in the wild.

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Ph.D Candidates


Chang-Min Kim

Research Interests:  Interaction Design, Augmented Workspace

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Yunwoo Jeong

Research Interests: Fabrication, AR, Computational Design

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Ph.D Students

Hyungjun Cho

Research Interests: Interaction Design, Smart Home Device, Intelligent Robot

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M.S. Students

Gyeongwon Yun

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Design Creativity, Human-AI Interaction

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Jieun Lee

Research Interests: Autonomous Vehicles, HMI Device

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Seoyeon Jang

Research Interests: Sustainable Design, Data Visualization

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