Tek-Jin Nam

Tek-Jin Nam is a Professor in the Department of Industrial Design at KAIST, Korea. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. in industrial design from KAIST and Ph.D from the Department of Design, Brunel University. He leads Design Research Laboratory at KAIST. He is an executive director of Korea Society of Design Science. As a researcher and practitioner, he is interested in generating and integrating design knowledge for practice and education. His main research areas are collaborative design, interaction design and advanced prototyping for interactive products and systems.

  • Executive Director of Korea Society of Design Science
  • Organizer of IASDR2013 Invited Session (Blending design research and practice)
  • Jury of 2013, 2014 iF concept design award
  • ACM SIGCHI CHI2015 design subcommittee chair

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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



Yea-Kyung Row

Research Interests: interaction design, pet analogy, animistic design, daily ubicomp product

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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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M.S. Students


Hyung-Jun Cho

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Gyeongwon Yun

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