03 Jun. 2017 : Hyoungjun Cho won grand prize in 2017 Spring DSUS

Hyoungjun cho, an undergraduate who conducted a research in CIDR lab last winter semester, won grand prize for “AR game system to help expand opportunities for social exchange” in 2017 Spring DSUS.

TeleHandWriting by Oosung Son

Apr. 2017: DIS Paper and Demo Accepted

Two members of CIDR lab at ID KAIST, Oosung Son and Jiwon Nam got their research works accepted at DIS with the advisory of professor Tek-Jin Nam. Master candidate Jiwon Nam got his note paper, ‘TransPoint: Real-Time Remote Lecturing via Adaptive Transparency’, accepted, and Ph.D candidate Oosung Son got his demo presentation, ‘The Effect of Handwriting and Physical Medium on Emotional Experience in Text Communication’ accepted. They will be presenting their works at ACM DIS 2017 at Edinburgh during 10th June to 14th June.


April. 2017: Prof. Yeonsoo Yoo’s research presentation at IJDesign

Professor Yeonsoo’s research, ‘Products with a sense of humor: Case study of humorous products with Giggle Popper’, was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Design as design case study.


Mar. 2017: Prof. Lee Moonhwan started his new career

A recent graduate of CIDR lab at ID KAIST, Moonhwan lee started his new career as a professor at Korea Polytechnic University. He received Ph.D degree previously and now intends to lead young and promising students to grow and flourish at Industrial Design field.


24 Mar. 2017: EDISON competition held with utilization of M.Sketch

EDISON competition with M.Sketch software was held on 24th March. The main challenge of the competition in design field is to design line-tracing instrument with Jansen Mechanism utilizing EDISON software programs including M.Sketch. 19 teams participated for designing instruments and implementing the mechanisms.


Feb. 2017: Seyeong Kim joined CIDR lab as a new member

Seyeong Kim who majored in Art and Tecnology at Sogang University has joined CIDR lab as a new master candidate student. Her research interests are in areas where design and technology converge into.


Feb. 2017: Prof. Tek-Jin Nam is now the head of ID KAIST

Professor Tek-Jin Nam, the advisor of CIDR lab at ID KAIST has been named as the head of ID KAIST, replacing his former teacher and predecessor Professor Gun-pyo Lee. He announced he would make the department “like a playground for learning for the students, and spaces for the faculty and department members to maintain both joy and alertness for creativity.” He further asked for “the collocation of all members of ID KAIST because there aren’t much [he] could change all by himself.”


Feb. 2017: CIDR lab graduation

Ph.D candidates Juhwan Kim, and Moonhwan Lee received their Ph.D degrees as CIDR members of Industrial Design Department of KAIST at 2017. Juhwan Kim pursued research mainly focusing on motion and gesture utilization for design and HCI, and Moonhwan Lee pursued research mainly focusing on patina and data visualization as design components. Kim Shin received her Masters Degree as well, with research focus mainly on audio augmented badminton design.

Mechanism Board: Tangible Mechanism Design Tool for Testing Movement of Linkage

Jan. 2017: HCI Korea Best Paper Award

HCI Korea conference was held at High-one resort at Gang-Won-Do from 8th of February to 10th of February. The leading theme of the conference was IoT as it is the trend of IT field. Yunwoo Jeong’s paper at KAIST CIDR lab received a best paper award for “Mechanism Board: Tangible Mechanism Design Tool for Testing Movement of Linkage”


Jan. 2017: Prof. Nam accepted as senior board member of IASDR 2017

IASDR stands for The International Association of Societies of Design Research which was formally established on November 1, 2005. The Association is an international, non-governmental, non-profit-making, charitable organization. The Association is comprised of member societies of design research from around the world. The purpose of the Association is to promote research or study into or about the activity of design in all its many fields of application, through encouraging collaboration on an international level between independent societies of design research. The Association will promote, amongst other activities, the organization of biennial International Congresses of Design Research, at appropriate venues around the world. Professor Tek-Jin Nam is now the senior board member of IASDR, contributing his insights and experiences for the association.