EunSook Kwon


Chair & Professor, School of Industrial Design



EunSook Kwon Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the School of Industrial Design at Georgia Institute of Technology. She was previously a Director of the Industrial Design Program at the University of Houston from 2003 to 2021. She established and developed the curriculum of the BS ID and MS ID program as the founding Director. She was recognized on DesignIntelligence’s list of “Most Admired Educators” for two years for “her insight to nurture and grow the program with her vision and passion.” Kwon has published and lectured throughout the world about creative design thinking and design strategy development. She has been a consultant to numerous corporations, and she has developed educational programs for government agencies and universities. Her research covers a wide range of product types, including healthcare, household products, and wearable computing systems. She was the Director-General of Seoul Design Olympiad 2008, a comprehensive design event; two million visitors participated in the 21 days design exhibitions and festival.

Kwon holds a BFA in industrial design from Seoul National University, two master’s degrees in industrial design from Seoul National University (MFA) and the Ohio State University (MA), and Ph.D. in arts education from the Ohio State University. She served as an editorial board member of Design Issues, a juror for many international design competitions including Microsoft Next-Generation PC Design Competition, International Housewares Student Design Competition, Singapore Design Competition, and the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Education

2004

The Ohio State University
Doctor of Philosophy, Arts Education

 

1990

The Ohio State University
Master of Arts. Industrial Design (major). Education (minor).
Graduation with Honors, Phi Kappa Phi

 

1986

Seoul National University, Korea
Master of Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Graduation with Honors

 

1984

Seoul National University, Korea
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Graduation with Honors

 

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2014

Certificate in Strategic Foresight, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, UH

 

Academic Appointment

2003 – present

Professor, Associate Professor
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design University of Houston

 

1990 – 2003

Associate, Assistant Professor, and Full-time Instructor
Department of Industrial Design KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology)

 

2000 – 2002

Adjunct Faculty
KEMBA (Korea Executive MBA) Program with Helsinki School of Economics

 

Award

2020

Proud Korean Woman Designer Award, Korea Woman Designer Association,
an organization affiliated with the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy

 

2018

One of 15 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the 50 years history of Department of Design, the Ohio State University

 

2017

Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Houston

 

2015

Most Admired Educators of 2015: 30 Top professors and education leaders in architecture, interior design and industrial design. DesignIntelligence ID program rank: top 5 in Regional Ranking the South, top 4 in Design Skills in Nation

 

2011

Most Admired Educators of 2011: 25 Top professors and education leaders in architecture, interior design and industrial design. DesignIntelligence

 

2011

Excellence in Teaching Award, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

 

2008

Design Educator Award, the 2008 International Green Computing Technology Design Competition, DELL

 

2002

Best Teacher Award, KEMBA

 

1988

National Scholarship Award for Foreign Studies, Ministry of Education, Korea

Two awardees in a year

Education

 

Curriculum Development

2019

BS ID program Curriculum Development, version 2.0 ID specialization modules, mini-courses

 

2018

Study Abroad Program: NE Asia Innovation in SU18
30 days in four metropolitan cities: Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, and Shanghai

 

2017

Interdisciplinary collaboration with RED Lab, Dept. of Marketing & Entrepreneurship

 

2015

FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Graz, International Exchange Program Development with Marshall Plan Scholarship: Kasey Rowe studied FA15 2015

 

2015

Study Abroad Program: NE Asia Inspiration: history, culture, design in SU15
32 days: Seoul (12 days), Beijing (21 days including Cizhou, Datong

 

2014

International Student Exchange Programs with Beijing Institute of Technology (3+1+2)

 

2011-3

New Industrial Design Graduate Program
Master of Science in Industrial Design (MS ID), 36 credit hours

Certificate programs with Entrepreneurship and Foresight Technology

 

2010-4

Interdisciplinary Program Development with

College of Business, Dept. of Marketing & Entrepreneurship ENTR
College of Technology ELET

 

2008-10

WebCT integrated learning INDS 2501, 3501, 4360

 

2007

Design Internship Course Development: 1 or 3 credits
guidelines, proposal and evaluation process

 

2004

Industrial Design workshop: new curriculum development
two days or one day workshop structure, evaluation format

 

2003

New Industrial Design Undergraduate Program, version 1.0
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design (BS ID), 132 credit hours

 

ID Workshop Development

2016

UX Design Workshop with IBM Designers, Nov. 4.

 

2016

Biomimicry Workshop IV: Connected. Dr. Karen Fraiser-Scott, Nov. 10-11 2015 Biomimicry Workshop III: Water
Dr. Karen Fraiser-Scott (designer, biologist, trained in Biomimicry) Jan. 23, 26, 27

 

2014

Sustainability in Product Design with Solidworks Index Dr. Jorge Camba (certified engineer, Solidworks)
May 23

 

2013

Biomimicry Workshop II
Karen Fraiser-Scott (designer, biologist, trained in Biomimicry) Linda Praisley (architect, trained in Biomimicry)
Feb. 12, 13, 14
Venue: UH ID Senior Studio & The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

 

2012

Solidworks Brainstorming
Thomas Parel Lead Industrial Designer, CCi
Oct. 22, 23.

 

2012

Biomimicry Workshop I
Karen Fraiser-Scott (designer, biologist, trained in Biomimicry) Linda Praisley (architect, trained in Biomimicry)
Sept. 6 - 9
Venue: UH ID Senior Studio & The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

 

2011

Visual Communication and Form Development
Richard Pietruska (Professor, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena)
Nov. 17-19

 

2010

Fresh Thinking Design Process
Tim Sweeney, Jeff Mulhausen. founders, Upstream
Apr. 9

 

2009

Sustainable Packaging
Mark Kimbrough. founder, Design EDGE
Oct. 8

 

2008

Creative thinking & Visual Representation
John Zack Zellner (Design consultant & Educator)
Mar. 30-31

 

2007

Universal Design and its Research Methods
Richard & Jan Coker, University of South Australia
Oct. 20

 

2007

Data Collection Methods in Design Research
InGon Park & Tim Benner, Strategic marketing manager. Samsung Telecommunications America (Design research & telecommunication industries)
Nov. 9-10

 

2003

Design Education workshop for the UH ID program
Local designers, faculty, students, and invited speaker: Dr. Richard Buchanan

 

Courses Developed & Taught

2020-2009

2020

FA

INDS 4360 Design Issues, 3260 Design Issue I

INDS 6350 Design Studies

INDS 7300 Thesis Design I

 

SP

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

INDS 7301 Thesis Design II

 

2019

FA

INDS 4360 Design Issues

 

 

SP

INDS 7301 Thesis Design II

 

2018

SU

INDS 4360/6397 Contemporary Design Issues & Culture

INDS 3397/6397 Understanding Northeast Asia Art & Design

 

 

SP

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

INDS 4501 Industrial Design Studio VIII

 

2017

FA

INDS 7300 Thesis Design I

INDS 6350 Design Studies

INDS 4360 Design Issues

 

 

SP

INDS 7301 Thesis Design II

INDS 6355 Integrated Design Research

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

INDS 4501 Industrial Design Studio VIII

 

2016

FA

INDS 7300 Thesis Design I

INDS 6350 Design Studies

INDS 4360 Design Issues

 

 

SP

INDS 7301 Thesis Design II

INDS 6355 Integrated Design Research

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

 

2015

FA

INDS 6350 Design Studies

INDS 4360 Design Issues

 

 

SU

INDS 4360/6397 Contemporary Design Issues & Culture

INDS 3397/6397 Understanding Northeast Asia Art & Design

 

 

SP

INDS 6355 Integrated Design Research

INDS 4501 Industrial Design Studio VIII

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

 

2014

FA

INDS 6350 Design Studies

INDS 4360 Design Issues

 

 

SP

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

 

2013

FA

INDS 6350 Design Studies

INDS 4360 Design Issues

 

 

SP

INDS 4501 Industrial Design Studio VIII

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

 

2012

FA

INDS 4360 Design Issues

INDS 4380 Design Internship

 

 

SP

INDS 4501 Industrial Design Studio VIII

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

 

2011

FA

INDS 4500 Industrial Design Studio VII

INDS 4380 Design Internship

 

 

SP

INDS 4501 Industrial Design Studio VIII

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

INDS 4380 Design Internship

 

2010

FA

INDS 4500 Industrial Design Studio VII

INDS 4380 Design Internship

 

 

SP

INDS 4501 Industrial Design Studio VIII

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

 

2009

FA

INDS 4500 Industrial Design Studio VII

 

 

SP

INDS 4501 Industrial Design Studio VIII

INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

 

 

Thesis Dissertation Advising

2020-2004

2020

Stephen Love, MSID UH. WishCycle: Reframing the Value of Plastics with a Case Study in Educational Game Design

2020

Cameron White, MSID UH. MOLD: A Minorities’ Opportunity to Learn Design

2020

Ronal Infante MSID UH. Distress in Optometry Exams: Agile Dilation Drop Delivery System

 

2020

MinGu Lee, PhD. Seoul National University: Communication with Self-Growing Character to Develop Physically Growing Robot Toy Agent

 

2019

Aaron McEuen, MSID UH. Visualizing Divergent Potentials: Development of an AI Driven Research Tool to Study the Role of Perception in Divergent Thinking”

 

2019

YouBin Kim, PhD. Graduate School of Hanyang University: New Education Model based on the D-Creativity, focused on Higher Education

 

2018

Mark Williams, MSID UH. Design for Career Success: Web-Based Career Guidance Model for Industrial Designers

 

2016

Lauren Baker, MSID UH. Design of a Visual Language to Support Health Communication: Leveraging Research Through Design to Gain New Insights into Health Literacy

 

2016

Elizabeth Reuter, MSID UH. Media Safety Restraints Within the Patient Compartment

 

 

Student Recognition Review & Support

IDSA National Student Merit Winner

2010

Arvin Abadila, SMA (Student Merit Award)

2011

Leo Chen, SMA (Student Merit Award)

 

2018

Jonathan Sato, SMA (Student Merit Award)

 

2019

Timothy Joe, SMA (Student Merit Award)

 

2019

Kristi Bartlett, GSMA (Graduate Student Merit Award)

 

 

 

IDSA Women in Industrial Design Award

 

2014

Kellee Kimbrough, Up+Coming

 

2014

Andrea Novoa, Up+Coming

 

2014

Mariel Pina, Up+Coming

 

Student Design Competition & Recognition from courses taught

IHA (International Housewares Association) Student Design Competition

2012

Mariel Pina (1st prize): AMBOS

INDS 4501

2013

Juan Jimenez (1st prize): Smart Measure

INDS 3501

2014

Matthew Burton (1st prize): Connect

INDS 3501

 

2019

Paola Gonzales (2nd Prize): MUNCH

INDS 3501

 

 

 

Makeup New York Student Design Competition

 

2016

Jessica Hedge, Aaron Hernandez, Erin Lew (1st prize): UZ

Individual study

 

 

$3,000 + invitation to New York in Aug. 2016 + Paris in June 2017

 

 

 

 

Red Dot Design Award

 

2014

Andrea Novoa, Manta

INDS 4501

 

2014

Hong Yen Le, Lift

INDS 4500

 

2017

Mariale Mora, Loom

INDS 4501

 

 

 

James Dyson Award

 

2015

Matthew Burton, Top 20 global: Connect

INDS 3501

 

 

 

IDEA (Industrial Design Excellence Award)

 

2012

Leo Chen, Bronze: xBand

INDS 3501

 

2019

Juliette Laroche, Bronze: INNSAEI

INDS 4360/4501

 

2019

Joshua Probst, finalist: 2.5 Mask

INDS 3501

 

 

 

GGS (Global Graduate Show), Dubai, UAE

 

2019

Aaron McEuen, Visualizing Divergent Potentials

INDS 7300/7301

 

2017

Elizabeth Reuter, Medic Restraints system

INDS 7300/7301

 

2018

Juliette Laroche: INNSAEI

INDS 4360/4501

 

 

 

RESHAPE Forum, Barcelona, Spain

 

2018

Quinn Edgecomb and Ronnie Finger, CALI

INDS 3501

 

2017

Mariale Mora, Loom

INDS 4360/4501

 

 

 

I.D distinction

 

2009

Brenden Macaluso, Recompute,

INDS 4501

 

 

 

Prevention through Design Competition, Washington D.C. :

INDS 3501

 

2011

Juan Jimenez, Jennie Macedo, Ya-Han Chen, (1st place) Spinal Cord

 

 

2011

Rick Salinas, Anna Ho, Meredith Tucker (2nd place) Beehive

 

 

2011

Kellee Kimbro, Alan Nguyen, Thi Vu, Ryan Pursel, (3rd place), OutSight

 

 

 

 

Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition

 

2018

Quinn Edgecomb, Nail Clipper, the 3rd place

INDS 3501

 

 

 

DNA Paris Design Awards, Paris, France

 

2020

Joshua Probst, MAYA: Emerging Product Designer of the year

INDS 4360/4501

 

 

 

 

 

       

UH Student Scholarship Recognition

UH Graduate School Research Showcase Awards

2019

Ronald Infante: BENDIUM: Application of IMUs in Flexion/Extension Therapy 1st place award

2019

David Holguin Ojeda: The Augmented Designer: Artificial Intelligence Applied to the Design process, Honorable Mention

 

 

 

UH Undergraduate Research Day Showcase

 

2017

Jessica Juarez. Dorsi: Posture Enhancing Adventure, Best Poster Award

 

INDS 3501

 

2016

Jessica Hedge. Poco: design for portion control, Best Poster Award

 

INDS 3501

 

 

Erin Lew. Takto: smart toys

INDS 3501

 

 

Shane Meadows. Alert: item finding system

INDS 3501

 

2015

Micha Simon. Cultural design analysis for furniture design

INDS 4360

 

 

Jessica Hedge. Cross-Cultural Design

INDS 4360

 

 

Adriana Ayala. Uno: adaptive cutting board, Best Poster Award

INDS 4360

 

2014

Dylan Bailey. PowerClip

INDS 3501

 

 

Carlyle Yarbough. PANTO, boundless toasting

INDS 3501

 

2013

Cody Blazek. Shoe

INDS 3397

 

 

Elizabeth Morris/Marta Hernandez/Troy Zinsmeister. portion control

INDS 3501

 

 

 

2011

INDS 4500 _ELET 4208 Collaborative Research, 5 teams (13 ID students, 19 ET students)

MyVoice, Best Post Award + Provost Award:

Rick Salinas, Sergio Aleman, YaHan Chen, Jose Gonzalez, Jeff Seto, Alan Tran, Anthony Tran Carbon Dioxide Monitoring System : Aide Guiterrez, Ryan Pursel, Minela Bajrovic, Nydia Janet Segtura, Luis Alberto Garcia, JasonGibb

Smart Tracking Intuitive Cane: Meredith Tucker, Thi Vu, Jawar Hasan, Joaho Zamora, Francisco Martinez, Yuanelli Alcantar, Brenda Gonzalez

Automatic Temperature Adjuster: Kelle Marie Kimbro, Umbelina Cantu, Juan Jimenez, Dustin Williams, Marcus Land, Ruo chen Xin, Jordan Alan Smith

eFridge: Anna Ho, Sehyong Hamjong, Sandra Omoruyi, David Gonzalez, Aaron Schafbuch

 

2010

INDS 4500 _ELET 4208 Collaborative Research, 4 teams (13 ID students, 15 ET students)

Saturation Controlled Oxygen Regulator: Jared Thorn, Mariel Pina, Chukwunonso Ofili, Nicholas Zuchlewski, K. Hokanson, Jerry Wayne Buckner, Jose Martinez Jr.

Contego Security Bag : Rachel Young, Alexandros Kinalidis, Alfonso Villafuerte, Bryan David Hill, Ryan Gill, Adil Arif Darwesh, Richard Wong

Smart ePants_Advanced Diaper Monitoring System: Addie Ballentine, Leo Chen, John Brown, Erica Pena, Jessie Streater, Christin Luong, Daniel TudderII, Oscar Rodriguez

Automobile Smart Glass Control System: Shih-Jung Liu, Wyatt Little, Franklin Martin, Thanh Nguyen, Hasan Yasin, Joel Mundt

 

 

Studio Teaching Awards

2019

International Housewares Association, INDS 3501 project: Munch

Excellent program award: $ 415.00

2014

International Housewares Association, INDS 3501 project: Connect

Excellent program award: $ 415.00

2013

International Housewares Association, INDS 3501 project: SmartMeasure

Excellent program award: $ 415.00

 

2012

International Housewares Association , INDS 4501 project: AMBOS

Excellent program award: $ 415.00

 

2008

International Green Computing Technology Design Competition, INDS 3501 projects

Studio Teaching award: $ 1,000

 

 

International Exchange Program Development

 

Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China

MOU signed in 2015

BIT Exhibition at UH, BIT Faculty visit in Feb, 2015

UH Exhibition at BIT June 2016

Student Exchanges for three years: BIT students’ 4th year at UH, Study Abroad program at BIT

2017-18 Jianghuimin Ma, Zhouye Sun, Rongchen Zhu

2016-17 Tiani Qi, Jiachen Ma, Yan Yan

2015-16 Yuting Lin,Yuan Yuan, Jiang Yixi

 

2018 UH students’ study abroad program in Beijing, 13 students

2015 UH students’ study abraod program in Beijing, 15 students

 

Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Korea

MOU singed in 2015

2018 UH students’ study abroad program in SNUST, 13 students

2015 UH students’ study abraod program in SNUST, 15 students

 

Sungshin Women’s University, Korea

University MOU

2015 UH students’ study abraod program in SNUST, 15 students

History lecture and cultural expereinces

 

Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

International Study Abroad program, Faculty and Research Exchange program

2018 UH students’ study abroad program in SNUST, 13 students

ID workshop, Color Reserach Lab

 

DongSeo University, Busan, Korea

2015, 2018 Consulting design curriculum development

2020-2021 Advising New Curricula Task Team

 

KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Daejon, Korea

2019 Curriculum Exchange, Facultyconference to reveiw the curriculum

 

Chiba University, Japan

Joint graduate degree program discussion 2019

Faculty conference to review the curriculum and degree plans. June, December

 

Swansea University, United Kingdom

Joint Research Opportunity discussion 2016

 

FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria

International Exchange Program with Marshall Plan Scholarship

2015 Kasey Rowe completed one semester program

 

 

Research

 

Publication Book

2009

Kwon, EunSopk. New Constructivist Learning for Design Education: Its Implication and Interpretation for Web-based Design Learning. VDM. (ISBN 978-3-639-18001-5)

1995

Kwon, EunSook. Color Competitiveness for the 21 Century. WoongJin Publication. Co. Seoul.

 

Book Chapters

2020

Kwon, EunSook and 65 authors. “Julie Taymor,” In Design Innovator I Loved, Seoul: Nalmada Co.. 454-465

2018

Kwon, EunSook. “Chapter 10: The Creation of Seoul Scent: Invisible Scent.” In Design with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges. edited by V. Henshaw, K. McLean, D. Medway, C. Perkins and G. Warnaby. New York: Routledge. 102-110.

 

2008

Kwon, EunSook, Cooper, Michael and Synan, Joe. “Chapter 16. Design Managers as Company Strategists: The Power of the Eight S.” In Lockwood, Tomas and Walton, Thomas (Ed.). Building Design Strategy: Using Design to Achieve Key Business Objectives. Allworth Press. 159-170.

 

2003

Kwon, EunSook. “Meaning of Color in Design Branding.” In Korean Society of Color Studies (Ed.), Colorist: Theory. Seoul, Kukje Publishing Co.

 

2002

Kwon, EunSook. “Color Association.” In Kwon, Young-Gul (Ed.) Future Made by Color., Seoul, Kukje Publishing Co.

 

2002

Kwon, EunSook. “Color and Feminism.” In Kwon, Young-Gul. (Ed.) It is Color. Seoul, Kukje Publishing Co.

 

1999

Choi, H.S., Wohn, K.W., & Kwon, E.S. Digital Culture. Seoul: Literature and Intelligence Publication Co.

 

1999

Lee, M.J., Koh, W, & Kwon, E.S.. Digital Contents. Seoul: Ahn Graphics Co.

 

Book Editor in Chief

2008

Seoul Design NOW. Design Seoul Design Olympiad 2008, Seoul Metropolitan Government. (With English Summary)

2008

Design is AIR. Seoul Design Exhibition, Seoul Design Olympiad 2008. Seoul Metropolitan Government. (With English Summary)

2008

Seoul Design Competition. Seoul Design Olympiad 2008. Seoul Metropolitan Government. (English & Korean)

 

Book Translation

2006

Brenda Laurel. Computer as Theater. Ahn Graphics

1987

Cynthia Goodman. Digital Visions: Computers and Art. MiJin Publishing Co.

 

International Journal (peer-reviewed)

2018

Kwon, EunSook. “Reflection on Participatory Action Research in Industrial Design Studio.” The International Journal of Design Education, Vol. 13, Issue 1. pp. 21-36 ISSN: 2325-128X, ISSN: 2325-1298 (Online)

2018

Camba, J.D., Kimbrough, M., & Kwon, E. “Conceptual Product Design in Digital and Traditional Sketching Environments: a Comparative Exploratory Study. “ Journal of Design Research, 16(2), 131-154.

2017

Kwon, EunSook. “We, Not I: The Rise and Impact of Korean Design.” DMI Review, Design Management and Innovation, Vol 28. Issue 2, pp. 20-27.

 

2017

EunSook Kwon. “Designing Education Contexts to Empower Students’ Contextualization of Their Learning Experiences.” Design for All, a Publication of Design for All Institute of India, March 2017, Vol 12. No. 3, pp. 38-55.

 

2008

Kim, Won-Seob, Lim, Chang-Young & Kwon, EunSook. The Development of Mechanical Design Education Program. Japanese Society for the Science of Design. Vol. 55, No. 4

 

2007

Kwon, EunSook, Cooper, Michael & Synan, Joe. (2007). Design Managers as Company Strategist: The Power of the 8th S. Design Management Review. Vol. 18, No. 2, Spring, pp.35-43.

 

International Conference Proceedingsl (peer-reviewed)

2018

Alexander, Sasha, Bannova, Olga, and Kwon, EunSook. “Building Resilience for Long Duration Space Flight: a multiple project study across multiple discipline areas with primary hosts as architecture and industrial design tertiary programs in USA and Australia.” The International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Bremen, Germany. Oct. 4.

2017

Lew, Erin, Alviando, Jebrin, Kwon, EunSook, and Camba, Jorge. “Gamifying The Eating Experience: An Interactive Companion for Children’s Nutrition Education and Behavior.” The International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Vancouver, Canada.

2016

McEuen, Aaron, Proffit, John, Camba, Jorge and Kwon, EunSook. “Design of a Sensor-Based Wearable Device for Use in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.” The 2016 Inter- national Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE). Orlando. July 29.

 

2014

Kwon, EunSook. “Incorporating Inclusive Design Learning Together with Persuasive Technology for Collaborative Research.” The 2014 Design Principles and Practices Conference, Emily Carr University. Jan. 17.

 

2015

Kwon, EunSook. “Building a Pattern Language: Ten Year Historical Review of Industrial Design Students’ Creative Careers.” The Ninth Design Principles and Practices Conference, Chicago, March 20.

 

2013

Kwon, EunSook. “Marriage of Creative Minds and Design Realization.” the 2013 IDA (International Design Alliance) Congress Education and Research Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 15(canceled)

 

2013

Kwon, EunSook. “Reflection on Participatory Action Research in Industrial Design Studio.” the 7th Design Principles and Practices Conference. Chiba University, Chiba, Japan. March 6-8

 

2012

Kwon, EunSook. “Walk, Feel, Think, and Make: Creative Design Learning with Nature”

 

2012

Design Research Society (DRS) Conference. Bangkok, Thailand. July 1-4, 2012. pp. 950-958.

 

2011

Kwon, EunSook & Farrokh, Attarzadeh. “Creating New Learning Contexts in Industrial Design Studio: Implementation of Interdisciplinary Learning Tools and Guidelines. IDA Congress Education Conference. October 24-26, Taipei Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan. pp 42-48.

 

2011

Kwon, EunSook & Attarzadeh, Farrokh .“Creative Priority: Embedding Creative Questions in Collaborative Research” Persuasive Technology and Design Conference 2011. June 2-5. Columbus, OH

 

2011

Attarzadeh, Farrakhan & Kwon, EunSook. “Interactive Design and Technology Research: From Ideation to Implementation” the 2011 ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education) Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29

 

2009

Kwon, EunSook. “Design Odyssey 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0: Future Scenarios of Design Educa- tion.” ICSID Design Education Conference. November 22, Singapore Convention Center. CD & Online.

 

2007

Kwon, EunSook. “Learning Ecosystems Applied to Industrial Design Curriculum Development.” DesignED Asia. December 10-11, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China. Proceeding & Online. pp.241-253.

 

2007

Kwon, EunSook. “The Power of Intertextuality: A Vygotskian Way of Connecting Pedagogy with Design Activities.” MX 2007 International Design Conference. October 29-31, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico. October 29-31. CD & Online

 

2007

Kwon, EunSook. “The Power and the Myth of Web-Based Design Learning.” MX 2007 International Design Conference. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico. October 29-31. CD & Online.

 

2007

Kwon, EunSook. “Connecting Design Education and Education in the Global Context: its Dynamism and Efficacy.” IDSA National Education Symposium. San Francisco, CA., October 17-20, CD-Proceeding

 

2007

Kwon, EunSook. “Design Education as Living Organism: A Case Study of Design Curricu- lum Development.” ConnectED 2007. July 9-12, Sydney, Australia., CD-Proceeding

 

2007

Kwon, EunSook. “Authentic Design Learning in the Global Context: Design in Houston & Made in China.” ConnectED 2007. Sydney, Australia. July, 9-12, CD-Proceeding.

 

2003

Bae, Seok-Hung, Kim, Won-Sup & Kwon, EunSook. “Digital Styling for Designers: Sketch Emulation in Computer Environment.” International Conference of Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA). May. Montreal, Canada. pp. 690-700

 

2003

Kim, YuJin & Kwon, EunSook. “E-brand Design with 3C Strategy: A Case Study of E- branding Website Analysis.” 6th Asian Design International Conference. Tsukuba, Japan.

 

2002

Suk, HyunJeong & Kwon, EunSook. “A Study on the Characteristics of Product Color on the Internet- with an Emphasis on the Interaction Between the Expression of Product Color Information and Color Perception.” International Design Conference: DESIGN2002, Dubrovnik, Croatia. pp. 423-428

 

2002

Kwon, EunSook. “A Study on the Color Emotion with Visual Tactility.” International Conference on Color Emotion Research and Application, Bangkok, Thailand. July 5-8, CD-title.

 

2001

Kwon, EunSook. “Creative Design Learning: Emphasizing Constructivist’s Approach to Design Education” 1st ICSID Educational Seminar, Seong-Nam. Korea. pp. 144-149

 

2001

Kwon, EunSook. “A Case Study of Web-Based Color Education –with an Emphasis on Constructivist’s Theory.” Association of International Color (AIC) Conference, Rochester, p. 241.

 

2001

Song, Ji-Won & Kwon, EunSook . “A Study of Analyzing Interface Metaphor Design Based on the Experientialism: Emphasis on the Case Study of the Entertainment Site.” the 5th Asian Design Conference. Seoul, Korea. CD-title

 

2001

Zina-Lee & Kwon, EunSook. “A Study of the User Participatory Approach of Information Design Based on LATCH.” the 5th Asian Design Conference. Seoul, Korea. CD-title

 

2001

Kwon, EunSook. “Constructivist Approach to Creating Web-Based Design Education.” the 5th Asian Design Conference . Seoul, Korea. CD-title.

 

2000

Kwon, EunSook. “A Multi-Modal Color Study for Creating Branding Strategy.” Association of International Color (AIC) Conference. Seoul.

 

 

National Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

2013

Fraiser-Scott, Karen & Kwon, EunSook. “Reinforcing Biomimicry with Social Media,” the 2013 Biomimicry Education Conference. Boston, June 21-23,

2012

Fraiser-Scott, Karen & Kwon, EunSook. “Introducing Biomimicry into Design Education Using Triangulated Analysis Evaluation Tools,” the Annual Biomimicry in Higher Education, the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute, Jan. 21, 2012. pp. 18- 32

2011

Attarzadeh, Farrokh & Kwon, EunSook. “Interactive Design and Technology Research” 2011 ASEE Annual Conference, June 26-29, Vancouver.

 

 

National Journal Korea (peer-reviewed)

2002

Kwon, EunSook. “How Design Has Developed with Science & Technology.” Design Science (ISSN 1227-1330). Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 52-67.

2002

Kwon, EunSook & Kwon, SoonJu. “Realization of Interaction Design for Wearable Computer: Emphasis on the context-based interaction design with user modeling. Info Design Issue, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 40-50.

2001

Kwon, EunSook & Kim, Yujin. “A Study of Developing Web-based Color Educational Model.” Journal of Korean Society of Color Studies. No. 15-1. pp. 115-122.

 

 

Regional Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

2012

Attarzadeh, Farrokh, Kwon, EunSook & Ramos, Miguel. “Interactive Design and Technology Research: Lessons Learned.” The 2012 ASEE-GSW Annual Conference, El Paso, Texas, April 4-6

2011

Attarzadeh, Farrokh & Kwon, EunSook. “Interdisciplinary Approach to Capstone Research: Preliminary Results,” the 2011 ASEE-GSW Annual Conference, Houston, Texas. March 9-11

 

 

Regional Conference Student Paper Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

2012

Minela Bajrovic, Luis Garcia, Jason Gibb, Nydia Segura-Reyna, Farrokh Attarzadeh, EunSook Kwon, Suyash Gadkari, “AIR QUALITY DETECTION UNIT,” 2012 ASEE-GSW Conference, April 4-6, El Paso, TX.

2012

Joaho Zamora, Francisco Martinez, Brenda Gonzalez, Yanelli Alcantar, Thi Vu, Jawad Hasan, Meredith Tucker, Farrokh Attarzadeh, EunSook Kwon, Suyash Gadkari, “Smart Tracking Intuitive Cane,” 2012 ASEE-GSW Conference, April 4-6, El Paso, TX.

2012

Sandra Omoruyi, Aaron Schafbuch, David Gonzalez, Anna Ho, Sehyoung Hamjong, Farrokh Attarzadeh, EunSook Kwon, Suyash Gadkari, “eFridge: An Interactive Con trolled Refrigerator,” 2012 ASEE-GSW Conference, April 4-6, El Paso, TX.

2012

Jose Gonzalez, Jeffrey Seto, Alan Tran, Anthony Tran, Ricardo Salinas, Ya-Han Chen, Sergio Aleman Jr., Farrokh Attarzadeh, EunSook Kwon, Suyash Gadkari, “My Voice,” 2012 ASEE-GSW Conference, April 4-6, El Paso, TX.

  • Received FirstPlace Award in Student Research Category.

 

2012

Dustin Williams, Jordan Smith, Marcus Land, Ruochen Xin, Farrokh Attarzadeh, EunSook Kwon, Suyash Gadkari, “Automatic Temperature Adjuster,” 2012 ASEE-GSW Conference, April 4-6, El Paso, TX.

 

2011

Nicholas Zuchlewski, Kristopher Hokanson, Jose Martinez Jr., Jerry Wayne Buckner II, Jared Thorn, Mariel Pina, Chukwunonso Ofili, Farrokh Attarzadeh, EunSook Kwon, Hrishikesh Sankpal, Neha Gondkar, “Saturation Controlled Oxygen Regulator,” 2011 ASEE-GSW Annual Conference, March 9-11, 2011, Houston, Texas.

  • Received Best paper Awards: Third Place in Undergraduate Student Research Category.

 

2011

Jessie Streater, Christine Luong, Daniel Tudder II, Oscar Rodriguez, Addie Ballentine, Leo C.H. Chen, Erica Pena, Farrokh Attarzadeh, EunSook Kwon, Neha Gondkar, Hrishikesh Sankpal, “Smart ePants - Advanced Diaper Monitoring System,” 2011 ASEE-GSW Annual Conference, March 9-11, 2011, Houston, TX.

 

Other Publication

2005

Kwon, EunSook. “New Models for Design Education: Beyond the University.” Innovation. the Journal of the Industrial Designers Society of America. Spring, pp.31-33.

 

 

Invited Lecture Presentation

2020-2001

2020

“Design Curriculum Review: Context and Impact” DongSeo University, Korea. Dec. 7

2019

“Contemporary Design Issues” Graduate Seminar, Beijing Institute of Technology Beijing, China. Dec. 16, 17

2019

“New Design Thinking and Learning: What, How, and Why?” Graduate Seminar, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST). Daejon, Korea. April 15

2019

“Design Ingenuity Reinforcing Students’ Creativity and learning Model” Catch the future Seminar, the Industrial Design Department, KAIST. Daejon, Korea. April 16

 

2019

“Translational Design Research for Arts and Technology Integration: Need and Importance,” the 2019 International Conference on Intelligent Innovations in Art and Design: The State of the Art, Technology and Human Factors.” Art School of Jiangsui University, Jiangsu, China. June 01.

 

2019

“Design Research for Arts and Technology Integration” the Arts College of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), Nanjing, China. June 03.

 

2019

“How to Empower Design Students as Creative Leaders?” the College of Design, Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea. June 18.

 

2018

“Wearable Computing: Design Learning and Experiences,” Symposium in Convergence of Design and Engineering Creative, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea. Nov. 20.

 

2018

“Design Theories and Research Methods,” Seminar 1 & II, Industrial Design program, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. December 12, 13.

 

2018

“Design Innovation to Facilitate Connectedness” Invited Lecture, Ewha Womens’ University, Seoul, Korea. May 30

 

2018

“Design Thinking: Methodology, Attitude and Future,” the Design Thinking Houston Meetup” Community, April 25.

 

2017

“How to Empower Design Students’ as Creative Leaders?” Invited Talk, Creativity Forum organized by Global Graduate Show (GGS) and Dubai Design Week, Dubai. Nov. 14

 

2017

“Design Education in the 21st Century: Insights and Inspiration” Keynote for the opening of the 25th Anniversary Conference: History Maker!, DongSeo University, Busan, Korea. May 25

 

2017

“The Future Role of Designers for Healthy Aging” University of Ulsan Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea. June 28.

 

2017

Keynote for the opening of Smart Fashion Exhibition, research forum at SFRC (Smart Fashion Research Center) at Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea. Nov.

 

2016

“Healthy Aging and Happy Minds for All.” Keynote Speech, The 2016 International Design Forum and Conference, Beijing, China. June 25-26

 

2016

“Competitiveness of Design Education: Case Study of UH Industrial Design Program” Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea. July 10

 

2016

“Design Ingenuity” CET program, Engineering Technology, UH, March 24

 

2015

“Emerging Design Issues & Study: Design Competitiveness of ID students in Korea and USA.” SADI (Samsung Art and Design Institute), Seoul, Korea. June 18

 

2015

“Ten Years: The Growth of UH Industrial Design Program, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. June 25

 

2014

“Collaboration between Industrial Design and Engineering Technology” Keynote speech Undergraduate Research Symposium. College of Technology, UH. Dec. 8.

 

2014

“One Voice in Texas: The Human and Social Empowerment of Designing in the Industrial Design Program at the University of Houston” 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo. Texas Society of Architects. George R. Brown Convention Center. Nov.8.

 

2014

“Design Now: How to Build Your Design Competitiveness” Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea. July 9.

 

2014

“Ten Years: The Growth of UH Industrial Design Program” Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. June 13.

 

2014

“Competitiveness of Design Education: Case Study of UH Industrial Design Program” Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. June 30

 

2014

“Emerging Design Issues & Study: Design Competitiveness of ID Students in Korea and USA” Seoul National University of Science & technology. Seoul, Korea. July 23

 

2013

“University of Houston, Emerging ID Exploration.” Nagoya University of Arts and Science. Nagoya, Japan. July 15

 

2013

“Emerging Design Issues & Study: Women Designers Competitiveness.” SungShin Womens University. Seoul, Korea. Aug. 13

 

2012

“Sustainable and Social Design Trend” the 3rd Professional Career Development Program for Scientific Exhibition Contents Group, National Science Museum, Seoul Korea. July 28

 

2012

“One-Week Design Workshop: City Design Development.” Kust universitat Linz, Linz, Austria. May 21-25

 

2012

“Solving Unsustainability with Design by Connecting the E3: Education, Economy, and Environment” International Seminar for IDEA/Brasil 2012, Auditorio Philip Kotler at ESPM, Sao Paolo, Brazil. March 29, 2012

 

2011

“Design Now and Future: A Designer’s Role.” Invited Design Lecture. ChoSun University, Kwangju, Korea. Nov. 3,

 

2011

“Creative Priority: Embracing Creative Questions in Collaborative Research for Industrial Design and Engineering Technology.” Persuasive Technology and Design: Enhancing Sustainability and Health. The Ohio State University. June 02-04

 

2011

“Interdisciplinary Approach to Capstone Research Preliminary Results.” 2011 ASEE- GSW Annual Conference, Houston, TX. March 9-11

 

2011

“Women in Design Education.” Invited Panelist. IDSA Southern District Conference, Austin.

 

2009

“Digital Convergence.” Invited Speech. the 3D Camp Houston, Houston Tech Center. Nov. 14

 

2008

“Cultural Contexts for Design Thinking and Making: Korean and US Design Education. “ Invited Speaker, the 4th Annual Design Ed Asia Conference. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Hong Kong. Dec. 9-10

 

2008

“Design Odyssey: Creative Activities.” Invited lecture. Seoul National University of >Technology. Seoul, Korea. Nov.12

 

2008

“Design Festivity.” Invited Lecture. Design MBA Course. Gwangju Design Center. Nov. 6

 

2008

“Design is AIR.” Keynote Speech. Seoul Design Conference, Air Dome, Seoul. Oct. 13

 

2008

“Fashion and Design Odyssey.” Keynote. The DSCT Fall 2009 Conference, The Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, JungAng Univ. Art Center Auditorium. Seoul, Oct. 24

 

2008

‘Vision of Design Seoul,’ Invited Lecture. Kookmin University, Seoul. Korea. May. 30.

 

2008

“Design Power in Seoul.” Keynote Speech. Autodesk Solution Day 2008, COEX Convention, Seoul, Korea. April 29

 

2007

Collaborative & Multidisciplinary Curriculum Development, Faculty Retreat. College of Business, Kookmin University, Seoul. Korea. Dec. 27.

 

2007

Creative City Design, Seoul Design Week, COEX Convention, Seoul, Korea. Dec. 20

 

2007

“Culture Influences Design and Brings Order to the Human Experience.” A Conference on Consumer-Oriented Product Design, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. Oct. 12-13

 

2007

“Digital Design Convergence to the Holistic Perspective: For Whom the Mobile Phone Rings.” the 1st KI International Symposium, KAIST, Daejon, Korea. Sept. 6- 7

 

2006

“Digital Design Presence: Its Sociocultural and Emergency Context.” AWF: IIT Institute of Design Conference, Chicago, IL. Oct. 7

 

2006

“Industrial Design at the University of Houston.” Session Speech. IDSA National >Conference/Education Symposium, Austin, Texas. Sept. 15

 

2006

“Design Collaboration.” Lecture. IDSA Southern District Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. April 22

 

2006

“Design Collaboration: Case Study in Education.” Design Odyssey 8, IDSA Texas Chapter Conference, HP Campus, Houston, Texas. Jan. 28

 

2005

“Designer’s Social Role in the Context of Natural Disaster.” Invited Lecture. Meeting of the Minds (MoTM) IDSA Texas Chapter Conference, Allison, Texas. Oct. 28

 

2005

“Digital Presence: Its Contextual Review.” Invited Keynote. the 1st Shilla Forum by HCI Society of Korea and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Seoul, Oct. 6

 

2005

“Tsunami Relief Activities of Designing Disaster Supply Kits and Shelters; Design as a Social Practice.” Speaker & Session Leader, IDSA National Conference, Washington D.C., Aug. 26

 

2004

“Living with Clear Constraints.” Invited Speech. Future Consortium Meeting, Social Technologies. Rice University. Dec.

 

2004

“Cultural Idiosyncracies in the Global and Mobile Society.” Invited Lecture. The Ohio State University, Oct. 15

 

2004

“Korea’s Example: How Mobile Technology Impacts Products & Culture.” Design Day Conference with Plastics Encounter Conferences, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte. March 23

 

2002

“Color Design Strategy.” International Conference on Color Emotion Research, Bangkok, Thailand, July 6-7

 

2001

Keynote Speaker & Program Committee, 1st ICSID Education Conference, SeongNam. Korea. Oct. 5-7

 

2001

“Multi-modal Color Strategy Development.” Association of International Color (AIC) Conference, Rochester. June 28

 

 

Funded Grant

2020-2002

2020

Farish Grant, EunSook Kwon (Co-PI), Mark Kimbrough “ ID Visualization Lab”

2018

Farish Grant, EunSook Kwon (Co-PI), Mark Kimbrough “ ID+ design entrepreneurship”

2017-18

JaeGap Lee, EunSook Kwon (Co-PI). “Module System Research for Smart Design and Fashion Platform” Collaborative project Convergence Research Center project by Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea.
Invited 3 UH students for the exhibition of wearable computing in Seoul

 

2017

Adam Wells, EunSook Kwon (Co-PI), Design of Sustainable and Transformable Display System for the Exhibition of Super Computing EXPO, Center for Advanced Computing and Data Systems (CACDS), University of Houston

 

2016

EunSook Kwon (PI), Teaching Innovation (TIP) grant, “Incorporation Digital Sketching Technology into the Industrial Design Curriculum to Enhance Student Design Skills and Facilitate Assessment”

 

2016

EunSook Kwon (PI), sponsored by Sheer Industries Group NA LCC “Real-time Realistic 3D Holographic Experience of UH ID projects”

 

2016

Dr. Mesquanint Moges, College of Technology, EunSook Kwon (Co-PI) A Solar Powered Container Box for Digital Literacy Education for Mali
This project was featured in UH Research& innovation, “Solar Power and Student Power”

 

2015

EunSook Kwon (PI)
“ID+ for Sustainable Design Development”
the design business grant. University of Houston

 

2014

EunSook Kwon (PI)
“Sustainable Design Practices with Biomimicry Principles: New Thinking and Tool” the 2014 Small Grants, University of Houston. March-Oct 2014.

 

2014

EunSook Kwon (PI)
“Wearable Computing in Retail Business” Theatro Corp. Dallas. Jan -May 2014.

 

2013

EunSook Kwon (PI), Mark Kimbrough (Co-PI).
“Building Connectivity: Design Research and Community Outreach ”
the 2013 QEP Curriculum Development Program Grant, University of Houston. July 2013-June 2014.

 

2012

EunSook Kwon (PI), Adam Wells (Co-PI).
“Integration of Qualitative Research into Experimental Design Studio”
the 2012 QEP Curriculum Development Program Grant, University of Houston. July 2012-June 2013.

 

2011

Farrokh Attarzadeh (PI), EunSook Kwon, Deniz Gurkan, Victor Gallardo (Co-PI), “Symposium Model for Undergraduate Research “
the 2011 QEP Curriculum Development Program Grant, University of Houston, July 2011-June 2012.

 

2011

Provost Travel Fund. the 2011 IDA Educational Conference, Taipei, Thailand 2010 EunSook Kwon (PI), Farrokh Attarzadeh (Co-PI)
“Interactive Design and Technology Research: from Ideation to Implementation” the 2010 QEP Grant, University of Houston. July 2010-June 2011.

 

2010

EunSook Kwon (PI), UH GBC research fund. Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture “100% Design Houston: Green Design Initiative”

 

2008

EunSook Kwon (PI), “Design Strategy for Baby-boomer’s Mobile Design” Samsung Design Center. Seoul

 

2007

EunSook Kwon (PI), “Design Research for Baby-boomer’s’ Lifestyle” Samsung Design Center. Seoul

 

2004

EunSook Kwon (PI), “Design in Houston, Made in China” Pacific Design, Austin

 

2003

JunHo Oh (PI), EunSook Kwon (Co-PI), Humanoid Robotics Design Development KAIST Frontier Project, Collaboration with Mechanical Engineering,

 

2003

EunSook Kwon (PI). Eyeglass Design and Design Strategy Building for See-Channel, Korea

 

2002

EunSook Kwon (PI). Wearable Mobile Phone Design, Samsung Electronics. Korea

 

 

Creative Works

2020-2001

2019

Brest Cancer Patient’s Garment Design, Collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer
Center and Wolff Center Entrepreneurship program
1st place, Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship competition, Dec. 02

2018

PLATBIO, a start-up bio company to develop new drug using a novel discovery
platform, branding and design system development, Suwon, S. Korea.

2018

Wearable Computer Fashion Show, a collection of INDS 3501 design with narratives

 

2017

ID+ design project development: IV pole for Texas Children’s’ Hospital

 

2016

A Solar-powered Mobile Computer Lab for Mali, collaboration with Dr. Mequanint Moges at College of Technology and Dr. Jackson, Internal Medicine Specialist.

 

2016

ID+ RED exhibition: Social Innovation

 

2015

ID+ Green exhibition: Sustainable Design

 

2015

BAD Booth Design and a series of product development (limited edition)

 

2014

ID+ design laboratory and think tank
PI for ideation, strategic planning and execution plan: space, projects, management

 

2014

ID Graduates Database for the 10th Anniversary Design Exhibition

 

2013

BAD exhibition, the 2013 Texas Contemporary Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, Oct. 13-14.

 

2012

BAD (Blaffer Art and Design) branding and product design strategy development , Univ. of Houston
PI for naming, branding, and product development plan

 

2012

Oxygen Chamber Prototyping, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas.
PI for the creation of Oxygen Chamber, One prototype was built and tested.
It is still used in a lab in MD Anderson Center

 

2012

Global design strategies for EXR (sportswear brand), Seoul, Korea

 

2010

UHGBC Exhibition: New Green Technology for the Built Environment, participation with a collection ID projects, College of Architecture, Oct-Nov.

 

2010

Industrial Design Program Book & “100% Design Houston” Book Publication
PI for ideation, content creation, design development and review

 

2008

Plastic Stadium Project. Seoul Metropolitan Government Transformation of Jamsil Olympic Stadium to the world largest plastic stadium
PI for ideation, fund-raising, team management, execution

 

2008

Air Dome Project, Seoul Metropolitan Government
PI for ideation, organize design competition, manage the project, execute the production with a local company. Architect: Bill Price, USA. Manufacturing: ABR, Korea

 

2008

Director General, Seoul Design Olympiad
Plan, promote, develop, and execute 86 programs for the 21 days design event

  • organize Seoul Design Conference for 2,000 participants

  • organize three main exhibitions: Design is Air, Seoul Design Now, and

Seoul Design Competition

 

2008

Brand Identity for Seoul Design Olympiad
PI for theme, symbol, and identify design development

 

2008

Soul of Seoul
Perfume Design & Development for City of Seoul with AmorePacific Co.
5,000 limited edition perform production

 

2008

Trophy Design Development, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Houston
PI for ideation and execution

 

2004

Emerging Design Product Development: notebook carrier, Pacific Design, Austin
PI for ideation and execution. Design in Houston, Made in China

 

2004

Mandarina Duck flag store strategy and design development, Nasign, Seoul, Korea
PI for flag store design and brand strategy for Mandarina Duck and Nasign

 

2003

Humanoid Robotics Design Development
Co-project with Mechanical Engineering, KAIST Frontier Project

 

2003

Eyeglass Design and Design Strategy Building for See-Channel, Korea
PI for KAIST eyeglass design collection with light materials

 

2003

Medal design for the Korean Academy of Science and Technology
PI for fellowship medal design. KAST

 

2002

Wearable Mobile Telephone Design, Samsung Electronics. Korea
PI for future design scenarios of mobile phone: four market sectors

 

2002

Creating an Interaction Design with Virtual Reality System for the Promotion of Digital Media City, Seoul Metropolitan Government

Installation design: bird-type 3D eyeglass and site design development

 

2002

Ocean Technology Lab Research Identity Design, Samsung Heavy Industries Daeduk Research Center

 

2001

Creating Web-based Life-Style Analysis Design Tool for Cosmetic Brand with Five Senses. AmorePacific Co.

Design DB system and design tool development for AmorePacific, a new luxury brand for the preparation of a flag-store in New York, NY

 

2001

Enhancing Brand Concept Design for HERA Cosmetic Brand. AmorePacific Co.
Competitive product usability testing tool development;. HERA brand scenario development

 

 

Service

 

Service College

2006- present

ID Program Director

2004-2006

Interim ID Program Director

 

 

2003 - present

Undergraduate Committee

 

2014 - present

Graduate Committee

 

2012 - present

Promotion & Tenure Review Committee

 

2010 - present

Director’s Committee

 

 

2013, 2019

Faculty Grievance Committee

 

2011- 2012

Strategic Planning Committee

 

2009-2011

Steering Committee

 

2010, 2011

UHGBC Exhibition Committee

 

2006-2009

Ad Hoc Sub-Committee International Studies Program

 

 

Service College

2020

New ID Faculty Search Committee_Chair: recommendation completed

Assistant Prof. _________ will be hired, FA21

2015

New ID Faculty Search Committee_Chair: Assistant Prof. George Chow hired

 

2014

New ID Faculty Search Committee_Chair: Assistant Prof. Jorge Camba hired

 

2012

New ID Faculty Search Committee_Chair:

Assistant Prof. Jeff Feng hired

Professor of Practice, Mark Kimbrough hired

 

2011

New ID Faculty Search Committee_Chair: Failed search

 

2010

New ID Faculty Search Committee_Chair: Failed search

 

2007

New ID Faculty Search Committee_Chair: Assistant Prof. Adam Wells hired

 

2006

New ID Faculty Search Committee_Chair: failed search

 

2005

New ID Faculty Search Committee_Chair: failed search

 

 

 

2019

Instructor: Lauren Baker, INDS 2165 Design Research Method

Kristi Barlette, INDS 3501 Industrial Design Studio VI

 

2018

Interim Director, Ed Dorsa, Professor, Virginia Tech

Kwon: Sabbatical Leave 2018 FA-2019 SP

 

2018

Instructor: Don Suttajit, INDS 2340 Visual Communication

Kelly McCormick, INDS 4365 Design Practice and Business

Aaron McEuen, INDS 3500 Industrial Design Studio V

 

2017

Instructor: Jim de Vega, INDS 2340 Visual Communication

 

2015

Instructor: Hesam Panahi, INDS 4365 Design Practice and Business

Evan Twyford, INDS 2362 Visual Presentation

 

2012

Instructor: Matthew Wettergreen, INDS 3365 Interaction Design

Mark Kimbrough, INDS 4365 Design Practice and Business

 

2011

Instructor: Randall Martin, INDS 4365 Design Practice and Business

William Lidwell, INDS 3341 Design Interface

Instructor: Carl Conlee, INDS 2340 Visual Communication

 

2009

Instructor: Gordon Vos, INDS 3345 Human Factors

 

2004

Instructor: Luisa Orto, INDS 2355 Design History

Steven Umbach, INDS 3345 Human Factors

 

 

Visiting Faculty

2017

Paul Skagg, Professor, Brigham Young University

2016

Won Seop Kim, Associate Professor, Seoul National University of Science & Technology

 

2015

TaeWook Kim, Associate Professor, AnSan University

 

2011

YeonJung Kim, Associate Professor, Ewha Womens University

 

2011

SeongBo Kim, Director of Public Design Division, Seoul Design Headquarters, Seoul Metropolitan Government

 

2010

ChangSup Oh, Associate Professor at KunKook University

 

 

Service University

2020

Dean Review Committee, Task Force team by Provost Office

2015-2018

University Tenure and Promotion ReviewCommittee

 

2010 -2018

GPSC (Graduate and Professional Studies Committee)
Academic program review subcommittee

 

2014.9 - 2015.3

Promotion & Tenure Review Committee, Task Force team by Provost Office
A member of task force team to review the university PTR guidelines and Propose a new guideline to the Provost

 

2012 -2020

Committee on Visual Culture (CoVC), Blaffer Art Museum

 

2012, 2013

Undergraduate Research Day, Poster Judge

 

2009

Houston_Creative Economy, UH support group

 

 

Service Community (Local)

2017-18

First LEGO League Championship reviewer

2016

Furniture Bank project development with Oli Mohammaned

 

2015

Juror, Houston Startup Weekend

 

2014

Participating Foresight program
(Certification achieved, student exchange program development)

 

2014

Juror, Houston Startup Weekend
Supporter, Unlimliter, a startup company by two UH graduates

 

2014

Women in Studies, ‘Table Talk’ invited presenter

 

2013

Organizing Committee, 3D CAMP Houston

The 2013 3D CAMP Houston will be held at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture Oct. 3rd. anticipation of 400 guests in 3D community.

 

2013

Consulting Hope Clinic, Houston community medical center

 

2012

Biomimicry 3.8 Education Community in Houston

 

2012

Consulting Design Competition Project, Isenberg Bath Inc. Southwest USA. Dallas

 

2012

Member of 2012 National Leadership Summit Organizing Supporters, APAWLI (Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute)

to create ideas and support for the success of the 2012 National Leadership Summit

 

2011

Member of Education Council, Seoul National University Alumni Association

to review and select SNU scholarship students

 

2011

Judge of the final showcase, The Annual Young Inventors Showcase,
The Children’s Museum of Houston, May 22

 

2011

Project Row Houses, Interactive installation project support, Nov-Dec

 

 

 

 

 

Service Profession (Regional)

District Design Event, Organizer/Program Committee member

2008 - 2011

IDSA Southern District Education Representative (2 terms)
Co-Chair, IDSA Southern District Conference

 

 

Local Design Event, Organizer/Program Committee member

 

2005 - 2019

IDSA Texas Chapter Education Director

 

2005 - 2012

IDSA UH Student Chapter Adviser

 

2006 - 2019

Organizing Committee. Design Odyssey. IDSA Texas Chapter Annual Meeting, Houston, April 07-08

 

2016

Design Odyssey 16

 

2015

Design Odyssey 15, Nov. 14

 

2014

Design Odyssey 14

 

2013

Design Odyssey 13, Nov. 2

 

2013

3D CAMP Houston, host 3D Community at the College of Architecture, Oct. 3

 

2012

Design Odyssey 13, Nov. 12

 

2011

Design Odyssey, IDSA Texas Chapter Meeting. March 6

“Design Education at UH Now and Future”

Boot Camp, Innovator Ecosystem, University of Houston, Sept 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Profession (national)

National Design Review and Program Committee member

2017-2018

Model Solution, Prototyping Award, scholarship program development

2017

IDSA Southern District Conference, Chair, University of Houston, College of Architecture

 

2017

Georgia Institute of Technology, Industrial Design Program External Reviewer reported to the Provost

 

2016-2018

IDSA Education Conference Paper review

 

2015

Arizona State University, Industrial Design Final Week Review 2015 IDSA Texas Chapter

 

2014

Program Committee Member, 2014 IDSA National Conference, Austin 2008 - 2011 IDSA Education Council Member

 

2008 - 2011,14

IDSA Education Conference/Symposium Paper Review

 

2009 - present

IDSA Student Scholarship Award Paper & Design Review

 

2010

A new industrial design program at Drexel University in Philadelphia
Adviser of Prof. Mike Glaser

 

2006

Program Committee Member, 2006 IDSA National Conference, Austin

 

 

(Korea)

 

 

2001 – 2003

Member of Organizing Committee for Building National Science Museum,
Ministry of Science & Technology

 

1998 - 2003.8

Member of Evaluation Committee, Korea Intellectual Property Office

 

1998,99, 2002

Juror of Korea Design Foundation Research Fund, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MITIE)

 

2002 – 2003

Board member of Korea Society of Design Studies

 

1997 - 2003

Member of Editorial Board of Korea HCI Conference

 

1996 - 2003

Board member of Computer Graphics Association

 

1998 - 2004

Board member of Korean Society of Color Studies

 

 

Service Profession (international)

International Journal and Conference Paper Review

2020

DongSeo University, Vision and Curriculum Review, Oct. 7

2016

Ico-D Pilot Project Planning, Collaboration with David Grossman, President of Ico-D International Council of Design

 

1997-2018, 2020

Member of Editorial Board of Design Issues Journal, MIT Press

 

2016-2018

Paper reviewer, the Design Collection, Journal of Design Principles and Practices, CGP publisher

 

2015. 1 - 11

Member of International Program Committee, IASDR (International Association of Society of Design Research) Congress, Brisbane, Australia

 

2013

Member of Science Review Committee, International Design Alliance Design Education Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2010 -2014

Paper Review, DesignEd Asia Conference, Hong Kong

 

 

 

International Design Competition Jury

 

2015 - 2016

Juror of Objecto Brasil International Design Awards, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2016

Juror of Korea PinUp Design Award, Seoul, Korea

 

2012

Juror of 2012 IDEA (Industrial Design Excellence Awards)/Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2010

Juror of 2010 Seoul Design Competition, Seoul, Korea

 

2007 – 2008

Juror of 2008 Microsoft Next PC Competition, Seattle

 

2007 – 2008

Juror of 15th International Housewares Student Design Competition, Chicago

 

2002

Juror of Singapore Design Awards, Singapore

 

1997

Juror of Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), IDSA, USA

 

 

 

International Design Event, Organizer/Program Committee Member

 

2021

Chair, International Conference for the 2021 Gwangju Design Biennale

 

2020

Advisory committee meeting for DongDaeMoon Plaza, Seoul Design Foundation, July

 

2019

Coordinator of a panel discussion, Design Seminar with World Design Council (WDC) Board members, S. Korea, Feb. 23

 

2009

Advisory member, Seoul Design Olympiad 2009, Seoul Metropolitan city, Seoul

 

2008

Director General, Seoul Design Olympiad 2008, Seoul Metropolitan City, Seoul

 

2007

Moderator of Plenary Session, ICSID/IDSA Conference, , San Francisco

 

2006

Organization Member, Virtual Reality Continuum and Its Application (VRCIA) Hong Kong

 

2005

Member of Professional Committee, Gwangju Design Biennale, Korea

 

2003 – 2004

Member of Program Committee, VRCIA, Singapore

 

2002 – 2003

Member of Program Committee, the 6th Asian Pacific Design Conference, Tsukuba, Japan

 

2002 – 2003

Member of Program Committee, the 2nd ICSID Education Conference, Hannover, Germany

 

2002 – 2003

Member of International Advisory Committee for the Midterm Meeting of International Color Association, Bangkok, Thailand

 

2001 – 2002

Member of International Program Advisory Committee for International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), Nagoya, Japan

 

2000 – 2001

Member of Organizing Committee of the 2001 ICSID Congress, Seoul, Korea

 

2000 – 2001

Member of Executive Committee of the 1st ICSID Educational Seminar, SeongNam, Korea