My Design Lab

We study people as the designers of their own life. We innovate in open design, physical design tools, custom design as service and local manufacturing using digital fabrication. We are based in the department of Industrial Design at KAIST in the republic of Korea.

Slow robots for unobtrusive posture correction

Slowly moving a monitor to induce unobtrusive posture corrections.

Smart manikin. Virtual Humans with Agency for Design Tools

We introduce a smart, digital mannequin with agency that responds to high-level commands and to real-time design changes.

The Effects of Interruption Timings on Autonomous Height-Adjustable Desks that Respond to Task Changes

We set out to find the best timing for autonomous changing desk height to minimize interruption and discomfort.

Actuating a Monitor for Posture Changes

We explored and designed six types of interactions between an actuated monitor and a user to induce posture changes.

Rolling Graphics

We present a novel concept for designing and fabricating roll cakes with custom cross-section graphics.

Consumer to Creator

We studied 16 households in process of selecting and purchasing furniture items. Our insights help designing future fabrication interfaces.


Posing and acting as input for personalizing furniture.

Mirror Mirror: An On-Body Clothing Design System

A design system that combines spatial augmented reality with a mirror display.