Anthony Wilson, an undergraduate student of industrial design KAIST and intern in My Design Lab, received the Grand Prix for his Undergraduate Research Participation (URP) Project. Advised by Prof. Daniel Saakes and T.A. Joongi Shin, he developed a Virtual Reality application for exercising in the gym that works with 360 video.
posted on 23 February 2018
The Transfabrication course taught together by Prof. Daniel Saakes and professors from Kyushu University as part of the K2 program, has been successfully completed. Both students from IDKAIST and Kyushu university participated in the course.
posted on 20 January 2018
Today, students from the Digital Fabrication Course, along with Professor Daniel and Ms. Bokyung Lee, visited the Haitai Factory in Daejeon in order to experience first-hand the manufacturing process of the 오예스 (oh-yes) chocolate cakes.
posted on 08 November 2017
At the 2017 Open KAIST event, students from elementary school up to High School visited the lab and experienced some of our most recent works through the demos.
posted on 03 November 2017
On this ISUVR 2017, held at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), two of our lab members Gary and Joongi presented two of our lab’s works.
posted on 28 June 2017
On Saturday 3rd, members of our lab traveled to the 선신여대 in Seoul to present work about the electronic mailbox, Doori Noori at KSDS Spring 2017.
posted on 03 June 2017
Lamps made in the Computer Aided Design Course (ID219) 2017 were exhibited in front of the Audi-KAIST lounge on May 18th.
posted on 18 May 2017
We will show a few new works at CHI, all on Monday! In the paper track we present consumer to creator. In the video showcase program we will show the new video of Ratchair, and how to custom make Korean dumplings with Ori-Mandu. In the interactivity track we will demonstrate Calm Automaton.
posted on 07 May 2017
SeungRyeol Kim our 1st year Master’s Candidate, advised by Prof. Daniel Pieter Saakes and T.A. Bokyung Lee, received the URP grand prize for his work titled “Gesture-based trafficator to improve driver to traffic communication” *The Undergraduate Research Participation (URP) is a program provided by KAIST where in undergraduates, either alone or in a team, are funded to attend laboratories and research any topic of their choice.
posted on 03 March 2017
BodyMeter is a user-centered approach where posing and acting is input for personalizing furniture in a virtual reality environment. TwoShelves is a an augmented reality design application for couples to design their living room together.
posted on 28 September 2016
Joon received his bachelors degree in Industrial Design at the University of the Arts in United States. He is interested in communication and UX design.
posted on 01 September 2016
posted on 03 August 2016
Over 20 students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) visited myDesignLab.
posted on 31 May 2016
Lamps made in the Computer Aided Design Course (ID219) are exhibit in the lobby of N25 at KAIST until April 14th
posted on 31 March 2016
Tanya won the Excellence Award for her Undergraduate Research Project (URP) on Gesture and Spatial controlled system of moving everyday objects.
posted on 26 February 2016
Gyeol Han presented her paper on “User Research for Experience of Fashion Design System Based on Spatial Augmented Reality” at the HCI Korea 2016 conference. The paper reveals details of a new user study performed with the Mirror Mirror. The presentation was very well received by the audience, with many members taking pictures, asking questions and wanting to know more about Mirror Mirror.
posted on 27 January 2016
Jundong Park joins myDesignLab as a Masters candidate! Jundong received his bachelors degree in Industrial Design at KAIST with a sub-major in Mechanical Engineering. He is interested in how calm emotions relate to our busy-energetic modern lives and how design could be a medium between the two.
posted on 15 January 2016
With a new year comes a new beginning! 2015 was a great year for the lab and to start 2016 off we have redesigned our website to give it a new look. Hears to a good 2016!
posted on 08 January 2016
Mirror Mirror went back to Seoul for Maker Festival! Maker Festival is a part of Creative Korea 2015, a government funded exhibition for creative works.
posted on 29 November 2015
Bokyung Lee will present her paper Online User Reviews as a Design Resource at the biannual conference of the International Associations of Societies of Design Research in Brisbane, Australia.
posted on 05 November 2015
Minjoo Cho, a masters student at myDesignLab, went to Gwangju for the Fall KSDS 2015 conference over the weekend to give a talk about sketching in virtual reality for rapid and situated idea generation.
posted on 18 October 2015
Work by Professor Saakes on 3D printed designs are currently being featured at DeSForM 2015 in Milan, Italy. Gyeol Han from our lab had the opportunity to go to the event to check out the talks and workshops.
posted on 16 October 2015
myDesignLab was at Maker Faire Seoul 2015 to demonstrate gesture controlled moving furnature.
posted on 11 October 2015
Gary Ng joins myDesignLab as a Masters student. Gary completed his undergraduate degree in Game Development and Entrepreneurship in Canada at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
posted on 31 August 2015
The Painting Drone, created by undergraduate students Alex Balio and Sam Ukolov, win the Undergraduate Research Project (URP) Encouragement Award.
posted on 28 August 2015
MirrorMirror was demonstrated at Siggraph 2015, held in Los Angeles.
posted on 13 August 2015
MirrorMirror was exhibited at DongDaeMun Design Plaza, one of the main urban development landmarks in Seoul.
posted on 18 July 2015
Prof.Caroline Hummels vistied myDesignLab on May 28th after giving her seminar at IDKAIST.
posted on 28 May 2015
Prof.Saakes of myDesignLab was invited as a guest in “Touch Base in Seoul” from KBS Radio. He talked about his life at KAIST, his past and current projects and designs to be released soon.
posted on 28 March 2015
The configurable 3D printed carkey paper is accepted at DesForM 2015</a>
posted on 26 March 2015
Gyeol Han and Minjoo Cho joined the lab as Master’s students. Gyeol Han finished her undergraduate course at Industrial Design KAIST in 2015 and Minjoo Cho worked as a product manager at Samsung Mobile from 2011 to 2014 after graduating from Electrical Engineering in 2011.
posted on 02 March 2015
Foong Yi Chia presented interactive training chopsticks at the Advancement in Entertainment Computing conference 2014 and won the bronze demo award. The chopsticks embed advanced sensors to detect what the user is doing. Two interactive games use the chopsticks as a controller to teach children the fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Read more on the project page
posted on 12 November 2014
Seo Young Back and Junhee Min presented the results of their undergraduate research project “rich textures” and received the research encouragement award from president Kang of KAIST.
posted on 20 September 2014
Bokyung Lee will present her paper “user review analysis” at the bi-annual conference of the Korean Society of Design Science in Incheon.
posted on 24 May 2014
As a teaser assignment for the undergraduate CAD course at idKAIST, students got one week to design and fabricate a lamp using 2 cardboard boxes and a laser cutter. The results are fantastic!
posted on 24 April 2014
We presented our plans to the External Advisory Board.
posted on 11 February 2014
Daniel Saakes delivered a workshop at the design department of Yonsei University in Seoul with the topic “Designing for designers”. In the workshop the participants developed a so called “fab app” an application for generating products for 3D printing.
posted on 10 January 2014
Seo Young Baek and Joonhee Min received the KAIST URP scholarship with their Undergraduate Research Proposal. They will join the MID lab till the summer and work on CMF for 3D printing.
posted on 23 December 2013
We will present paper at the 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Tele-Existence (ICAT) in Tokyo and received the best paper award.
posted on 11 December 2013
The Photochromic Carpet and Alphabet Shoes will be presented at ACE (Advances Computer Entertainment) in Twente, the Netherlands. The carpet consists of color changing smart material that is activated by footsteps. In that way a floor becomes a playful canvas for children to explore.
posted on 13 November 2013
Paper presentation at ACM UIST in St. Andrews. Although there are many sophisticated methods available for packing 2D shapes, oftentimes a human in the loop in required to satisfy soft constraints, for instance, to make tradeoffs between aesthetics and reducing material waste. PACCAM supports users making manual layouts and is specifically geared towards the occasional users in fab labs.
posted on 11 October 2013
Today is the first day of My Design Lab in the department of Industrial Design at KAIST in the Republic of Korea. We look at users 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.
posted on 01 September 2013