Daniel Saakes

Daniel Saakes / Director /

Daniel Saakes (석 다니엘) is trained as an industrial design engineer at Delft University of Technology and he likes making things and making things that make things. In recent years he has been active at ID Studiolab, MIT Medialab, Keio University, Japan Science and Technology Agency, University of Tokyo and Umea Institute of Design.

Lydia Bokyung Lee

Lydia Bokyung Lee / PhD Candidate /

Bokyung graduated from the undergraduate Industrial Design program at KAIST with MyPill++, a pill container design for seniors. She started in Spring of 2014 in the graduate school of Industrial Design with the tentative topic of Designing in the Living Room.

Gyeol Han

Gyeol Han / Master's Candidate /

Gyeol graduated KAIST's undergraduate Industrial Design program with BOP (Between Openness and Privacy) tools to protect privacy offline. She joined myDesignLab in Spring of 2015. She is interested in various design areas such as visual communication as well as merging technology with design.

Gary Ng

Gary Ng / Master's Candidate /

Gary received his bachelor's degree in Game Development and Entrepreneurship at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada. He joined the lab in Fall of 2015 and is interested in system design, UX/IX, and game design.

Jundong Park

Jundong Park / Master's Candidate /

Jundong received his bachelor's degree in Industrial Design at KAIST with a sub-major in Mechanical Engineering. He has a great fondness for books and joined the lab in the Spring of 2016. Jundong is interested in how calm emotions relate to our busy-energetic modern lives and how design could be a medium between the two.

Joon Gi Shin

Joon Gi Shin / Master's Candidate /

Joon received his bachelor's degree in Industrial Design at the University of the Arts in the United States. He joined the lab in Fall of 2016 and is interested in communication and UX design.

Maria Reyes

Maria Reyes / Master's Candidate /

Maria earned her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at KAIST with Doori Noori, which she was awarded the Excellence Award for. She joined myDesignLab in Spring of 2017 and is interested in interaction design and system design.

SeungRyeol Kim

SeungRyeol Kim / Master's Candidate /

SeungRyeol earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at KAIST with his Trafficator project. He is interested in cars, not only its design but also history, technology, and social role. He joined myDesignLab in the Spring of 2017.

Undergradute Students
Name Duration Project
Juhyung Park 2016 LEDraw and Interactive Video Projections

Minjoo Lisa Cho

Minjoo Lisa Cho / Alumni (MSc) /

Minjoo received her bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering in 2011 at KAIST. Prior to joining the lab in Spring of 2015, she worked as a Product Manager at Samsung Electronics. Minjoo graduated from the lab in the 2016 Winter semester with her project Calm Automaton.

Foong-Yi Chia

Foong-Yi Chia / Alumni (MSc) /

Foong-Yi joined the lab in the 2013 Fall semester with a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering. She researched inventing new products and making innovations that help people without a design background to design better. Her master's thesis project was TwoShelves, a collaborative platform for couples designing at home. Foong-Yi graduated in the Spring of 2015 and is currently working for Samco Korea.

Previous Undergradute Students
Name Duration Project
Minkyeong Lee 2016 Interactive Video Projections
Sumin Jang Summer 2016 Visualizing Furniture Layouts in AR
Jaewoong Han Spring 2016 3D Printing and Mold Making
Tetiana Parshakova 2015 - 2016 RatChair
Sangyeob Lee Summer 2015 Interactive Camera System Interface
Seoyoung Baek and Joonhee Min Summer 2015 Surface Texturing in 3D Printing
Alex Balio and Sam Ukolov 2014 - 2015 Painting Drone
Felix Shin 2013 - 2015 TagRadar
Hayeon Jeong Winter 2013 I-Eng

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