Meet the team

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Daniel Saakes

Daniel Saakes / Director

saakes.net saakes@kaist.ac.kr

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.

Lydia Bokyung Lee

Lydia Bokyung Lee / PhD Candidate

boleedesign.com bokyunglee@kaist.ac.kr

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.

Joon Gi Shin

Joon Gi Shin / PhD Candidate

mid.kaist.ac.kr joongishin@gmail.com

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. He is interested in communication and UX design.

Maria Reyes

Maria Reyes / Master's Candidate

mid.kaist.ac.kr mariajoserc94@kaist.ac.kr

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 tangible interaction design using open source hardware and software.

Seungryeol Kim

Seungryeol Kim / Master's Candidate

mid.kaist.ac.kr realkim93@kaist.ac.kr

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.

Jaeho Sung

Jaeho Sung / Master's Candidate

mid.kaist.ac.kr jh_sung@kaist.ac.kr

Jaeho received his BS in Industrial Design with a double major in Mechanical Engineering at KAIST. He won Excellence Award with his BS thesis research Window Factory. He joined myDesignLab in Spring of 2018 and is interested in how state-of-the-art technologies, especially Deep Learning, can be applied to design area.

Donghyeok Yun

Donghyeok Yun / Master's Candidate

mid.kaist.ac.kr dbsehdgur200@kaist.ac.kr

Donghyeok earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at KAIST with his Velofin project. He joined myDesignLab in the Spring of 2018. He is interested in sports product fitting service for long-turm ergonomic effects.

Alumni

Gyeol Han

Gyeol Han / Master's Candidate

gyeol.co hgyeols@gmail.com

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 and graduated from the lab in the 2017 Fall semester.

Jundong Park

Jundong Park / Master's Candidate

mid.kaist.ac.kr messinger@kaist.ac.kr

Jundong received his bachelor's degree in Industrial Design at KAIST with a sub-major in Mechanical Engineering. He joined in the Spring of 2016 and graduated from the lab in the 2017 Fall semester.

Gary Ng

Gary Ng / Alumni (MSc)

garykcng.com garykcng@kaist.ac.kr

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 graduated from the lab in the 2017 Spring semester.

Minjoo Lisa Cho

Minjoo Lisa Cho / Alumni (MSc)

minjoolisacho.net koopoo87@kaist.ac.kr

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 Fall semester with her project Calm Automaton.

Foong-Yi Chia

Foong-Yi Chia / Alumni (MSc)

foongyichia.net chiafyi@gmail.com

Foong-Yi joined the lab in the 2013 Fall semester with a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering. 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.

Alumni Researchers and Interns

Anthony Wilson (2017 - Spring 2018)

Woojae Kang (Winter - Spring 2018)

Jinyoung Jeong (Winter - Spring 2018)

Alex Calero (February 2018)

Minkyeong Lee (2016) Consumer to Creator

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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