As a research professor in the Department of Industrial Design at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea, I am currently working in the color lab. I achieved my B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in industrial design from KAIST and have authored and coauthored numerous scientific publications. My work has been featured in a variety of media. Links to my many articles and television broadcasts can be found here.



My primary interests are in design solutions that are based on the scientific study of the relationship between the physical parameters of design and the human reactions they produce. There are many ways in which designers and engineers could benefit from greater understanding of human affect. Yet, our understanding of human affect is limited, in part because these processes may not be consciously accessible or easy to quantify. As a design researcher with deep quantitative expertise, I will work with multidisciplinary teams and use research findings to inform and inspire strategic decisions and design solutions.

Thus far my research has primarily focused on several areas: human affect and perception, lighting, and color. However, my research interests are inherently expanding, being driven by an openness to the challenges of new problems and collaborators.