Impact Design is a design approach launched by the Department of Industrial Design at KAIST as the theme of the 4th Brain Korea Initiative. This aims to bring positive and sustainable impacts into our future by satisfying the desirability for human beings, viability for the organization, and technological feasibility, while at the same time resolving the problems of humankind across the society. Then, as a designer as well as a design researcher, it is getting more important to answer ‘how Design can create a positive future and sustainable influence to solve current problems across society.’ And we believe this will be the starting point to make a large impact on the entire human race including science and technology, business, society, and the environment. This panel will be the journey of finding answers for this question together.
Impact Design + [COVID-19]
Especially for this year, we are focusing on Impact Design against COVID 19. We would like to introduce selected design projects and research outcomes that have been done to support pandemic and support our society. We invite panellists and participants to discuss the implications and insights on how we can strengthen the rigor of design and the relevance to the society. We will also discuss the future of the pandemic crisis and how design can make positive social impacts. We hope to share our ideas on Impact Design and share inspirations with global designers, researchers, and students on the future of Impact Design education, research and practice.
Professor, ID KAIST
Tek-Jin Nam is a professor of Industrial Design department at KAIST. He leads CIDR Lab. at KAIST. He is the deputy editor-in-chief of Archives of Design Research journal, a Vice President of Korea Society of Design Science and the Secretary General of IASDR(International Association of Societies of Design Research). His research interests lie at creating people centric values of future products and services and systematic approached to creative design and innovation.
Senior Research Scientist, Autodesk
Bokyung Lee is an HCI/Interaction Design researcher at Autodesk. Her research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Interactive System Designs. She envisions the potential interactions, services, systems, and contents for future technologies (VR/AR/AI) with the goal of enhancing our lives and experiences. She creates and applies new user-centered design methods, as well as prototyping interactive systems.
Professor, University of Antwerp
Jouke Verlinden is an expert on Augmented Fabrication, exploring the domains of Augmented Reality and Digital Fabrication for improving human-centered design. He has successfully led several EU and Dutch funded projects focused on augmented reality and additive manufacturing (Smart replicas, Sail Simulator, kinetic-mirror, full scale 3D-scan and print of sports cyclist Tom Dumolin, augmented prototyping, Factory in a day - augmented awareness).
Director, Shanghai TongJi Urban Planning & Design Institute
Su Yunsheng is the Innovation Director of Master Planner for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo, and a co-founder of Urban China Magazine. He has supervised many important Urban Design projects, such as 201 0Shanghai Expo ,2005 Beijing Tongzhou Canal city, ,2013 Guangzhou Financial City etc. He has been active in bringing the experience of China’s rapid modernization and its designs to other developing countriesSuch as Angola, Zambia, Russia etc. course.
Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Open Apparel Registry
Hannah Lennett’s work centers around bringing people together to maximize impact. From connecting stakeholders along tangled supply chains, to designing programs to activate cross-sector partnerships (working with clients like Nike, the Rockefeller Foundation, and USAID), to leading a marketing team through some of the highest reach initiatives in IDEO’s history, she aims to tackle any challenge through data-informed design, operational excellence, and creative strategy.
Sharing Design Cases
How Design created positive and sustainable influences against COVID-19?
Lessons from Study
What are the challenging parts for design community to help entire human race?
How did the ‘design thinking’ assist designers/researchers to respond to COVID-19 crisis quickly?
Power of Design
How can design create a positive future and sustainable influence to solve the problems?
Towards Better Education
What are the key steps to implement Impact Design in design education, research and practice?
Towards Better Strategies
What should be the strategies and road map to deepen Impact Design?