Prof. Joon Sang Baek

DESIS stands for ‘Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability’ and it is the name of an international network of design labs interested this topic.
As a member of the DESIS international network, we aim at developing product service systems that create values for individuals, society and the environment. And explores concepts and techniques to implement and support social innovations and sustainable development through service and UX design.
We promote a transdisciplinary research environment where people from diverse backgrounds collaborate to tackle complex issues of the contemporary society through design.



Prof. Yunwoo Jeong

We would like to see our future not a dream.
We don’t like to have a seat and overnight work with PC.
We believe that our future is not in there. Only real actions are help to see a future and we want to do it.
We do design work regarding industry, society and future.
Tomorrow is what we want to see.
Trend is what we want to make.
Technology is what we want to take.
3 things bring us future life.



Prof. Chajoong Kim

The atelab stands for “creating smart products and services that supports and contributes to a sustainable living for people”. Our objective is to contribute to the knowledge, skills, methods and professional attitudes in the field of integrated product development with a goal to cultivate generalist industrial designers. The core competences of the lab are to lead a product development process by collaborating with other disciplines based on creativity, observation and aesthetic skills, broad knowledge, and scientific thinking skills.
The lab’s concern is to study, innovate and improve the development of durable products and their related services for people, on the basis of the balanced interests of users, industry, society and environment. In this way it will contribute to a sustainable society and economy through research in integrated product development.



I&ID Lab

Prof. KwanMyung Kim

The I&ID Lab researches the systematic approach to develop innovative products and product-service system. This is done via multidisciplinary approach of the integration of design and engineering. The lab discovers innovative design concepts by combining design perspective and function-based engineering perspective, develops the latest technology and methods to design innovative products by exploring the newest engineering and design techniques and carries out researches that apply these methods into an actual product development process.



Prof. James Andrew Self

The Design Practice Research Lab at the School of Design and Human Engineering at UNIST is focused on understanding design and the practice of designing. Our research investigates the practice and activity of design, design thinking and designerly ways of knowing. To do this we investigate the experiential act of design and designing. Outcomes contribute to expanding design knowledge (fundamental) and informing the practices of design (applied).


DoDu Lab

Prof. Jinsung Kim

The DoDu lab stands for “Design for our daily use”, the lab deals with our daily items such as household, Electronics, Vehicles… and so on.
In design process of those items, we focus on finding insight through contextual thorough research and execution by hands on work.
The methodologies of our lab is visual thinking for finding insight, intuitive problem solving with hands on work such as 2D/3D sketches, digital modeling and prototyping.



Prof.Young-Woo Park

Design and Realization of Future Interactive Products: IPD Lab. (Interactive Product Design Laboratory) focuses on the design and realization of interactive products for better user experience. We explore smart materials and novel structures in order to generate creative concepts, and complete our designs by going through an iterative prototyping process. Our goal is to develop interactive products that can be used in the future of everyday life and to provide a feasible bridge to the design practice.