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The role of design has been rapidly expanding to what was not traditionally deemed directly related to design. Likewise, the rise of design thinking and its application are pushing the boundaries of design management beyond its traditional role to management by design and particularly, public sector innovation including design for policymaking and citizen engagement. The talk will address the recent research carried out in Desginize Research Lab., with an introduction to the Department of Industrial Design, KAIST.
Further information: http://designislab.cafe24.com/
About the Speaker
Dr Ki-Young Nam
Associate Professor of Industrial Design, KAIST, Korea
(Photo by Alessio Guiarino)
Dr Ki-Young NAM is Associate Professor of Industrial Design, KAIST. He received BA (Hons.) and MA degrees in Industrial Design from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. Subsequently, he obtained Ph.D. from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Ki-Young worked as Faculty Research Facilitator at University of Lincoln, U.K. before joining KAIST where he established Designize Research Lab and engaged in research on various topics on design strategy and innovation, service design and design for policy. He has since published his research internationally in major design and design management journals and conferences for which he also regularly reviews research papers.
Ki-Young also carries out government research and industry projects for major companies such as Samsung, LG and Lotte, and has advised the government in various capacities.
He served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Design Management, and currently serving Korea Society of Design Science as Vice President. His current research interest includes design for policy making and social innovation.