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Sangsu Lee Ph.D.

Sangsu Lee is an associate professor at the Industrial Design Department at KAIST. He received his Ph.D. at the Human-Centered Interaction Design Lab at KAIST, then worked as a UX Lead at Samsung Mobile, designing user interfaces for the Galaxy series. He now leads the Next Interface lab at KAIST, which focuses on designing more natural and human-centered interfaces and user experiences based on a deep understanding of human needs and an insight into the ever-evolving technologies and societal trends. His research interests lie in the field of human-computer interaction, with a focus on practical design research that bridges the gap between academic research and industry practice. He is also currently leading the NH Investment & Security - KAIST UX Design Research Center.

Minha Lee Ph.D. Candidate

Minha Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial Design at KAIST and a member of Next Interface Lab. With a passion for user-centered design, she enjoys identifying timely research areas and conducting user studies for innovative design approaches to improve the user experience. She has experience designing research in Conversational User Interfaces and remote collaboration solutions (particularly in videoconferencing). Her current research focuses on exploring valuable areas in the ecosystem of digital services for sustainable HCI design and developing practical sustainable solutions.

Yunjae J. Choi Ph.D. Student

Yunjae J. Choi joined Next Interface Lab in 2020 as a Master’s student. She graduated Handong Global University after majoring in industrial design and business & management. Her keen interest in users led her to research the multilingual user experience of conversational agents. She is passionate about studying user behaviors and defining design problems with qualitative methods.

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Yeon Soo Kim Ph.D. Student

Yeon Soo is undergoing a Masters in Science degree at the Next Interface Lab. She has graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with Bachelors in Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design. With a background in toy-making and experience in designing for children, her passion lies in designing for society’s weak and the elderly. Currently, her research focuses on accessibility; she hopes for a future where the divergent user experiences of disabled and abled people become coalescent. 

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Soyeong Min  Master Student

Soyeong joined Next Interface Lab in fall 2023, having earned a Bachelor's degree from KAIST's Industrial Design Department. She enthuses about identifying daily life-related issues and uncovering implicit user needs. She is pursuing non-disruptive designs with a positive impact across diverse user groups.

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Huisung Kwon Master Student

Huisung joined the Next Interface Lab as a new master’s student in 2023. She majored in Culture and Technology and Psychology at Sungkyunkwan University. She aims to help people more conveniently utilize new technologies. Lately, she has been interested in software interfaces for wearable devices, IoT, and autonomous driving cars.

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ALUMNI

Sunok Lee, Ph.D.

Sunok has obtained her Ph.D. at the Next Interface Lab, KAIST. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Hongik University, majoring in fine art sculpture and metal arts & design. With her creative artistic approach, she focuses on research in art-based design methodology for speculative AI. She is passionate about enhancing the user experience of future technology through the fusion of Art and HCI (Art x HCI). Currently, she continues her research career at Aalto University.

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Wooseok Kim

Wooseok obtained his Master's degree in 2023, having studied industrial design and computer science at KAIST. His research involved discovering new empirical problems arising from emerging technologies. Specifically, he focused on how users can engage in voice conversations without speaking directly in online communication. Currently, he is active in the industry as a UI/UX design expert.

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Jonghak Choi

Jonghak Choi graduated with his Master's degree in 2023. He has studied the discovery and application of design value from theoretical concepts related to organizational behavior in user experience design. Aspiring to become a creative designer who delivers attentive content tailored to specific objectives, he is interested in gaining experience in various fields and experimenting with new approaches.

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