Sheng-Hung Lee, IDSA

Researcher, MIT AgeLab

Sheng-Hung Lee is an MIT AgeLab researcher, MIT xPRO experience designer, and Chair of IDSA Boston Chapter. He is inspired by multiple domains of knowledge and different perspectives, and he thrives on creating new value for clients on multi-disciplinary teams. He is trained as an industrial designer and electrical engineer, and his approach to problem-solving is influenced by his passion for how design and technology both impact and can be integrated into society.

Lee has been focusing on organizational designs that create systemic impacts. He has been invited to be a jury member for design competitions including IDEA and IDA.

Re-Envisioning a Hybrid Participatory Design Workshop: People, Pedagogy, and Process

Education Symposium
World Café

Sept 14, 2022

Foyer - Table 3

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

During the pandemic, we leveraged the resources from academia and industry to explore new, creative ways to conduct hybrid participatory workshops, emphasizing product and service prototyping during the human-centered design process.

In the study, we defined “hybrid” as two ways through which participants communicate: 1) through technologies to have virtual discussions and 2) in person. We experimented with using a hybrid participatory workshop as a new research medium and design methodology to explore how to design an immersive hybrid participatory workshop experience that can inform and inspire participants across the globe to solve systemic social-technological design challenges.

We created a series of assistive toolkits: one interactive workbook and five tutorials on a website to empower workshop participants to not only build early indoor footwear concepts out of paper and a service model for older adults, but also enable them to have more transparent and interactive communication, build trust, and extend connections through their group discussion.

The goal of the research is to explore and identify design opportunities by conducting a hybrid participatory workshop.