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Byungsoo Kim

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Byungsoo Kim

Byungsoo Kim is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Kansas State University. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Product Design from Hong-ik University, a Master's in Industrial Design and a Ph.D in Design from North Carolina State University. His research interests include technology and design, user experience, Universal Design, and cross-disciplinary collaboration. He has published research papers, received awards, and presented his work at national/international conferences. He has worked for General Motors and JLG Industries, as well as for research firms. He has won design awards such as the GM Design Competition, iF, and Red Dot Design Award.

Enhancing Industrial Design Education through Studio-Lecture Collaboration

Education Symposium

Rapid Fire Group C

August 25, 2023

This study explores the integration of human factors coursework into an Industrial Design Studio project to assess the potential opportunities, benefits, and drawbacks of such collaboration in design education. The instructors of both courses collaborated to incorporate knowledge of anthropometrics, ergonomics, and usability into the studio project. A total of 14 Industrial Design students participated in the project, which focused on the design of a hand tool with an emphasis on human interaction and ergonomics. At the end of the eight-week project, a survey was administered to evaluate students’ learning experiences. The results of the study suggest that this integration of lecture and studio coursework can enhance students’ understanding of the design process and improve their design solutions. The paper presents the results of the study and discusses the potential for future collaborations between studio and human factors lecture courses in industrial design education.

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