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EunSook Kwon, IDSA

Chair and Professor, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology

EunSook Kwon, IDSA

Professor EunSook Kwon, PhD, IDSA, developed the curriculum of the industrial design program at Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston. She was recognized on DesignIntelligence’s list of “Most Admired Educators” for two years for “her insight to nurture and grow the program with her vision and passion.”

Kwon is an expert on creative design thinking and design strategy development. She holds a BFA in industrial design and a master’s degree from Seoul National University; and a master’s degree and PhD from The Ohio State University. She has served as juror on many design competitions including IDSA’s International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

Balancing the Creative Equation: Harnessing the Power of Industrial Design in STEM

Education Symposium

Panel Discussion

August 25, 2023

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Join us as we dive into the dynamic relationship between design education and STEM, showcasing their inseparable bond in fostering innovation. We'll challenge traditional notions by celebrating design as an essential pillar of STEM, proving that advancements arise when analytical thinking and creativity intertwine. Our esteemed panelists hail from top institutions recognized for their cutting-edge design programs, where they embrace interdisciplinary approaches and nurture fruitful collaborations between design, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Prepare to be inspired as they share invaluable insights on cultivating creativity within STEM, propelling imaginative curricula, and championing the recognition of design's potential to drive progress in science and technology while enhancing user experiences. We'll reveal how industrial design is vital to breaking barriers in traditional STEM education and opening new avenues for inclusive and holistic problem-solving in today's world. Take advantage of this transformative discussion that will empower you to redefine the boundaries of design and STEM, paving the way for a future where innovation knows no limits.

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