Kun-Pyo Lee is the Dean and Chair Professor of School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining Hong Kong Polytechnic University he was the professor & head at Dept. of Industrial Design, KAIST, Korea and director of Human Centered Interaction Design Lab for 30 years. He also served as president for IASDR (International Association of Societies of Design Research) for 6 years until 2017.
He was also in charge of designing entire lines of products of LG Electronics as head of Corporate Design Center, executive VP., LG Electronics.
He studied design at Joong Ang university (BFA) Korea, Inst. of Design, Illinois Inst. of Tech. (MS.) US, and Univ. of Tsukuba (Ph.D.) Japan, respectively.
His research interests include design planning, user-centered design, UX, design innovation, design strategy and, recently, platform design.
Dr. Lee has worked on various research projects with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations such as LG, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen, Skyteam and governmental organizations. His recent research projects include IoT design strategy, Airport transfer UX design and UX design with flexible and transparent display. He has served on advisory boards and international editor of several organizations and journals in Korea and abroad, and has worked for various professional design organizations such as Design Research Society (Honorary Fellow & council member), Korea Society of Design Science (president), and Korea Society of Emotion and Sensitivity (president).
He has published widely over 350 papers. has served on international juries including IF and DFA, and has been an invited keynote speaker and lecturer at over 150 conferences and institutions throughout the world. Among many awards he has won are Grand Prize in the Japan Design Foundation’s Osaka International Design Competition, best research
in the Journal of Japanese Society of Kansei Engineering, best papers in Asia Design Conference and the HCI conference, best paper in KSES conference, Grand Achievement awards, KSDS, best lecturer award, KAIST, and designer of the year by Monthly Design magazine (Korea).