Search

About

As Korea’s first design department to be established in a science and engineering education institute, which occurred in 1986, ID KAIST (the Department of Industrial Design of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) is a successful model of a systematic approach to design education, research, and commercial collaboration. ID KAIST leads a new paradigm of design-centric creative convergence with outstanding and enthusiastic students and professors from interdisciplinary backgrounds. Focusing on humans, technology, and business for the past 25 years, ID KAIST has been recognized as being among the top 30 design schools in the world. Over the next 15 years, we will pursue design-driven convergence between education and research to establish a world-leading design school with a new paradigm of design and the human life. Despite ID KAIST’s small size and short history of less than 30 years, its graduates and research outcomes are acknowledged as being world-class. The department was selected by BusinessWeek as one of the world’s top 30 design universities in 2009. ID KAIST’s designs also sweep up numerous international design awards at prestigious competitions such as IF, IDEA, and Red Dot. The department has also been recognized as the top program in the country for six years by BK21 (Brain Korea 21), a funding program that supports top Korean research-centered universities and initiatives. ID KAIST also continues to produce excellent publications in the field of international multidisciplinary research.

Open Calls


Projects

Memory Lamp

Memory Lamp

Energy

A lamp that displays the story of your life

EasyKu

EasyKu

Education

Ukulele training device

Xhaust

Xhaust

Air filtration

Idle your vehicle without polluting the air

Tip Tap Mat

Tip Tap Mat

Smart Home Technology

Open your door without touching it

Box-jector

Box-jector

Energy

Turn unwanted phones into movie projectors

Sempre

Sempre

Water and Sanitation

Eco-friendly air humidity controller

MusicalTrain

MusicalTrain

Education

A train that teaches music

IKEA Vehicle Toy Kit

IKEA Vehicle Toy Kit

Practical learning and development

“Our idea for comes from the memory of riding a swivel chair with brothers and sisters and dreaming of being a pilot.”

Scent Clock

Scent Clock

Health and Well-being

This clock lets you smell time