Ken Nah Dr.Nah

About me


Designer Dr.Nah is the Chair person of IDSA (Hongik Univ.), a judge of the Red dot awards in Germany, Design for Asia (DFA) in Hongkong and K-Design Award in Republic of Korea.

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Ken NAH, Ph.D, CPE


Current Positions
• Dean (3rd time) at International Design school for Advanced Studies (IDAS), Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
• Professor of Design Mangement at IDAS
• Director of International Design Trend Center (IDTC)

Education
• 1989. 9 - 1996. 5 Ph.D. in Engineering Design (Human Factors), TUFTS University, Boston, MA, USA
• 1983. 3 - 1985. 2 MS in Industrial Enginnering (Ergonomics), Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST), Seoul, Korea
• 1979. 3 - 1983. 2 BS in Industrial Enginnering, Hnayang University, Seoul, Korea

Professional Certificate
• USA Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) Certificate No. 975 (12 April 1999)

Major Expereince
• 2009. 7 - 2010.12 Director General for ‘World Design Capital Seoul 2010’

Juror for International Design Awards
• Red Dot Award: Product Design
• Red Dot Award: Design Concept
• China Good Design Award
• DFA (Design For Asia) Grand Award
• Victorian Premier’s Design Awards
• iF-Bodyfriend International Design Competition
• IDEA/Brasil
• K-Design Award
• Kingsmen Design Award
• Dreamline International Design Competition

Professional Activities
• President: Korea Institute for Design Management (KIDM)
• Vice President: Korea Association of Industrial Designers (KAID)
Ergonomics Society of Korea (ESK)

Books Published
• Authored:
- Design Powerhouse (translated to Taiwan & China), 2008
- Research Powerhouse(translated to Taiwan & China, 2012
• Co-authored
- Hot Trends 40, 2007
- Planning Powerhouse (translated to Taiwan & China), 2009
- Trend Powerhouse (translated to Taiwan & China), 2010
- Design Thinking Workbook (translated to Taiwan & China), 2013
- Agriculure and Design, 2014
- Design Innovation Note, 2016
- Design Ergonomics 101, 2017
• Translatated
- Office Ergonomics, 2005

Papers
2000+ Papers in Korean and English

Miscellaneous
• Advisory Committee Member of various Ministries of National Government of Korea
• Frequently featured from various media in Korea: TV, Radio, newspapers, magazines
• Performed more than 100 projects on Design and Ergonomics with major companies
• Consulted on Design and Ergonomics to major companies in Korea
• Lectured on “Design and Design Management” at major programs and companies more than 600 times
• Moderated at numerous international/domestic conferences
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