Chang Hee Lee (이창희/李昌熙) PhD FRSA is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design in School of Engineering and
Director of Affective Systems and Cognition (ASC) lab at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
Technology). Before joining KAIST, He was a Tutor (Assistant Professor) and 2nd Year Programme Leader in
Innovation Design Engineering (IDE)—a programme that runs jointly between the Royal College of Art (RCA) and
the Imperial College London (ICL). He is a Visiting Fellow at CSRC (Computer Science Research Centre) at the
Royal College of Art (RCA), and an invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Chang is interested in finding new meanings for interaction to explore novel methods of communication
between human and machine. His experiments have led him to investigate a variety of sources such as
interaction design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), embedded system, experience design, communication
system, wellbeing, synaesthesia, perception, play, tools, creativity, and so on.
He was featured in the UK Design Council's One's to Watch list, a list of the 70 most talented emerging designers
in the UK. He was also elected by the Overseas Korean Foundation (OKF) as one of Korean Future Leaders. His
research and projects have been widely discussed at institutions such as the Royal College of Art (RCA), Harvard
University, University College London (UCL), Carnegie Mellon University, Camden Arts Centre and the Open
Senses festival. His work has appeared in various print publications, such as the Design Journal and the book
Synaesthesia (MIT Press, 2018), as well as online platforms such as BBC, WIRED, and ACM Interactions. His
research has been published and distributed on internationally recognised domains such as ACM CHI
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Acta Astronautica, International Association of
Societies of Design Research (IASDR), ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), and MobileHCI.
He has a PhD in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art (RCA). He is a graduate of the
Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and obtained his master’s in Design Critical Practice at Goldsmiths,
University of London.