The Lab

MAKinteract (MAKE + interaction) is a research lab in the department of Industrial Design at KAIST working at the intersection of design and engineering, in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

Through user-centered design, fabrication, iterative prototyping and users studies we make new tangible and wearable systems and toolkits for helping designers inventing yet unseen interactions.


Meet the makers

Andrea
Andrea
Bianchi
Assistant Professor
Director
Leila Hyelip
Leila Hyelip
Lee
Ph.D. student
Yoonji
Yoonji
Kim
Ph.D. student
Seungwoo
Seungwoo
Je
Ph.D. student
Youngkyung
Youngkyung
Choi
Master student
Hyein
Hyein
Lee
Master student
Daye
Daye
Kang
Master student
Myung Jin
Myung Jin
Kim
Master student
Neung
Neung
Ryu
Master student
WooJin
WooJin
Lee
Undergrad intern
Ramkrishna
Ramkrishna
Prasad
Undergrad intern
Okyu
Okyu
Choi
Master student (now LG)
Minkyeong
Minkyeong
Lee
Master student
Jihoon
Jihoon
Suh
URP student (now Facebook)
Wooshik
Wooshik
Kim
URP student (now Carnegie Mellon University)
Doyeon
Doyeon
Eum
URP student
Sueyoon
Sueyoon
Lee
URP student
The Lab
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Collaborators

Our research was possible also thanks to numerous collaborators: Ian Oakley (UNIST), Daniel Ashbrook (University of Copenhagen), Xing-Dong Yang (Dartmouth College), Liwei Chan (National Chiao Tung University), Pedro Lopes (University of Chicago), Aaron Quigley and Hui-Shyong (University of St Andrews), Hamed Alavi and Himanshu Verma (University of Fribourg), Youngjun Cho (UCL), Hyeon-Jeong Suk (KAIST Design), Geehyuk Lee (KAIST School of Computing), Hyoungshick Kim (SKKU).


For perspective students and collaborators

We look forward to collaborate with new students, researchers, interns, and external collaborators. Specifically, we are currently searching for students with the following skillset:

  • Physical computing and electronics prototyping
  • Software programming (Java, Unity, C++)
  • Digital fabrication, 3D CAD and mechanical analysis
  • Analytical skillset and quantitative statistical analysis

Students without this background are strongly encourage to attend courses such as Software Prototyping (ID311) and Interaction Prototyping (ID220), or their equivalent. Finally, prospective students are also encouraged to submit a portfolio of their past projects demonstrating their making capabilities.

Regarding the application process, the lab cannot directly accept candidates, who instead are required to apply through the KAIST admission site. For further information about the application process please refer to these pages for the Master, Ph.D., and Master+Ph.D combined programs.

Nevertheless, before applying you you might want to consider talking with professor Andrea Bianchi.

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