The Lab

Hello. 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).

Using user-centered design to define requirements, iterative prototyping, digital fabrication, and users studies to better understand users, we create novel mechatronic systems and fabrication toolkits for helping designers inventing yet unseen interactions.


Meet the makers

Andrea
Andrea
Bianchi
Associate Professor
Director
Seungwoo
Seungwoo
Je
Ph.D. student
Kongpyung
Kongpyung
Moon
Ph.D. student
Daye
Daye
Kang
Master student
Myung Jin
Myung Jin
Kim
Master student
Neung
Neung
Ryu
Master student
Hye-Young
Hye-Young
Jo
Master student
Hyunseung
Hyunseung
Lim
Undergrad intern
Leila Hyelip
Leila Hyelip
Lee
Ph.D. student
Yoonji
Yoonji
Kim
Ph.D. 2020
Hyein
Hyein
Lee
Master 2020
Youngkyung
Youngkyung
Choi
Master 2020
Okyu
Okyu
Choi
Master 2019 (now LG)
Minkyeong
Minkyeong
Lee
Master 2019
WooJin
WooJin
Lee
Intern 2019
Edwin
Edwin
Truman
Intern 2019
Ramkrishna
Ramkrishna
Prasad
Intern 2019
Jihoon
Jihoon
Suh
URP 2015 (now Facebook)
Wooshik
Wooshik
Kim
URP 2015 (now Carnegie Mellon University)

Collaborators

Our research was possible also thanks to numerous collaborators: Ian Oakley (UNIST), Daniel Ashbrook (University of Copenhagen), Artem Dementyev (Google), Jean-Charles Bazin (Apple), Pedro Lopes (University of Chicago), Xing-Dong Yang (Dartmouth College), Liwei Chan (National Chiao Tung University), 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 engineering or design background intersting in pursuing a PhD degree focusing on mechatronic systems. We are looking for students with this set of skills:

  • 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 required to attend courses such as Software Prototyping (ID311) and Interaction Prototyping (ID220), or their equivalent. Prospective students are encouraged to contact professor Andrea Bianchi before applying and to submit a portfolio of their past projects demonstrating their making capabilities.

For the application process, please refer to the KAIST admission site and these lists of Q&A for Master Ph.D. programs.

Feel free to contact us for further questions

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