Design Institute of Inje University
Founded in February 2000, the Design Institute of Inje University aims to realize the industrialization of digital interaction design (DID) based on strategies for producing good designs that bring about human-oriented interactions. The Institute has two branches, one in Seoul and the other in Gimhae.
The Seoul branch serves as a hub for the newest design trends and assists the smooth operation of a number of university-industry collaborative projects and educational programs. Featuring state-of-the-art equipments, the Gimhae branch serves as a design lab, providing support for research and practical education related to the fields of health, medical, electronics, and information. From its foundation, the Institute has sought to escape from structure-centered designs and has pursued a differentiation into human-centered designs on the basis of scientific approach. Human-centered designs can be broadly categorized into human & computer interactions and human-centered designs. The Institute has been endeavoring to establish itself as an academic foundation for design based on these two categories.
Based on its continued research activities and efforts, in July 2002 the institute was selected for the first time in the field of design as a beneficiary of the Center for Research Excellence, supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea. The institute gained attention in both academic and industrial sectors with its outstanding performance over the past six years. In December 2011, the institute was selected once again as the only institute in design for the support program by NRF. The Design Institute has been solidifying its position as Korea’s leading design institute.
As part of its efforts to become a socially responsible research institute in design, the institute is dedicated to conducting a new paradigm of user-centered research based on interaction designs which has been studied so far. I hope to interact with you through our renovated homepage and also cordially ask you to share any of your opinions about the institute.