The Department of Design at UNIST has once again been recognized for design excellence, worldwide. They announced that ten of their design products and concepts have been honored with the iF Design Awards 2021.
Among many other outstanding design and innovation achievements, those who have been honored with the iF Design Awards 2021 are Professor KwanMyung Kim, Professor Chajoong Kim, Professor Hwang Kim, Professor Young-Woo Park, Professor Kyungho Lee, Professor Hui Sung Lee, and their design teams.
The design team, jointly led by Professor Chajoong Kim and Professor Young-Woo Park, paid attention to the challenges at COVID-19 testing sites. In collaboration with Professor Tek-Jin Nam and his design team from KAIST, they proposed a COVID-19 quarantine ward pass box design concept, namely TOQUE. It is a unique design solution, creating a two-way passage with UV sterilization and communication functions to aid communication between medical staff and patients in and outside the quarantine ward.
The joint design team, led by Professor Hwang Kim and Professor KwanMyung Kim won two main awards for proposing two design concepts, namely Wave Hat and Wave App. The team has been recognized for its excellence in smart safety helmets and driving application designs that can prevent safety by measuring various biological signals, such as brain waves of construction workers. The design of this product is meaningful because it worked with HHS, a company in Ulsan.
Professor Hwang Kim’s design team has also been recognized for design excellence for showcasing two digital service platforms: Legato, a digital service platform to enhance musical collaboration, and Hitpan, a digital service that suggests cosmetics and beauty creator contents based on personalized user experience. The Booklet, which has been jointly carried out by Professor Hwang Kim and Professor Huisung Lee, received positive reviews for bringing brick-and-mortar bookstores into the world of online.
Several mobile app designs that can be used in healthcare sector have also been selected as prize winners. Professor Hwang Kim’s design team has been recognized for design excellence for proposing Echo, a healthcare platform that assists diabetic patients with blood glucose monitoring, as well as beHAV, a digital healthcare platform for psychiatric patients. Professor Kyung Ho Lee’s team has also been honored with an award for proposing Skina, a social media platform that helps normalize and embrace imperfect skin.
Professor KwanMyung Kim’s design team won the main prize for proposing GOOPI, a data-driven elbow joint rehabilitation device. It has been designed to provide personalized rehabilitation based on the data collected in the course of routine care both at homes and small-scale hospitals.
Meanwhile, the iF Design Awards have been held by the world’s oldest independent design organization, iF International Forum Design GmbH. It has been regarded as one of the most prestigious design competitions in the world. The competition this year has been especially fierce with over 10,000 entries submitted from 52 different countries.
[iF Award-winning Design Works by UNIST Department of Design]
❒ TOQUE: COVID-19 Quarantine Ward Pass Box
TOQUE is the new concept for a COVID-19 quarantine ward pass box. It is a unique design solution, creating a two-way passage with UV sterilization and communication functions to aid communication between medical staff and patients in and outside the quarantine ward. With the help of TOQUE, medical staffs will be able to check on patients without wearing level-D protective equipment. COVID-19 patients in quarantine face less anxiety from being in an isolated room because they are offered direct care via TOQUE.
This project has been participated by Kwangmin Cho (UNIST), Minhyuk Lee (UNIST), Youngjun Park (UNIST), Nari Kim (UNIST), Professor Chajoong Kim (UNIST), Professor Young-Woo Park (UNIST), and Professor Tek-Jin Nam (KAIST).
❒ Wave Hat + Wave App, Safeguarding of Construction Sites!
– [Project Overview] Wave App: https://youtu.be/QPl6AdRNdYE
– [Project Overview] Wave Hat: https://youtu.be/VlTWUH22k1I
Wave Hat has been designed to enhance personal safety in hazardous sites by collecting various health and condition data of the wearer. It is an ergonomically friendly smart hard-hat with various components including EEG sensors and Bluetooth modules to collect and transfer brainwave signals to increase safety. Wave Hat collects brainwave data with electrodes positioned on the forehead. Wave Hat also has LED lamps and vibrators on the rear side to allow instant communication to users, a safety team, and companion workers to act fast in case of an emergency.
Wave App is a self-health monitoring system for industrial workers, which is a part of Wave System, together with the Wave Dashboard control platform and Wave Hat. It also aims to help construction experts to monitor their own health both onsite and offsite. It works by extracting meaningful patterns from analyzed data to increase users’ awareness of their health conditions, thereby helping them with self-diagnosis and self-management.
Besides, both Wave Hat and Wave App have been carried out in collaboration with HHS, a company located in Ulsan. Researchers have consistently participated in product development through industrial-academic projects. Such achievements have also been honored at the 2020 University-Industry Project Challenge, and thus presented with the commendation from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) for their design excellence. Both projects have been participated by Soyoon Park, Dabin Lee, Jiyoung Lee, Sangjin Joo, Hyojeong Jin, Hyemin Choi, Soyoon Park, Professor Kwanmyung Kim, and Professor Hwang Kim from UNIST.
❒ Legato: Digital Service Platform to Enhance Music Collaboration!
– [Project Overview] Legato: https://youtu.be/a05bU4akqGA
Legato is a digital service platform to enhance the collaboration process for musicians in an orchestra context. It collects, analyzes, and reflects data on musicians’ practice in online music collaborations. Moreover, Legato provides various classical music-related contents and shares the overall music process at musicians’ convenience. Additionally, Legato enables efficient transfer of information among musicians both online and offline to improve musicians’ performance outcomes. This design project has been participated by Jiyoung Lee and Professor Hwang Kim.
❒ Hitpan: Digital Service Platform that Curates Cosmetics and Beauty Creators!
Hitpan is a digital service that suggests cosmetics and beauty creator contents based on personalized user experience, including products owned and preferences. It analyzes each user’s lifestyle data and smartly curates appropriate products and contents, using AI and big data algorithm. The word ‘Hitpan’ comes from a term used in cosmetics for finishing up a beauty product to the point where the bottom of the container starts to show. This project has been participated by Hyejin Oh, Byeongkuk Kwak, Hyojeong Jin, and Professor Hwang Kim from UNIST.
❒ Echo: Digital Healthcare Platform for Diabetes Management!
– [Project Overview] Echo: https://vimeo.com/486263980
Echo is a healthcare platform that assists diabetic patients with blood glucose monitoring. It also aims to tackle stress and other issues associated with diabetes complications, such as depression and more. Echo seeks to change negative thought patterns, which patients with diabetes might develop. As such, Echo provides appropriate behavioral therapy to minimize diabetes complications and health problems that may worsen symptoms of depression and stress, thereby improving quality of life. This project has been carried out by Hyojeong Jin and Professor Hwang Kim.
❒ beHAV: Digital Healthcare Platform for Enhanced Psychiatry Experience!
– [Project Overview] beHAV: https://youtu.be/JxV15amdmpA
BeHAV is a digital healthcare platform for enhanced psychiatry experience. It recommends the best suitable clinic based on patient input, context and status. BeHAV offers an online solution called ‘Smart Questionnaire’ to minimize long waiting times. It also provides recorded and summarized session reports so that the patient can remember easily and access the consultation/care materials. BeHAV was implemented out from a service design first mindset and solves difficult problems with advanced technology and a seamless user experience. This project has been participated by Jeongmin Kim, Hyobin Kim, Minyoung Kang, Hyojeong Jin, and Professor Hwang Kim.
❒ Booklet: Enjoy Your Local Bookstore!
– [Project Overview] Booklet: https://youtu.be/zAj2fn6AqyA
Booklet is a digital platform that allows users to enjoy the space and culture of local bookstores online. It provides users with a digital space for various local bookstores. In addition, it has a function to manage contents of a bookstore for book arresters and a function to communicate between book-keepers and customers. This project has been carried out by Sungwon Jang, Byounghern Kim, Professor Hwang Kim, and Professor Huisung Lee.
❒ Skina: Social Media Platform that Helps Normalize and Embrace Imperfect Skin!
Skina is a social media platform that helps normalize and embrace imperfect skin. Due to negative perceptions of acne, patients with acne often experience emotional distress and frustration, which may also lead to psychological trauma. Skina was created to lessen that burden and help those suffering find self-acceptance and self-love, by providing needed emotional support and a social place to share their stories. This project has been carried out by Togzhan Kussainova, Azhar Smagulova, and Professor KyungHo Lee from UNIST.
❒ GOOPI: Data-driven Elbow Joint Rehabilitation Device
GOOPI is a data-driven elbow joint rehabilitation device, designed to promote upper-limb rehabilitation in patients with hemiplegia to be used both at homes and small-scale hospitals. It is capable of providing personalized rehabilitation based on the data collected in the course of routine care. This project has been carried out by Jaehan Park, Yedam Ryu, Malika Gabbas, Professor Kwanmyung Kim from UNIST.