Yong Gyun Ghim

Yong Gyun Ghim

Asst Professor

Aronoff Center


DAAP School of Design - 0016

Professional Summary

Yong-Gyun Ghim is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Cincinnati. He holds an MDes in Human-Centered Product Design from the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago and an MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University in South Korea. 
He has worked as a professional industrial designer for global corporations both in Korea and China for thirteen years. In particular, he was in charge of designing multiple cleaning robots for LG Electronics that earned him several international design awards. His experience in designing robots and his multi-disciplinary background have formed his research interests in human-centered design in robotics and interdisciplinary collaboration on intelligent products.


MDes, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL, 2006 (Human-Centered Product Design)

MS, Seoul National University Seoul, Korea, 2003 (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

BS, Seoul National University Seoul, Korea, 2001 (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

Positions and Work Experience

2014 -2019 Principal Industrial Designer, Midea Group, Suzhou, China

2011 -2014 Senior Industrial Designer, LG Eelctronics, Inc., Seoul, Korea

2006 -2011 Industrial Designer, LG Electronics, Inc., Seoul, Korea

Research and Practice Interests

  • Human-centered design in robotics and automation
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration on intelligent products

Research Support

Grant: #N/A Investigators:Ghim, Yong Gyun 07-01-2020 -06-30-2021 UC's Launch Awards Spring Semester (20SS) Research Launch Awards Role:PI $2,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC


Peer Reviewed Publications

Yong-Gyun Ghim (2017. )Formative Design Methods for Visually Perceived Size Minimization in Product Design Development .Journal of Korean Society of Design Culture, ,23 (1 ),75-85

Contact Information

Academic - Phone: 5135564210