Yong Gyun Ghim

Yong Gyun Ghim , MDes, MS

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

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. 
Before joining UC, he had worked as an industrial designer for global corporations for thirteen years, such as LG Electronics in Korea and Midea in China. Among his many design works, robot vacuum cleaners for LG earned him several international design awards. His current research interests are a systematic design process for emerging technologies, human-centered design in robotics, and robot morphology.

Education

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)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Industrial design process for emerging technologies
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Robot morphology

Positions and Work Experience

2019 -To Present Assistant Professor of Industrial Design, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati,

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

2011 -2014 Senior Industrial Designer, LG Electronics, Inc. Corporate Design Center, Seoul, Korea

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

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

Grant: #R40224 Investigators:Kim, Donghoon; Ghim, Yong-Gyun 07-01-2020 -12-31-2021 UC's Collaborative Research Advancement Grant Program - Track 1: Pilot Teams Intelligent Shopping Assistant System Design and Development Role:Co-PI $20,000.00 Active Level:University

Investigators:Kristina Shin (PI); Yong-Gyun Ghim (Co-PI); Charles Ryan Hattemer (Co-PI); Tao Li (Co-PI); Louis Louis (Co-PI); Srinivas Rajsheker (Co-PI); Ching Andreas Shing (Co-PI) 07-01-2023 -12-31-2024 UC Office of Research Collaborative Research Advancement Grant Program - Development of a Hemostatic Vest for Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices: A Multidisciplinary Approach $25,000 Active Type:Grant Level:University

Publications

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

Yong-Gyun Ghim (2021. ) Allocated Flow Diagramming: A Structured Process and Methods for Teaching Interactive Product Prototyping in Industrial Design.Archives of Design Research, , 34 (4 ) ,7-21 More Information

Yong-Gyun Ghim (2022. ) Experience Matrix: A Structured Concept Development Method for the Industrial Design Practice in New Product Development.The Design Journal, , 25 (2 ) ,205-224 More Information

Book Chapter

Yong-Gyun Ghim and Shin, C. (2021 ) Ageless Design: Interdependency Between Complexity and Simplicity in Visual Perception of Product Aesthetics for Product Longevity Advances in Industrial Design. AHFE 2021. (pp. 54-62).Springer (Co-Author)

Yong-Gyun Ghim and Shin, C. (2020 ) Ageless Design: A Design Method of Product Longevity for Cross-Generation Advances in Industrial Design. AHFE 2020. (pp. 330-337).Springer (Co-Author)

Yong-Gyun Ghim, Lee, D.H., Lee, D. (2002 ) Collaborative Optimization for an Aircraft Wing Design Proceedings of Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences Conference .(pp. 920-923). (Author)

Zhu, S. and Ghim, Y.G. (2021 ) Shape-Changing Control Interface Design: Augmenting Physical Affordances to Enhance a Digital Interface Experience in Cross-Device Interaction Advances in Industrial Design. AHFE 2021. (pp. 24-31).Springer (Co-Author)

Jun, S., Ghim, Y.G., Lee, D.H., Lee, D. (2003 ) Collaborative Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology Proceedings of Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences Conference .(pp. 494-497). (Co-Author)

Yong-Gyun Ghim (2022 ) Designing Mobile Robots: A Systems Thinking Approach for Industrial Designers Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design. AHFE (2022) International Conference. AHFE International (Author)

Yong-Gyun Ghim (2023 ) Designing Mobile Service Robots: Roles of the Visual Interface and Manipulators for Human Perception Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design. AHFE (2023) International Conference. AHFE International (Author)

Bui, D. and Ghim, Y.G. (2023 ) Industrial Design Guidelines for Robot Acceptance: The Role of Morphological Elements of Mobile Service Robots in a Restaurant Environment Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design. AHFE (2023) International Conference. AHFE International (Co-Author)

Yong-Gyun Ghim (2023 ) A Product-Service System Approach for Designing Mobile Robots: An Application to Industrial Design Studio Projects 2023 IDSA Education Symposium .Industrial Designers Society of America (Author)

Contact Information

Academic - Phone: 5135564210