HYOWON LEE  B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.
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User Interface Design   

In Spring 2017, I am teaching User Interface Design and Implementation (UID) (50.006), an ISTD elective course introducing the world of Human-Computer Interaction and Interaction Design. It is a design-focused course in which the students practice applying the HCI concepts and design guidelines learned to design new user experience. Special features include an invited UX industry guest speech (Kajal Vatsa, HEIST) and a 2-week lecture series by an MIT professor, Prof Laurence Young, on Human Factors and Ergonomics.


UI Design 2014    In Fall 2014, I taught User Interface Design and Implementation (UID) (50.006), an ISTD elective course. The UID course was design-centric, project-based and exclusively deals with how to design effective, usable, easy-to-use and appealing user interfaces from the perspective of Human-computer Interaction (HCI) discipline.

The Digital World    In Spring 2014, I taught The Digital World (10.009), a freshmore course introducing the world of computing and programming. Following are my office hours:
  • Wednesday 2-3pm
  • Friday 2-3pm
Students can visit me at the office during these hours to discuss any issues - advice on the project, programming, deciding the pillar, design ideas and brainstorming, homework, time management, etc.

Introduction to   
In Autumn 2013, I was an instructor for the course Introduction to Design (3.007) with Katja and Rizal.

Unlike any conventional university courses, we use progressive Active Learning classes based on cohort class setting equiped with TEAL (Technology-Enhanced Active Learning) facilities with easily-reconfigurable movable tables/chairs for all students, 6 ceiling-mounted HD projectors and interactive whiteboards on all sides of the classrooms. Classes are based on practical activities within small groups of students for enhanced engagement and peer-to-peer learning, as opposed to conventional lecturing style. This is part of SUTD's innovative learning pedagogy.

Photos taken during our cohort class, 2013

The SUTD freshmore course, Introduction to Design (3.007), introduces participants to concepts of design at a variety of scales and through both engineering and architectural design disciplines. Participants will be exposed to core technology and design themes including principles, design processes, modes of thinking and analysis, relationships between form, space, structure and materiality, and social and cultural aspects of design. The subject introduces essential skills and mindset of innovation, entrepreneurship, and methodologies in design including teamwork and workflow organization, team building and leadership, written and oral communication, site analysis, graphic and analytical representation, fabrication techniques, and a variety of computational techniques. Student teams formulate and complete design projects, setting and achieving milestones under a team of instructors composed of both engineers and architects; projects will be defined in connection with applications in outreach, transportation, the built environment, energy, infrastructure and others.

Tracy, a student in our course this term, sketched me while I was lecturing on prototyping the other day... I love it! - scanned and featured here with her permission.

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Design by Hyowon Lee 2017