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Chang is interested in finding new meanings for interaction and to explore novel methods of communication between human and machine.

Chang was featured in the UK Design Council's One's to Watch list, a list of the 70 most talented emerging designers in the UK.

He was also elected by the Overseas Korean Foundation (OKF) as one of Korean Future Leaders. His research and projects have been widely discussed at institutions such as the Royal College of Art (RCA), Harvard University, University College London (UCL), Carnegie Mellon University, Camden Arts Centre and the Open Senses festival.

His work has appeared in various print publications, such as the Design Journal and the book Synaesthesia (MIT Press, 2018), as well as online platforms such as BBC, WIRED, and ACM Interactions. His research has been published and distributed on internationally recognised domains such as ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017 & 2019), International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2018 Best Paper Award-PWIP) and International Astronautical Congress (IAC). He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

He has a PhD in Innovation Design Engineering from the RCA. He is a graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and obtained his master’s in Design Critical Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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  • Silent Scene

    Silent Scene

  • Essence in Space

    Essence in Space

  • Silent Scene

    Silent Scene

  • Angry Red, Stress Reliever

    Angry Red, Stress Reliever

  • Weight and Scale

    Weight and Scale

  • E-cocktail


More information


Lee, C.H, and Balint, T, (2020). Martian Delight: Exploring Qualitative Contact for Decoupled Communications, 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Dubai, UAE. 

Gong, W.L, Xiao, L, Wang, X.H, and Lee, C.H. (2020). Dots — An Inclusive Natural User Interfaces (NUI) for Spatial Computing, ACM SIGCHI MobileHCI’20, Oldenburg, Germany. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3406324.3410715

Sommer, B, Lee, C.H, Nat, M, and Torrisi, V.S, (2020) Immersive Design Engineering, Electronic Imaging: Stereoscopic Displays and Applications, (SD&A), XXXI, pp. 265-1-265-16(16).

Lee, C.H, Lockton, D, Stevens, J, Wang, S.J, and Ahn, S.H. (2019). 'Synaesthetic-Translation Tool: Synaesthesia as an Interactive Material for Ideation', ACM CHI’19, Glasgow. 

Yana, X.Y, Lee, C.H, Kumarc, P.A and Wang, S.J (2019). 'Infrastructure-Integrated Photovoltaic (IIPV): How LCA based innovation and design can help ensure its sustainability?' Journal of Applied Energy (under peer review).

Balint, T and Lee, C.H, (2018). 'Pillow Talk—Curating Delight for Astronauts', 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Bremen, Germany. 

Wang, S.J, Zhang, L, Lee, C.H, and Moriarty. P. (2019) The Scope of Innovative Design In Enhancing Energy Efficiency, International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Västerås, Sweden.

Lee, C.H, Lockton, D and Kim, J.E, (2018). 'Exploring Cognitive Playfulness Through Zero Interactions', ACM SIGCHI DIS’18, Hong Kong. (Best Provocation Award—top 2%)

Lee, C.H and Lockton, D, (2018). 'Silent Scene', ACM Interactions’18 Demo, 25, 6, 10-13

Balint, T and Lee, C.H, (2018). Pillow Talk—Curating Delight for Astronauts, 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Bremen, Germany.

Lee, C.H, (2018). 'Synaesthesia Materialisation: Approaches to Applying Synaesthesia as a Provocation for Generating Creative Ideas within the Context of Design', PhD Thesis, Royal College of Art, School of Design, Innovation Design Engineering Research, UK.

Lockton, D., Ricketts, D, Chowdhury, S.A and Lee, C.H, (2017). 'Exploring Qualitative Displays and Interfaces', ACM CHI’17, Denver, CO, USA.

Ferrarello, L., Hall, A, Kann, M and Lee, C.H, (2017). 'Collaborating Design Risk', International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), Ohio, USA.

Lee, C.H, (2017). 'Three Studies of Synaesthesia', ACM Interactions ’17 Demo, 24, 3, 8-11. DOI:

Balint, T and Lee, C.H, (2018). 'Pillow Talk: Curating Delight for Astronauts', 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Bremen, Germany.

Lee, C.H, Lockton, D and Kim, J.E, (2018). 'Exploring Cognitive Playfulness Through Zero Interactions', ACM SIGCHI DIS’18, Hong Kong. 

Lee, C.H and Lockton, D. (2018). 'Silent Scene', ACM Interactions’18 Demo, 25, 6, 10-13. 

Lockton, D., Ricketts, D, Chowdhury, S.A and Lee, C.H. (2017). 'Exploring Qualitative Displays and Interfaces', ACM CHI’17, Denver, CO, USA. 

Ferrarello, L., Hall, A, Kann, M and Lee, C.H. (2017). 'Collaborating Design Risk', International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), Ohio, USA.

Lee, C.H. (2017). 'Three Studies of Synaesthesia', ACM Interactions ’17 Demo, 24, 3, 8-11. 


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA October 2017

Institute of Philosophy, University of London, UK May 2017

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA April 2017

Royal College of Art, London, UK December 2016

University College London (UCL), London, UK September 2016

University College London (UCL), London, UK August 2016

Royal College of Art & University of Oxford, UK July 2016

Future Leader Conference, Seoul, South Korea October 2015

Camden Arts Centre & Kingsgate Workshop Trusts, London, UK June 2015


Synaesthesia: Art, Love & Science—The Center SF, San Francisco, USA 2018

Open Senses Festival—Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK 2017

Design For Safety at Sea—Lloyd’s Register Foundation Headquarter, London, UK 2017

Doing It Together Science (DITOs)—University College London (UCL), London, UK 2016

Crossing Over: The Art & Science of Multisensory Perception—Royal College of Art (RCA), London, UK 2016

Touch Art Fair—Former BBC Headquarter, London, UK 2013

London Design Festival—Hoxton Gallery, London, UK 2013

A’Design Award Exhibition—Mood Museum of Design, Milan, Italy 2013

Product Design Days—Mumbai, India 2013

About Design Expo—Gdansk, Poland 2013

Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 2009

Research students

Brendan Commane