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Jun kyong Lee

MA work


DETE is the final outcome of an experimental design project: an investigation into applying the concept of emotional intelligence (EQ) to smart products. The use of EQ can aid users by integrating ‘I should like to...’ into product intelligence. The user’s will at a certain moment can be bought and possessed. The product can also remember the user’s will in the long term, unlike humans.

DETE has an additional layer of attitude on top of the basic function of an alarm clock. It creates a third-party eye in the user’s indoor environment and makes emotional interventions when interacted with. By tracking the user’s sleeping and waking behaviour, it gets to know when and how to interfere. It doesn’t force the user – decisions are always up to them. However, As a new way of data experience it gently helps users to understand themselves better and provides long-term reminders as long as the user possesses it.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2015

  • I work at the intersection of technology, design and user experience to explore alternative ways of interacting with each other and the environment we live in.
  • Degrees

  • BSE Industrial Engineering, Seoul National University, 2013
  • Experience

  • User experience researcher, World Health Organization: Western Pacific Region Office, Manila, 2013; Interaction design enginer, Artist Marguerite Huemu, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge, Imperial College, London, 2014; Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge, Rio Tinto Headquarters, London, 2014; Israel Palestine Peace of Design, Tel Aviv, 2014