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Taeyoung Choi

MA work


If automation technology continues to be accepted in the world at the rate it is now, it is only a matter of time before all human-to-human interactions are not only diminished via automatic machines, but also lose polite behaviours as well.

This project enhances politeness of people in fully automated society where there are few chances of moment when they exercise and practice politeness to other people. 

What sort of tools do we need to maintain the chances for people to exercise politeness in automated society?

These objects are designed in anticipation of that time.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2018

  • Taeyoung Choi (Teddy Choi)

    Tangible Media. Experience Designer

    With a BA in Industrial Design, his work has been published across Asia and Europe in several exhibitions and festivals.
  • Degrees

  • BA Industrial Design, Daegu University, 2015
  • Experience

  • Co-founder, Tikitiboo design studio, Daegu, 2 years; Designer, KDM, Daegu, 2 years
  • Exhibitions

  • Kwangju Design Biennale, ‘Nostalgia’, Kwangju Convention hall, Kwangju, 2013; Daegu Design Exhibition, ‘Upcycling’, DGDC, Daegu, 2013; Seoul Design Festival, ‘Cooti studio’, Coex, Seoul, 2013; Seoul Design Living Fair, ‘Yami’, Coex, Seoul, 2014; DID Degree show, ‘OVERLAP’ 2014, Sucho Art Center, Seoul, 2014; ‘Emotion’ Festival 2016, Kühlhaus, Berlin, 2016; Animal Computer Interaction, Open University, Milton Keynes, 2016; Quantum Computer Art ‘Measured Matter’, West Work, London , 2017; Open sense Festival, The Trampery Old Street, London, 2017; RCA Work-in-Progress Show, RCA Garden House, London, 2018; Butterfly Effect, Korean contemporary artist, OXO Barge House, London, 2018
  • Awards

  • The Future of Money 2017 by WorldPay, Short-list, 2017; PIN-UP international design competition, Merit Award, 2014
  • Conferences

  • Quantum Computer Art 2017, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK
  • Publications

  • Design House, Monthly Design, #424, 2013, p.80; GmbH, Modern Decoration Home, #364, 2016, p.25