Prof. Dr. Ken Nah
Professor Dr. Ken Nah graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Hanyang University, South Korea, in 1983. He deepened his interest in Human Factors/Ergonomics by earning a master’s degree from Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1985. He gained a PhD in Engineering Design from Tufts University, Boston, in 1996. Furthermore, Ken Nah is a USA Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).
He is currently professor of design at the International Design School for Advanced Studies (IDAS) as well as director of the Human Experience and Emotion Research (HE.ER) Lab at the Hongik University in Seoul. Since 2002 he has been director of the International Design Trend Center (IDTC). Ken Nah was the director general of “World Design Capital Seoul 2010”. Alongside his work as a professor, he is also the senior vice-president of the Korea Federation of Design Associations (KFDA) and the Korea Association of Industrial Designers (KAID). Since 2000, Dr. Nah has been an advisor of design policy to several ministries of the Korean government.