The most significant value of K-Design Award is to provide the most convenient, accurate, and valuable design screening in the world based on judging system not on personal competences of evaluators. The judging committee consists of competent and experienced teaching staffs and directors. This was intended to secure fairness under the dimensions of K-Design Award in addition to provide highly reliable selective standard through experts of various fields, in terms of theories and practical experiences. The order of screening will go by the judges selecting the nominees and placing works in rank based on their order of preference.

Prof. Ken Nah

KOREA / IDAS. Hongik University

In 1983, Ken Nah received his B.A. from Hanyang University, South Korea, majoring in Industrial Engineering. His interest in human factors/ergonomics led him to pursue a Master’s Degree from Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1985, and in 1996 he was conferred his Ph.D. in engineering design from Tufts University. Dr. Nah is also a USA certified professional ergonomist (CPE). From 2002 to 2006, he was the Dean of the International Design School for Advanced Studies (IDAS). Currently, Dr. Nah is a Professor of Design Management and is also the Director of the Human Experience and Emotion Research (HE.ER) Lab at IDAS. He has also held the post of Director at the International Design Trend Center (IDTC) since 2002. 


Dr. Nah was the Director General of 'World Design Capital Seoul 2010.' Apart from teaching, he is the Vice President of Korea Association of Industrial Designers (KAID), Ergonomics Society of Korea (ESK), and Korea Institute of Design Management (KIDM) as well as the Chairman of Design and Brand Committee of the Korea Consulting Association (KCA). He has been a jury member for Red Dot Award of Product Design and Design Concept as well. Dr. NAH is a well-received speaker of design to CEO's with non-design background in Korea. Currently his professional interest focuses on "Creative Workshop" using various toolkits of design. He also is author of 6 books on Design, Design Thinking, and Ergonomics published in Korea and China.




  1. KOREA
    Prof. Ken Nah
    IDAS. Hongik University

  2. CHINA
    Prof. Fan Shengxi
    Tongji Universtiy

  3. USA
    Prof. Andy Law
    Rhode Island School of Design

  4. JAPAN
    Prof. Shingo Ando
    Kyoto Arts and Crafts University

  5. USA
    Prof. Andrea Ruggiero
    Parsons School of Design

  6. JAPAN
    Prof. Yoshimaru Takahashi
    Osaka University of Arts

  7. KOREA
    Prof. Sunah Kim
    Kumoh National Institute of Technology

    Prof. Brian Lucid
    Massey University

  9. CHINA
    Prof. Bao Haimo
    Dalian Minzu University

  10. KOREA
    Co-Founder. Myungsup Shin

  11. KOREA
    Chief Designer. Deokhee Jeong

  12. JAPAN
    Director. Tetsuya Matsumoto
    KTX archiLAB

  13. CHINA
    Director. An Luo
    TEAMS Design

  14. KOREA
    Mobility Designer. Bora Yu

  15. KOREA
    Design Lead. Soo Yun Kim

  16. KOREA
    Design Manager. Nayoung Kim

  17. KOREA
    Senior Designer. Joon Kim

  18. KOREA
    Design Lead. Minseung Song

  19. KOREA
    Design Lead. Sehwan Park

  20. KOREA
    Industrial Designer. Youngwoo Choi

    Prof. Hans Tan
    National University of Singapore

  22. CHINA
    Prof. Yuxiang Kuang
    Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics art of school

  23. USA
    President. Fabian Geyrhalter

  24. FRANCE
    Architect. Jean Frizzi

  25. ITALY
    Director. Michi Del Rosso
    AWD Agency

  26. CHINA
    Prof. Gan SenZhong
    Art College of Xiamen University

  27. CHINA
    Prof. Gou Rui
    Southwest Jiaotong University

  28. POLAND
    Architect. Rafał Wróblewski
    Photon Images

  29. CHINA
    Director. Zhou Wenjun
    524 Studio

  30. USA
    Designer. Jacob Marks
    J&J Medical Devices

  31. CHINA
    Director. Wang Guanhua

  32. JAPAN
    President. Masuo Fujimura
    Fujimura Design Studio

    CEO. Red Redrico
    Creative Manila

    Director. Bryan Angelo Lim
    qu’est-ce que c’est design

  35. JAPAN
    Director. Keiko Akatsuka
    Keiko Akatsuka & Associates

  36. KOREA
    Founder. Doyoung Kim

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