Jinha Lee is an interface designer working at the boundary of the physical and digital world. He is exploring ways to employ our innate kinesthetic and sensory skills to interact with the world of data by seamlessly weaving digital information into physical space and material. Lee is currently on leave from his Ph.D. studies at MIT Media Lab and is directing Interactive Visualization Lab at Samsung Electronics in lieu of his national military duty. His recent inventions include Spacetop - gesture controlled 3D desktop OS
, levitating tangible interface
, and a pen that penetrates into the screen
. Previously, Lee has co-founded Eone
- a tactile watch brand for everyone including the visually impaired, conducted research at SONY
and Microsoft, and received his B.E. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Tokyo. His works have been presented and exhibited at major academic conferences and museums, and have been recognized for design
and innovation excellence. In 2013, Jinha was selected as a TED Fellow
and gave a TED talk
Aug 2014. Selected as a winner of TR35, MIT Technology Review's list of 35 Innovators under 35.
Mar 2014. Nominated for Fast Company's list of World's Greatest Living Designer.
Feb 2013. Gave a talk at TED.
Nov. 2012 Selected as one of 21 TED Fellows of 2013.
Aug 2012. took a leave from MIT, joined Samsung Electronics
Jul 2012. ZeroN exhibition at MIT Museum.
Jun 2012. Giving a talk at Future of Touch & Interactivity Conference.