Jinha Lee is a designer and engineer working at the boundary of the physical and digital world. Lee is currently on leave from his Ph.D. studies at MIT Media Lab and directing Interaction Group
at Samsung Electronics in lieu of his national military duty. He explores ways to weave digital information into physical space and material. This normally involves blending design with physical science or creating highly interactive data visualization softwares. He is also keen on innovating the design process and developing business strategies for helping business of big and small organizations. Previously, Lee has co-founded Eone
- a tactile watch brand for everyone including the visually impaired, conducted research at SONY
, 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. Jinha was named on MIT Technology Review's list of 35 young innovators
and FastCompany's list of 32 greatest living designer candidates
. In 2013, he gave a TED talk
about his inventions including 3D desktop that allows users to reach inside the screen
and a levitating interface
Mar 2015. Selected as a Young Global Leader of 2015 by World Economic Forum (WEF).
Jan 2015. Launched TIZEN OS for TV at CES.
Aug 2014. Selected as a winner of TR35, MIT Technology Review's list of 35 Innovators under 35.
Mar 2014. Nominated on Fast Company's list of 32 World's Greatest Living Designer Bracket.
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.