Sheng-Hung Lee is a designer, engineer, and educator. He is inspired by multiple domains of knowledge and different perspectives, and he thrives on creating new value for clients on multi-disciplinary teams. He is trained as an industrial designer and electrical engineer, and his approach to problem solving is influenced by his passion for how design and technology impact and can be integrated into society. Lee has been focusing on organizational designs and education that create meaningful systemic impacts. 

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Education |

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (2022─2026)

Ph.D., Human Behavior and Service Design

  • Ph.D. Committees: Maria C. Yang, John Ochsendorf, Joseph F. Coughlin, Olivier de Weck, and Eric Klopfer

  • Industry Mentors: Gianfranco Zaccai and Michael Peng

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (2019─2022)
MS, Integrated Design & Management (GPA: 5.0 / 5)
MS, Mechanical Engineering (GPA: 4.9 / 5)

  • Thesis: Human-Centered System Design for an Aging Population: An Experimental Study of Footwear Design

  • Advisors: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Olivier de Weck, Joseph F. Coughlin, and Maria C. Yang

  • Advisors: Carnegie Mellon University: Jonathan Chapman

  • MIT Planet D (Official Club for Human-Centered Systems Design) President and Co-Founder

National Cheng Kung University, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (2013─2016)
BS, Industrial Design (GPA: 4.00 / 4)
BS, Electrical Engineering (GPA: 3.95 / 4)

  • NCKU President Scholarship

  • NCKU Outstanding Student Award for Academic

  • NCKU Distinguished Achievement Award in Industrial Design and Electrical Engineering

  • China Technical Consultants, Inc. (CTCI) Science and Technology Creativity Scholarship

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Academic Experience |

Telkom University

Visiting Professor (2022 Summer)​​

  • School of Creative Industries appoints as a Visiting Professor at Global Learning Week (GLOW)

MIT Governance Lab (MIT GOV/LAB) 

Curriculum Designer (2022─now)​​

  • Governance Innovation Project

MIT AgeLab

Research Assistant and Designer (2019─now)

  • Project Smart Home for the Aging Population

  • Teaching Assistant and Co-instructor (2022 Spring - 11.547/SCM 287 Global Aging & The Built Environment)

  • Teaching Assistant (2020 Fall - 11.S941/11.S195 Global Aging: Planning Cities for a 100-Year Society)

  • MIT AgeLab Website Design Team

MIT Ideation Lab

Lab Member and Designer (2020─now)

  • Guest Reviewer (2022 Spring - 15.783/2.739 Product Design and Development)

  • Team Lab Instructor (2021 Fall - 2.00 Introduction to Design)

  • Team Lab Instructor (2020 Spring - 2.00 Introduction to Design)

  • Guest Reviewer (2021 Spring and 2020 Fall - 15.783/2.739 Product Design and Development)

MIT xPRO

Research Assistant and Curriculum Experience Designer (2019─2020)

  • Co-designed MIT xPRO Systems Thinking course and toolkit with Prof. Edward F. Crawley

MIT Office of Sustainability

Safe and Sustainable Lab Fellow and Designer (2021─2022)

  • Research Paper published by World Design Organization (WDO) Research and Education Forum (2022)

  • Poster Paper published by Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) (2022)

  • Research Paper published by IDC and Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) (2021)

  • Conducted ethnographic research working with Dr. Julie Newman, Director of MITOS (2021)

  • Worked on the research topic: Safe and Sustainable Lab: Disposable Material Flow (2021)

Fudan University, P.O.C. (China)

Adjunct Associate Professor (2015─2019)

  • Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Fudan University (2018, 2017)

  • Teaching: Graduation Project, Sustainable Design, and Design Method

DaTao Master Academy, P.O.C. (China)

Adjunct Associate Professor (2017─2019)

  • Teaching: Ergonomic (I), (II), and (III)

| Industry Experience |

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Industrial Designer and Electrical Engineer (2015─2019
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  • Clients: NIKE, Procter & Gamble, Tsinghua University MBA program, Vichy, China Resources Land Limited, Fotile

Continuum
Industrial Designer and Design Strategist (2014─2015
)

  • Clients: Rubbermaid, Bank of China, UCAR Inc

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

  • Service​

    • IDSA Boston Chair (2022)

    • IDSA Award Committee (2022, 2021)

    • IDSA Boston Vice Chair (2020)

    • IDSA At-Large Director (Awards) Leadership Role Candidate (2020)

    • International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Jury (2018, 2017)

 

  • Achievement

    • IDSA International Design Conference (IDC) Paper Presenter (2022, 2021, 2020)

    • IDSA Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship Winner (2019)

 

World Design Organization (WDO)

  • WDO Board Director Candidate (2022)

  • Research Paper published by WDO Research and Education Forum (2022)

  • WDO World Industrial Design Day Speaker (2022)

  • WDO World Industrial Design Day Speaker (2021)

  • WDO Young Designers Circle Ambassador (2020)

EMMA Creative Center Pforzheim, Germany
Designers in Residence (Industrial Design) (2012─2019
)

  • Project: Small Things with Big Heart

| Design Award Jury |

2022 ─ International Design Awards Jury ─ Architectural, Interior, Product, Fashion and Graphics

2022 ─ Australian Good Design Awards ─ Next Gen Category

2022 ─ Golden Pin Design Award Jury ─ Concept Design

2021 ─ Australian Good Design Awards ─ Next Gen Category
2021 ─ Rethinking The Future (RTF) Design Awards

2021 ─ International Design Awards Jury ─ Architectural, Interior, Product, Fashion and Graphics
2020 ─ Spark Design Award Jury ─ Design Concept and Student Category
2020 ─ International Design Awards Jury ─ Architectural, Interior, Product, Fashion and Graphics
2020 ─ Ukrainian Design Award Jury ─ Product Design
2019 ─ LITE-ON Award Jury ─ Design Category
2019 ─ Ukrainian Design Award Jury ─ Industrial Design
2019 ─ International Design Awards Jury ─ Architectural, Interior, Product, Fashion and Graphics
2018 ─ International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Jury ─ Industrial Design
2018 ─ International Design Awards Jury ─ Architectural, Interior, Product, Fashion and Graphics
2018 ─ Spark Design Award Jury ─ Product Design and Design Concept
2018 ─ Ukrainian Design Award Jury ─ Environmental Design
2018 ─ Red Star Design Award Jury ─ Product and Service Design
2018 ─ Golden Pin Design Award Jury ─ Product Design
2016 ─ Taihu Design Award Jury ─ Product and Industrial Design
2017 ─ International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Jury - Industrial Design
2017 ─ A' Design Award & Competition Jury ─ Product and Industrial Design
2017 ─ Ukrainian Design Award Jury ─ Industrial Design
2016 ─ Spark Design Award Jury ─ Maker and Design Concept
2016 ─ International Design Awards Jury ─ Architectural, Interior, Product, Fashion and Graphics
2016 ─ Golden Pin Design Award Consultant ─ Design Concept

| Design Exhibitions |

2021 ─ MIT Wiesner Gallery ─ Project: DESIGN: INCLUSIVE

2020 ─ Dubai Design Week Global Grad Show ─ Project: Tube 7 ─ Modular Lamp Design
2020 ─ Dubai Design Week Global Grad Show ─ Project: Fresh Tracker ─ A System for Smart Food Stocking
2019 ─ Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial ─ Project: TetraPOT 2.0
2019 ─ Cube Design Museum ─ Project: TetraPOT 2.0
2018 ─ Venice Design Week ─ Project: Shanghai Library Innovation Space
2018 ─ Shanghai Library ─ Project: Redesign Public Space
2017 ─ Dubai Design Week Global Grad Show ─ Project: TetraPOT
2017 ─ Shanghai Maker Carnival Exhibition ─ Project: Daily Innovation

| Honors and Design Awards |

2021 ─ International Design Awards, Gold ─ Design For Society & Design for Public Awareness
2021 ─ International Design Awards, Silver ─ Education & Teaching Aids

2021 ─ Spark Award, Bronze ─ Product, industrial, and Service, Student

2020 ─ Core77 Design Award, Student Winner ─ Personal Accessory Award
2020 ─ International Design Awards, Bronze ─ Design for Society & Design for Public Awareness
2020 ─ DNA Paris Design Award, Winner ─ Experimental Design
2020 ─ DNA Paris Design Award, Honorable Mention ─ Landscape Design
2020 ─ Spark Award, Sliver ─ Concept, Professional
2020 ─ Spark Award, Finalist ─ Concept, Professional
2020 ─ Novum Design Award, Gold ─ Service Design
2020 ─ Novum Design Award, Gold ─ Design for Social Impact
2020 ─ IDEA, Finalist ─ Student Designs
2020 ─ IDEA, Finalist ─ Student Designs
2018 ─ European Product Design Award, Gold ─ Design for Sustainability 
2018 ─ Spark Award, Gold ─ Experience
2018 ─ IDEA, Finalist ─ Service Design
2018 ─ A' Design Award & Competition, Iron ─ Governance and Public Service Design
2018 ─ International Design Awards, Honorable Mention ─ Institutional, Conceptual
2017 ─ iF, Gold ─ Discipline Professional Concept
2017 ─ Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Fudan University
2017 ─ European Product Design Award, Gold ─ Design for Sustainability
2016 ─ IDEA, Gold ─ Environments
2016 ─ red dot Design Award, Winner ─ Habitat
2016 ─ James Dyson Award, National Winner (Taiwan) & International Top 20 Winner
2016 ─ Spark Award, Winner ─ Concept, Professional
2016 ─ A' Design Award & Competition, Silver ─ Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design
2016 ─ A' Design Award & Competition, Bronze ─ Disposable and Single-Use Product Design
2016 ─ International Design Awards, Gold ─ Design for Society, Sustainable Products
2016 ─ International Design Awards, Bronze ─ Home Interior Products, Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop
2016 ─ International Design Awards, Bronze ─ Home Interior Products, Bathroom Fittings/Appliances
2016 ─ International Design Awards, Honorable Mention ─ Safety Design
2016 ─ Sichuan-Taiwan Industrial Design Awards, Silver ─ Environments
2015 ─ IDEA, Finalist ─ Student Designs 
2015 ─ Spark Award, Student Designs ─ Concept
2013 ─ Spark Award, Student Designs ─ Concept
2013 ─ Core77 Design Award, Student Notable ─ Interaction
2013 ─ IDEA, Finalist ─ Student Designs 
2012 ─ IDEA, Gold ─ Student Designs 
2012 ─ Braun Prize, Special Mention ─ Student Designs
2012 ─ Fujitsu Semiconductor MCU Electronic Design Competition, Gold
2012 ─ Fujitsu Semiconductor MCU Electronic Design Competition, Excellent Prize
2012 ─ Fujitsu Semiconductor MCU Electronic Design Competition, Best Creative Award
2012 ─ Core77 Design Award, Student Runner-up ─ Consumer Products 
2012 ─ Core77 Design Award, Student Notable ─ Equipment
2012 ─ red dot Award: winner ─ Design Concept
2011 ─ red dot Award, Best of the Best ─ Design Concept
2011 ─ National Science Council, College Student Research Award
2011 ─ Taipei Industrial Design Award, Honorable Mentions Award ─ Design Concept 
2011 ─ Essay Excellent Work: Chinese Institute of Engineers 
2010 ─ College Student Research Award: National Science Council
2010 ─ iF Award-winning Entries of the lebens(t)raeume Competition
2010 ─ 29th International Young Designers’ Exhibition, Gold Award
2010 ─ Tainan County Xiao Ridge, Young Designer Award
2009 ─ Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua Univ. & Department of ID, NCKU, Gold Award
2009 ─ NCKU International Workshop, Silver Award
2009 ─ NCKU Outstanding Student Award for Academic
2008 ─ NCKU Outstanding Student Award for Academic
2007 ─ NCKU Outstanding Student Award for Academic
2007 ─ NCKU Distinguished Achievement Award in Calculus

| Scholarships |

2021 ─ The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) Funding ─ Project: MAKE TO:GATHER
2021 ─ MIT Sandbox Innovation Funding
2020 ─ MIT Sandbox Innovation Funding
2019 ─ MIT De Florez Fund for Humor
2019 ─ IDSA Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship Winner 
2019 ─ EMMA Creative Center Pforzheim, Designers in Residence Scholarship
2011 ─ China Technical Consultants, Inc. (CTCI) Science and Technology Creativity Scholarship
2010 ─ China Technical Consultants, Inc. (CTCI) Science and Technology Creativity Scholarship
2013 ─ NCKU Capstone Program ─ Project: Innovation Research of QR Code Application with MCU
2013 ─ NCKU Capstone Program ─ Project: Real-time Image Processing and Data Transmission Research
2012─ Dr. Liao Zong Lin Professor Emeritus of NCKU Department of Electrical Engineering
2009 ─ Dr. Tian Shou Wu Professor Emeritus of NCKU Department of Electrical Engineering
2009 ─ Dr. Wei-Noon Wang Scholarship Foundation
2008 ─ Dr. Yun-Ping Lo Memorial Scholarship Foundation

| Professional Membership |

2021  Service Design Network (SDN) ─ Member

2021  The Design Society ─ Member
2020 
─ Design Management Institute (DMI) ─ Member 
2018
─ World Design Organization (WDO) ─ Professional Member 
2018
─ Asia Designer Communication Platform (ADP) ─ Purple Member
2017
─ Chinese Industrial Designers Association (CIDA) ─ Professional Member
2012
─ Industrial Designers Society of America Society (IDSA) ─ International Young Professional Member
2012 
Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society ─ Honorary Member
2010
─ Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society ─ Honorary Member
2010
─ Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering ─ Member
2010
─ Taiwan Science, Technology & Society Association ─ Member

| Patents |

2013 ─ Media Storage Device for Storing Images with Audio Effects (101209072, Taiwan)
2012 ─ Curved Scissors (101210425, Taiwan)
2010 ─ Tape Dispenser (99206579, Taiwan)
2010 ─ Tweezers Clip (99208296, Taiwan)