Design Lead, Industrial Design @ Naver Labs Corp. (www.naverlabs.com)
Kim Seung Woo(b.1982) is a professional industrial designer skilled in mass production. He won numerous internationally renowned awards including 29 iF, Red Dot and IDEA awards. Before studying design, he majored in engineering and his engineering base has had a great impact on the structural understanding of mechanical engineering. In 2006, he worked at Samsung Electronics’ User-centered Design Lab., and during this period he realized the importance of usability as well as the aesthetics in things and since then he has been designing with a focus on good usability and melted it in most of his work. For 7 years from 2009, he worked for Coway, the leader in home health-care appliances market in South Korea. He was responsible for the Cairs brand covering the air care categories, and designed numerous mass-produced products. From 2015, he has joined the new hardware business of NAVER, South Korea’s top IT company. He still enjoys thinking about creative new things and realizing it to real world.