Making Hope Happen: Building Design Communities | TJ (Tongjin) Kim | TEDxHanRiver
Professor TJ Kim is a designer, helping companies to deliver product solutions to the market; an educator, teaching students about product development processes and methodologies; and an entrepreneur, building new innovative business models. Most importantly, though, he was at TEDxHanRiver as a community leader to tell stories about the people who have achieved their dreams through design communities, and how design communities can help people to make their dreams a reality!
TJ Kim is an associate professor of industrial design in the Department of Art & Design, teaching strategic product development process and methods. Prior to joining Academia, he has also worked at consultancy and corporate for more than 18 years as a design leader, delivering leading edge products and business solutions. His works has won many design awards and holds more than 60 US patents. He has been involved with various universities and design communities, giving lectures on design thinking and coordinating creative workshops for non-designers and community organizations.
TJ’s research interest is the commercialization of design and building design platforms and communities that helps students to develop their own products and establish a company in collaboration with others, allowing students to gain real industry experience and knowledge by practicing design as a part of a business solution.
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