American ‘IDEA 2022’ Industrial Design Major Dabin Lee and Jisoo Kim Student Awarded

Cheongju University has set a record of winning the world's top three design awards for 15 consecutive years, with two people winning the main prize at the world-famous international design award 'IDEA 2022'. The photo is a portrait of Jisoo Kim student (Photo courtesy of Cheongju University)
Cheongju University has set a record of winning the world's top three design awards for 15 consecutive years, with two people winning the main prize at the world-famous international design award 'IDEA 2022'. The photo is a portrait of Jisoo Kim student (Photo courtesy of Cheongju University)
With two awards, Cheongju National University received two main awards at 'IDEA 202', and the 'World's 3rd Prize for 15 Consecutive Years'. The photo is a portrait of researcher Dabin Lee (Photo courtesy of Cheongju University)
With two awards, Cheongju National University received two main awards at 'IDEA 202', and the 'World's 3rd Prize for 15 Consecutive Years'. The photo is a portrait of researcher Dabin Lee (Photo courtesy of Cheongju University)

Cheongju University (President Cha Cheon-Soo) announced on the 4th that two people won the main prize at the world-famous international design award 'IDEA 2022', establishing a monumental monument called 'Winning the world's top three design awards for 15 consecutive years'.

The ‘IDEA Design Award’ is hosted by IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America), an American association of industrial designers. These three major design awards in the world are well known as global competitions where leading domestic companies such as Samsung and LG are also working hard to win awards.

The 'TurnTable Induction' design by Lee Da-bin (4th year industrial design major), who won the main prize, is an induction for single-person households, which is steadily increasing. It was highly praised for its functionality that allows you to enjoy radio or music through the speaker.

The 'Growing' design by Jisoo Kim (4th year industrial design major) is a plant grower that grow companion plants and vegetables indoors. Water supply and temperature can be automatically set to create an environment where plants can grow well. Built-in fans to generate wind to prevent mold was well received by the judges.

Professor Dong-ha Kim said, “The production of two winners at IDEA, one of the world’s top three design awards, is the result of the constant passion of professors and students who worked hard to prevent learning deficits and academic decline even in the harsh environment where the COVID-19 pandemic continues for a long time. It is a meaningful result of hard work,” he said.

In particular, Cheongju University has grown into a globally recognized prestigious design major, ranking 12th in the world rankings, 7th in the Asia-Pacific region, and 1st in domestic rankings in the design certification agencies iF and Reddot.

In addition, numerous alumni such as Kang Yun-je, Samsung Electronics Advisor, and Lee Ho-pil, LG Electronics Design Management Center expert, who graduated from Cheongju University's Industrial Design major, are making a name for themselves in the industrial design industry.

On the other hand, Cheongju University Industrial Design major is the lead department of the 'Intellectual Property Education Leading University Project Group' hosted by the Korean Intellectual Property Office and the Korea Invention Promotion Association from 2020. 

President Cha Cheon-Soo of Cheongju University said, “As a specialized major that represents our school, the Industrial Design major has been receiving international recognition with excellent results every year. I will nurture it so that it can be done,” he said.

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