Yihyun Lim is director of the MIT Design Lab, where she directs a multidisciplinary group of researchers, engineers, and designers to drive design innovation across various industry sectors. With Prof. Federico Casalegno, she brings together behavioral research and design methods to situate emerging networked technologies in the current and future societies.
An architect by training, Yihyun practiced architecture and lighting design in San Francisco, Seoul, and New York prior to coming to MIT and has years of experience in the design technology field. In her architectural work and now at the Design Lab, she merges systematic design thinking and applied design to foster creativity and strategic vision. She currently directs projects across a variety of industries from finance and banking, urban lighting and consumer products, energy, and sportswear. Yihyun holds BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley and M.Arch from MIT.