People and AI: Value-Driven Design for Intelligent Systems

Tuesday, November 26, 2019  –  12:00 – 13:45 Amphi Calori, Building B

People and AI: Value-Driven Design for Intelligent Systems

by Yihyun LIMDirector MIT Design Lab, MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Discussant: Patrick Mazeau – Business Relations & Marketing Lead – NAVER LABS Europe



From artificial intelligence to hybrid synthetic-biological materials, recent technological developments are reshaping the way we experience the tangible world. We’re seeing manifestations of these emerging technologies applied in our everyday products as well, such as in virtual assistants and multi-modal interfaces. As products with varied forms of intelligences become more embedded in our daily lives, it is opportune time to think about designing value-driven experiences to bring new meaning to user experiences. This presentation will address these topics and highlight ongoing work at MIT Design Lab, with a focus on design methodologies adopted at the Lab to envision meaningful experiences between people and intelligent systems.



Bio Dr. Yihyun LIM


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. Casalegno, she brings together behavioral research and design methods to situate emerging networked technologies in the current and future societies.    

An architect by training, Ms. Lim 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 has worked with clients throughout the world, across a variety of industries from finance and banking, consumer products, retail, and food to telecom, energy, and hospitality.

Ms. Lim is frequently invited to speak at international sponsored events and conferences and leads innovation workshops, including MIT Professional Education’s Short Programs for global corporate companies and academic institutions throughout the world. She earned the MArch degree from MIT in architecture and urban design, and a BA in architecture/city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley.