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Sung Soo Shin

Associate Professor

Primary Affiliation

Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity

Affiliations

Status Affiliate Faculty

Home School of Art and Design

Phone 333-0855

Email thecliff@illinois.edu

Address 2143 Beckman Institute, 405 North Mathews Avenue

  • Biography

    Cliff Shin is an award-winning designer and assistant professor of industrial design at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He has a bachelor’s in engineering from Arizona State University and master’s in industrial design from Purdue University. He worked for LG Headquarter Design Center as a senior designer with expertise in consumer electronics and other products. His research area is emotional design based on decision making, neuroscience and consumer behavior. His work has been presented at the 2011 International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, 2012 International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, just to name of few.

  • Honors

    International Furniture Design Award, International Furniture Fair Singapore, Semi-finalist, “Neavou,” Singapore. Top 5% of 1096 entries from 32 countries, 2010. 

    Red Dot Concept Design Award, Finalist, “Rescue Pack,” Singapore. Top 15% of 14,000 entries from over 70 countries. The ‘red dot award’ is recognized internationally as a top design award, 2011.

    Spark International Concept Design Award, the Spark Awards, Finalist, “Rescue Pack,” San Francisco. Top 10 % out of 1,100 entries received from designers from 62 countries, 2012.

    Spark International Concept Design Award, the Spark Awards, Finalist, “Neavou,” San Francisco. Top 10 % out of 1,100 registered designers from over 62 countries, 2012.

    Consumer Reports Best Buy, Consumer Report, Best Buy, “WM2250C,”
    Consumer Report picked LG Front-Loading Washer, LG WM2250C as “Consumer Reports Best Buy” As senior industrial designer, I was responsible for overall design aesthetic, simplifying complex interface on control panel, and cost effective design, 2012.

    A’ Design Award & Competition, Silver Award, “Lollipop, the Kids Tongue Cleaner,” Milan, Italy. 259 winners out of 4,500 submissions from 141 countries. Worlds’ largest juried design competition, Endorsed by International Council of Communication Design (icograda), 2013.

    International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Finalist, “Lollipop, the Kids Tongue Cleaner,” Dearborn, Michigan. Top 5% of over 1200 registered designers and firms, 2013.

    Red dot Design Award, Finalist, “Lollipop, the Kids Tongue Cleaner,” Singapore. Top 15% of 14,000 entries from over 70 countries. The ‘red dot award’ itself is internationally established as one of the most appreciated quality seals for outstanding designs, 2013.

    A’ Design Award & Competition, Silver Award, “Avviare, Ankle Foot Orthosis,” Milan, Italy. 259 winners out of 4500 submissions from 141 countries. Worlds’ largest juried design competition, Endorsed by International Council of Communication Design (icograda), 2014.

    A’ Design Bronze Award, “Rendezvous Stemware,” A’ Design Award, Milan, Italy, 2014.  

    A’ Design Iron Award, “Boutique, Fire Extinguisher Housing,” A’ Design Award, Milan, Italy, 2014.  

    A’ Design Iron Award, “Intelligente Helmet,” A’ Design Award, Milan, Italy, 2014.  
    A’ Design Iron Award, “Nouveau, Toilet Bowl,” A’ Design Award, Milan, Italy, 2014.

    IDSA Young Educator of the Year Award, Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA). This award is presented annually “to an IDSA member who has earned the respect and admiration of colleagues and students for his/her teaching of industrial design and maintained unwavering commitment to the values and principles of the industrial design profession.” 2014.

    LG Open Innovation, LG Electronics USA, First Place, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
    Invited by LG Electronics and competed among national top industrial design programs?Art Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Ohio State University, 2014.

    A’ Design Award & Competition, Silver Award, “Embrace, Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand,” Milan, Italy. 259 winners out of 4500 submissions from 141 countries. World’s largest juried design competition, Endorsed by International Council of Communication Design (icograda), 2015.

  • Research

    I am involved in two research projects in the areas of neuroscience and bio-mechanical engineering. The neuroscience project is to improve usability of Google glass by using brain-computer interface (BCI) and steady-state visually evoked potentials (SSVEP). Another is soft robotic orthoses (for mobility assistance of people with disabilities).