Sheng-Hung Lee is a maker, MIT AgeLab researcher, MIT xPRO course experience strategist, MIT Office of Sustainability fellow, MIT Governance Lab (MIT GOV/LAB) curriculum designer, and Chair at IDSA Boston. He is inspired by multiple domains of knowledge and perspectives, and he thrives on creating new value for clients on multi-disciplinary teams while working at IDEO and Continuum. He is trained as an industrial designer and electrical engineer, and his approach to problem solving is influenced by his passion for how design and technology impact and can be integrated into society. He has been invited to be a jury member for multiple international design competitions including International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), Spark Design Award, IDA Award, Golden Pin Design Award, and A’ Design Award and Competition.
In 2021 and 2022, Lee was invited to be a member of the IDSA Award Committee collaborating with the leadership team of Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). While pursuing his dual master’s degrees at MIT Integrated Design & Management (IDM) and MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, he co-lectured for the MIT graduate course. Lee graduated with a double Bachelor’s degree (Hon.) in Industrial Design and Electrical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. His work has won prestigious awards including IDEA (Gold), iF Award (Gold), Braun Prize, Core77 Design Award, Red Dot (Best of the Best), Spark Design Award, and European Product Design Award (Gold). His works have also been showcased in Dubai Design Week, Venice Design Week, Cooper Hewitt Museum, and MIT Wiesner Student Art Gallery. In 2019, Lee won a designer in residence scholarship sponsored by the German government, EMMA Creative Center, and Pforzheim University to stay and exhibit his design in Stuttgart. He taught product design at Fudan University Shanghai Institute of Visual Art and Detao Masters Academy as an adjunct Associate Professor from 2015 to 2019.