Jin Woo Lee is currently a PhD student in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on front-end design practices. He has studied students’ idea generation tendencies, examined the effectiveness of idea generation tools, and analyzed contextual constraints that affect ideation. Jin also has experience applying qualitative research methods to
understand design practices in industry.

Prior to pursuing design research, Jin worked in industry machining, assembling and designing automated robots. He also designed and tested microfluidic devices for medical applications.

Jin can be reached via email at leejinw@umich.edu.

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