Donn Koh, IDSA
Co-founder and Design Principal, STUCK Design
Donn Koh has always been curious about design's pioneering impact in new domains and in collaboration with other expertise. Therefore, he established STUCK as a multidisciplinary design agency, deeply rooted in industrial design and user experience, that has wings in technological tinkering, coding, spatial development and education.
This rare combination has enabled STUCK to work on cornerstone projects like developing Singapore's national learning framework for the design industry, redefining the concept for Singapore’s nursing homes and creating new spatial principles for its public pre-schools. Apart from works in healthcare, aerospace, consumer product innovation and military interfaces, STUCK's transdisciplinary approach has proven inventive in the emergent area of design-led marketing activations for Samsung, Essilor, Nikon and Johnson & Johnson.
Koh’s award-winning works include the Air+ Smart Mask, HTC's Evo 4G, the Leapfrog Cerebral Palsy Walker and the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse—for which he invented the unique 'bend-and-snap' mechanism. He also has been recognized with numerous teaching awards as a senior lecturer at the National University of Singapore, Division of Industrial Design, where he is in charge of design thesis projects. He has guided student teams to create multiple Kickstarter successes, raising more than half a million dollars in crowdfunding.