Ted Shin

Ted Shin, IDSA
Associate Professor of Industrial Design

Metropolitan State University of Denver 

"Ted" Jinseup Shin, IDSA, is an assistant professor of industrial design at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Previously, he worked for Samsung Electronics designing products such as its first clamshell-type cell phone that changed Samsung’s production line. Shin was one of only a few designers from Samsung who traveled all over the world to study how different cultures impact design.

 Shin earned his BFA degree in product design in Korea and his MFA in industrial design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Design like a Chef: What we can Learn from Cooking

It’s vital to nurture a creative and curious examination of the world in students at a young age. Targeted to emerging industrial design students, specifically the K-12 educational segment and the wholly uninitiated alike, teaching how to think and design like a chef is a powerful and provocative introductory concept that culminates here as a workshop series.

Amy Kern; Ted Shin, IDSA; and Dan Griner, IDSA, (himself a former chef) of Metropolitan State University of Denver outline interactive activities, games and coursework that stimulate a deeper understanding and appreciation of all of the many methodologies inherent in ID best practices.