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Daniel Shin

Hyunjae Daniel Shin

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment


Dr Daniel Shin is a Senior Lecturer in Product Design. He leads and contributes to various modules across the Product and Furniture Design courses at NTU. He plays active role in developing a subject wide approach to future developments in Design Thinking and approaches to design research within the Product Design department.

He leads research sub-group Design for Healthier Urban Living. Our focus is on exploring the role of design in bringing a behavioural change that contributes to healthier urban living.

Daniel actively undertakes additional roles within the school such as School Sustainability Coordinator, Course Validation Liaison, Chair of Pedagogic Research and Scholarship Working Group, College Internationalisation and  various other committees.

Career overview

Dr Daniel Shin is designer, researcher, and an educator. He has extensive experience of working in various different countries such as U.S.A, Vietnam and South Korea, and diverse field of design professions such as web design, package design, interior/furniture design, and NPD. His previous design practices involved in a number of industry projects and making design-led artefact in the context of behavioural change research.

Prior to joining NTU,Daniel was a lecturer in Industrial Design at Loughborough Design School. Daniel received a PhD in Sustainable Product Design, exploring the role of design in bringing a behavioural change around domestic energy consumption.

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Research areas

Dr Shin’s research focuses on the role of design in changing people’s behaviour towards sustainability. Future research works will focus on advancing the knowledge in the field of Design for Sustainable Behaviour - using design-led interventions to promote sustainability within domestic energy use and to promote health & well-being. His expertise in PhD topics are:

Sustainable Product Design - Human-powered products, measuring LCA, Design for low carbon footprint, Service Design

Design for Sustainable Behaviour - Health, Obesity, Energy Consumption, Recycling

Design Education - Next generation of UCD, Radical Innovation, Crowd Research

External activity

Invited Speaker for Gwangju International Design Biennale 2019 – Title of Talk: Design for Sustainable Behavior: challenges and perception

Reviewer of:

International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education Conference

International Conference for Design Education Researchers: Learn X Design

International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures 2019 (NTU)

International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education

International Journal of Product Development

Journal of Design Research


SHIN, H.D. and BULL, R., 2019. Three dimensions of design for sustainable behaviour. Sustainability, 11 (17): 4610. ISSN 2071-1050

SHIN, H.D., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and CASAMAYOR, J.L., 2017. Using human-powered products for sustainability and health: benefits, challenges, and opportunities. Journal of Cleaner Production, 168, pp. 575-583. ISSN 0959-6526

SHIN, H.D. and BHAMRA, T., 2016. Design for sustainable behaviour: a case study of using human-power as an everyday energy source. Journal of Design Research, 14 (3), pp. 280-299. ISSN 1748-3050

JOHNSON, P., SHIN, H. and HARMER, L., 2011. Defining and describing human-powered products: exploring diverse applications of future technology. Key Engineering Materials, 486, pp. 187-192. ISSN 1013-9826

AL-HABAIBEH, A. and SHIN, H.D., 2017. Cycling to watch TV ... and other clever ways to beat obesity from the comfort of your own home. The Conversation.

SHIN, H.D., 2015. Five ways we can harness the original renewable energy source - human power. The Conversation.

NWANKWO, F., SHIN, H.D., AL-HABAIBEH, A. and MASSOUD, H., 2019. Evaluation of children’s screen viewing time and parental role in household context. Global Pediatric Health, 6. ISSN 2333-794X

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Press expertise

  • Design for Sustainable Behaviour
  • Design for Healthier Urban Living
  • Product design
  • Sustainable Product Design
  • Human-powered products