Hyunwook Hwangbo



CooperCooper Rachel Cooper Design Management, Design Policy, Design Thinking, Urban Design, Urban Sustainability, Socially Responsible Design, Design Against Crime, Design & Manufacture
MurphyMurphy Emma Murphy Design Management, Research Methodology & Methods, Branding (Organisational, Place and Services), Design Thinking, Design Procurement, Briefing Process, Design and Business.
Past Student
PhD Candidate, January 1970 to January 1970
Examining Design Management in the Era of Digitalization from Eastern and Western Perspectives

He completed his PhD in imagination@lancaster in 2016 with the thesis entitled ‘Examining design management in the era of digitalization from eastern and western perspectives’

His main research interests during his PhD were in the management of design, innovation, research & development and product design with regards to new product development, organizational cultures for creating new product, and national cultures influencing the organizational cultures. The doctoral research thus aimed at identifying how approaches to product design differ nationally by examination of organizational culture through comparative studies between Eastern organizations and Western. It finds that there are ‘relatively’ different approaches to managing design and organisational vocbularies used in design process for new digital product development in West and East, caused by their organisational cultures. 

Based on foundation of my PhD research, his research interests are extended into the studies about digital innovation, digital disruption, the impact of digitalisation on organisations and organisational approaches to creating evolutionary artefacts represented by digital product design.