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Dr Jo Kuys

Course Director of Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)


Dr Jo Kuys is a Course Director of Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours). As a Senior Lecturer, she teaches into Industrial Design and Product Design Engineering in School of Design and Architecture at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. She is a Theme Leader of Future Mobility for Human in Smart Cities Research Institute. She has a PhD from Swinburne University and Master Degree from Monash University, a Bachelor Degree in Arts and Design majoring in Transportation Design from Hongik University in South Korea and a Bachelor Degree in Science from AI in Fort Lauderdale, USA. She worked as an Automotive Designer at Hyundai/Kia Motors in South Korea and Holden GM in Australia before joining Swinburne University in 2010.

Research interests

Intelligent Transport Systems; Human Centred Design; Industrial Design

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Interaction And Experience Design - 330310
  • Other Built Environment And Design - 339900
  • Design Practice And Methods - 330306
  • Design Management - 330305

Teaching areas

Industrial Design;Product Design Engineering


Also published as: Kuys, Jo; Kuys, J.; Kuys, Jung-Ok; Kuys, Jung-Ok (Jo)
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Product Development for a Wearable Haptic Safety Device ? Phase 2 *; Acusensus Pty Ltd Fund Scheme
  • 2022: Research and development of Musical Monoliths *; City of Melbourne
  • 2020: Product development for a modular canopy (Stages 5) *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • 2020: Smart Furniture Design and Manufacturing *; Malaysia Automotive Institute - International Grant
  • 2019: Product Development for a Modular Canopy - ICG001094 *; Innovation Connections
  • 2018: Research and development for a new toy linked to Sam and Partners Doh-dough product *; Sam & Partners Ltd
  • 2018: Research and development into an innovative coat hanger design and new closet storage solutions. *; Mainetti (HK)
  • 2018: Research and development into collaborative indoor/outdoor furniture *; Foshan Lianrun Furniture
  • 2018: Research and development into creative furniture designs/systems for nano-apartments *; S&C Furniture Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Research and development used to expand upon Star current industrial container (product no. 1806-07) *; Star Industrial
  • 2014: Integrated Human-Centred Design approach in developing the modular EV Bus driveline system for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2020 (Student Agreement Postgrad for Jung-Ok (Jo) Kuys) *; AutoCRC

* Chief Investigator

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