Boyeun Lee


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Boyeun Lee completed her PhD in Design at Lancaster University in 2022. Her PhD research is about the New Product Development Process and Value Creation for the Internet of Things which was a part of the EPSRC Research Hub PETRAS and supported by the studentship from Lancaster University and the RADMA doctoral studies award from the R&D Management Association. Boyeun’s research focuses on data-driven design, design with AI, and design intervention in the value creation of emerging technologies.

Before joining us, she was a post-doctoral research associate at Lancaster University for over two years. During this period, she scrutinises the IoT NPD process and the challenges and opportunities arising from applications of new technologies, such as AI, Big data, and IoT. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a service design researcher for four years in South Korea, through which she gained a wide range of public and commercial experience across sectors and projects, such as policy for service design, design audit, and user experience research.
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Speed C, Lee BY, Hands D (eds)(2019). The Little Book of CREATING VALUE through DESIGN in the IoT. Lancaster University, Imagination Lancaster

Journal articles

Lee B, Cooper R, Hands D, Coulton P (2022). Continuous cycles of data-enabled design: reimagining the IoT development process. AI EDAM-ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN ANALYSIS AND MANUFACTURING, 36 Author URL. DOI.
Lee B, Hands D, Cooper R, Coulton P (2022). Emergent NPD process and development risks for IoT: an exploratory case study in agri-tech. International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 16(2), 183-183. DOI.


Lee B, Cooper R, Hands D, Coulton P (2021). Exploring design implications for IoT products and services through comprehensive case studies. 28th IPDMC: Innovation and Product Development Management Conference. Virtual Conference. 6th - 8th Jun 2021
Lee B, Cooper R, Hands D, Coulton P (2020). Designing for the Internet of Things: a critical interrogation of IoT processes and principles. Design Research Society Conference 2020. DOI.
Lee BY, Cooper R, Hands D, Coulton P (2019). Design Drivers: a critical enabler to mediate value over the NPD process within Internet of Things. 4D Conference: Designing Development Developing Design. Osaka. 21st - 23rd Oct 2019
Park J, Kim B, Lee B, Hands D, Rider TR (2019). Interdisciplinarity of Ph.D. students across the Atlantic. A Case of Interdisciplinary Research Team Building at the Student Level. Author URL. DOI.
Boyeun Lee, Cooper R, Hands D, Coulton P (2019). Value creation for IoT: challenges and opportunities within the design and development process. Living in the Internet of Things (IoT 2019). DOI.
Lee B, Cooper R, Hands D (2018). Are Traditional NPD Processes Relevant to IoT Product and Service Development Activities? a Critical Examination. Design Research Society Conference 2018. DOI.
Boyeun Lee, Cooper R, Hands D, Coulton P (2018). [Re]-imagining vision and values: design as a driver for value creation in the Internet of Things. Living in the Internet of Things: Cybersecurity of the IoT - 2018. DOI.
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