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Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.

Eric Laignel



So-Yeon Yoon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, the director of DUET (Design-User Experience-Technology) Lab, Cornell University. She is a certified interior designer in both the US and South Korea, and practiced in Korea. With her PhD in Information Science with emphasis on Human Computer Interaction and User Experience, her research has been in the interdisciplinary areas of user experience and design in the context of physical environments. She has taught interior design studios for the last 12 years; written over 50 articles and her recent studies include cross cultural emotions in designed environments. Yoon is leading a research team from the Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University on the project, “3C Design: Tool for Designing Connected, Collaborative and Creative Workplaces” awarded by the ASID foundation’s 2014 transform grant.

Read the 2014 Press Release.

The IIDA Educator of the Year Award was created to recognize and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments and commitment to interior design education by a full-time educator. The recipient of this annual award will receive a $10,000 cash award, sponsored by Milliken, and a complimentary 2015 IIDA Membership.

2015 Educator of the Year Application will be available in November.

For general information or any questions concerning the Educator of the Year application process, please contact Ely Alaniz, Director of Continuing Education at IIDA Headquarters or call at 312.379.5142.


2013 Educator of the Year

Amy Campos, IIDA

The 2013 Educator of the Year Award recipient is Amy Campos, IIDA, of the Northern California Chapter.

Read the Press Release.