Scott Shim

Professor, Industrial Design; Department Chair

Scott Shim


Scott Shim is Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Notre Dame. Previously, he was the Industrial Design program coordinator at The Ohio State University (2009~2016) and a faculty member of Industrial Design at Purdue University (2003~2009). Professor Shim has actively pursued a variety of research topics through the overarching mindset of ‘Contextual Application of Design Thinking’- it encourages him to tackle unconventional wicked problems that connect humans to culture, society, and technology. Professor Shim is also fully invested in interdisciplinary collaborations and opportunities to search for collective approaches in identifying innovations and responsive solutions. 

His design work is recognized internationally with many of his projects appearing in a number of global publications, including the cover of TIME Magazine. Professor Shim’s professional experience includes more than 10 years in product development, during which time he obtained more than 30 design patents and multiple design awards. He spent a majority of his professional career at Daewoo Electronics Design Center where he managed various consumer products. Professor Shim continues to be active in design practice and consulting for both domestic and international clients.

Professor Shim is currently serving as the Vice President of Education on the Board of Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).


B.F.A., University of Illinois- Chicago, 1995
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1997


Office Address
237 West Lake Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Mailing Address
306 Riley Hall of Art
Notre Dame, IN 46556

ph: 574.631.6836