Un Jeong Ko
Un Jeong is a Senior Service Designer and Project Lead at Innovation Unit with a particular interest in how design can drive complex social change that improves people’s health and well-being. Un Jeong spends her time understanding the needs and aspirations of people. She generates ideas through ethnographic research and the co-design process and helps build design capabilities within Innovation Unit and our partner organisations.
Un Jeong currently leads on work in Lambeth as part of Innovation Unit’s Healthy High Streets project, transforming the way local businesses make food choices, making it easier for children and young people to eat healthily. She is also supporting a prototype for the pre-retirement service, Make a Change, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Un Jeong recently worked with Care City in Barking and Dagenham to apply service design thinking in the implementation of digital innovations across health and social care.
Prior to joining Innovation Unit, Un Jeong worked as a designer and director in both the commercial and social enterprise sectors. Un Jeong holds a Master’s in Design: Critical Practice from Goldsmiths, University of London. For her final project she designed a series of decision tool-kits during the London Design Festival, with the aim of giving reflection to others to think about their decisions in different forms through everyday life.
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The power of interdependence
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Healthy High Streets
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