Associate Professor & Director
Office: HA103C
Extension: 58457

Design Informatics Lab

transArt NCTU

Blog: Prototyping Ideas

June-Hao Hou is the Associate Professor and Director at the Graduate Institute of Architecture, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU, formerly NCTU), Taiwan. He received Doctor of Design (2006) and Master of Design Studies (1999) from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Dr. Hou pursued undergraduate study in the Department of Applied Mathematics (1988-1992) and received Master of Arts in Visual Communication (1996) at the Institute of Applied Arts, both from NCTU. He also developed professions in digital design media, computational design, and innovative IT applications in design and education. He was the technology advisor for the award-winning Orchid House Project by NCTU Team Unicode in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. He is currently one of the leading directors of a national Cultivating and Educational Project for Smart Living, a consultant for Smart City task force of Taipei and Hsinchu City, Taiwan. Dr. Hou is one of the faculty members of transArt NCTU, an avant-garde experimental art group, and a research faculty at the Transdisciplinary Design Innovation Studio (TDIS), NCTU.


  • Doctor of Design (DDes), Harvard University, USA (2006.11)
  • Master of Design Studies (MDesS), Harvard University, USA (1999.6)
    Area of Study: Digital Media and Production Environment
  • Master of Arts, Institute of Applied Arts, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan (1996.6)
  • Undergraduate studies in Applied Mathematics, NCTU, Taiwan (1988-1992)

Academic Experience

  • Director, Future Space and Design Informatics Lab, NCTU (2018~)
  • Tutor, Arete Experimental Program, NCTU (2018~)
  • Director, Graduate Institute of Architecture, NCTU (2017.8~)
  • Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Architecture, NCTU (2014.8~)
  • Chief Innovation Officer, Transdisciplinary Design & Innovation Shop, NCTU (2014.6~)
  • Creative Director, Eco-City, NCTU (2008.7~)
  • Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Architecture, NCTU (2007.2~2014.7)
  • Lecturer, Graduate Institute of Architecture, NCTU (2003.8~2007.1)
  • Visiting Faculty, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (2002)
  • Teaching Fellow, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (2000~2001)
  • Technology Specialist, Center for Design Informatics (CDI), Harvard University (2000~2003)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate Institute of Applied Arts, NCTU (1996~1998)
  • Instructor in TDI/Wavefront Training Course, Computer Center, NCTU (1991)
  • Teaching Assistant, Applied Arts Center, NCTU (1991~1992)
  • Teaching Assistant, Workshops in the Computer Music Conference, NCTU (1990~1991)

Professional Experience

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Association of Humanitarian Architecture, Taiwan (2016-2020)
  • Board of Directors, Taiwan Arts & Technology Association (2016-2020)
  • Senior Specialist in Product Management, CEMAX Technology Corp., Taipei (1998)
  • Consultant, Media Land Animation Corp., Taipei (1997)
  • Freelance Web/Graphic Designer and Consultant (1996~1997)
    Clients: Taipei City Government, China Trust Commercial Bank, Institute of Information Industry, Taiwan.
  • Consultant for Web Service, Philharmonic Radio Taipei, Taipei (1996~1997)
  • Visual Designer, Scientific Visualization Laboratory, National Center for High-Performance Computing, Hsinchu, Taiwan (1995~1996)
  • Corporal, Squad Leader and Training Officer, Army Training Center at Taichung, Taiwan (1992~1994)