Announcement

Call for Tracks: DRS LEARN X DESIGN 2019

2018-05-03T09:29:18+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Announcement|

Call for Tracks DRS LEARN X DESIGN 2019 Fifth International Conference for Design Education Researchers 9-12 July 2019, METU, Ankara We are happy to announce that Middle East Technical University Department of Industrial Design is hosting the DRS Learn X Design 2019: Fifth International Conference for Design Education Researchers between 9-12 July 2019. This conference series is an event of the DRS Special Interest Group in Design Pedagogy (https://www.designresearchsociety.org/cpages/design-pedagogy-sig). The conference theme is “Insider Knowledge” and we hope to explore the following topics. Learning spaces Learning cultures Emerging skills and mind sets We have launched our website and announced a call for tracks. The deadline for track proposals is the 31st of May. We would be very happy if you would consider participation. You may find detailed information on the topics and submission requirements at http://drslxd19.id.metu.edu.tr/calls/ We would like to reach out to the design education community and relevant stakeholders. We would kindly like to ask you to forward our e-mail to friends and colleagues who you believe would be interested in participation. We also have social media accounts. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (drslxd2019). Looking forward to hearing from you. Warmest regards from Ankara, DRS LEARN [...]

METU ID is the 5th Best Design School in Red Dot Design Ranking for Design Concept

2017-11-15T10:20:54+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Announcement, Award|

METU ID is once again the 5th best design school in the Europe & Americas section of the Red Dot Design Ranking for Design Concept 2017. This year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept received 4,724 entries from 58 countries. 20 international design experts from the Red Dot jury panel selected 345 design concepts to be honored. Since its inception in 2005, the Red Dot Award: Design Concept has grown to be the largest and most recognized professional design competition for design concept and prototypes worldwide. This year, the ranking of top 15 institutions included 5 schools from the USA, 3 from the UK, and one from Germany, France, Sweden, Canada, Norway and Turkey. Winners of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 were announced and presented during the awarding ceremony in Singapore, in the newly opened Red Dot Design Museum overlooking the waterfront at the Marina Bay. The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2017, the winners’ exhibition at the museum as well as the online exhibition on the Red Dot Award: Design Concept website were also revealed upon the announcement of the highest accolade for the award, the Red Dot: Luminary. We sincerely congratulate all our students for this success.

Shortlist for Research Assistant Position (Post Nr. 1012785)

2017-08-26T12:08:04+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Announcement|

For One (1) Research Assistant Position, Post Nr. 1012785, Post Date: December 5th, 2016 Department: METU Department of Industrial Design You can find the shortlist of applicants expected for the entrance exam below: Azra Tuğçe SÜNGÜ Gizem ÇELEBİ Sezgi KAYA Ezgi ÇAKIR Ceylan SİTEMBÖLÜKBAŞI İrem DİLEK Ayça BÜYÜKÇINAR Aysel KARDELEN Ezgi TORUN Aybeniz GÖKMEN All the listed applicants are expected to attend the entrance exam in Small Meeting Room, Faculty of Architecture, METU, on December 27th, 2016, between 9:30 – 11:30

UTAK 2014 Proceedings Book is out

2017-09-28T14:49:40+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Announcement|

The proceedings of Ulusal Tasarım Araştırmaları Konferansı (National Design Research Conference) organised in our Department on 10-12 September 2014 is available in print by Publications of METU Faculty of Architecture. A digital copy of the book, titled UTAK 2014 Bildiri Kitabı: Eğitim, Araştırma, Meslek ve Sosyal Sorumluluk, edited by Assist. Prof. Dr. Pınar Kaygan and Assist. Prof. Dr. Harun Kaygan, can be downloaded here.

Workshops in UTAK 2014 are announced

2017-09-28T15:19:31+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Announcement|

There will be 3 workshops in the National Design Research Conference, UTAK 2014, Turkey. The workshops will be conducted by experienced design educators and designers between September 10-12, 2014, in METU Faculty of Architecture, Ankara. The workshops will be held in Turkish, you can find the Turkish announcement below:   ODTÜ Endüstri Ürünleri Tasarımı Bölümü olarak 10-12 Eylül 2014 tarihlerinde Ankara`da gerçekleştireceğimiz Ulusal Tasarım Araştırmaları Konferansı 2014 kapsamında deneyimli eğitimci ve tasarımcılar tarafından 3 adet çalıştay düzenlenecektir. Çalıştaylar hakkında bilgileri aşağıda bulabilirsiniz. Çalıştaylarda yer almak için katılımcıların konferansa kayıt yaptırmaları gerekmektedir. Konferansa kayıt için gerekli bilgiye ve kayıt formuna http://utak.id.metu.edu.tr/kayit/ adresinden ulaşabilirsiniz. Ankara dışından gelecek katılımcılar konaklama konusunda yine aynı adresten bilgi alabilirler. Sorularınızı utak@metu.edu.tr adresinden bize iletebilirsiniz.   Marka Kimliği – Tasarım İlişkisi ve Analizi Çalıştayı Düzenleyen: Cengizhan Bilgin, Aslı Yorulmazel, Görkem Erdoğan, Sadık Gelirli; Anadolu Isuzu Ar-Ge Merkezi, Endüstriyel Tasarım Ekibi Süre: İki çalıştay günü (10-11 Eylül) Katılımcı profili: İlgili tüm bölümlerden lisans ve yüksek lisans öğrencileri Çalıştay, katılımcıları görsel marka algısı analiz yöntemleri konusunda bilgilendirmeyi ve marka-tasarım ilişkisi konusunda otomotiv alanında bir uygulama gerçekleştirmeyi amaçlamaktadır. Bu amaçla çeşitli otomotiv markaları hem ürünleri hem de marka kimliği bazında analiz edilecek ve bulgular infografik olarak ortaya koyulacaktır. Marka değeri, marka imajı, markanın ürünlerinin sergilediği karakterler, [...]

“Sahi, İnovasyon Neden Bize Bu Kadar Uzak?” – a New Book by Dr. Hakan Gürsu

2017-09-28T14:50:48+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Announcement|

We love to demand everything without facilitating the foundation for technology, without being acquainted with its patience and human resources, without paying its price. We, as a society, are not even aware of the price we pay by ignoring the fact that creative ideas are a form of human intelligence. We are simply resisting against the notion of valuing "our people and culture", which is crucial to raise qualified human resource to achieve innovation. This book is the first in bringing together the notion of innovation in line with R&D and Design, and the facts of Turkey. By facing these realities, this book demonstrates the solution is not hard to achieve, if we put enough patience, belief and trust in our people. The writer, Dr. Hakan Gürsu, has 30+ years of experience in teaching at METU Department of Industrial Design, and has won 91 international design awards over the last 7 years along with Designnobis, the Design/Innovation office he founded. Apart from thousands of students he educated, the work he has done as an extraordinary illustrator, thinker, designer and idea-generator, caught the attention of the world. He has given more than 200 seminars on innovation, design, R&D and [...]

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