METU Department of Industrial Design showcased two graduation projects at Global Grad Show which is the largest ever student gathering, representing 92 of the world’s best design schools, from 43 countries on 6 continents that took place at Dubai Design Week, between 14-18 November 2017. The projects were grouped under the headings of empower, connect and sustain. Mert Yıldız’s Fellow: a medical product that tracks the fever of children was exhibited under the theme of “connect" and Damla Özekici’s Epilink: An adrenaline injector that anyone can use as exhibited under the theme of “empower”. For more information: http://www.globalgradshow.com
Middle East Technical University, Department of Industrial Design conducted an exhibition called "Scenarios for Future Needs of Industry". This exhibition presents a series of university-industry collaboration projects carried out in the final year design studio in mainly 2017, with their scenarios of use. Design Week Turkey, embarking on its journey to bring design and all industries together, brings forward the theme of “Potentials of Design” in its second year. Design Week Turkey, which is an essential platform to raise awareness of the power of design, to create a design culture and to emphasize on the potential of the contributions both to our economy and our civilization by introducing Turkish Designers globally and providing competitive advantage, is organized this year at Lütfi Kırdar International Convention & Exhibition Center between November 8th and 12th, 2017 with a comprehensive program again by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy and Turkey Exporters Assembly.
The second Global Grad Show was organised within the Dubai Design Week `16 between 24-29 October 2016, at the United Arab Emirates, Dubai. 50 universities from 30 countries took part in the exhibition that was held in the Dubai Design District. In this exhibition, 145 graduation projects were exhibited; the 145 project owners were hosted for the event, as well as 50 professors from the affiliated universities. During the week, the Creativity Forum and GGS Talks were organised, in which a series of talks, seminars and workshops took place. METU Department of Industrial Design was also represented at the Global Grad Show. Our 2014 graduate Ahsen Gülsen was invited to exhibit her graduation project DUO, carried out in collaboration with Futerodesign. DUO is an inclusive EFT POS device offering users multisensory feedback with improved security and privacy. Our department member of staff Naz A.G.Z. Börekçi also participated in the event, and was among the 14 speakers of the “What Design Should Do?” forum that took place on the 26th of October, Wednesday. More information on the Global Grad Show 2016 and Ahsen Gülsen`s DUO project, the following website can be visited: http://www.globalgradshow.com/projects/duo/
Our department participated in Design Week Turkey 2016 exhibition with a selection of Graduation Projects developed by: Abdulkadir Uruç Ayşegül Kaya Belfuğ Şener Birnur Şahin Cansu Bezmez Damla Özekici Gülnihal Karaca Kemal Kutay Demirpolat Merve Candemir Öznur Başaran Sayit Alişan Zeynep İrem Şişmantürk
METU organized "Bilimin Ev Halleri / Science at Home" event on September 30th, 2016, as a part of Science and Fun Day, which is held on every last Friday of September in 250 cities in Europe. Our department participated in the event with a selection of Graduation Projects developed by Ayşegül Kaya, Belfuğ Şener, Ekin Köker, Fulden Dehneli, Gözde Elbeyli, Kiraz Sema Turhan, Merve Candemir and Öznur Başaran.
METU Department of Industrial Design Graduation Projects Exhibition will be held at METU Culture and Congress Centre, June 7th - 10th, 2016. This year, the exhibition also included projects from variety of courses for three themed exhibitions. We would like to see you all at our exhibition and opening cocktail party at 18.00, 7th of June 2016. Advisor Organizations and People Arçelik, Arlight, Arnica/Senur, Aselsan SST, Atagür, Bama Teknoloji, Erkunt Traktör, Futerodesign, General Soft, Studio HDD, ISUZU, Karel, Medec, Muca Studio, Offi, Öztiryakiler, Kırkpabuç/Perre Grup, Roketsan, Tandem, UTRLab, Vestel Beyaz, Vestel Elektronik
A selection of this year`s graduate projects will be exhibited between December 3rd and 5th, 2015, at "Istanbul Congress Center" as a part of Turkey Innovation Week. Projects exhibited: Evo-core by Akın Köse - Reusable electronic biopsy device and supportive accessories for easier operations. VeiNeo by Esra Uzel - Portable vein reader for the sclerotheraphy treatment of varicose veins by providing one-handed operation Securemax by Oğuzhan Topçuoğlu - Knowledge transformation and security control system for coal miners VitaLink by Gizem Öncü - Wearable device for coal miners to communicate in cases of emergency Zest by Ahou Naghshafkan - Modular cooking unit that unites the acts of cooking and eating, and turns them into a social activity Bloom by Yara Al Husaini - Smart system that tracks infants` nutritional routine, while supporting the parents` feeding process Sprout by Sezgi Kaya - Indoor hydroponic plant cultivator with assistive features that allow users to grow organic food TransSlide by Taha Celal Yıldırım - Stretcher that eases the process of loteral transfer for both patient and caregiver
A selection of this year`s graduate projects will be exhibited between December 04th and 6th 2014, at "Istanbul Congress Center" as a part of Turkey Innovation Week. Projects exhibited: MyPal - Assistive device set for elderly people supporting wellbeing and independent living DUO - Inclusive EFT POS device offering users multisensory feedback with improved security and privacy Vatoz - Solar powered electro mechanic search & rescue vehicle enabling quick intervention for lifeguards Link - Wearable personal panic button with GPS tracker to be used in emergency situations Sensemate - Assistive domestic product set that helps deaf and hard of hearing people to sense sounds Cocoon - Convertible furniture that sustains the relationship between the child and the product by responding to changing needs and activities of children from new-born to school-age Saprofit - Cart for collecting recyclable materials from waste bins in urban areas
This year`s theme in 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial is "Future is not what it used to be". Three results of Masters` Studio project, namely "Where Goes the Daily?", will be exhibited as a part of biennial`s academic programme, at Kadir Has University Cibali Campus, until December 15th, 2014. The project was developed under three themes: eating, socializing and documenting.
A selection of this year`s graduate projects will be exhibited between October 21st and 22nd, 2014, at "MEB Şura Salonu" as a part of Ankara Innovation Week. In "Academy-Industry Meeting" themed panel, our head of department Prof. Dr. Gülay Hasdoğan will talk about the motivation and gains behind the graduation projects conducted with industry partners. The program can be found via the following link: http://turkiyeinovasyonhaftasi.com/tr/ankara-2014-etkinlik-programi.html Projects exhibited: Özümcan Demir: "Mypal": Assistive device set for elderly people supporting wellbeing and independent living. Advisor firm: Tandem Duygu Güroğlu: "Vatoz": Solar powered electro mechanic search & rescue vehicle enabling quick intervention for lifeguards. Advisor firm: Aselsan Tolga Tuncer: “Sensemate”, Assistive domestic product set that helps deaf and hard of hearing people to sense sounds. Danışman firma: Karel Ayşegül Uzunyol: "Link": Wearable personal panic button with GPS tracker to be used in emergency situations. Advisor firm: Futerodesign