METU ID in Design Week 2019

Design Week Turkey is the most extensive design event in Turkey. This year, our department will be there with the department exhibition. Apart from the exhibition, there will be talks and panels with the people form our department. In the main stage, on November 14, one of our part-time instructors, [...]


Workshop: Talking Things

Design Fiction Works research group is conducting a new workshop. What if the things you use could talk and tell their stories? Would you mind lending an ear to them? In this workshop, we will be using sensor data to talk with objects.   Workshop will take place in the [...]


Workshop: Organic Design

Design Fiction Works research group is conducting a new workshop! What will happen when organic tissue is material for product designers? In this workshop, we will be using design fiction to think about unfamiliar futures, by generating science-fiction artifacts. On October 5, in METU ID. Learn more and apply through [...]


Fifty/Forty Years of Industrial Design Education at METU

The year 2019 is the anniversary of two important developments in the industrial design education history of Turkey; in this year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first industrial design course in our country and the 40th anniversary of the foundation of our department. The celebration events started with [...]


DRS Learn X Design 2019 was hosted by METU Industrial Design Department

The fifth annual DRS Pedagogy SIG Learn X Design conference, Insider Knowledge, was held between July 9-12 at Middle East Technical University. The conference hosted 150 delegates from 81 institutions in 31 countries, highlighting the continued interest in design education research around the world. In all, 87 papers and 6 workshops [...]


24. ETAK Meeting was hosted by our department

Our department hosted the 24th meeting of Industrial Design Departments Academic Council (ETAK) as it celebrates its 50th and 40th anniversaries. 40 delegates from 24 institutions joined around the theme: “institutional improvement”. Delegates discussed quality assurance and accreditation issues and at the end of the meeting, the student delegation [...]


Beholding Coexistence: A workshop by Prof. Jasjit Singh

Apply Now Beholding Coexistence:  - a workshop in exploring its visual essence and understanding the intangible interdependence   Coexistence as the word suggests is a result of a combination of at least two or several distinct as well as similar elements, which can be arranged in physical, [...]