Inst. D. F. A. Dalsu Özgen Koçyıldırım


Phone: +90 312 210 2242

Room: 41



She received her BFA on Graphic Design from Bilkent University in 2002, her MFA on Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design in 2005 and her DFA on Graphic Design from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2012. She worked as a designer and animator in various projects in Istanbul and between 2006 and 2009 she worked as a research assistant in Kadri Has University. Since 2009, she works as a lecturer in METU Department of Industrial Design, teaching courses such as Basic Design (the first year foundation studio), Visual Narratives in Design, Graphic Design and Portfolio Presentation. For the 2016-2017 academic year, she joined IIT Institute of Design in Chicago as a visiting scholar. Her main research interests are the place and use of visual communication and visual narrative in industrial design.

Research Interests

Basic Design Education, Visual Narratives, Visual Communication, Time-Based Design, Perception of Motion, Animation


PhD: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Graphic Design, Istanbul, 2012

MFA: Parsons School of Design, Design & Technology, New York, 2005

BFA: Bilkent University, Graphic Design, Ankara, 2002

Educational Practice

Basic Design I & II, METU

Visual Narrative in Design, METU

Portfolio Presentation, METU

Graphic Design Studio, KHU

Interactive Multimedia Design, KHU


Özgen Koçyıldırım, D., Coşkun, A., Bakırlıoğlu, Y. (2015).Time-Based Visual Narratives for Design Education: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers (pp.1569-1584). Finland: Aalto University

Özgen Koçyıldırım, D., Ünlü, C.E., (2015). Integrating Light to Foundation Course as a Basic Design Element: Emerging Practices, Inquiry into the Developing. Shanghai: Tongji University Press

Arkün Kocadere, S., Özgen Koçyıldırım, D. (2014). Online Communities for Professional Development of Educators: Art Education 2.0Proceedings of The Anadolu International Symposium on Arts Education (pp.48-53). Eskişehir: Anadolu University

Özgen Koçyıldırım, D., Coşkun, A., Bakırlıoğlu, Y. (2014). Endüstri Ürünleri Tasarımı Eğitiminde Zaman Temelli Görsel Anlatımın Algısal Etkileri: Ulusal Tasarım Araştırmaları Konferansı Bildiri Kitabı (pp.301-312). Ankara: METU Faculty of Architecture

Arkün Kocadere, S., Özgen Koçyıldırım, D. (2014). An Interdisciplinary Student Project on Educational Game Design: The International Conference on Education Proceedings. Szombathely: Savaria University Press

Arkun Kocadere, S., Ozgen, D. (2012) Assessment of Basic Design Course in Terms of Constructivist Learning Theory
Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 51, Pages 115-119

Akar, E., Turhan, S, Ozgen, D., Coskun, A., & Oraklıbel, R.,D. (2012). Online studio in the industrial design education: the implications of kibis as the organizational communication and knowledge management system. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 47, 771-775.

Ozgen D. (2008). Grafik Tasarım Ne İçindir? / What is Graphic Design For?. Twemlow, A. Istanbul: YEM (translation)

Professional Practice

Animator & Illustrator, e-nocta, Istanbul

Animator, Ajans 21, Istanbul

Research Assistant, KHU, Istanbul

Art Director, i-dsgn, Ankara

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23/11/2022 - 01:04