Prof. Dr

Bahar Şener-Pedgley

Mail bsener@metu.edu.tr

Phone 903-122-102239

Room 55

https://metu.academia.edu/BaharŞenerPedgley

My research activities concentrate on three main areas:

DESIGN FOR RICH PRODUCT EXPERIENCES

This area of research focuses on ways of using people’s senses to deliver richer product experiences. Examples include designing products that are more engaging, enjoyable, meaningful, memorable, etc. Multisensorial interaction is an important part of this research area, implying designing for touch, sound and other senses alongside visual appearance. Contemporary CAD modelling and 3D printing technologies facilitate the creation of highly complex product geometries and surfaces that can contribute to enriching the user experience.

DIGITALIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PROCESSES

This area of research focuses on ways of using people’s senses to deliver richer product experiences. Examples include designing products that are more engaging, enjoyable, meaningful, memorable, etc. Multisensorial interaction is an important part of this research area, implying designing for touch, sound and other senses alongside visual appearance. Contemporary CAD modelling and 3D printing technologies facilitate the creation of highly complex product geometries and surfaces that can contribute to enriching the user experience.

DESIGN FOR WELLBEING

Increases in the world’s aging population, alongside problems of obesity sedentary lifestyles, and stress are placing great demands on healthcare systems. In parallel to this, there is a growing interest in exploring the potential of technologies to promote and realize wellbeing. Nowadays, many people use smart devices and apps for monitoring their body and taking control of their nutrition and fitness. My research in this area is looking at the opportunities for new and emerging technologies to enhance people’s wellbeing.

 

Degrees

PhD Industrial Design – Loughborough University, UK
“Enhancing the Form Creation Capabilities of Digital Industrial Design Tools”
MA Graphic Design – Hacettepe University, TR
BID Industrial Design – Middle East Technical University, TR

Educational Practice

‘Design for Interaction’ Joint M.S. Programme with the Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) – (Graduate MS programme development jointly with N.Börekçi, C.Ünlü)

[Courses run soley or as a team member after 2005 @ METU]:

Graduate Courses 
ID719 Dimensions of Design for Emotion (Course development jointly with C.Erbug)
ID535 Design for Interactions (Course development jointly with O.Pedgley)
ID501 Advanced Project Development in Industrial Design
ID421 Design Research in Action
MSc Industrial Design (thesis supervision)
PhD Industrial Design (thesis supervision)

Undergraduate Courses 
ID301 Industrial Design III
ID401 Industrial Design V
ID402 Graduation Project
ID495 Portfolio Presentation

Publications

INTERNATIONAL REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES        

  • SENER, B. & SEN, G. “Transitioning from Physical to Digital Sketchbooks for Industrial Design Education”, Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal – Annual Review, 8, 31-42 (2015).
  • SENER, B. “Investigating the Feasibility of Digitally Created Industrial Design Sketchbooks”, METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 31(1), 139-156 (2014).
  • KARAHANOGLU, A. & SENER, B. “Consumers’ Emotional Responses to Brands and Branded Products”, Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal, 3(1), 323-340 (2009).
  • SENER, B. “The Plenitude: Creativity, Innovation and Making Stuff by Rich Gold (Book Review)”, METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 25(2), 188-192 (2008).
  • SENER, B. & KURTGÖZÜ, A. “Emotion-Driven Design”, METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 25(1), 127-134 (2008). SENER, B. & WORMALD, P. “User Evaluation of HCI Concepts for Defining Product Form”, Design Studies, 29(1), 12-29 (2008).
  • SENER, B. “In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World by John Thackara (Book Review)”, The Design Journal, 11(1), 81-84 (2008).
  • SENER, B. “Rethinking Digital Industrial Design: a Mandate for Virtual Workshops and Intelligent Environments”, Digital Creativity, 18(4), 193-206 (2007).
  • SENER, B. & VAN ROMPUY, T. “’In Touch’ with Consumers: FreeForm® as a Co-design Tool for Real-Time Concept Modification”, The Design Journal, 8(1), 14-28 (2005).
  • EVANS, M., WALLACE, D., CHESHIRE, D. & SENER, B. “An Evaluation of Haptic Feedback Modelling During Industrial Design Practice”, Design Studies, 26(5), 487-508 (2005).
  • CAMPBELL, I., HAGUE, R., SENER, B. & WORMALD, P. “The Potential for the Bespoke Industrial Designer”, The Design Journal, 6(3), 24-34 (2004).
  • DEMIRBILEK, O. & SENER, B. “Product Design, Semantics and Emotional Response”. Ergonomics, 46(13), 1346-1360 (2003).

INTERNATIONAL BOOK CHAPTERS

  • PEDGLEY, O. & SENER, B. “Resistant Materials in Technology Education”, Handbook of Technology Education, in de Vries, Marc J. (Der.), (25) 319-336, Springer, (2017). [ISBN 978-3-319-44686-8]
  • ILHAN, A.E. SENER, B. & HACIHABIBOGLU, H. “Creating Awareness of Sleep-Wake Hours by Gamification”, Persuasive Technology 2016: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Chapter 11, Meschtscherjakov, A., De Ruyter, B., Fuchsberger, V., Murer, M. & Tscheligi, M. (eds), 9638(11), 122-123, Springer, Salzburg, Austria, (2016). [ISBN 978-3-319-31509-6; Online 978-3-319-31510-2]
  • SENER, B. & PEDGLEY, O. “Novel Multimodal Interaction for Industrial Design”, Advances in Human Computer Interaction, Pavlidis, I. (Der.), Chapter 13, 195-214, In-Tech Education and Publishing, Croatia, October, (2008). [ISBN 978-9537619190]
  • SENER, B. “Dialogue: The Contemporary Printmakings and Ex-Libreses from Turkey”, Pektaş, H. (Ed.), 76, Onur Yeni Baskı, Ankara, (2008). [ISBN 978-9759219536]
  • GULTEKIN, P., SENER, B. & ERBUG, Ç. “Understanding User Expectations of Products in Physical and Virtual Domains”, Developments in Human Factors in in Transportation, Design, and Evaluation, (de) Waard, D., Brookhuis, K.A. & Toffetti, A. (eds), 213-223, Shaker Publishing, Maastricht, The Netherlands, (2006). [ISBN 90-42302976]
  • CAMPBELL, I., SENER, B., PEDGLEY, O. & WORMALD, P. “Conceptual Design Using Haptic FreeForm Modelling”, Layered Technologies (Slojevite Tehnologije). Drstvensek, I. (Ed.), 47-58, University of Maribor Press, Maribor, Slovenia, (2004). [ISBN 86-43506168]
  • DEMIRBILEK, O. & SENER, B. “Emotionally Rich Products: The Influence of Childhood Heroes, Comics and Cartoon Characters”, Design and Emotion: The Experience of Everyday Things, McDonagh, D., Hekkert, P., Erp (van) J. & Gyi, D. (eds), 278-283, Taylor & Francis, London, (2004). [ISBN 978-0415303637]

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • YARDIM-SENER, S., SEN, G., PEDGLEY, O., SENER, B., & MURRAY, G. “Product Experience and Luxury Values”, 10th International Conference on Design & Emotion: ‘Celebration and Contemplation’. 27-30 September, [digital], Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (2016).
  • SENER, B. & PEDGLEY, O. “Designing for Multisensorial Interactive Product Experiences”, EPDE 2015: 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education ‘Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise’, 3-4 September, [digital], Loughborough University, Design School, UK, (2015).
  • TOPAL, B. & SENER, B. “Augmented Reality for Enhanced Student Industrial Design Presentations”, EPDE 2015: 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education ‘Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise’, 3-4 September, [digital], Loughborough University, Design School, UK, (2015).
  • TOPAL, B. & SENER, B. “Appraisal of Augmented Reality Technologies for Supporting Industrial Design Practices”, HCI 2015: 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 2-7 August, [digital], Los Angeles, CA, USA, (2015).
  • SEN, G. & SENER, B. “Towards Improvement of Interaction Aesthetics of Mobile Music Listening Journeys”, ICED 2015 – Design for Life: 20th International Conference on Engineering Design ‘Contended Life’, 21-31 July, [digital], Bovisa Campus – Politecnico di Milano, Italy, (2015).
  • TUNA, N. & SENER, B. “An Investigation of Diet Apps for Enhancing People’s Health and Wellbeing”, ICED 2015 – Design for Life: 20th International Conference on Engineering Design ‘Healthy Life’, 21-31 July, [digital], Bovisa Campus – Politecnico di Milano, Italy, (2015).
  • SENER, B., & PEDGLEY, O. “Nine Ways to Wake Up: Bedside Alarm Clocks Designed by A Meaningful Interaction Learning Approach”. 9th International Conference of Design and Emotion: ‘The Colors of Care’. Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, (2014).
  • COŞKUN, M. & ŞENER, B. “Kullanıcıların Duyusal Ürün Deneyimlerini Değerlendirme Biçimleri Üzerine Bir Araştırma Kurgusu” [A Study on the Evaluation of Users’ Sensory Product Experiences], UTAK 2014 Ulusal Tasarım Araştırmaları Konferansı: Eğitim, Araştırma, Meslek ve Sosyal Sorumluluk (Design Research Conference: Education, Research, Profession and Social Responsibility), 10-12 September 2014, 363-377, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, (2014).
  • HASDOĞAN, G. & ŞENER, B. “Endüstri Destekli Eğitim Projelerinin Arkasındaki Motivasyonlar: ODTÜ Endüstri Ürünleri Tasarımı Bölümü Mezuniyet Projeleri” [Motivations Behind Industrial Support to Education Projects: METU Industrial Design Department Graduation Projects], UTAK 2014 Ulusal Tasarım Araştırmaları Konferansı: Eğitim, Araştırma, Meslek ve Sosyal Sorumluluk (Design Research Conference: Education, Research, Profession and Social Responsibility), 10-12 September 2014, 219-234, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, (2014).
  • SENER, B. & SEN, G. “Transitioning from Physical to Digital Sketchbooks for Industrial Design Education”, 8th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices: ‘Design as Collective Intelligence’, 16-18 January, [digital], UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada, (2014).
  • SENER, B. & PEDGLEY, O. “So, What Comes Next? Constructive Randomness within Products”, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of Design & Emotion: ‘Out of Control’, 10-14 September 2012, University of Central Saint Martins, London, UK, (2012).
  • GURAKAR, E., SENER, B., DIEHL, J.C. & KESKIN, D. “Appreciation of Ecodesign within Turkish Production Industries”, Proceedings of ICOVACS 2008: International Conference on Value Chain Sustainability, 12-14 November 2008, 119-129, İzmir, Turkey, (2008).
  • CILA, N., ERBUG, Ç. & SENER, B. “Users’ Understanding of Fun in Consumer Products”, Bust, P.D. (Der.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2007, 17-19 April 2007, 291-296, Nottingham, UK: Taylor & Francis, (2007).
  • SENER, B., GULTEKIN, P. & ERBUG, Ç. “Comparisons between User Expectations for Products in Physical and Virtual Domains”, Bust, P.D. (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2006, 149-156, Cambridge, UK: Taylor & Francis, (2006).
  • SENER, B. & PEDGLEY, O. “Next-generation digital industrial design tools driven by enactive interfaces”, Proceedings of II. International Enactive Interfaces Conference, 17-19 November, [CD], Genoa, Italy, (2005).
  • SENER, B. “Towards a Sensory-Emotive Domain for Digital Industrial Design Tools”, Proceedings of the Fourth Design & Emotion Conference, 12-14 July, Middle East Technical University, [CD], Ankara, Turkey, (2004).
  • SENER, B. “Towards a Sensory-Emotive Domain for Digital Industrial Design Tools”, Abstracts of the Conference – Design & Emotion, Kurtgözü, A. (Ed.), 12-14 July, Middle East Technical University, 69, Ankara, Turkey, (2004).
  • DEMIRBILEK, O., SENER, B., MARSHALL, N. & JONKER, A. “A Rendezvous with the Cartoon Characters in Consumer Products”, Proceedings of the Fourth Design & Emotion Conference, 12-14 July, Middle East Technical University, [CD] Ankara, Turkey, (2004).
  • DEMIRBILEK, O., SENER, B., MARSHALL, N. & JONKER, A. “A Rendezvous with the Cartoon Characters in Consumer Products”, Abstracts of the Conference – Design & Emotion, Kurtgözü, A. (Ed.), 12-14 July, Middle East Technical University, 20, Ankara, Turkey, (2004).
  • SENER, B., PEDGLEY, O., WORMALD, P. & CAMPBELL, I. “Incorporating the Freeform Haptic Modelling System into New Product Development” Proceedings of the EuroHaptics-2003 International Conference, DeBeer, D. (Ed.), 6-9 July, Trinity College Dublin & Media Lab Europe, 26-39, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, (2003).
  • CAMPBELL, I., HAGUE, R., SENER, B., S. ZHEN & WORMALD, P. “Re-inventing the wheelwright: the emergence of the digital artisan”, Proceedings of RAPDASA 4th Int. Conference on Rapid Product Development, 4-6 November, [CD], Port Elizabeth, South Africa, (2003).
  • SENER, B., WORMALD, P. & CAMPBELL, I. “Evaluating a Haptic Modelling System with Industrial Designers” Proceedings of the EuroHaptics-2002 International Conference, Wall, S.A., Riedel, B., Crossan, A. & McGee, M.R. (eds), 8-10 July, 165-170, Edinburgh, UK, (2002).
  • SENER, B., WORMALD, P. & CAMPBELL, I. “Towards ‘virtual clay’ modelling – challenges and recommendations: A brief summary of the literature” Proceedings of the DESIGN 2002 7th. International Design Conference, Marjanovic, D. (Ed.), 14-17 May, Vol.1, 545-551, Dubrovnik, Croatia, (2002).
  • SENER, B., VERGEEST, J. & AKAR, E. “New generation computer-aided design tools: Two related research projects investigating the future expectations of designers” Proceedings of the DESIGN 2002 7th. International Design Conference, Marjanovic, D. (Ed.), 14-17 May, Vol.1, 539-545, Dubrovnik, Croatia, (2002).
  • DEMIRBILEK, O. & SENER, B. “A design language for products: designing for happiness” Proceedings of the International Conference on Affective Human Factors Design, Helander, M., Khalid, H.M. & Tham, M.P. (eds), 27-29 Haziran, The Oriental, Singapore, 19-24, Asean Academic Press, London, (2001).
  • SENER, B. & WORMALD, P. “The future of computer use in product design” Proceedings of CADE 2001 – Computers in Art & Design Education: Digital Creativity Crossing the Border, Shaw, R. & McKay, John (eds), 9-12 April, Glasgow, 358-363, The Glasgow School of Art Press, UK, (2001).
  • YURDAKUL, I., SENER, B. & ERDINÇ, S., “The evaluation of multimedia products for children”, Proceedings of Türkiye First International Distance Education Symposium, Ministry of Education, Film Radyo Televizyonla Eğitim Başkanlığı MONE-FRTED, 12-15 November, 693-699, Başkent Öğretmenevi, Ankara, Turkey, (1996).
  • YURDAKUL, I., SENER, B. & ERDINÇ, S., “The evaluation of multimedia products for children”, Abstracts of Türkiye First International Distance Education Symposium, Ministry of Education, Film Radyo Televizyonla Eğitim Başkanlığı MONE-FRTED, 12-15 November, 99, Ankara, Turkey, (1996).

PROFESSIONAL (DESIGN SECTOR) MAGAZINE ARTICLES

International

  • PEDGLEY, O. & SENER, B. “Interaction Design: Core Values”, New Design, 67, 32-35 (2009).
  • SENER, B. “Master Class”, New Design, 60, 54-57 (2008).
  • SENER, B. “Feel the Emotion”, New Design, 57, 28-30 (2008).
  • SENER, B. “Objects of emotion: Turkish needlework”. Mason, J. (Ed.), ENGAGE – Designing for Emotion: International Knowledge Base and Network Newsletter, No.16, August (2006).
  • SENER, B. & ERBUG, Ç. “Dimensions of teaching design and emotion”. Mason, J. (Ed.), ENGAGE – Designing for Emotion: International Knowledge Base and Network Newsletter, No.12, April (2006).

National

  • SENER, B. “İş Yaşamı için Genç Fikirlere Endüstri Desteği” [Industry Support to Young Ideas for Business Life]. Ofis + İletişim, İstanbul: Boyut Publishing Group, No.31, 2012/2, 58-62 (2012).
  • SENER, B. “Genç Çözüm Önerileri” [Fresh Solutions]. Banyo + Mutfak, İstanbul: Boyut Publishing Group, No.84, August/September, 52-54 (2012).
  • HASDOĞAN, G. & SENER, B. “Sanayi Destekli Mezuniyet Projelerinde ODTÜ İkinci On Yıla Adım Atarken” [As METU Approaching to Second Decade in Industry Collaborated Projects], Banyo + Mutfak. İstanbul: Boyut Publishing Group, No.259, July/August, 119-121 (2012).
  • SENER, B.  “Düşlerle Gerçekliğin Arayüzü; Tasarım” [Interface between Dreams and Reality: Design], Banyo + Mutfak. İstanbul: Boyut Publishing Group, No.76, April/May, 170-173 (2011).
  • SENER, B.  “Yüzyılın İlk On Yılında Dijital Ürün, Servis ve Teknolojiler” [Digital Product, Service and Technologies in the First Decade of the Century], Arredamento Mimarlık, Tanyeli, U. (Ed.). İstanbul: Boyut Publishing Group, No.242, January, 124-127 (2011).
  • SENER, B. & PEDGLEY, O. “Dijital Ürünler Duyguları İfade Etmeye Aracı Olabilir Mi?” [Can Digital Products be Means to Express Emotions?], Arredamento Mimarlık, Tanyeli, U. (Ed.). İstanbul: Boyut Publishing Group, No.229, November, 40-44 (2009).
  • SENER, B. “Madrid’in Sokak Tabelaları: Küçük Bir Şehir Gezintisi” [Madrid’s Street Signs: A Little City Tour], Arredamento Mimarlık, in Tanyeli, U. (Ed.). İstanbul: Boyut Publishing Group, No.221, February, 34-35 (2009).
  • SENER, B. “ODTÜ Endüstri Ürünleri Tasarımı Bölümü Mezuniyet Projeleri Sergisi” [METU Department of Industrial Design Graduate Projects Exhibition], Arredamento Mimarlık, in Tanyeli, U. (Ed.). İstanbul: Boyut Publishing Group, No.215, July-August, 99-102 (2008).
  • SENER, B. “Rüzgargülleri: Gökyüzünü Renklendiren Tasarımlar” [Weathervanes: Designs Colouring up the Sky], Arredamento Mimarlık, in Tanyeli, U. (Ed.). İstanbul: Boyut Publishing Group, No.100 + 99, February, 122-126 (2007).
  • SENER, B. “Düşsel Çizgilerden Fiziksel Nesnelere” [From Dreamy Lines to Real Objects], TM Tasarım Merkezi Dergisi. Ankara: TM Anadolu Tasarım Merkezi A.Ş, No.8, July-August, 108-110 (2007).
  • SENER, B. “Biyometrik Tanımlama Teknolojileri” [Biometric Identification Technologies], TM Tasarım Merkezi Dergisi. Ankara: TM Anadolu Tasarım Merkezi A.Ş, No.7, June, 136-139 (2007).
  • SENER, B. “ReacTable: Elektronik Müzik Etkileşimli Tasarımla Yeniden Yorumlanırsa” [ReacTable: When Electronic Music is Reinterpreted through Interactive Design], TM Tasarım Merkezi Dergisi. Ankara: TM Anadolu Tasarım Merkezi A.Ş, No.6, May, 98-101 (2007).
  • SENER, B. “Tasarımları Aydınlatan Teknoloji: Işık Yayan Kumaşlar” [Technology Shedding Light on Design: Luminative Textile], TM Tasarım Merkezi Dergisi. Ankara: TM Anadolu Tasarım Merkezi A.Ş, No.5, April, 88-90 (2007).
  • SENER, B. “Teknolojinin Tasarımla Buluştuğu Nokta: Mimiklerle Çizim Yapmak” [When Technology Meets Design: Drawing with Gestures], TM Tasarım Merkezi Dergisi. Ankara: TM Anadolu Tasarım Merkezi A.Ş, No.4, March, 98-100 (2007).
  • SENER, B. “Yeni Nesil Çizim Araçları: Kağıt-Kalemden Elektronik Ortama” [New Generation Drawing Tools: From Pen and Paper to Electronic Medium], TM Tasarım Merkezi Dergisi. Ankara: TM Anadolu Tasarım Merkezi A.Ş, No.3, February, 74-76 (2007).
  • SENER, B. “Bilgisayar Destekli Ürün Geliştirmede Yeni Teknolojiler: Dokunma Hisli Modelleme” [New Technologies in Computer Aided Product Development: Haptic Modelling], TM Tasarım Merkezi Dergisi. Ankara: TM Anadolu Tasarım Merkezi A.Ş, No.2, January, 138-141 (2007).
  • HASDOĞAN, G. & SENER, B. “İyi Tasarım Üzerine” [About Good Design], TM Tasarım Merkezi Dergisi. Ankara: TM Anadolu Tasarım Merkezi A.Ş, No.1, December, 66-70 (2006).
  • SENER, B. “Ürün Tasarımında ‘Estetik-Kullanılabilirlik’ Bir Çekişme Mi?” [‘Aesthetics-Usability’ A Battle in Product Design?], Arredamento Mimarlık, in Tanyeli, U. (Ed.). İstanbul: Boyut Publishing Group, No.100 + 96, November, 106-109 (2006).
  • SENER, B. “Reklam için İnternet, İnternet için Reklam” [Internet for Advertising, Advertising for Internet], Marketing Türkiye, July, No.197, 82 (1999).
  • SENER, B.  “Melez Bir İletişim Kanalı: İnternet” [Hybrid Communication Channel: Internet], MediaCat, July, 40-41 (1999).
  • SENER, B. “Web Sayfa Tasarımı” [Web Page Design], MediaCat, December, 56-57 (1997).

Administrative Duties

Programme Coordinator, International Joint Master of Science Programme of ‘Design Research for Interaction’ (METU & Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands); (1/2008-4/2010)

Head of Department; (4/2007-10/2008)

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