Res. Assist.

Başak Topal

Mail basak.topal@metu.edu.tr

Phone 

Room 327

Research Interests

Design for interaction, augmented reality, virtual reality, user experience

Degrees

PhD. (Industrial Design), Middle East Technical University, ongoing

MSc. (Industrial Design), Middle East Technical University, 2015

Erasmus Exchange Student – Delft Technical University, Department of Industrial Design Engineering, Design for Interaction Master Programme, 2014

BID. (Industrial Design), Middle East Technical University, 2011

Educational Practice

ID122 Origins and Attitudes in Industrial Design I

ID221 Origins and Attitudes in Industrial Design II

ID222 Origins and Attitudes in Industrial Design III

ID290 Elementary Workshop Practice & Computer Literacy in Design I

ID233 Structures

ID242 Ergonomics

ID313 Interactive Multi-Media Design

ID311 Computers in Design

ID301 Industrial Design III

ID302 Industrial Design IV

Publications

Topal, B., & Sener, B. (2015, August). Appraisal of Augmented Reality Technologies for Supporting Industrial Design Practices. In International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (pp. 513-523). Springer International Publishing.

Topal, B., & Sener, B. (2015). Augmented Reality for Enhanced Student Industrial Design Presentations. In DS82: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15). Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise, Loughborough, UK.

Topal, B. (2013). Gender in Technology and Designers’ Role in Shaping Household Practices. Paper presented at 5T: Gendered Perspectives in Design, 9-10 May 2013, Yaşar University, İzmir, Turkey.

Professional Practice

3D Artist, 2013

Simsoft Computer Technology

Industrial Designer, 2012

Albert Genau: Glass​ ​Balcony & ​Frameless ​Glazing