PhD. 2013 (Industrial Design), Middle East Technical University, “Developing a Model for Effective Communication of User Research Findings to the Design Process”
MSc. 2006 (Industrial Design), Middle East Technical University, “User workshops: A procedure for eliciting user needs and user defined problems.”
BID. 2003 (Industrial Design), Middle East Technical University
Assistant Professor, METU Department of Industrial Design, 2015 – present
Visiting Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge, Engineering Design Centre (EDC), 2013-2014
Researcher, METU – BİLTİR /UTEST Product Usability Unit, 2007 – present
Research Assistant, METU Department of Industrial Design, 2007 – 2012
Töre Yargin, G., Karadoğaner, A. ve Oğur, D. (Ed.). (2018). UTAK2018 3. Ulusal Tasarım Araştırmaları Konferansı Bildiri Kitabı: Tasarım ve Umut. Ankara: ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Yayınları.
Töre Yargin, G., Moroşanu Firth, R., and Crilly, N. (2018). User requirements for analogical design support tools: Learning from practitioners of bio-inspired design. Design Studies, 58. 1-35. (Open access article is available here)
Kaygan, P., Töre Yargın G., Öztürk Şengül, M. ve Salgırlı Demirbaş, Y. (2018). Hayvanlar için tasarım. XXI, (170), 6-10. (Article is available here)
Töre Yargın, G. and Erbuğ, Ç. (2017). Inspiration, Guidance And Justification: An Interactive Information System To Assist Design Decisions With User Research Data. METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 34(2). 13-33
Töre Yargın, G. and Crilly, N. (2015). Information and interaction requirements for software tools supporting analogical design. Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing. (in the Special Issue on ‘Analogical Thinking’), 29(2). 203-214.
Töre Yargın, G., Süner, S. and Günay, A. (2018). Modelling User Experience: Integrating User Experience Research into Design Education. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conferences Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction. (*Selected as Best Paper – available here)
Güneş, Ç. And Töre Yargın, G. (2017) Affective Human Factors in Aviation. Paper presented at the the 6th Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum /Heli Japan 2017, Kanazawa, Japan, November 7-9, 2017.
Erbuğ Ç., Kuru,A., Töre-Yargın, G., Karadoğaner, A., Dikmen,F. (2014) Kullanıcı arayüzü tasarımı rehber bilgi sistemi. Paper presented at SAVTEK2014, 25-27 June 2014, Ankara, Turkey
Töre Yargın, G. and Erbuğ, Ç. (2012). Information system for visualizing user research to lead innovation. In e. Bohemia, J. Liedtka and A. Rieple (Eds.) Proceedings of the DMI 2012 International Research Conference. Massachusetts Collage of Art and Design, August 8–9, 2012, Boston, MA, USA.
Töre Yargın, G. and Erbuğ, Ç. (2011). A Proposed Information Systems Framework for Effective Delivery of User Research Findings. In Proceedings of Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces 2011 (DPPI 2011). Politecnico di Milano, June 22–25, 2011, Milan, Italy.
Özer, E. N., Töre, G., and Erbuğ, Ç.(2009). Attitudes of Public Bus Drivers towards Technology Integration in the Dashboard Design. In D. de Waard, J. Godthelp, F.L. Kooi, and K.A. Brookhuis (Eds.) Human Factors, Security and Safety (pp. 317 – 329). Maastricht, the Netherlands: Shaker Publishing. ISBN 978-90-423-0373-7
Töre, G., Özer, E.N., and Erbuğ, Ç. (2008). Emotional Dimensions Regarding Job Satisfaction: The Case of Dashboard Design for City Buses. In: PMA. Desmet, SA. Tzvetanova, P. Hekkert, and L.Justice, (Eds.), Proceedings of The Sixth Conference on Design and Emotion 2008. School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 6-9 October 2008, Hong Kong SAR. ISBN 978-988-17489-2-8
Töre, G. and Hasdoğan, G. (2006). User workshops: a method for eliciting user needs. In: Karlsson, M.A., Desmet, P., and van Erp, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of The Fifth Conference on Design and Emotion 2006. Department of Product and Production Development, Division Design, Chalmers University of Technology, 27-29 September, Göteborg, Sweden. ISBN 91-975079-5-4
Seminars, Talks and Poster Presentations
Töre Yargın, G. (April 2014). Designers as Users of Information: An Information System for Delivering User Research Findings. [Event talk]. ‘UX Lightning Talks’ organised by Cambridge Usability Group, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Töre, G., Özer, E. N. and Erbuğ, Ç. (2008). Eliciting Preferences and Concerns of City Bus Drivers Regarding the Dashboard Components through Participatory Research. Poster presentation. The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Annual Meeting in Soesterberg. 15-17 October 2008. Soesterberg, The Netherlands.
Töre, G. (2006). Kullanıcı Çalıştayları: Duygusal ve Somut İhtiyaçları Anlamaya Yönelik Bir Yöntem. Invited seminar presentation in “Duygular için Tasarim” Sempozyumu – EU ENGAGE Project National Event, Ankara.
Worked as a professional designer between 2003 – 2006 for Tepe Home Furniture and Home Accessories; SBS – Creat-e Multimedia Solutions; and Nuriş Welding Machines.
Awards & Honors
Best Paper Award in IADIS 2018 – International Conferences Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (co-authors: Sedef Süner & Aslı Günay)
ODTÜ Geliştirme Vakfı, 2016 Young Researcher Achievement Award
Research Grant from the International Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Programme (BİDEB-2219) of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) (October 2013- October 2014)
ÇİMSA Street Furniture Design Competition 2001, Honourable Mention
Post Doctoral Research Project conducted at the University of Cambridge
Developing an Information System Framework for Delivering a Roadmap and Design Strategies for Innovation (October 2013 – October 2014) funded by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)
Worked on the IdEAS project as a member of the Design Practice Group in EDC and supervised by Dr Nathan Crilly
NATIONAL PROJECTS conducted at METU – BİLTİR /UTEST Product Usability Unit
Projects work as the Project Coordinator
User Experience Modelling as an Education Agenda (January 2017 – ongoing) (Bir Eğitim Amacı olarak Kullanıcı Deneyimi Modelleme) BAP 1 Project
Identifying use cases and product evaluation dimensions for voice user interface (VUI) at home (June 2017 – February 2018) in collaboration with ARÇELİK, Industrial Design Division
Procedure and methodology advisory for the integration of user insight generation process into R&D processes (December 2016 – January 2017) in collaboration with ARÇELİK, Ankara Dishwasher Division
A framework for trust in design and long-term acceptance of smart products (March 2016 – January 2017) (Akıllı Ürünlerin Uzun Dönemli Kabulunde Güven ve Tasarım İlişkisine Dair Bir Çerçeve – MSc. Student: Meriç Dağlı; Advisor: Gülşen Töre Yargın) TEKNOTEZ Project in collaboration with Vitra Innovation Center
Projects work as a Researcher
Developing a roadmap for dishwasher rack design (November 2014 – July 2015) in collaboration with BSH
An information system for communicating design guidance to software developers in defence industry (May 2013 – September 2013) in collaboration with ASELSAN
Perception of spaciousness in refrigerator design (October 2012 – February 2013) in collaboration with ARÇELİK, Ankara Refrigerator Division
Evaluation of Conceptual Designs of Washing Systems for Dishwashers (September 2012 – October 2012) in collaboration with ARÇELİK, Ankara Dishwasher Division
Perceived Qualities of Dishwashers (December 2010 – March 2011) in collaboration with ARÇELİK, Ankara Dishwasher Division
User Acceptance Analysis for a newly Developed Dishwasher, Based on Contextual Research (April 2010 – September 2010) in collaboration with ARÇELİK, Ankara Dishwasher Division
Energy Awareness: Mental Models for Washing Machines (December 2009 – March 2010) in collaboration with ARÇELİK, Istanbul – Tuzla Washing Machine Division
Expert Analysis and Interface Evaluation for “Energy Free” Washing Machines (December 2009 – January 2010) in collaboration with ARÇELİK, Istanbul – Tuzla Washing Machine Division
Perceived Qualities for Midi-buses (June 2008 – March 2009) in collaboration with TEMSA
Perceived Qualities for Mini-vans (July 2007 – December 2007) in collaboration with TOFAŞ/FIAT TURKEY
User Requirements Analysis and Problem Specification for City Buses (April 2007 – July 2007) in collaboration with TEMSA
User Requirement Analysis and Dashboard Design for Public Buses-SANTEZ Project (January 2007 – April 2008) funded by TUBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) 3 years long project (2006-2009)
ENGAGE – Engineering Emotional Design (July 2006 – October 2006) European Union funded project conducted at METU Department of Industrial Design
Topçuoğlu, Oğuzhan (2018). Exploring the potentials of virtual reality technology for user evaluation of a shunter locomotive driver cabin. MSc. Thesis.
Tosun, Mert (2017). Strategies for design interventions that promote prosocial behavior for littering. MSc. Thesis.