Res. Assist.

Sıla Umulu

Mail umulu@metu.edu.tr

Phone 

Room U-Test (19)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sila-umulu/?locale=en_US
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https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sila-Umulu
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ikwRUgQAAAAJ&hl=en

Degrees

MSc. (Industrial Design), Middle East Technical University, 2017

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

Erasmus exchange student (Industrial Design), Politecnico di Milano, 2014

Educational Practice

Research Assistant, Middle East Technical University – May, 2019 – Present

Publications

Theses

Umulu, S. (2017). Developing a Co-design Method for Eliciting Children’s Needs and Preferences in the Context of Industrial Design Education [Doctoral dissertation, Middle East Technical University]. Middle East Technical University Library Archive. http://etd.lib.metu.edu.tr/upload/12621607/index.pdf

Conference Proceedings

Guzin, S., Umulu, S. (2021). Passenger’s State of Mind: Future Narratives for Semi-Autonomous Cars. Proceedings of the AutomotiveUI ’21 13th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, England.

Yıldız, M., Umulu, S., Coşkun, A., & Şener-Pedgley, B. (2021). Take Back Control of Your Time: Design Activity for Reflecting on Time and Timekeeping Practices. Proceedings of the EPDE2021 23rd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education.

Umulu, S., Korkut, F. (2018). I-Wonder-How: A Method for Co-designing with Children in Design Education. Proceedings of the DRS2018 Design Research Society Conference, Ireland, 7, 2927-2940.

Umulu, S., Korkut, F. (2018). Endüstriyel Tasarım Eğitiminde Çocuklarla Ortak-Tasarım: Anlatı ve Canlandırma Temelli Bir Tasarım Yöntemi Önerisi. Proceedings of the UTAK2018 Ulusal Tasarım Araştırmaları Konferansı, Ankara, 7, 409-427.

Professional Experience

Part-time Industrial Designer at Renko Limited // 2018-2019

Part-time Industrial Designer at Gilika Tasarım Atölyesi // 2016-2017

Awards & Honors

Second place in Fiat Hackathon 2018 – Consumer Experience Design (other team members: Sarper Seydioğlu, Mert Yıldız, Hakan Yılmazer)

Council of Higher Education PhD Scholarship (YÖK 100/2000 Doktora Bursu) // 2018-2019