Design cultures and theory
Material culture and consumption; design cultures in Turkey; gender, technology and design; theories of design; science and technology studies and design; (post)phenomenological perspectives in design.
University-industry collaboration; virtual tools in design education; design thinking; multi-, inter- and transmultidisciplinary design education; participatory tools in design education.
Designers’ roles in Turkish industry; multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration in design; design teams and teamwork; design protection.
Design methods and strategies
Concept generation tools; generative methods; participatory methods; evidence-based evaluation methods; product improvement strategies; visual narratives.
History of design
History of industrial design; Turkish design policy; design discourses in Turkey; design cultures in Turkey.
Social design and sustainability
Sustainability in Turkish industry; product-service system design; post-use design thinking; design for social innovation; transition design; design activism; participatory design; co-design; open design.
Designers’ roles in Turkish industry, design consultancy in Turkey, interdisciplinary collaboration in design, design teams and teamwork, supplier involvement in design, gender issues in design practice.
User-centered design; user experience design and research; usability; interface design; interaction design; materials experience.