News 2018-02-11T21:24:16+00:00


Design research from academy to practice

May 4th, 2018|Seminar|

Assist. Prof Işıl Oygür from Ozyegin University will be giving a seminar titled “Design research from academy to practice” on Friday May 11th 2018 on 14:00, as part of ID 480 Design Management seminars. We are looking forward to see all of you who are interested at Kubbealtı. Isil Oygur is an assistant professor of industrial design at Ozyegin University. She received a PhD from Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program at Washington State University, a Master of Science from Department of Industrial Product Design, Istanbul Technical University, and a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Department of Industrial Design at Middle East Technical University. Her research interests focus on design anthropology, digital interactions, generative research, user-centered design, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Recent journal publications include “The Machineries of User Knowledge Production” (Design Studies, 2018) and “Exploring Mobility & Workplace Choice in a Flexible Office through Post-Occupancy Evaluation” (with Ö. Göçer, K. Göçer & E. Karahan, Ergonomics, 2018).

Call for Tracks: DRS LEARN X DESIGN 2019

May 3rd, 2018|Announcement|

Call for Tracks DRS LEARN X DESIGN 2019 Fifth International Conference for Design Education Researchers 9-12 July 2019, METU, Ankara We are happy to announce that Middle East Technical University Department of Industrial Design is hosting the DRS Learn X Design 2019: Fifth International Conference for Design Education Researchers between 9-12 July 2019. This conference series is an event of the DRS Special Interest Group in Design Pedagogy ( The conference theme is “Insider Knowledge” and we hope to explore the following topics. Learning spaces Learning cultures Emerging skills and mind sets We have launched our website and announced a call for tracks. The deadline for track proposals is the 31st of May. We would be very happy if you would consider participation. You may find detailed information on the topics and submission requirements at We would like to reach out to the design education community and relevant stakeholders. We would kindly like to ask you to forward our e-mail to friends and colleagues who you believe would be interested in participation. We also have social media accounts. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (drslxd2019). Looking forward to hearing from you. Warmest regards from Ankara, DRS LEARN [...]

Typographic Poster Design Workshop

May 2nd, 2018|Event|

Prof. Çiğdem Demir from Gazi University, Department of Visual Communication Design organized a one-day workshop on typography on 27th April, Friday.

Designing the UX at Arçelik

March 29th, 2018|Seminar|

Özgür Mutlu Öz, UX/UI Manager of Arçelik A.Ş. will be giving a seminar titled “Designing the UX at Arçelik” on Friday April 6th 2018 on 14:30, as part of ID 480 Design Management seminars. We are looking forward to see all of you who are interested at Kubbealtı.  Özgür Mutlu Öz: After graduation from METU Department of Industrial Design, started to work as a product designer at Arçelik. Focused on experience design, product-user interaction and interface design parallel to his Master’s Thesis studied at ITU Department of Industrial Design and worked on display and interface design projects within Arcelik. As UX/UI Design Manager, he is leading the team which is responsible for UX studies of the entire product range of Arcelik A.S.

Visual Language Theory & Practice in Automotive Design: Behold the Paradigm Shift!

December 25th, 2017|Seminar|

Tuğra Erol (PhD) will be giving a seminar called "Visual Language Theory & Practice in Automotive Design: Behold the Paradigm Shift!" in Kubbealtı, Friday December 29th at 12:30. Tuğra Erol is a research associate in Automotive Design and Human Factors based in Coventry University’s National Transport & Design Centre which is a part of the Research Institute for Future Transport and Cities. He holds three Master degrees, first two from METU in Industrial Design and Engineering Sciences and another Master’s degree in Car and Transportation design from Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD, Milano). Having recently completed his PhD in Industrial Design from Coventry University, he is now actively engaged with clients including ADIENT plc in applied design research with particular focus on automotive seat design. His research interests include the role of visual appearance on the perception of automotive seating comfort and designing for comfort in shared and automated vehicles (SAV).