My research interests fall into three main areas:
– critical aspects of design management; creative work and workplace; interdisciplinary relations, collaboration and teamwork in design
– gender issues in design and technology, feminist technology studies
– creative approaches to qualitative research design, particularly narrative research and ethnography
I am currently the Associate Editor of Design and Culture.
PhD (Sociological Studies), University of Sheffield, 2012
“The gendering of industrial design in Turkey as technology-related work: Exploring the narratives of professionals”
Available online at http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/2723/
BID (Industrial Design), Middle East Technical University, 2003
Design studios, METU
ID301 Industrial Design III, Fall 2017-18
ID401 Industrial Design V, since Fall 2012-13 intermittently
ID402 Graduation Project, since Spring 2012-13 intermittently
ID501 Advanced Project Development in Industrial Design, since Spring 2017-18
ID319 Virtual Design Studio, Virtual design studio in collaboration with Global Studio, since Fall 2016-17
ID403 Collaborative Design I, Interdisciplinary design studio based on design thinking, since Fall 2016-17
Design management courses, METU
ID480 Design Management, Fourth year undergraduate course, since Spring 2012-13
ID542 Design Management, Graduate elective course, since Fall 2015-16
Research courses, METU
ID505 Qualitative Research Methods in Industrial Design, Graduate course, since Spring 2013-14
ID592 Graduate Seminars in Industrial Design, since Fall 2015-16
ID691 Doctoral Seminars in Industrial Design, since Spring 2016-17
Sociology courses, University of Sheffield
SCS1002 The Sociological Imagination Seminar, First year seminar course, Fall 2009-10 to Fall 2011-12
SCS1012 Classical Social Theory Seminar, First year seminar course, Spring 2009-10 to Spring 2011-12
SCS6006 Advanced Qualitative Methods, Graduate course, Spring 2010-11
Kaygan, H., Kaygan, P. and Demir, Ö. 2019. A pen that ‘looks like a CEO in a business suit’: Gendering the fountain pen. Journal of Gender Studies 28(1): 86-96. DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2017.1409105 (Published online in 2017).
Dilek, İ. and Kaygan, P. 2018. Diﬀerent goals, diﬀerent criteria: Perspectives of jury members in industrial design competitions in Turkey. ITU AZ, Journal of Faculty of Architecture 15(3): 13-27. DOI: 10.5505/itujfa.2018.45477
Kaygan, P. and Aydınoğlu, A. U. 2018. The role of space in interdisciplinary collaboration in design education. International Journal of Technology and Design Education 28(3): 803-817. DOI 10.1007/s10798-017-9407-2 (Published online in 2017).
Kaygan, P. 2018. Collaboration and self-exploitation in the shared discourse of profession among industrial design students. Anadolu Üniversitesi Sanat & Tasarım Dergisi 8(1): 2-19.
Kaygan, P. 2018. Endüstriyel tasarım öğrencilerinin bakış açısından otomotiv endüstrisinin teknik bilgi ve tasarımcı-mühendis ilişkisi üzerinden toplumsal cinsiyetlendirilmesi. Tasarım+Kuram 14, 25: 5-16.
Kaygan, P. and Demir, Ö. 2017. The cost of ‘free’ in freelance industrial design work: The case of Turkey. The Design Journal 20(4): 493-510. DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1321859
Kaygan, P. 2016. Gender, technology and the designer’s work: A feminist review. Design and Culture 8(2): 235-252.
Kaygan, P. 2014. “The shop floor is not for every woman”: Narratives on women industrial designers’ relationships with shop floor workers. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology 6(1): 55-80. Available online at http://genderandset.open.ac.uk/index.php/genderandset/article/view/290/570
Kaygan, P. 2014. ‘Arty’ versus ‘real’ work: Gendered relations between industrial designers and engineers in interdisciplinary work settings. The Design Journal 17(1): 73-90.
Kaygan, P. 2013. Understanding the role of organizations in the occupational status of industrial designers through the exploration of dress and appearance norms. METU Journal of Faculty of Architecture 30(2): 35-53. Available online at http://jfa.arch.metu.edu.tr/archive/0258-5316/2013/cilt30/sayi_2/35-53.pdf
Kaygan, P. 2009. Boys design cars and girls design dolls? A case study on occupational segregation in industrial design. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal 3(3): 153-164.
Kaygan, P., Töre Yargın G., Öztürk Şengül, M. and Salgırlı Demirbaş, Y. 2018. Hayvanlar için tasarım. XXI (170): 6-10.
Kaygan, P., Demir, Ö., Gürdere, S. and Tuna, N. 2015. Ürünlerin cinsiyeti ve tasarım. Arredamento Mimarlık (295): 110-118.
Kaygan, P. 2013. Endüstriyel tasarım mesleğinde kadınların görünmeyen mücadelesi. Arredamento Mimarlık (272): 60-62.
Conference papers (since 2015)
Dilek, İ., Yanpar, Z. D., Aysel, K., Kaygan, P. and Ay, U. 2019. Authority over One’s Work: Perspectives of Industrial Designers in Entrepreneurial Careers. Paper presented at the 13th International Design and Design History Symposium: Design and Authority, 2-4 May 2019, Izmir, Turkey.
Dilek, İ. and Kaygan, P. 2018. Exploring the perspectives of jury members from different fields of expertise in industrial design
competitions. Paper presented at the Twelfth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, 5-7 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
Yanpar, Z. D. and Kaygan, P. 2018. The impact of design-related workshops as extracurricular activities on industrial design students’ educational and professional development. Paper presented at the Twelfth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, 5-7 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
Kaygan, P. and Demir, Ö. 2017. Learning about others: Developing an interdisciplinary approach in design education. In Conference Proceedings of the Design Management Academy (vol. 5), edited by E. Bohemia, C. de Bont, and L. S. Holm, 1595-1611. London: Design Management Academy. DOI: 10.21606/dma.2017.51
Ay, U. and Kaygan, P. 2017. Türkiye’de tüketicilerin tasarım farkındalığı. In UTAK 2016 Bildiri Kitabı: Sorumluluk, Bağlam, Deneyim ve Tasarım, edited by N. A. G. Z. Börekçi, D. Özgen Koçyıldırım and A. Günay, 3-16. METU Faculty of Architecture Press, Ankara.
Çakır, E. and Kaygan, P. 2017. Birlikte çalışmak: Kar amacı gütmeyen bir kuruluş olarak Tasarım Atölyesi Kadıköy’de farklı disiplinlerden tasarımcıların işbirliği. In UTAK 2016 Bildiri Kitabı: Sorumluluk, Bağlam, Deneyim ve Tasarım, edited by N. A. G. Z. Börekçi, D. Özgen Koçyıldırım and A. Günay, 725-736. METU Faculty of Architecture Press, Ankara.
Kaygan, P. 2016. Gender, profession, age and class: Employing an intersectional approach in research on the designer’s work. Paper presented at Intersectional Perspectives on Design, Politics and Power, 14-15 November 2016, Malmö, Sweden. (Invited speaker)
Değerli, M. and Kaygan, P. 2016. Sistem projelerinde elektrik & elektronik mühendisleri ve bilgisayar mühendislerinin isbirliklerinin iyilestirilmesi. In Proceedings of the 10th Turkish National Software Engineering Symposium, edited by S. Bilgen, A. Coskuncay and A. Kocyigit, 166-178. Çanakkale. Available online at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1721/
Aydinoglu, A. and Kaygan, P. 2016. Do‐it‐yourself but do it together: Interdisciplinary Design Studio. Paper presented at the 4S/EASST Conference: Science & Technology by Other Means: Exploring Collectives, Spaces and Futures, August 31-September 3 2016, Barcelona, Spain.
Börekçi, N.A.G.Z., Kaygan, P. and Hasdoğan, G. 2016. Concept development for vehicle design education projects carried out in collaboration with industry. Procedia CIRP (Proceedings of the 26th CIRP Design Conference, 15-17 June 2016, Sweden) 50: 751-758. Available online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827116302979
Aydinoglu, A. and Kaygan, P. 2016. Interdisciplinary collaborative design process in an educational setting: The Interdisciplinary Design Studio. Paper presented at the 2016 Science of Team Science Conference, 16-19 May 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
Kaygan, P., Gürdere, S., Aydinoglu, A., Kaygan, H. and Demir, Ö. 2016. “Do you know what a sensor is?”: Peer learning in interdisciplinary design teams. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: Frameworks and Practice Conference, 7 April 2016, University of Sheffield, UK.
Demir, Ö. and Kaygan, P. 2015. Fountain pens: Gender asymmetries in managerial careers. Paper presented at Knowledge and Politics in Gender and Women’s Studies, 9-11 October 2015, Middle East Technical University, Turkey.
Çağlar E., Demir, Ö. and Kaygan, P. 2015. One day of the designer: Exploring students’ perspectives on the relationship between individual and collaborative work in design process. In Senses & Sensibility’15: Design as a Trade, Proceedings of the UNIDCOM/IADE 8th International Conference, 5-7 October 2015, edited by E. Duarte, C. Duarte and F. C. Rodrigues, 353-360, IADE – Creative University, Portugal.
Participation in / organization of conferences, workshops, etc.
Co-chair of the track titled “Gender of/in Design Practice and Profession” at the Academy of Design Innovation Management Conference 2019, with Leah Armstrong, Katarina Serelus and Kaisu Savola, 18-21 June 2019, Loughborough University London, UK.
Co-chair of the track titled “Tasarımda İşbirliği (Collaboration in Design)” at the 3rd National Design Research Conference (UTAK) 2018, 12-14 September 2018, METU, Ankara.
Co-chair of the track titled “Changing Design Practices: How We Design, What We Design, and Who Designs?” at the Design Management Academy Conference 2017, with Erik Bohemia, Silvia Pizzocaro and Kerry Harman, 7-9 June 2017, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
Conference coordinator and co-chair of the 1st National Design Research Conference (UTAK) 2014, 10-12 September 2014, METU, Ankara. (See Kaygan P. and Kaygan, H. 2014. Giriş: Tasarım Araştırmalarıyla Endüstriyel Tasarımdaki Dönüşümleri Anlamak, in UTAK 2014 Bildiri Kitabı: Eğitim, Araştırma, Meslek ve Sosyal Sorumluluk, edited by P. Kaygan and H. Kaygan, xiii-xix. ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Yayınları, Ankara. Available online at http://id.metu.edu.tr/content/docs/utak2014_bildirikitabi.pdf)
Tutor of two seminars and workshops for SmartMentor Training Programme, funded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, titled “Design Management” and “Engineer-Designer Relations in Entrepreneurships”, Nov and Dec 2015.
Co-developer and co-convenor of the user research workshop titled “User accounts” as part of Interdisciplinary Design Studio, an extracurricular four-week design studio, 29 Sep – 1 Oct 2015, METU, Ankara.
Co-chair of the postgraduate conference, Lives-Cultures-Environments Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, University of Sheffield, Department of Sociological Studies, 22 Apr 2009, Sheffield, UK.
2007-08 Freelance product designer (Telesis Telekomünikasyon Sistemleri, Atagür Ofis Mobilyası, İmtes Üretim Teknolojileri, Kırmızıpark, ANS Grup, Dekomart, Ankara)
2003-07 In-house product designer (Lampart, Domsan, Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara; Temo, Bursa)
Awards & Honors
ODTÜ Geliştirme Vakfı, 2017 Young Researcher Achievement Award
ODTÜ Geliştirme Vakfı, 2015 Young Researcher Achievement Award
ODTÜ Geliştirme Vakfı, 2014 Young Researcher Achievement Award
2006, ÇEBİ Tut-Çek-As Design Competition, Jury Special Prize
2002, Domsan Kitchen Design Competition, First place
Project coordinator, “Türkiye’de Endüstriyel Tasarımcıların Kariyer Tatmini (Career Satisfaction of Industrial Designers in Turkey )”. 2018 – 2019. BAP project with Ali O. İlhan and Işıl Oygür.
Project coordinator, “Türkiye’de 2000’li Yıllarda Mesleğe Katılan Endüstriyel Tasarımcıların Serbest Çalışma Koşulları ve Deneyimleri (Freelance Working Conditions and Experiences of Industrial Designers who have Joined the Profession in Turkey in the 2000s)”. 2013 – 2016. BAP project with Özümcan Demir.
Project coordinator, “ODTÜ’de Disiplinlerarası İşbirliği: Teknoloji, Tasarım ve İnovasyon Merkezi Kapsamında Yürütülen Disiplinlerarası Tasarım Stüdyosunun Değerlendirilmesi (Interdisciplinary Collaboration at METU: Evaluation of the Interdisciplinary Design Studio of Technology, Design and Innovation Center)”. 2016. BAP project with Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu, Özümcan Demir and Selin Gürdere.
Doğan Can Hatunoğlu. 2019. The relation between the professional culture of industrial designers and their experiences in professional life. M.Sc. thesis.
Ezgi Çakır. 2018. Collaboration among creative industry workers in new workspaces: The case of a creative hub in Istanbul. M.Sc. thesis.
Zeliha Didem Yanpar. 2018. The relation between extracurricular design workshops and the educational and professional developments of industrial design students. M.Sc. thesis. Available online at http://etd.lib.metu.edu.tr/upload/12621927/index.pdf
İrem Dilek. 2017. Exploring the perspectives of jury members from different fields of expertise in industrial design competitions. M.Sc. thesis.
Özümcan Demir. 2016. Industrial design students’ experiences of interdisciplinary teamwork. M.Sc. thesis. Available online at http://etd.lib.metu.edu.tr/upload/12620386/index.pdf