Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Department of Industrial Product Design (DIPD)was established in 1993 as a response to the emerging needs of the Turkish industry for creative designers with strong technological, managerial and entrepreneurial skills. In Istanbul, the industrial and cultural capital of Turkey, ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design provides design education of international standards at undergraduate and graduate (inc. PhD) levels in both languages, English and Turkish.
Design for SMEs Project Closing Meeting and Exhibition was carried out at Taşkışla Campus, Istanbul Technical University, July 2012
The Department of Industrial Product Design at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) has been implementing a special university industry collaboration project since 2003. Every spring semester since 2003, the graduation projects of the 4th year undergraduate students have been carried out with SMEs operating in the manufacturing sector. ITU has been collaborating with the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) as a strong partner to reach SMEs which are willing to participate to the graduation projects branded as Design for SMEs. In July 2011, with the financial support of Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA), this project has been transformed to a new level to a a specific project in the line of former design support schemes such as Funded Consultancy Scheme implemented in the UK between 1982-1987. The project ?A Web Based Matching and Consultancy System Development between Newly Graduated Designers and SMEs? shortly called Design for SMEs consisted of two major phases. At the first phase a tailor made web site (www.kobilericintasarim.com) was developed to register SMEs which are in need of industrial design expertise and industrial designers who seek employment opportunities and to match them according to the three major criteria as the fields of operation, competencies and location. At the second phase of the project, a pilot study was carried out to try the matching system and create good examples of collaboration between SMEs and industrial designers which would inspire other potential SMEs to use design expertise. To secure this goal 5 experienced industrial designers were included in the project each being responsible to safeguard the collaboration process of 4 industrial designers and 4 SMEs. This process was also monitored by the ITU project team. A total of 20 newly graduated industrial designers and 20 SMEs participated to the pilot implementation and at the end of the four months long product design and development process, 20 products were designed. The new and revised edition of Design for SMEs project was ended with a closing meeting and an exhibition on the 12th of July at Taşkışla Campus. The exhibition which continued until the 20th of July at Hall 102 in Taşkışla building of ITU showcased the posters and prototypes of the products designed in the pilot project. Design for SMEs project had been undertaken by the ITU project team consisting of Professor Dr. Özlem Er, research assistants Deniz Leblebici Başar, Ali Gökkurt and the PhD researcher Yasemin Koray Soylu in collaboration with Burçin Değirmencioğlu and Cem Emre Memiş from ISO. It is the only government agency funded project in Turkey creating a matching system between designers and SMEs and through the pilot project paying the fees of the industrial designers to encourage SMEs to use qualified design expertise. The industrial designers who took part in the project are: Zeynep Altmışoğlu, Elif Aka Burak Akbıyık, Aybars Alptekin, Mine Bilgütay Özkurt, Ayça Büyükçınar, Efecan Çakmakçı, Pınar Çelen, Beyza Doğan, Pelin Elmacı, Atabey Güneç, Gizem Koç, Mebrure Oral, Selçuk Saraloğlu, Serkan Sarıkaya, Serdar Şişman, Sevcan Terlemez, Yetkin Yazıcı, Nurcan Yılmaz Özüm Yüksel. The industrial designers who took part in the project as advisors: Seyman Çay, Bilgen T. Manzakoğlu, Gürçağ Özler, Mert Torun, Bahar S. Tunçelli. Project advisors: Hulusi Neci, Levent Özler SMEs which took part in the project and their fields of operation: Ramazanoğulları (chemicals), Ormel (hotel equipment), Burak Ticaret (metal furniture accessories), Gecem Aydınlatma (lighting products), Hakart (metal home ve kitchen products), Silter (electrical consumer and industrial products), Leccepen (promotional products), Taç Mutfak (metal kitchen products), Ansan (metal products), KMS (metal furniture accessories), Tutkunlar (steel doors), Uzay Kimya (chemicals), Tüm Elektronik (elektronical products), Kar Seramik (ceramic home products), Mikrosay (electrical products), Entek (electrical products and educational equipment), Gürpaş (stationary products), Sem Plastik (plastic packaging), Samatlı Oyuncak (toys), Özge Plastik (plastic packaging).
Turkey meets Finland
Turkey Meets Finland is a WDC event organized by Turkish Embassy Information Counsellor's Office, Caisa Culture Center, Istanbul Technical University and Turkish curator Gunseli Toker. It is a fascinating combination of Turkish art and design, consisting of two exhibitions, two seminars and two workshops. All the events are free of charge and don't require registration. Seminars and workshops are in English. For more information please follow the link.
Prof. Alpay Er serves as a juror in red dot award 2012
Professor Alpay Er, the head of ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design, served as a jury member in red dot Award: Product Design 2012, which is one the most prestigious global design awards. Prof Er has been the first design expert from Turkey in the jury of red dot design award dating back to 1955. In 2012, 1,800 large companies and independent designers from 58 countries registered to the "red dot award: product design" and grabbed their chance to prove their design quality in an international comparison with renowned designers and up-and-coming talents. Within the competition's 19 different categories, a total of 4,515 registrations have been submitted. In recent years, the number of winning products from Turkey in red dot awards has multiplied.
Int. Design Alliance unveils the visual identity of the IDA Congress
Under the banner of the International Design Alliance (IDA), partner organizations the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), the world body for professional communication design (Icograda) and the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) unveiled today the new visual identity for its biennial IDA Congress. Designed and developed by Pentagram (new York), the new look focuses on an artistic restructuring of Pangaea, a theory of Greek origin meaning "all lands" in support of the idea that at one time, all of the earth's continents were once a single landmass. The next IDA Congress will take place from 17-19 November 2013 in Istanbul (Turkey). Istanbul Technical University (ITU), official host of the 2013 IDA Congress, will be the first to use this logo under the theme, "Design Dialects," which is presented as a metaphor for confrontation, communication and collaboration, fostering a creative discourse on design from all disciplines. For more information please follow the link.
2013 IDA Congress Istanbul Workshop was held at ITU
ITU Department of Industrial Product Design brought Turkish design world together for a one-day workshop to exchange ideas about 2013 International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress Istanbul. For more information please follow the link.
ITU Industrial Design Meetings XII:Embedding Design in Life
ITU Industrial Design Meetings XII was held in Taskisla on December 16, 2012 in cooperation with the Finnish Embassy in Turkey, and in conjunction with the exhibition "Marimekko" in Milli Reasurans Sanat Galerisi. The both events were undertaken in the scope of the World Design Capital 2012 Helsinki program. More information please follow the link.
2013 IDA Congress Istanbul "Design Dialects" Promotional Video
Prof. Alpay Er was elected to the Icsid Executive Board
Prof. Alpay Er, representing Industrial Product Design Department of ITU, was elected to became a member of the Executive Board of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) for the 2011-2013 term at the General Assembly held in 27-28 October 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan. Prof. Er, also the Chairman of 2013 IDA Congress Istanbul Organizing Committee, is the first Icsid Executive Board member from Turkey. The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) is a non-profit organisation that protects and promotes the interests of the profession of industrial design. Founded in 1957, Icsid serves as a unified voice of over 50 nations through which members can express their views and be heard on an international platform. Since its inception, Icsid has continued to develop its wide-reaching network of students and professionals devoted to the recognition, success and growth of the industrial design community. Together, professional associations, promotional societies, educational institutions, government bodies and corporations create a comprehensive and diverse system on the forefront of industrial design education and progress.
ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design has launched 2013 IDA Congress Istanbul in Taipei
The International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress, to be hosted by Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Dept. of Industrial Product Design in November 2013 in Istanbul, has been internationally launched in Taipei, capital of Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), under the scope of the inaugural IDA Congress. Over 3000 participants, with over forty percent being international, attended the 2011 IDA Congress, organized by the Taiwan Design Center, and supported by the Ministry of Economy of Taiwan. Prof. Alpay Er, the Chair of 2013 IDA Congress Organizing Committee, stated in his address to the congress at the closure session that Istanbul is a perfect location for design and other creative industries with its historical wealth, cultural diversity, dynamic economy and young population, and further invited all components of the design industry to Istanbul in 2013 for communication, sharing and collaboration. For more information about 2011 IDA Congress Taipei, please follow the link.
The IDA 2013 Congress Event Agreement was signed between International Design Alliance (IDA) and ITU.
The Event Agreement among the partners of the International Design Alliance (IDA); Icsid, Icograda and IFI, and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) was signed on 16 April 2011 in Montreal, Canada where the IDA partners' central offices are located. The agreement was signed by the presidents of IDA partners Icsid, Icograda and IFI; Dr. Mark Breitenberg (USA), Russell Kennedy (Australia) and Shashi Caan (USA); President-elects (2011-1013 Term) of the three consecutive organizations, Prof. Soon In Lee (Korea), Julia Leimei Chiu (Japan) and Joe Pettipas (Canada), and Prof. Dr. Alpay Er, the head of the National Host Committee in Istanbul, and the Chairperson of ITU Dept. of IPD. Istanbul was unveiled as the host city for the IDA 2013 Congress by the board of IDA on 24 February 2011 and was announced worldwide. For more information please follow the link.
ITU to host International Design Alliance (IDA) 2013 Congress
Following an international competitive bid process, the city of Istanbul and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) were selected by the International Design Alliance (IDA) Executive Committee, to host the 2013 IDA Congress. ITU have been an educational member of Icsid since 2001. According to ICSID "The selection committee were impressed by the lively bid presentation and thematic proposal entitled "Design Dialects" which refers to the location of Istanbul that is not only the West and the East, but also where the North meets the South." Icsid, Icograda, IFI and ITU have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the right to host the 2013 IDA Congress. Further event details will be shared following the event agreement signing ceremony in April 2011, and as the programme is developed between the committee and ITU. For the IDA Press release please follow the link.
Global Service Jam Istanbul hosted by ITU
ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design, together with Bilende, were the local organisers to host the Istanbul chapter of Global Service Jam between 11-13 March 2011. Global Service Jam is an international initiative to support the young discipline of service design, and was held more than 50 cities worldwide. For more information about the Global Service Jam Istanbul at ITU please follow the link.
ITU Student is finalist with two projects in INDEX: DESIGN CHALLENGE 2010
Cansu Akarsu, a student of ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design has been qualified for the final stage of INDEX: DESIGN CHALLENGE 2010. Currently an exchange student at the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST), Cansu has managed to reach to the finals with her two projects; padBack and Soap Shish (a joint work with Eun Jung Lee of KAIST). Total of seven projects have been qualified for the finals of INDEX: DESIGN CHALLENGE 2010. For more information, please follow the link.
ITU represents Istanbul in "World Design Survey by IDA/ICOGRADA
ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design is the collaborator representing Istanbul/ Turkey in the "World Design Survey" project, an IDA / ICOGRADA initiative to establish and maintain an international framework measuring the contribution of the design economy and the level of strategic engagement by government in using design as socio-economic developmental enabler. ITU was also the participant representing Istanbul in the Asian Design Survey 2009 (Pilot Study). For more information follow the link.
ITU joins "Design Your Profit" Project as an International Partner
ITU Dept. of Product Design has joined among the international partners of "Design for Your Profit" project that was initiated by the Institute of Industrial Design, which is the leading body of research, training and consultancy in strategic design management in Poland. The other international partners of the project which aims at conducting research into and training for design management needs of companies are Design Flanders, Design Management Institute (DMI) and TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Follow the link for more information.
ITU hosts "Contemporary Japanese Industrial Design Exhibition"
ITU hosted the exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Industrial Design" between 11- 26 October 2010 in Taskisla building. The exhibition included 105 classic examples of Japanese industrial design, and was organized as part of the "2010 Japanese Year in Turkey" events. For more information (in Turkish) and pictures from the exhibition, please follow the link.
"Swedish Seeds" Exhibition is in Istanbul
Organised by the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Consulate in Istanbul, Svensk Form and ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design, the exhibition "Swedish Seeds" was held at ITU Taskisla Campus between 8-27 October 2010. The exhibition presented about 50 products that are representative of Swedish design for children. The products stand out for their design, ergonomics and safety. Sweden is the country with the lowest incidence of accidents involving children. The show highlights the development of models providing children and adults with a healthy and safe environment. Parallel seminars and a workshop with Swedish designers was also held during the exhibition. More information about Swedish Seeds project can be obtained at http://www.swedishseeds.com/. For more information (in Turkish) and pictures from the exhibition at ITU, please follow the link.
Celebrating the World Industrial Design & ITU IPD Alumni Days
The World Industrial Design Day(WIDD) was celebrated with a seminar by Umit Altun, a veteran of the Turkish industrial design community. The seminar was followed by a cocktail party attended by designers, the alumni, students and faculty members of the Dept. of Industrial Product Design. ITU pioneered the celebrations of WIDD in Turkey, organizing the first ever WIDD event in 2008.
ITU joins the CUMULUS
The membership application of ITU Faculty of Architecture was ratified in the General Assembly of International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media (CUMULUS), which took place in 26-29 May 2010, Genk, Belgium. CUMULUS is the largest global network of design education and research with 169 prestigious members from all over the world.
Undergraduate (BSc) Program switches to English in 2010/11
In line with the decision of the ITU Senate, and starting from on the 2010/2011 academic year the undergraduate (BSc) program of Dept. of Industrial Product Design (DIPD) will be fully conducted in English.
Krippendorff's visit to ITU
Prof. Klaus Krippendorff (University of Pennsylvania, USA), one of the leading figures of design theory, visited ITU, and gave an seminar titled as "Human-centered Design: Epistemology, Principles and Key Concepts". Krippendorff's seminar, took place as part of ITU International Design Lectures on 11th of March in Hall 109 of ITU Taskısla Building, attracted the strong interest of, not only the member and students of ITU graduate program of design, but also larger sections of design research and education community in Istanbul. For voice record of Prof. Krippendorff's seminar and a copy of his PPT presentation, please follow the links: pdf - wma
Award Winning Design Project from an ITU Alumnus
With her project "Rescue Bottle", a water purifier that mixes purified water with electrolytes and nutritions, Ceren Bagatar (ITU'02) won CUMULUS Green Award (2009). The award giving ceremony took place on 13 November 2009 at the Melbourne Museum, Australia, during the Cumulus conference 38° South (12-14 November 2009). With the same project, Ceren also won the silver prize in Cumulus International Design Award "Design Inspiring Humanism", and was shortlisted Aspen Design Challenge "Designing Water's Future" competition in 2008. Ceren continues her postgraduate education at Umea Institute of Design, Sweden. Please follow the link for her award winning project.
HDK (Högskolan för Design och Konsthantverk) visit to ITU
A group of design educators from HDK - Högskolan för Design och Konsthantverk (School of Design and Crafts) at Götenborg University in Sweden visited the Dept. of Industrial Product Design on 7th of December 2009. In the seminar realized as part of the groups planned visit, Prof. Alpay Er welcomed the group, and briefly introduced ITU and the IPD department, later Theo Ågren, Henning Eklund and Johnny Friberg all from HDK, made presentations about the undergraduate program, "Business & Design" and hild Culture and Designmaster programs respectively.
4th National Design Congress: "Design or Crisis"
The 4th National Design Congress "Design or Crisis" was held in Taskisla by the ITU Department of Industrial Product Design in 8-9 October 2009. Regularly organized by ITU, National Design Congress is the first and the only refereed national academic meeting in industrial design discipline in Turkey. The keynote speaker of 4th National Design Congress was Professor M.P. Ranjan of NID (India). Follow the link for details (in Turkish)
ITU hosts RCA in Istanbul
Dept of Industrial Product Design hosted a group of staff members and students from the Dept. of Critical and Historical Studies at Royal College of Art (RCA) of the UK. On 21st of April, David Crowley, Glenn Adamson, Sarah Teasley and Christine Guth, all members of the History of Design Programme, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and RCA gave lectures in the seminar "Approaching Global Design Histories" organized as part of ITU International Design Lectures series, and kindly supported by the British Council.
ITU student among lebens(t)raeume 2009 award winners
Begum Bercermen, a senior year ITU student, gets a place among the 15 winners in lebens(t)raeume 2009 organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH (Hannover, Germany). lebens(t)raeume 2009 has 174 contributions from 16 different countries. Begum is qualified to win the award with her universal design project. Follow the link for details.
Eczacibasi and ITU agree to support design research
ITU and Eczacibasi Group, one of the largest industrial conglomerates of Turkey, signed a protocol of collaboration to support research studies in the ITU Graduate Program of Industrial Design. According to the agreement signed by ITU Rector Prof.Dr. Muhammed Sahin and Eczacibasi Group CEO Dr. Erdal Karamercan on 3r of March, 2009, Eczacibasi Group, which includes VitrA a leading brand of sanitary equipment in Europe, and ITU have agreed to create a pool of research subjects originated from Eczacibasi Group companies, and to match these subjects with the research students enrolled in the ITU Graduate Program of Industrial Design. ITU Researchers who will work on these subject will be seconded by a monthly scholarship, and also supported by other opportunities of using laboratories and application facilities offered by the companies of Eczacibasi Group. ITU has the largest graduate program of industrial design in Turkey, with more than 120 research students with different disciplinary and professional backgrounds. Among the students are many designers and engineers working in the leading industrial companies of Turkey, and young academics of more than 10 different universities, who pursue their PhDs at ITU. Follow the link for more details. (In Turkish)
International Postgraduate Design Exhibition, Sheffield, 23-29 January 2009
ITU is part of International Postgraduate Design Exhibition with Only_Planet_Turkey (2007) project undertaken in "EUT 508E Advanced Design Project" postgraduate studio. The exhibition is hosted by the Sheffield Institute of Art and Design (SIAD), and contains postgraduate design projects from 9 different universities from the UK, Finland, Czech Republic, Poland, and PR China. Sheffield Hallam University, of which SIAD is a part, is one of the leading ERASMUS partners of ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design.
ITU graduate wins Samsung Young Design Award 2008 in Italy
Maral Kinran, a recent graduate of ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design has been awarded with the Gold Prize in Samsung Young Design Award 2008. Maral and her colleague Stefania Berselli, both currently pursuing their postgraduate studies at the Politecnico di Milano, designed the Diaby, digital device for diabetic children. 2008 Award Jury included Michele De Lucchi, Fritz Frenkler, Ezio Manzini, Alberto Meda, Richard Sapper and Dick Powell. With the Young Design Award, Samsung aims to establish a strong collaboration between the brand and Italian design, in order to create the "Next Design Generation" to build a strong bond between Samsung and Italy, by highlighting product design and conceptual electronics products/interactions a as key factor to create innovative consumer experience. The Award is only open to industrial and interaction design students enrolled with a design course in Italy (undergraduate or graduate). More information: SYDA 2008.
ITU PhD Students compete in Intel + UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge
Two PhD. students from ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design, Bengi Turgan and Etkin Çiftçi have been have been awarded at the NOVATech EMEA competition and qualified to compete in the Intel + UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge (IBTEC). Bengi Turgan and Etkin Ciftci will present their project on behalf of their start-up, Bilende-a design and development studio, to a jury formed by academics and investors at the UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business between 18-20 of November. The students are defining their product as "cost effective mobile location based service that provides various content types to the end user". Citewalk has been designed within a user centric model.
ITU design students met Queen Elizabeth II
On 15th of May 2008 as part of her official visit to Turkey Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom visited the Design Cities Exhibition at the Istanbul Modern, which focuses on the rise of seven international design cities (London, Vienna, Dessau, Paris, Los Angeles, Milan and Tokyo) over the last two centuries. The exhibition has been staged in collaboration with the Design Museum in London. In the exhibition hall, students and young graduates of ITU Industrial Product Design Department (DoIPD) were introduced to Queen Elizabeth II as young design talents of Turkey who will turn Istanbul into one of the emerging design cities. Four different design projects undertaken at ITU were presented to Queen Elizabeth by young ID graduates and students.
5 Senses of Istanbul - local sources of design innovation
"5 Senses of Istanbul" is an experimental design project, conducted in Advanced Design Project course of the postgraduate ID program of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in spring 2006. The project, which was inspired by the documentary movie "Crossing the Bridge: Sound of Istanbul" (Dr. Fatih Akin, 2005) was directed by Turkish designer, Aziz Sariyer and the staff of ITU DIPD. Designers such as Inci Mutlu, Tanju Ozelgin and Otto Von Busch also contributed to the project in different stages. Twenty-two students took part in the "5 Senses of Istanbul" project for 4 months. The final prototypes of the chosen design proposals were built with the support of Nurus, a leading Turkish office furniture company. With this project ITU became part of the show in the SaloneSatellite (Salone del Mobile) for the second times in 4 years, and "5 Senses of Istanbul" was exhibited in the Milan Design Week 2007. The project was also exhibited in Istanbul Design Week, 4-10 September 2007. Click for the website of the project
ITU collaborates with Nokia
ITU DIPD has become the first Turkish design school to take part in Nokia' international design education project Only_planet. As part of our collaboration with Nokia, renowned visual design ethnographist Jan Chipchase was in Istanbul to give seminars and work with students of Graduate Program of Industrial Design at ITU. Project outcomes were presented in Design Weeks in Istanbul and Helsinki. Final document of the project Only_Planet Turkey can be downloaded here.
ITU has "Multidisciplinary Approach to Product Innovation"
ITU DIPD students are part of Multidisciplinary Approach to Product Innovation, Socrates Intensive Program (IP), participated by design and engineering schools from seven different European nations. ITU participated to the IP program hosted by HOWEST in Kortrijk/Belgium in 2007 and 2008. For details please click.
ITU student wins "Electrolux Design Lab 2006"
Metin Kaplan, a senior year student of ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design is the winner of Electrolux Design Lab in 2006, one of the most prestigious student design competitions to which hundreds of projects were submitted by design students from 37 different countries. for details: www.dexigner.com for Electrolux Design Lab: www.electrolux.com/designlab
Competitive by Design: The Case of Finland
The 7th edition of ITU Industrial Design Meeetings was organized in cooperation with the University of Art & Design Helsinki (UIAH), the Finnish Embassy in Turkey, Design Forum Finland, and the İstanbul Branch of ETMK on December 8th, 2006. The meeting subtitled as "Competitive By Design: The Case of Finland was attended by the Ambassadress of Finland in Turkey, Maria SERENIUS, the Rector of UIAH Prof. Yrjö SOTAMAA and Nokia Design Director Eero MIETTINEN'. At the end of the meeting, an award ceremony for "ETMK Winning By Design 2006" was also held at ITU Taskisla. For the photos of the event, please follow the link.
3rd National Design Congress: "Discussing Design in Turkey"
The 3rd National Design Congresses "Discussing Design in Turkey" was organized by ITU Department of Industrial Product Design in 19-21 June 2006 in Taskisla. Click for details
The Success of ITU students in Bombay Sapphire Competition
The Turkish finalists in the international glass design competition of Bombay Sapphire are Ferhan Egemen SUNAL (ITU'03), 3. Ece OVAÇAM (ITU 4th year student), 4. Mehmet KINDI (ITU Graduate student). Egemen SUNAL represented Turkey among 26 other countries with his design 'N.O.N.E' in 6 April 2006 in Bombay Sapphire Glass Design Competition in Milan.
ITU-ISO (Istanbul Chamber of Industry) Industrial Design Projects for SME's
"Industrial Design for SME's" is the first systematic industrial design project for the SME's in Turkey. The project is conducted during the course "EUT 492 Graduation Design Project" at ITU. Senior DIPD students work with SME's that are members of Istanbul Chamber of Industry. SMEs with no previous experience in industrial design are targeted. The project was first run in 2003 since then it has been conducted every spring semester. More than 160 projects were completed in 7 years. Click for details
"UNIQUE" Home Accessories Exhibition in Istanbul Design Week
The projects of ITU IPD Department 3rd year students prepared in 2004-2005 Fall semester were exhibited in Istanbul Design Week 2005 during 13-18 September on the Galata Bridge. Click for details
Shared Surfaces for Future Workspaces
To see the details of the "Shared Surfaces for Future Workspaces" project that was held in 2004-2005 Spring Semester in the EUT 507E Advanced Design Project course, click for details.
Contemporary Reflections of Art Nouveau
ITU Dept. of Industrial Product Design exhibited products of glass, ceramics, jewelry, shoes and furniture with the subject "Contemporary Reflections of Art Nouveau" in the scope of UIA 2005 in Darhane-i Amire in 30 July - 8 June 2005. For more information and images of the exhibition, click for details.
ITU Alumni among the Wallpaper "10 Most Wanted Designers"
Wallpaper* - International Design, Interiors and Lifestyles magazine has introduced the most talented and promising 10 young designers in its July/August 2005 issue, two of them being the graduates of ITU Industrial Product Design Department. Click for details
ITU students design for SMEs
"ITU and ISO (Istanbul Chamber of Industry) have been collaborating since 2003 and carrying out various projects. The students design for the briefs of the industry and the manufactures in the industry produce them. The number of the projects completed by 2008 is around 160." The newspaper 'Referans' reported the projects held in EUT 492 Graduation Projects run by the collaboration with ISO in 21 June 2005. In his article, the ISO chairman Tanıl Küçük described the project as 'a successful example for the university-industry collaboration'. Click for details
First Turkish Design School to exhibit in the Milan Design Show
On the written invitation of Cosmit in 2002, ITU Department of Industrial Product Design became the first Turkish design school that exhibited student design projects in the Salone Satellite of Milan International Furniture Fair in April 2003. Exhibited design work was created in EUT 311 Product Design Studio course under the name of " The Project Milano" Thirty one students took part in the project in the fall semester of 2002. Full size prototypes and transportation expenses to and from Milano were covered by Koleksiyon, a leading Turkish furniture whose design manager Koray Malhan also acted in the project as a tutor. The project and the exhibition in Milano attracted a great interest, and covered widely in the local Turkish press. For more information and the project catalog, please follow the link.