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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN DEPARTMENT

FA 101  BASIC ART AND DESIGN I
The course serves as the foundation of the students` design education, introducing the issues and problems of approaching and realizing a design problem.
Basic Art and Design I aims to introduce the topic of design and its associated issues and problems. Elements and principles of design are taught through application on two and three dimensional surfaces. Meaning and expressive qualities in form are explored through the variety of projects.
The course is based on "learning by doing". This means that the students carry out various projects/tasks in the studio, from which they learn about a particular topic of design. These topics are mainly color studies, texture and surface studies, three dimenslonal designs inspired from the nature and functional objects, analytical drawing and compositions.

FA 121  HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN I
The course is an introduction to the history of art and architecture in Europe and the Middle East from the Paleolithic period to 1400 CE with an emphasis on the social aspects of art and cross-cultural influences in the pre-modern Western world. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with major works in the art historical canon, provide a vocabulary of art historical terminology in English, train students to analyze the formal aspects of works of art and architecture and teach a basic understanding of the intersections of art and culture.

TD 101  TURKISH LANGUAGE I
To provide students an historical perspective about Turkish Language, improving critical reading and writing in Turkish, analysing argumentative essays, joining a process of production of knowledge through communication, writing a book review, gaining knowledge about academic ethics.
Content of the course depends on argumentative essays and analysis of them. Reading material also includes articles about the history of Turkish Language, short paragraphs and argumentative essays as well as an essay-type book written by a Turkish writer.

AT 211  ATATÜRK PRINCIPLES AND REFORMS I
Informing the students about our recent history. Important events and developments between Tanzimat and the establishment of Turkish Republic is also a fundamental part of the course. Principles of Ataturk is another topic, which will be discussed in detail.

EL 101  ENGLISH I
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

FA 122  HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN II
The course is an introduction to the history of art and architecture in the West from 1400 to 1960 CE, including elementary theories of early modern and modern art with an emphasis on the social aspects of art and cross-cultural influences. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with major works in the art historical canon, provide a vocabulary of art historical terminology in English, train students to analyze the formal aspects of works of art and architecture and teach a basic understanding of the intersections of art and culture.

TD 112  TURKISH LANGUAGE II
To give an idea about different literary genres such as novel, short story and poem and to concentrate on some Turkish examples. The course aims to provide knowledge about literary terms as well as historical perspective concerning these genres.
This course covers the following subjects: The rise of the Turkish novel, the relation of Turkish novel with traditional genres, some key terms in narratology such as narrator, narrative modes and characterization etc., close reading techniques, Turkish novel from 50’s to 2000’s, short story and poem in Turkish.

AT 212  ATATÜRK PRINCIPLES AND REFORMS II
Informing students about our recent history is one of the leading objectives of this course. Istiklal Savaşı and various reforms realized after the establishment of Turkish Republic will also be discussed.

EL 102  ENGLISH II
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

ID 201  PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIO I
Product Design Studio course at level I includes the process of research, problem description, function analysis, concept development, product evaluations and criticism of industrial products. The subject to be explored at this first level has a less complicated structure, based on materials features.

ID 211  MOCK UP AND PROTOTYPE MAKING
This course involves the introduction and application of 3 dimensional advanced modelling techniques such as static display, model-making and prototype making as crucial methods of designing and presentation.

ID 213  PRODUCT VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES I
The course covers how to present products by using drawing and illustration techniques during the design, project presentation and portfolio process.

ID 217  3D MODELING FUNDAMENTALS
Sampled and theoretical explanations, are tested by students ability of using digital environment with applications

EL 201  ENGLISH III
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

ID 202  PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIO II
Product Design Studio course at level I includes the process of research, problem description, function analysis, concept development, product evaluations and criticism of industrial products. The subject to be explored at this first level has a less complicated structure, based on materials features.

ID 222  MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES IN DESIGN
The aim of the course is to give theoretical information to the students on industrial production methods, production technologies including smart and nano-technological materials. The course aims at giving the students the ability to transform the materials information into practical professional applications through product design practice.

ID 224  ERGONOMICS FOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS
This course includes knowledge of work laws, the development of systems and interfaces connected with work, the concept of interface design, interface design factors, interface criteria, applying interface criteria  to human and product relations in designing; also at last six weeks, empiric-applied interface ergonomics studies with theatrical explanations.

ID 218  CAID
The course covers how to present products by using 3d applications during the design, project presentation and portfolio process. 3D rendering.

EL 202  ENGLISH IV
To increase student’s efficiency in their academic work by teaching the necessary skills required for successful academic study.
To develop students proficiency in spoken English and equipping them with the specific terminology of their chosen field of study.
Contents:
Students to acquire and develop skills in the following areas.
Writing
Reading
Communication
Study Skills

ID 301  PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIO III
Sustainability in design covers the practice of designing physical objects with the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability in mind. As one of the most important contemporary issues today, the course aims at investigating the design.

ID 321  SUSTAINABILITY IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Sustainability in design covers the practice of designing physical objects with the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability in mind. As one of the most important contemporary issues today, the course aims at investigating the designers’ role within the sustainable design processes and the eco-design projects.

ID 325  STRUCTURE IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
This course involves the conceptualization of basic concepts, principles and application methods of physics in terms of industrial design practice and provides the necessary conceptual background for the synthesis of physics and professional methods and disciplines of industrial design.

ID 323  INDUSTRIAL DESIGN HISTORY
The course consists of the historical period of production from 17th and 18th century to the industrial revolution within the scope of technological, design, form, designer, firms, materials, production techniques’ changes in parallel to the changes in art currents and social changes.

ID 302  PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIO IV
The course covers aspects of research, concept/idea generation, concept development, product critique, technical detailing, choice of materials and production techniques as well as the documentation/delivery of design outcomes over comprehensive and complicated design briefs. As an advanced stage of the ‘Product Design Studio III: Sustainable Design’, the course approaches design problems within a bigger picture of product life cycle and products systems. At this stage, the students who are equipped with sustainable design principles will conceive a bigger system that involves production, distribution, services and re-cycling of products and its stakeholders.

ID 324  PRODUCT SEMANTICS
The course provides the necessary information about how a designer can formulate a product’s visual order according to his/her goals in the most appropriate way possible to refer to the specific function and cultural so that the users can perceive and interpret the information and messages coded in the products. Linguistic, semiotic and semantic approaches are explained over original product examples.

ID 328  DESIGN INNOVATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
The course focused on new product design and development process with analysis of customer behaviours and demands, national and international trends.

ID 330  PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
This course examines the process of design by focusing on the research phase of design, scenario building, using necessary theories and methods for concept development and making consumer research.

ID 401  PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIO
The course covers aspects of research, concept/idea generation, concept development, product critique, technical detailing, choice of materials and production techniques as well as the documentation/delivery of design outcomes over comprehensive design briefs. At this stage, the course provides the conceptual and practical background for students to conceive products, systems, services and environments within an experiential frame that is grounded in a deep understanding of user’s needs and expectations.

ID 402  FINAL PROJECT
The course covers aspects of research, concept/idea generation, concept development, product critique, technical detailing, choice of materials and production techniques as well as the documentation/delivery of design outcomes in combination with the student’s vocational knowledge of four years over professional industrial design briefs. At this stage, the course requires professional approaches to design problems which will take into consideration the design criteria that a professional designer might consider while working in an industry. Students are encouraged to collaborate with manufacturers and industrial sectors.

ID 345  ADVANCED CAID I
The course covers how to present products by using 3d applications during the design, project presentation and portfolio process. 3D-Max.

ID 346  ADVANCED CAID II
The course covers how to present products by using 3d applications during the design, project presentation and portfolio process. 3D-Max.

ID 341  STRATEGIC DESIGN
The course is focused on the stage that is before the actual product or service development and shaped by corporate strategies and market dynamics. Analysis of factors that influence in the fuzzy front end of product or service development, and constraints that are being used to define product or service specifications are included in the course content. The course examines these topics with the case studies in the context of sustainability.

ID 447  PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION
Transfer of professional experiences and necessary knowledge on the factors that will be encountered after the graduation of industrial design students.

ID 342  INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN MANAGEMENT
The course is structured as to help students to explore the importance of design in a macro scale exploring design as a part of a whole system of entrepreneurship, marketing, logistics, branding throughout case studies from different industries.

ID 322  CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN DESIGN
This course is designed to identify and to discuss the broad issues that are shaping design in the 21st century. Concentrating on how design practice can develop ways of thinking about its potentials to change and reflect contemporary life, the course proceeds to an examination of the ways in which design reacts to radical changes. In the light of the ecological, cultural, social and ethical concerns raised by globalization, this course discusses the sensitivities and understandings that design practice develops.

ID 443  DESIGNERLY APPROACHES TO CULTURE
This course is designed to identify the dynamics of the multi-dimensional relationship between design and culture. It focuses on the concept of culture and its dynamics in light of the radical changes brought about by globalization.

FİKRİ HAKLAR VE TASARIM HUKUKU
The main principles of intellectual property, patent, trademark and industrial design law.

MANAGEMENT FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS
The importance of marketing for industrial designers,the role of industrial designers in marketing process.Investigation of consumer behaviour, investigation of the techniques in basic functions of marketing as price policy, pricing, promotion and distribution by taking into the consideration of international marketing.