About Industrial Design
Industrial design ensures the integration of creative thinking with such concepts as function, form, value and identity in the benefit of the society, the user and the producer. This program gives students the education they need in their professional lives to design and develop innovative, useful, reliable, and appropriate products in terms of aesthetics, in line with social and cultural values. Industrial design handles the social values system, the results of global interaction, and the expectations of consumers. On the other hand, it uses in the process of design the information gathered as a result of the researches on trend analyses resulting from the national and global economics, consumption culture and competition process. In this framework, it is targeted to broaden the general point of view of the designer on such fields as marketing, corporate identity, determination of the strategy of product representing the brand, along with basic product design project information and product design culture.
Industrial design is treated in the scope of new product development. It includes the design of any and all kinds of objects open to mass production, in the market of consumption, from electronics and communication sector to furniture, white goods, jewelry, packaging and automotive sectors. The main functions in the process of product design and development can be summarized as the preparation of product ideas and details; visualization of the original idea to be then shared with the other disciplines related to the process of product development and the general coordination, during the whole process, of the team work required for the product to be developed in the scope of production technology. Whereas it is an industrial discipline and a strategic element of competition in the functional and formal identification of products, Industrial Design can also be defined as a creative profession contributing to the development of the materialistic culture of the contemporary society. Industrial Design is a creative profession including also construction of the visual, physical and functional aspect of the product-man relation, and the interpretation of the possibilities and limitations of the modern technology on a product and/or service basis. Whereas it is an industrial discipline and a strategic element of competition in the functional and formal identification of products, this design field could also be described as a profession contributing to the development of the materialistic culture of our era.
The Industrial Design education provided by our Department is in conformity with international standards; the researches we conduct constantly produce insights in the service of the society and the humanity; in line with national expectations and needs, we aim at technologic and scientific development; and we strive for the leading education and research institution position among the stakeholders.
Our goals are: raising up “Industrial Designers”, by giving graduate, postgraduate and doctorate education in line with international standards, that are capable of success in working for industrial and research organizations especially in such fields as R&D, design, production and application; who are creative, open to change and self-development, prone to industrial relations, who can bring interdisciplinary interaction and team work at the forefront of their works, who have a comprehensive knowledge of social, cultural, industrial and technologic developments, that incorporate a sense of professional ethics and a sense of responsibility, who, through the innovative products they design, assist our society in attaining the desired quality of life and who thus contribute to the social capital, and who have what it takes to be leaders. We also try our best to offer solutions to the problems of the national industry, by taking place in researches that ensure the production of knowledge and technology in international level, and thus make sure experts are raised up to meet national needs.
The educational focus of the program is to combine technical competence with artistic creativity. All the same, the education programs of the department have been tailored according to the individual fields of interest of students in order to provide them with a design formation in professional standards. The objective here is to give students a basic art culture and design formation; help them understand, in artistic creation, which reasons lead to which impacts with, at what level with which tools, and to develop the design creativity.