Concerned with functional, aesthetic, social, economical, cultural and technical aspects of machine-made products and services, industrial designers are the professionals designing and analyzing these products and their impact on society and nature. Industrial designers deal with the qualitative, quantitative, methodological and identity aspects of products and services. Major areas of industrial design include electrical-electronic products, furniture, housewares, home and/or office appliances, IT products and services, musical instruments, medical devices, tools, human interfaces, and recreational equipment. The Department of Industrial Design at the Izmir University of Economics offers a Bachelors of Design in Industrial Design degree in either Industrial Product Design or Design Management. After two years of study at the department, students choose either Industrial Product Design or Design Management options for their third and fourth years of specialization. While being introduced to the cultural, historical and methodological aspects of the profession, students also experience the fundamental tools of designing like computers, machinery and tools, as well as presentation and research techniques.
Product Design Specialization Area:
The Product Design Specialization Area mainly focuses on the practice of designing, covering design issues like design engineering, advanced product development, service design, user-centered design, ecological design, and the latest technologies in executing industrial designs execution.
Design Management Specialization Area:
The Design Management Specialization Area explores the economical and business related issues of industrial design by providing expertise and experience in both worlds of business making and design practice in industrial contexts. Marketing, economics, strategic and financial planning, entrepreneurship, and the costs and benefits of designing are the core issues of this area.
Both specialization areas work with actual product design and design management problems of local, national and even global design related industrial institutions. Students develop hands-on experience in designing and design management by building professional relations even while they are studying. Visiting lecturers, seminars, trips, visiting professionals, laboratories, studios and model workshops provide students a continuous interactive education and a development atmosphere within the department.
Asst. Prof. Dr. A. Can ÖZCAN
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Design Talks Spring '22 starts with Michał Stefanowski
Third session of Design Talks series with Prof. Michal Stefanowski's talk titled "Socially Responsible Design" will be held on 01.04.2022.at 10:30 AM at D111 (4th
Young designer of hope playgrounds
Ezgi Yelekoğlu Baylan, a graduate of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Industrial Design, who turned her passion for design into
Design Talks Fall '21 continues with Dr. Saurabh Tewari
Design Talks, organized by the Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design; Izmir University of Economics., proceeds with Saurabh Tewari’s
Design Talks Fall '21 starts with Prof. Kjetil Fallan
Design Talks series have its launching with Prof. Kjetil Fallan's talk titled "Lost and Found: Translational Thinking in the History of Scandinavian Design".
Izmir University of Economics Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at Design Week!
Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards is one of the biggest innovation and branding awards organization of Turkey, and organized with the collaboration
Marble25- 25th International Izmir Marble Fair Awards
Marble25- 25th International Izmir Marble Fair which is one of the biggest marble fairs in the world organized ''Young Creative Ideas Platform'' this year for the
A Technical Trip to Kütahya Porselen
A technical trip was organized to Kütahya for second year Industrial Design students. Academicians and second year students from the Department of Industrial Design visited Kütahya Porselen. They had a chance
Izmir University of Economics students are at I’m Design 2019
Students from the Department of Industrial Design, İzmir University of Economics (IUE) participated in the 5th “I’m Design 2019” event which was
The first guest of "Futurixmir" Talks: David Kusuma
On Monday February 18, 2019, David Kusuma, WDO-World Design Organization Board of Directors member and Director of Tupperware Innovation and Design Department was the
A design workshop with David Kusuma
On February 19, 2019, approximately 60 students from the Department of Industrial Design attended the design workshop with David Kusuma, WDO-World Design Organization Board of Directors
A design&innovation guest of FFAD: David Kusuma
David Kusuma, WDO-World Design Organization Board of Directors member and Director of Tupperware Innovation and Design Department, gave another seminar especially for
Graduation projects at Design Week
Izmir University of Economics, Department of Industrial Design has been praised and congratulated in Istanbul Design Week 2018. The exhibition that consists
IMMIB and Design Turkey Awards
Izmir University of Economics, Department of Industrial Design graduates and students play a significant role and earn a great success in the
Major success in the PUSHKA-Russia Design and Innovation Awards
Good news from Russia! PUSHKA is one of the biggest international design and innovation contests. This year ten universities including Moscow Polytech,
Design projects of IUE students will be presented at PUSHKA!
The PUSHKA Forum is held third year in a row and second time in an international format, and every year the number of participating universities training
Good news from Paris!
Our graduates Erdem Batırbek and Özgür Deniz Çetin have been awarded in the name of CMS in International Automotive Brand Contest 2018
Falling Walls Lab Ankara 2018 1st Place Prize to Our Graduate
Our 2017 graduate, Nektar Ege Altıntoprak, won the 1st Place Prize in the Falling Walls Lab Ankara 2018 Competition with her graduation project
Tupperware gifts for the industrial design students!
David Kusuma, the Vice President of Research and Product Innovation at the Tupperware company, has posted Tupperware thermal flasks as gifts for
Good News From Germany!
Our 2015 graduate, Kaan Selçuk, has been awarded with Red Dot Award 2018 in the name of Vestel Electronics Company with their user-oriented remote
IUE Hosted WDO Board Meeting
The World Design Organization (WDO) Board of Directors visited İzmir University of Economics. Upon a generous invite from our university, Board of
Good News From Italy!
One of our 2015 graduates, İsmail Güneş Ötken in the name of Grau Design office that they established together with our 2016
Izmir University of Economics is Hosting World Design Organization's (WDO) Board Meeting!
World Design Organization (WDO) visits Izmir University of Economics! 2015-2017 President of WDO, Mugendi K. M'Rithaa gives a speech to design students! The World Design
2018 İMMİB Award to Birçem Güler
Congratulations to our senior student Birçem Güler who has been awarded a third place in İMMİB Industrial Design Competition 2018 - in the category
Marble24- 24th International Izmir Marble Fair Awards
Marble24- 24th International Izmir Marble Fair which is one of the biggest marble fairs in the world organized ''Young Creative Ideas Platform'' this year for the
Cut&Paste Project Exhibition
Industrial Design 2nd year students used materials at the end of their life-cycle and offered a new life to these materials with
This time eggs hatched design
Students of Production Technologies course designed toys that can fit surprise eggs. They produced them at the Model Making Workshop and D
Design Award to Bensu Ece Tuğyan and Tuğan Can Türeli
2017 Golden A'Design Award to Mehmet Ergül
We congratulate Mert Karaman!
Food Chairs Project Exhibition
Industrial Design students combined their model making and cooking skills for the course Materials for Industrial Design. Part of the project requirements