Academic Catalog

ID121 INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Course Code: 1250121
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Industrial Design
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr FATMA KORKUT
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Historical development of industrial design as a discipline and profession in Turkey. Ethical thinking and professional ethics in reference to industrial design. Introduction to intellectual property rights and design registration in Turkey. Aesthetic judgment, kitsch, art, craft and design. Design for sustainability and social innovation, emerging approaches and trends in design practice. Industrial design profession as practiced in Turkey discussed by guest designers from various sectors.