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I'm Sıla Umulu, a research assistant and PhD candidate in Middle East Technical University (METU) in Industrial Design Department. My research interests are child-computer interaction, participatory design, and co-design with children.
This online workshop invites participants to elaborate on the infotainment systems of semi-autonomous cars with passengers’ priorities in mind and develop quick auto-UI solutions by utilizing “passenger infotainment modes”. These modes represent a front-seat passenger’s changing relations with the driver, the surroundings, and the infotainment syst...
This paper reports on the procedure and the results of a design activity carried out to reflect on time and timekeeping practices. The design activity involved a diary study followed by an idea generation workshop in the scope of a graduate level course with the participation of 12 graduate level industrial design students. The paper first explains...
Kullanıcı olarak çocuklar ve onlar için ürün tasarlayan yetişkinler olarak tasarımcılar, dünyayı farklı biçimlerde deneyimlemenin yanı sıra farklı entelektüel niteliklere sahiptirler. Bu nedenle, çocukların tasarım sürecine katılımcı olarak davet edilmesi, bu özel kullanıcı grubu hakkında bir anlayış geliştirmek açısından önem taşır. Bu çalışma, en...
This paper explores co-designing with children in the context of undergraduate industrial design education, and investigates the potential of performative and narrative-based design methods in co-designing with children. It addresses the early phases of design process and proposes a co-design method for supporting industrial design students' elicit...