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So What Comes Next? Constructive Randomness Within Products
Şener Pedgley, Bahar; Pedgley, Owaın Francıs (2019-3-19)
Product design is most often about building order and predictable functions into objects. There exists however a fascinating array of products that possess some purposeful disorder and unpredictability. These products embr...
My Dear Monster Friends - Matrix as an Emotionally Rich Generative Design Tool
Korkut, Fatma; Doğan, Çağla (2019-3-17)
This paper focuses on the means of integrating emotionally rich associations into the idea generation phase of the design process. Matrix, a generative and evolving design tool developed at METU Department of Industrial De...
Influence of Aesthetic Properties on Stimulating Emotional Responses
Sevener, Zeynep; Asatekin, Mehmet (2019-4-1)
The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework that demonstrates the role of aesthetic properties in stimulating emotional experiences. The framework is constructed as the answer to the question: "What are the consequ...
Happiness-related qualities of mobile apps for physical activity
Işık, Hande; Erbuğ, Çiğdem (2019-4-4)
Many studies concentrate on the use of persuasive technology to encourage people for active lifestyles, yet it is a design challenge to create intrinsic motivation for users to increase or maintain healthy behaviour. Build...
Evaluation of Cockpit Design by Using Quantitative and Qualitative Tools
Senol, Mehmet Burak; DAĞDEVİREN, METİN; KURT, MUSTAFA; Cilingir, Canan (2009-12-11)
Cockpit displays and the controls are sophisticated human machine interface applications. Display systems, present at cockpits are complex environments causing excessive mental workload and the consequences of errors can b...
Virtual reality in requirement analysis for CIM system development suitable for SMEs
Erenay, O; Hashemipour, M; Kayaligil, S (2002-10-15)
This paper presents a methodology, based on Virtual Reality (VR), for representing a manufacturing system in order to help with the requirement analysis (RA) in CIM system development, suitable for SMEs. The methodology ca...
Convex envelope results and strong formulations for a class of mixed-integer programs
Denizel, M; Erenguc, SS; Sherali, HD (1996-06-01)
In this article we present a novel technique for deriving the convex envelope of certain nonconvex fixed-charge functions of the type that arise in several related applications that have been considered in the literature. ...
Design as a collaborative process: A systematic and constructive model for developing play material for blind/visually impaired pre-school children
Evyapan, NAGZ (2002-05-17)
User Value: Competing Theories and Models
Boztepe, Suzan (2007-08-01)
In design research, the issues of what exactly constitutes user value and how design can contribute to its creation are not commonly discussed. This paper provides a critical overview of the theories of value used in anthr...
Toward a framework of product development for global markets: a user-value-based approach
Boztepe, Suzan (2007-07-01)
This paper discusses product development for global markets from the perspective of creating value for users in different cultural settings. Based on an ethnographic study on the use of and the value assignment to kitchen ...