Industrial Designers in UX Practice: Motivations, Professionalization, and the Construction of Designer Identity

Süner Pla Cerda, Sedef
Töre Yargın, Gülşen
Günay, Aslı


Industrial design students’ experiences of interdisciplinary teamwork
Demir, Özümcan; Kaygan, Pınar; Department of Industrial Design (2016)
Collaboration with the people from different disciplines has become an essential part of the contemporary industrial design practice. Along with the current trend of interdisciplinary teamwork in professional life, recently new interdisciplinary programs have emerged in university education. Despite the increased importance of interdisciplinarity for industrial design discipline, little is known about the perspectives of industrial design students on interdisciplinary teamwork. This thesis examines this gap...
Industrial design students’ reflections on cross-institutional and distance collaboration
Kaygan, Pınar; Dilek, İrem; Kaygan, Harun (2019-10-12)
As an inevitable outcome of the increasing globalization of design and manufacturing of new products, distributed design teams bring new opportunities and challenges for creative engagements. In recent studies, there is a growing interest in the ways design teams collaborate and communicate. This paper builds on this strand of work by exploring a virtual design studio course conducted across three higher education institutions, Middle East Technical University (METU) from Turkey, Loughborough Universit...
Industrial design students’ perceptions towards a career in user experience field in Turkey
Süner-Pla-Cerdà, Sedef; Günay, Aslı; Töre Yargın, Gülşen; Ural, Haktan (2021-04-01)
The rapid growth of the user experience (UX) field has brought efforts to meet the increasing demand for specialists by welcoming professionals from diverse disciplines, including industrial design (ID). UX field offers ID graduates extended professional possibilities, potentially appeasing the challenging conditions of the ID job market in Turkey. Although there are some educational efforts on getting prepared for a career in UX, how ID students perceive such a career path has not been investigated. For th...
Industrial structure and labour markets : a study on productivity growth
Kılıçaslan, Yılmaz; Taymaz, Erol; Department of Economics (2005)
This thesis aims to provide evidence on the relations between productivity, industrial structure, and labour markets for countries with different characteristics from 1965 to 1999. In order to do so, we first examine manufacturing industry production and trade with respect to both technology orientation and intensity, the impact of structural change on productivity growth, and the existence of convergence in industrial structures. Second, this study investigates the impact of labour market and industrial st...
Industrial design institute.
Uyanık, Mehmet Ali; Department of Architecture (1966)
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S. Süner Pla Cerda, G. Töre Yargın, and A. Günay, “Industrial Designers in UX Practice: Motivations, Professionalization, and the Construction of Designer Identity,” DESIGN ISSSUES, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 27–40, 2023, Accessed: 00, 2023. [Online]. Available: