An Evaluation of İMMİB industrial design competitions

Çopur, Merve
In years, many competitions have been organized in Turkey since they are one of the most suitable ways to create a field of exploration for the stakeholders. Some of the competitions are long-lived, and some of them could not become traditional. İMMİB Industrial Design Competitions are one of the major ones. In this study, the significance of İMMİB Industrial Design Competitions will be revealed. The changes and the developments of the competition will be examined. Whether the main aim of the competitions as bringing together designers and industrialists is achieved or not will be discussed. The objective of this study is to find out and reveal the role and the importance of İMMİB Industrial Design Competitions in Turkey together with the impact of the competition to the participants. Moreover, the effects of participation in the competition on industrial design education together with the effects of industrial design education on the competition will be examined. Furthermore, the expectations of the stakeholders and the realization of the expectations will be determined. In order to reveal all the stakeholders of the design competitions, the changes in the composition of juries, the alterations of the terms and conditions list as well as the perception of the competition for both jury and participants, a content analysis has been carried out on the documents and catalogs related to the competition series, between the years 2005 and 2015. Through this analysis, the changes in the profile of the participants and the number of participants are investigated together with the changes in categories. Besides, it has been possible to identify the developments in the execution of the competitions. Finally, the study discusses the implications of the findings regarding the progress of the competition, its benefits for the stakeholders, and the contribution of the competitions to the development of the relationship between industry and designers. 


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Citation Formats
M. Çopur, “An Evaluation of İMMİB industrial design competitions,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2017.