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Owaın Francıs Pedgley

E-mail
pedgley@metu.edu.tr
Department
Department of Industrial Design
A semantic discontinuity detection (SDD) method for comparing designers' product expressions with users' product impressions
Khalaj, Javad; Pedgley, Owaın Francıs (Elsevier BV, 2019-05-01)
Designers exert substantial effort to define an intended user experience (UX) for a product, service or system. However, discontinuities can arise when the actual UX of users differs from the design intent. This paper pres...
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...
Embracing Material Surface Imperfections in Product Design
Pedgley, Owaın Francıs; Şener Pedgley, Bahar; Lilley, Debra; Bridgens, Ben (2018-12-01)
Imperfection is not a usual aim within the context of industrialized product design. Under general norms, products are manufactured as clones of a 'perfect' original and product surfaces are prized for their 'perfect' flaw...
Sample libraries to expedite materials experience for design: A survey of global provision
Akin, Fazil; Pedgley, Owaın Francıs (Elsevier BV, 2016-01-15)
Material libraries provide designers with a hands-on resource to understand materials and related properties beyond what is possible through datasheets, catalogues and online resources. This paper reports a survey of globa...
Materials Innovation in Acoustic Guitars: Challenging the Tonal Superiority of Wood
Pedgley, Owaın Francıs; Norman, Eddie (MIT Press - Journals, 2012-12-01)
The authors explore perceived sound properties of acoustic guitars built with foamed polycarbonate soundboards rather than spruce or cedar. The research seeks to establish the extent to which polymer acoustic guitars are a...
Product names as a medium of communication from designers to target users
Khalaj, Javad; Pedgley, Owaın Francıs (2012-9-14)
This paper presents an empirical study into the names that people assign to products, based on visual form qualities. The study considers the relationship between a designer and target users of a product, within the contex...
INVIGORATING INDUSTRIAL DESIGN MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING EDUCATION
Pedgley, Owaın Francıs (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2010)
Materials and manufacturing are vitally important subjects for industrial designers, being the means by which virtual products are turned to physical reality. Historically materials and manufacturing education has been dom...
SPECIAL FILE: FUTURES FOR MATERIALS AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EDUCATION
Pedgley, Owaın Francıs (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2010-01-01)
Influence of Stakeholders on Industrial Design Materials and Manufacturing Selection
Pedgley, Owaın Francıs (2009-04-01)
Surprisingly little is reported on the pragmatic influence of project stakeholders on industrial designers' selection of product materials and manufacturing processes. This paper reports on a descriptive scoping study that...
MATERIALS-INSPIRED INNOVATION FOR ACOUSTIC GUITAR DESIGN
Pedgley, Owaın Francıs; Norman, Eddie; Armstrong, Rob (2009-01-01)
This paper presents a case study of research leading to a significant innovation in the acoustic guitar sector (1). The acoustic guitar is a result of centuries of design and development with wood, and has evolved into an ...