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Harun Kaygan

Department of Industrial Design
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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 ...
"Cheapness is Not a Sense, George!": An Economic Critique of Design and Emotion Discourse
Kaygan, Harun; Şişman, Osman (2019-3-16)
The body of works gathered under the title ‘design and emotion’, not surprisingly, constitutes a coherent set of definitions concerning their ‘subject’: This presupposed subject is capable of not only 'experiencing' the ob...
A pen that 'looks like a CEO in a business suit': gendering the fountain pen
Kaygan, Harun; Kaygan, Pınar; Demir, Ozumcan (2019-01-02)
This article investigates the gendering of the fountain pen as a product category mainly used in the office environment. It draws on hobbyists' accounts and evaluations of fountain pen use from online forums. The accounts ...
Social Design in Turkey through a Survey of Design Media: Projects, Objectives, Participation Approaches
Akdur, Selin Gurdere; Kaygan, Harun (Informa UK Limited, 2019-01-01)
The literature on social design consists of studies that report on single cases on the one hand and global reviews that are offered for theoretical purposes on the other. There is a lack of local reviews that report on soc...
Ahlak dışı nesneler: Ulus’ta kentsel dönüşümün psikocoğrafyası
Taşdizen, Burak; Kaygan, Harun (2016-12-01)
<p>Bir zamanlar genç Cumhuriyet’in siyasi ve ekonomik merkezi olan Ankara’daki Ulus semti, kentin hem cumhuriyetçi hem de manevi geleneklerine ev sahipliği yapmayı sürdürmektedir. Önce gecekondularla sarılmış, sonrasında K...
Material Semiotics of Form Giving: The Case of the Electric Turkish Coffee Pot
Kaygan, Harun (MIT Press - Journals, 2016-03-01)
The article discusses material semiotics as a valuable framework for the analysis of design processes, and focuses on form giving practices. For this purpose, the design processes of electric Turkish coffee pots are studie...
YAVUZ, AYŞIL; ŞENYAPILI, ÖNDER; BİLGİN, İHSAN; KAYGAN, HARUN; Kaygan, Harun (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2014)
Global Design Activism Survey
Kaygan, Harun; Julier, Guy (Informa UK Limited, 2013-07-01)
Global Design History
Kaygan, Harun (2013-02-01)
Marketable emotions or engaging experiences: Towards a conquest of emotionality in design
Kaygan, Harun (2008-01-01)
This paper attempts an analysis of the body of texts offered within the boundaries of the design and emotion movement, in order to explicate the logic of marketing and advertising underlying its most prominent statements. ...