Factors influencing industrial design education and curriculum evaluation : educators', professionals' and employers' perceptions

Ünlü, Canan Emine


Factors influencing new product acceptance: a study on military context
Şimşek, Diler; Ünlü, Canan Emine; Department of Industrial Design (2008)
Attitudes of users towards new Information Technology products have been the matters of consumer research studies. Factors that affect user behavior in terms of IT acceptance have been modeled by different researchers with an attempt to predict the actual usage. This study aims to analyze these factors and their significance in military context. One of the robust models, namely Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) is used as the study model with required modifications in order to augme...
The influence of product appearance on perceived product quality in reference to washing machines
Veyisoğlu, Ahmet Burak; Hasdoğan, Gülay Fatma; Department of Industrial Design (2010)
Product quality is regarded as one of the most important factors that consumers consider while purchasing products. However, contrary to objective quality, perceived product quality includes consumer's judgment about the overall superiority or excellence of a product. This study mainly concentrates on the relationship between product appearance and perceived product quality especially for durable goods. The definitions of product quality and perceived product quality are reviewed to explain different dimens...
Motives that attract parents to send their children to curriculum laboratory schools and students' satisfaction with the services provided
Çelik, Nehir Taşkın; Ok, Ahmet; Department of Educational Sciences (2005)
The aim of this study was to identify the reasons of parents̕ preferring Curriculum Laboratory Schools (CLSs) for their children̕s education and to investigate whether the students attending Curriculum Laboratory Schools are satisfied with the physical, instructional and social opportunities (services) offered at these schools. The sample of the study consisted of 440 seventh grade students and 14 parents from seven curriculum laboratory schools in the province of Ankara. Two instruments were used for data ...
The emotional reactions of tactual qualities on handheld product experiences
Özcan, Nergis; Gürsu, Hakan; Department of Industrial Design (2008)
This is an attempt to analyze the evaluation criteria of tactual qualities on handheld product experiences by users. The study was conducted with the users selected from different work groups and different ages for exploring the meanings which are attributed to these tactual qualities by them. The thesis is expected to shed a light in the design studies by designers. After identifying the products and the participants, the tactual experiences were analyzed throughout the study to find out the keywords which...
Human factors issues of glass cockpit automation
Güneş, Çiğdem; Asatekin, Mehmet; Department of Industrial Design (2010)
With the advances in technology, clutter of mechanical indicators in the aircraft cockpit is replaced with digital displays. This revolution does not make only visual changes, but also changes the use of the cockpit design. Cockpit automation has changed cockpit design philosophy with many promised benefits such as improvements in the precision, improved system safety, efficiency of operations, less workload etc. However, to achieve perfect design has not been fulfilled yet. Despite providing innovation and...
Citation Formats
C. E. Ünlü, “ Factors influencing industrial design education and curriculum evaluation : educators’, professionals’ and employers’ perceptions,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2000.