Online studio in the industrial design education: the implications of kibis as the organizational communication and knowledge management system

Akar, Evren
Turhan, Senem
Özgen Koçyıldırım, Dalsu
Coskun, Aykut
Oraklibel, Renk Dimli
In order to explore the potentials of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Collaborative Design systems for industrial design education curriculum, the Department of Industrial Design at the Middle East Technical University has developed an online design studio called KIBIS. This paper will present the findings of a study in which KIBIS has been implemented within the context of a first year design studio project. In this process, questionnaires with students and semi-structured interviews with tutors have been conducted to understand contributions and limitations of the KIBIS in the design education, and to develop the KIBIS regarding the findings and insights.


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E. Akar, S. Turhan, D. Özgen Koçyıldırım, A. Coskun, and R. D. Oraklibel, “Online studio in the industrial design education: the implications of kibis as the organizational communication and knowledge management system,” 2012, vol. 47, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: