IDS-Spring ’21

IDS-Spring ’21

Interdisciplinary Design Studio – Spring’21

(BA4148 – Interdisciplinary Problem Solving)

10th Interdisciplinary Design Studio carried in the 2021-2022 spring semester continued by groups of interdisciplinary METU students to offer innovative solutions and ideas for real problems submitted by Vestel. Workshops following design thinking principles, seminars, and faculty members from different study fields sharing their experiences and knowledge were conducted throughout the term.


Furkan Çitil – İpek Aydın – Oğuzhan Deniz – Selen Beyaz – Sena Çoban – Zühal Ceren Aydın

Learning to drive is a challenging process. Small mistakes can lead significant losses. For this reason, a driver who has just received their license is hesitant to drive vehicle. On the other hand, most of us do not have a car of our own when we get a license, and we have to use our parents’ vehicles. However, most of the time parents are reluctant to lend their vehicles to their children. We are fully aware of this situation. Novi takes drivers’ driving experience away from stress. It guides the driver while driving and presents the drivers’ movements as a report. Thanks to this, both novice drivers and their parents are able to follow the driving experience and driver can develop their driving skills in a calmer environment.




Aya Talhi – Deniz Dişçioğlu – Mehmet Oğuz Yavuz – Özge Alptüzün – Sena Tarım

As Team Viridis, we come from different backgrounds but we meet on a common ground, the desire to make an impact on the world. In the status quo, the world is having two extremes. While millions are going to bed hungry every night, a drastic amount of food is being wasted. At the end of the day, both extremes are causing environmental issues. This was a great driving force for us. We started looking for where the largest amount of food waste is generated and found out that it is the household. To reduce the food waste in our homes we came up with an innovative, easy-to-use and impactful solution. Here we present you, your next generation food container, Viripot!



Deniz Küçük – Elif Işık – Hüseyin Orkun Paçal – Zeynep Cesur – Zeynep Eda Kara

We, as Futurum, aim to bring a sustainable circular economic perspective to the future of the electric vehicle charging stations. We focus on solving long waiting hours, finding and using the stations effectively, and solving problems with units and their surroundings. Fossil fuel stations are transformed into new “Kirpi” and implemented various solutions for detected problems. The futuristic and innovative design of Kirpi and mobile app is one step ahead of competetors.



IDS-Fall ’21

IDS-Fall ’21

Interdisciplinary Design Studio – Fall’21

(BA4148 – Interdisciplinary Problem Solving)

9th Interdisciplinary Design Studio carried in the 2021-2022 fall semester continued by groups of interdisciplinary METU students to offer innovative solutions and ideas for real problems submitted by Arçelik. Workshops following design thinking principles, seminars, and faculty members from different study fields sharing their experiences and knowledge were conducted throughout the term.


Ayda Kurt – Beyza Türkozan – Emin Akca – Gülce Süzen – Toygar Elmas – Umay Demirel

“Washdraw” is a dishwasher-cabinet system that aims to minimize the physical inconveniences caused by the general cabinet system in homes. It ensures that users can always access clean products (plates, etc.) due to its meal-oriented tray system. It does not take up space in the house in terms of combining the storage and dishwashing system in a single product. Users save time with “Washdraw” and do not wait for their dishes to be washed.



Batuhan Sütbeyaz – Ecenur Işık – Hakan Durmaz – Merve Kalan – Oğulcan Veli Öztürkmen – Öykü Çise Şahintaş – Utku Tan Baylan

Our user research demonstrated the need for pet food from foods that people will not choose to eat. Because many users forget what is in their fridge or they do not want to eat food, which is from several days ago. Also, we want to support the Zero Waste Kitchen idea. Because of these reasons, we decided to create a pet food maker, “Wiggle”. Thanks to Wiggle, many edible foods are not wasted, and many pets can eat healthy food.


Ege Öden – Eldem Rehber – Güz Ceren Türkan – Meltem Şahin – Murathan Çuğunlular – Zehra Güneş

A“Reset” is a mindset that is proposed by TeamXYZ for the developed methodology assistant-home. It is an innovative way of designing not just smart homes, but smart living at homes. It is based on tracking, evaluating, and enhancing user patterns by machine learning techniques to improve the life quality of the proto personas.


IDS-Spring ’20

IDS-Spring ’20

Disiplinlerarası Tasarım Stüdyosu – Spring’20

(BA4148 – Interdisciplinary Problem Solving)

8th Interdisciplinary Design Studio carried in the 2019-2020 spring semester continued by groups of interdisciplinary METU students to offer innovative solutions and ideas for real problems submitted by companies from several different sectors. Workshops following design thinking principles, seminars, and faculty members from different study fields sharing their experiences and knowledge were conducted throughout the term. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic that effected the globe during the semester, face to face educational activities halted and the rest of the IDS process was carried out using online collaboration tools and teleconferencing in a virtual environment. A virtual closing ceremony is held at the end of the semester that presented an invaluable opportunity for IDS students to share their projects and experiences with attendees from Design Factory Global Network, industry partners, IDS students and, METU Design Factory tutors.


Demet Doğanay – Tuğba Uçar – Ceren Kalfa – Busenur Şahin – Duygu Can

“Locus” sponsored by UNDP, aimed to renew a ghost space in Ankara, to make it a more effective area for the public-use. By considering the outputs of user research conducted on the area, a better-suited concept design enhancing the dynamic surroundings of the environment is intended. The project was designed with the ideals of the area having a more sustainable system and to educate the users by cognitive learning methods, encouraging self-learning.



Didem Baratalı – Eda Yılmaz – Ezgi Özkürkçü – Utku Ertürkan

“Farkında” sponsored by UNDP two interconnected processes that consist of interactive brochure design and train-wagon concept. Rather than conventional design approaches, an interactive design approach is aimed to better convey the messages to the target group for the design of the train-wagon concept and brochure. Among UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals, “Good Health and Well-Being”, “Quality Education”, “Gender Equality”, “Climate Action” and, “Responsible Consumption and Production” are targeted for this project. These processes aim to raise public awareness of Sustainable Development Goals and achieve sustainable development by 2030.


Aysel Ege Coşkun – Ahmet Altuğ Çiçekdağı – Hande Fatma Karataş – Mücahit Alkan Yorgancı

Aiming to take the usage of unmanned aerial vehicles to another level, we focused on the dynamic and busy work life within the campus of Middle East Technical University, which seems to exhibit a highly compact city nature. We inferred from our observations that the trips within the campus result in loss of time and money for all types of users. Seeking to facilitate the transportation of goods, documents, and food, we propose a system design that highlights a quick, secure, and safe delivery of cargos via a pre-determined route and storage service. Provided that the storage-stations are located on the activity nodes of the campus, the drones are always ready for take-off to respond to the users’ needs. Thanks to its mobile application, users can manage the transportation of their cargo to another station without wasting time at the station. In this way, we hope to save time for users and see the implementation of the design on other campuses.


Elvan Buse Utkulu – Arda Yazıcı – Başar Yücel – Zeynep Ceren Arular

In the scope of BA4148-Interdisciplinary Problem Solving, the Smartera group has conducted this project with the mentorship of GAMA Enerji. The main purpose of the project is to draw the attention of the new graduates and make them excited about working and being a part of this company having a fully adapted technological/digital system which follows the latest technology advancements and Industry 4.0 digital revolution. For this reason, this project aims to create a business atmosphere such that the company develops some products with the help of Industry 4.0 technologies, also optimizes and accelerates the workflows and communications between employees by boosting the effect of cutting-edge technologies in business life.


IDS-Spring ’19

IDS-Spring ’19

Interdisciplinary Design Studio – Spring’19

(BA4148 – Interdisciplinary Problem Solving)

7th Interdisciplinary Design Studio, carried in the 2018-2019 spring semester continued by groups of interdisciplinary METU students to offer innovative solutions and ideas for real problems submitted by companies from several different sectors. Workshops following design thinking principles, seminars and faculty members from different study fields sharing their experiences and knowledge  were conducted throughout the term.


Cemal Atakan Parlak – Laçin Doğukan Uslu – Enes Berk Karahançer – Zeynep Zengin

In order to “expand the use of ID cards on the campus” mission given to us by Utarit, we started to think how we can increase identity card usage, then collecting, processing and analyzing the data that will arise from the use of the card, ensuring the correlation between the different areas and finally presenting to the users and managers. As a result of the surveys conducted with the campus components, we decided to start and develop our project in terms of transportation and library density which are the two biggest problems. Accordingly, we planned to offer the usage and occupancy rates of rings and awaiting people at the stations to the users and vehicle directorate simultaneously and also to contribute to the improvement and re-planning stages of usage analysis data which can be reached according to the desired time period. We have designed applications such as selecting the working area, displaying the occupancy rate, cancelling the reservation after the expiration of the reservation to handle library place problem thanks to the use of the card readers at the entrance and exit. Again, we created this information to be presented online to users and related management units through the interface we have created. We intend to determine the usage relationship between these areas in the form of cafeteria, sports halls, dormitories, study halls and other areas and to make the related inferences and improvements. We want to make life on campus more efficient if our project is implemented.


Begüm Göktenay Güzel – Hilal Şahin – Berke Taş – Mehtap Tuğba Kaynak – Can Kayabek – Poyraz Arcasoy

Based on our customer research, we have seen that ironing is one of the most unbearable domestic works for people as they find it boring and difficult because of several reasons. For instance, they complain about exposure to extreme heat, the difficulty of dealing with wrinkles, time consumption and expensiveness of irons. In this sense, our problem solution does not offer excluding ironing with another product, but it aims to make the ironing process much easier and bearable without needing expensive irons and excessive power consumption. Thus, we designed a smart hanger that dries and provides an appropriate moisture level for ironing. Besides, users will be able to select the time for clothes to be ready for ironing through using a mobile application which communicates with our smart hanger and notifies users when clothes are at appropriate humidity level.


Berfin Bölükemini – Fatih Toprak – Berke Tezergil – Mahmoud Fouda – Elif Özlem Topal – Özge Kayaaslan

We observed many problems in the Turkish Cargo hub but we focused on three main of them. These are sheet covering, height measuring and cargo tracking problems. To solve the height measuring problem we used a laser sensor to determine any overflow in the height of the pallets, to make easier the job of workers we designed a sheet covering mechanism. In addition to these, we suggest using RFID technology in the hub to easily tracking of the cargos in the hub and observing the workers performance. Thanks to these problem solutions we are believing that the company’s reliability will increase. To make clear our problem solution, we designed a prototype for the work station. The prototype that we have prepared for the real imagination of our work station is including a laser sensor for the detection of any overflow of the height, 2 step motors with belts to achieve sheet covering, aluminium bars which are for the belt mechanism and to hold lasers. All these parts of our prototype are constructed on MDF plates except the step motors. In addition to these, we have suggested a new sheet type for using in the station to make workers job more easily. The sheet has its own belt two sides of it to tighten up it without using any other adhesive things.


Artun Yıldız – Onur Cem Yoloğlu – Beyza Ungan – Ömür Özdoğan – Hande Alpkirişçi

The Smartru group has identified the biggest problem of campus transportation as the inefficient use of available resources. The group has developed a dynamic mobile application called METUNAVI, which includes social support, optimization of resources available and support for decision-making mechanisms among users in order to ensure effective use of the resources available to solve this problem. Thanks to the application, transportation ways such as the ring and hitchhiking, which are actively used in the campus, reach an optimum point and the walking is integrated into the system as a transportation alternative. The application has also increased the social sharing of campus components and with the incentive system, according to the application has provided continuous improvement.


IDS-Spring ’18

IDS-Spring ’18

Interdisciplinary Design Studio – Spring’18

(ID403 – Collaborative Design)

During Interdisciplinary Design Studio in Spring 2017-2018, teams composed of graduate and undergraduate students from different disciplines developed innovative solutions for the problem areas proposed by firms. Throughout the term, design processes were conducted in accordance with workshops including design thinking techniques, seminars and knowledge and experience sharing of the faculty members from different disciplines.


Ala Haj Taleb – Başar Kütükçü – Gözdenur Çetin – Mehtap Yurdakul – Ömer Erencan Dural – Serkan Yaman


  A large part of the energy consumed by beverage cabinets is due to the motor that works according to the inside temperature of the cabinet. This project aims to reduce the energy consumed to cool the contents inside cabinets. From this, an energy-saving kit is introduced that aims to save energy by preventing cold air escape when the door is opened and reducing engine operating frequency.  



Barış Özünlü – Başak Çakmak – Erçetin Kuyucu – Mehmet Emin Binici – Tuba Önder


  It has been determined that the tree electric poles have been exposed to external factors and can lose their strength. Aiming to measure and stabilize damage, the Lignum group has developed a device that measures robustness and a product design that can support damaged poles. While measuring the rigidity of the tree pillars with the device that everyone can use, this support product can be used to increase the strength of the pillar.  



Barış Altun – Çağrı Eser – Gözde Yiğit – Kübra Kutlu – Nihal Öztürk – Şule Cengiz


  The MightyHands group is focused on older adults to create social impact. The lack of activity and physical limitations of the elderly cause a lack of quality time. For this reason, an intelligent flower and a game park project capable of exchanging information with this flower have been produced. The goal of the project is to bring the old people who want to socialize out of the monotonous lifestyle and bring them together with young children and children in this playground and provide a mutual benefit environment.  



Denge Uzel – Dilan Can Yıldırım – Melike Benan Altay – Selin Karan – Tugay Karakaya – Usama Khatri


   Reneopteryx aims to develop a technical product that optimizes the wind turbines and improves the life cycle of energy production which is a very big national problem. In this direction, Alkyone was designed with the aim of expanding the areas used by wind turbines and making them available at different scales, contributing to the development of nationalization and green environmental movements, and combining a second function, illumination, in harmony with the turbine.  



Emre Avcı – Erinç Barış Koç – Selin Heybeli – Sena Gökçe Küçük – Yağmur Asuman Çubukçu – Zeliha Irmak Bilir


  The main aim is to eliminate the negative aspects of conventional wind turbines. The other aspects wanted to be achieved are creating awareness about renewable energy and giving consumers the freedom to live on off grid areas as well providing the ability of becoming a prosumer. The resulting system of domestic wind turbines supports the user to produce electricity while providing freedom.  


IDS-Fall ’17

IDS-Fall ’17

Interdisciplinary Design Studio – Fall’17

(ID403 – Collaborative Design)

During Interdisciplinary Design Studio in Fall 2017-2018, teams composed of graduate and undergraduate students from different disciplines developed innovative solutions for the problem areas proposed by firms and NGOs. Throughout the term, design processes were conducted in accordance with workshops including design thinking techniques, seminars and knowledge and experience sharing of the faculty members from different disciplines.


Oğuzcan Ergün – Mert Yıldız – Bihter Kızılca – Cansu Özmen – Didem Karagence – Aylin Özgün


   ‘Tasma’ is an intelligent goat product that is suitable for Nomad lifestyle and offers sustainable living solutions for nomads. The collar provides the ideal locations for migrating to Yoruk, the temperatures on the roads and the location of fertile pastures for the goats through the online sharing platform.  



Furkan Efe Dikmen – Betül Aktaş – Kerem Asaf Tecirlioğlu – Onur Yiğit Arpalı – Serhat Töre


   Even in today’s world, many people and animals suffer from land mines. For this reason, mine clearance is necessary and must be completed even without accidents and delays. This is why, the intelligent marking system has been developed by the DORA team. This product is intended to facilitate the process for mine clearance while preserving the society.  



Balca Kardelen Arı – Cem Bilaloğlu – Hazal Pınar – Merve Nur Doğan – Nilay Kırıcı


   The group of Garfield’s Rondella identifies the biggest problem with dishwashers as a ‘bottom basket’. To solve this problem, a modular, flexible and flexible design is presented by removing the fixed structures in the lower raft. Thanks to the design, the user creates a new layout by using the appropriate modules for his own dishwasher in the existing dishwasher.  



Zeynep Şan – İpek Ronahi Gündüz – Sena Otlu – Elif Balkaş – Gökhan Eryılmaz


   The Simurg group aims to create a new cycle by bringing the remaining crops from agricultural production into the reuse cycle, while aiming to generate income for the people. A system design has been proposed that allows farmers
to earn income by producing oyster mushrooms, produce their own energy, provide shelter for those who do not have enough space to grow oyster mushrooms in slidable units.



Ayşe Mete – Ozan Yetkin – Sevil Toğay – Çağla Bozcuoğlu – Mert Koç


   WA[RE], inspired by its own name, contributes sustainability and recycling with five different components. It is a complete system design that makes the consumer active in waste management, with a trash can that can be used at different scales such as hospitals and schools outside the home.  


IDS – 4

IDS – 4

Interdisciplinary Design Studio – 4

(ID403 – Collaborative Design)

During Interdisciplinary Design Studio 4, teams composed of graduate and undergraduate students from different disciplines developed innovative solutions for the problem areas proposed by firms and NGOs. Throughout IDS-4, design processes were conducted in accordance with workshops including design thinking techniques, seminars and knowledge and experience sharing of the faculty members from different disciplines.


Özlem Çavuş • Özge Danacı • Denizcan İbrikçi • Aslı Ergin • Enes Aldemir • Kevser Çakmak


   TCON is an application that makes the vehicles special to the driver and passengers at the same time. After downloading to the mobile phone, TCON can automatically connect with the vehicle and combine the features, roads and passengers in common in three main areas: private music playback, news reading and space recommendation.  



Ramin Rasulzade • Nilay Nida Can • Yao Mingjian • İpek Öztürk • Oğuz Özdemir • Kübra Sena Şimşek • Melike Aydınlılar


   The aim of Rockids is to tell the children of 6 to 10 years of the atmospheric flight experience in an engaging, instructive and amusing way. The design consists of 3 basic parts: a book, a physical toy, and an application to be used by this toy. The basics of flying in the book are told through an interactive story to children. Every chapter in the book is directed at the child’s play and practice so that the child can experience the principle described.  



Hasan Anıl Devrimsel • Sena Bozkurt • Uzay Kaş • Enes Coşkun • Burcu Leblebicier Çetin • Deniz Özkan


   The goal of the Utepils group is to cool the liquid in the bottle before making any changes to the bottle it is in. To this end, the high pressure CO2 gas has to be vented through a small hole in the tube it is in and the liquid inside the tube is cooled. In this easy-to-use device, the coolant is removed from the package and activated by pressing the button on the top of the tool when it is placed inside the bottle.  



Melek Deniz Tarhan • Özüm Hazal Özgenç • Seren Özok • Ayşe Kaplan • Deniz Özabat


   In this project, which targets SMEs in the manufacturing industry employing 50 or more employees, a phone application called K.O.B.İ (Alpha) was developed by determining the uncertainties that led to the inefficiency of SMEs. In the application that can be defined as “serious game”, it is aimed to increase awareness in this regard.  


IDS – 3

IDS – 3

Interdisciplinary Design Studio – 3

(ID403 – Collaborative Design)

During Interdisciplinary Design Studio 3, teams composed of graduate and undergraduate students from different disciplines developed innovative solutions for the problem areas proposed by firms and NGOs. Throughout IDS-3, design processes were conducted in accordance with workshops including design thinking techniques, seminars and knowledge and experience sharing of the faculty members from different disciplines.


Aygen Savaş • Ekin Sancak • Hasan Soycan • İsmail Melik Taş • Gizem Yetiş • Hakan Yıldız • Hüsnü Şener


   The Artifex group has focused on the aesthetics of the electric lines, which until now have only been seen as a infrastructure problem. With this project, a parametric design has been proposed, stabilizing the values of the legislation,
reducing the electromagnetic field generated by the conductor wires, increasing the night visibility of the warning spheres, and providing a new aesthetic understanding of the cityscapes. 



Abdullah Yusuf Tatlı • Elif Nur Bilir • İnci Tuğçe Üçkök • Lilyana Yazirlıoğlu • Meltem Düzgün


   Because of the perception that engineering is a male profession, women are not adequately represented in engineering. Our main goal as the BreakEng group is to break social stereotypes about the engineering profession in high school students. For this purpose, a game proposal has been introduced in which the students can learn the engineering profession in an interactive way to bring up the field and role models for each class and student.  



Mahmut Burak Atasever • Duygu Vatan • Özcan Keklik • Esra Reis • Mehmet Alper Kuyumcu • Zeynep Yılmaz


   In order to make a “safer tractor design” by the team of İmece, a solution to tractor overturns has been developed and a moving weight system consisting of information, guidance and intervention steps has been developed. With this
project, a system consists of mechanical and social aspects has been provided while aiming of raising awareness of the farmer.


Motus Magnus

Alperen Tüğen • Aysun Bolat • Bahar Aydemir • Buğrahan Gülcüler • Sezin Sarıca • Hüseyin Uğur Genç • Zeynep Ece Şahin


   The MotusMagnus group presented a “smart vest” solution proposal, in the sense that most of the community has a dysfunction due to a desk work. This vest seeks to create a collective culture in smart casual offices, thanks to a
mobile application that can be used together.


Smoke on the Water

Gökhan Çakal • Ege Çakaloz • Mert Ozan Katipoğlu • Oğuz Atıcı • Tuğba Purtul


  Flourish is an interactive mobile application aims to raise awareness about the harms of smoking for children and parents while supporting the person who wants to quit smoking during the most difficult first three weeks of quiting process with family and relative support.  


IDS – 2

IDS – 2

Interdisciplinary Design Studio – 2

With participants from different disciplines, the second Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS-2), that is organized by METU Design Factory with support from METU Technopolis and is sponsored by industry and NGOs, started on January 27th, 2016.

We received 120 applications and 38 students were accepted to the IDS-2. With the mentorship of METU DF faculty and industry partners, we introduce the principles of interdisciplinary collaborative work to students in regards to design studies.

In the eight-week long IDS-2, interdisciplinary student teams will address the themes and/or problems identified by our industry partners. They are expected to develop ideas, designs, and even prototypes. Each team’s work is guided by two academic and one industry mentor. Final products will be presented at a campus-wide ceremony.


Yaşar Berk Arı – Merve Civelek – Oğuzhan Demirdöğen – Emel Erdal – Baturalp Goncagül – Toghrul Karimli – Merve Yılmaz – Hakan Yılmazer


  One of the biggest problems of armored vehicles is that they cannot pass easily and without difficulty. As the ATOK Group, our ideas inspired by nature are transformed into a system design in which armored vehicles can easily bypass ditches. Sensors placed in the car alert the system against any obstacle, allowing the vehicle to overcome obstacles easily.  


Dust Busters

Mehmet Akif Akkuş – Selcen Kökçü Çetin – Anıl Erdal – Pelin Göçmen – Gözde Nargile – Bayram Anıl Öztürk


  The most common problems during shower cleaning are tilting, getting wet and spending a lot of time and effort. A cleaning system has been developed which can automatically control shower traps to minimize these problems. Automatic cleaning and interactive use of the product is the main working principle.  


Feza-i Azrak

Ece Dinçer – Mine Ertok – Osman Kaan Karagöz – Hakan Mert – Merve Okkalı – Sedef Üstün


   This project focused on astronauts’ problem of sleeping in the space station. Providing a sense of sleep and an ergonomic bed design like the rest of the world are factors that increase the working efficiency of astronauts. To achieve this, an artificial gravity was created in the space station so that astronauts can have the feeling of lying on the bed.  



Cem Dedekargınoğlu – Özge Güven – Ayşenur Tonbaz – Çağrı Yalçın


   The relationship between local people and migrants with asylum seekers in Turkey is weakened day by day. The Harmony group, believing that this relationship can be solved by establishing “empathy”, has designed an “empathy place” that reflects the difficulties experienced by them. Due to its modularity and easy usability, it is a space feature that can be moved everywhere and reach more people.  


Nos Curabit

Meltem Atay – Özgür Baskın – Esra Cantürk – İdil Kara – İpek Koçak – Anıl Kürkçü – Birnur Şahin


   PufferPi is a fun toy that measures and evaluates the movement of the children having juvenile idiopathic arthritis. It reminds the exercise time while interacting with the child in audio and light feedback. By doing so, it allows you to make emotional connections with your child.  


Pi Hola!

JeanPiere Demir – Çiğdem Demir – Berkin Nergis – Burhan Ölmez – Selin Özgür – Sercan Pekel – Buse Subaşı – İlkan Yıldırım


  UXI is a module and system solution that solves the problem of more reliable, more valuable, and more user experience information that UX Labs in the research process is working on the rising trend of the user experience in recent years. The module works in the Pi Hola teaches the product to the user of the washing machine, and allows for more reliable and faster user experience research.  


IDS – 1

IDS – 1

 Interdisciplinary Design Studio – 1

Transforming the Box


The very first project of METU DF, namely Transforming the Box, aims to embrace students and instructors belonging to different disciplines in a collaborative environment. Project groups formed by various disciplines not only explore the design but also experience a very collaborative design process. It is expected that students should be able to think out of box, be innovative, be explorative and should have new mindsets to overcome boundaries between disciplines.

Regarding this, the box in the project is a metaphor to define an agent hosting means to be used in emergency situations. Hence, the box can transform and mutate to respond to emergency needs and each student group should find a way how this mutation will occur in the design process.

Box Benders

Erdem Mert Taçyıldız • Deniz Camus • Merve Nur Sökmen • Canay Kara • Burcu Çam • Utku Civelek • Baran Tunç


  Most of the registered accidents from all around the world are in the 21-30 age range due to carelessness and malfunctioning of drivers. Based on the positive reinforcement system, this game is integrated with intelligent roads and transportation systems that include applications of ‘Internet of Things’ and aims to reduce accidents following all traffic rules.  



Hasan Burhan Beytur • Elif Merve Ünsal • Fatih Çağatay Akyön • Hazal Ertürkan • Can Okuyucu • Utku Ay • Aslı Alp


  The earthquake is one of the most feared natural disasters. The QuiakeShiled project seeks to imagine the idea of a shield that will be installed in a more robust place for earthquake-based emergency aid, protect from an armor-heavy weight, communicate with the search and rescue team, and ensure that the team survives as confidently as possible.  



Berksu Erkal • Yankı Çobanoğlu • Karya Bayır • Gülnihal Karaca • Serkan Koylan • Amir Tafrishi • Koray Alpay


  The “Omnify” project is a mobile phone application aimed at solving the hurdles each person may experience in their daily lives. The location density responds to different requests such as safe roads, shortcuts or quick roads to go to, and special situations of users such as visually impaired users, physical obstacles or cyclists.  


Red Chamelon

Sinan Şahin Candan • Tolda Han Ulucan • Cansu Bezmez • Caner Arıkboğa • Dicle Kumaraslan • Kaan Yaşa


 The Companion Cube (Yoldaş Kutu) is a project that focuses on helping immigrants, war memorials and disaster victims who are trying to be helped and seeking a place to stay. This is why, the Companion Cube project aims to reuse relief supply kit boxes serving as temporary shelters and to provide a sustainable aid chain. 



Özgür Yazıcı • Sait Sovukluk • Azra Tuğçe Süngü • Cem Mehmethanoğlu • Tansu Yılmaz • Şeyma Koç


  LifeLine is a communications assistant that increases the awareness of each other in the workplace and ensures the effective enforcement of emergency management. The system is a visual communication network based on an identification tag integrated into the boots of workers at the plant site and strip readers placed on the floor in transit areas.  



Furkan Doğramacı • Merve Eşmebaşı • Damla Özekici • Bilge Çilingir • Gözde Torun • Mine Cüneyitoğlu Özkul • İbrahim Anıl Balkan


  The MULTIPURPOSE Pregnancy Kit is a family of medical products that contains many functions. The user is a candidate for mothers and aims to solve the problems that often occur before and after childbirth. The five different modules contained in a basic box can be combined with different combinations and converted into different products.