With support from the METU Technopolis and sponsored by industry and NGOs, METU Design Factory provides training, equipment and infrastructure to interdisciplinary student teams for collaborative design projects.
IDS brings students from different disciplines together in interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative products.
IDS-4 will be conducted as an elective course (ID403 Collaborative Design) offered to all departments in 2016 Fall semester.
On 21-22 October 2016, METU Teknokent’s incubation companies were educated on design thinking.
Participants had the opportunity to practice six basic phases of design thinking: understanding, observation, perspective development, idea development, model development and testing.
Participants who redefined the problem identified in the training through face-to-face interview with the users, prototyped the solutions they developed.
The closing ceremony for the 1st Interdisciplinary Design Studio was held at the Culture Convention Center. The Rector’s Office, Teknokent Management, faculty, and students attended the ceremony. The students teams presented their designs.
After the students received their certificates, the exhibited their design and had an interactive session with the participants.