IDS is an extra-curricular educational activity offered by METU DF, which brings students from different disciplines together in interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative products.
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.
In the first week of IDS, through a series of seminars and workshops, the students receive training on design processes and soft skills. The remaining follows the steps of design process: conceptual design, detailed design, and prototyping. Each team is mentored by a team that consists of academics and industry representatives.