Uğur Genç

Uğur has his bachelor degree from Industrial Design Department (2017) of METU. Right now, he is a researcher and teaching assistant at Koç University and continuing his PhD studies in Design, Technology and Society programme. His main research interests are interaction design, design for behavioral change and sustainability. His current research is related to food waste and sustainable food solutions.

Education

2017 – Ongoing

Koç University

Istanbul / Turkey

Design, Technology & Society

PhD Student

2013-2017

Middle East Technical University

Ankara / Turkey

Industrial Design

Bachelors Degree

Honors Student

2016 Spring

Politecnico di Torino

Turin / Italy

Industrial Design

Erasmus Student Exchange


Teaching Assistantship

Design Thinking Certification Program

Exploring the innovation and creative processes through interdisciplinary work and research structures. Understanding design problems independent from their disciplinary boundaries. Gaining an integrative understanding of innovation based on human-centered design. (For Companies and Individuals)


Instructor: Oğuzhan Özcan, Prof. Dr.

TECH 515

Design Thinking for Disruptive Innovation

Exploring the innovation and creative processes through interdisciplinary work and research structures. Understanding design problems independent from their disciplinary boundaries. Gaining an integrative understanding of innovation based on human-centered design. (For Executive MBA)


Instructor: Oğuzhan Özcan, Prof. Dr.

ASIU 118

Design Thinking

Exploring the innovation and creative processes through interdisciplinary work and research structures. Understanding design problems independent from their disciplinary boundaries. Gaining an integrative understanding of innovation based on human-centered design. (For undergraduate level)


Instructor: Oğuzhan Özcan, Prof. Dr.

MAVA 208

Advanced Topics in Basic Design

Foundations of two, three and four dimensional design. Interdisciplinary approach in visualising ideas. Interaction of text and image, color and sound, form and content, harmony and chaos, time and movement. Experiments on artistic research, conceptualizing, collaboration, presentation. Use of traditional and new materials.


Instructor: Aykut Coşkun, Assist Prof. Dr.

MAVA 104

Basic Design

Foundations of visual language. Introduction to the principles and elements of design. Control of line, shape, space, texture, color, composition and sequence to convey a message. Strategic exercises to channel design to an interdisciplinary level. Studio practice, theory, critique, exhibition.


Instructor: Aykut Coşkun, Assist Prof. Dr.


Projects

2HandTouch

2018-2020

Our research process focuses on extracting user expectations from a gesture control system in the kitchen, designing a conceptual prototype meeting these expectations and conducting WoZ experiments for in-depth user evaluations. In total, 234 participants contributed to our research, which is a bigger than the current gesture studies’ sample size.


Experience

2016 September

ReoTek

Ankara / Turkey

Design Intern

2016 June-August

DesignGang Network

Turin / Italy

Design Intern

2016 June-August

DesignGang Network

Turin / Italy

Design Intern

2015 August

Şişecam Trakya

Tarsus / Turkey

Production Intern

2015 June

Güral Porcelain

Kütahya / Turkey

Production Intern