22 Jun 2021
Project on the Diversity of Life of Ayazağa Campus
Undergraduate Student Participation Research Project (LÖKAP) titled “Use of Metaphors in Industrial Product Idea Development: A Study on the Diversity of Life on Campus” supported by ITU Rectorate Scientific Research Projects Unit and supervised by Assist. Prof. Dr. Özge Çelikoğlu, in which students of ITU Industrial Design Department participated as researchers, is collected in the catalog titled “Diversity of Life on Campus”.
News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office
The diversity of life of ITU Ayazağa Campus, which was selected as the world’s 71st and Europe’s 37th Greenest Campus, became the subject of a project for undergraduate students.
In the project titled “Use of Metaphors in Industrial Product Idea Development: A Study on the Diversity of Life on Campus” supervised by ITU Industrial Product Design Department faculty member Assist. Prof. Dr. Özge Çelikoğlu and to which undergraduate students contributed, interactions of living beings at ITU Ayazağa Campus and the rich biodiversity and life cycle of the campus were examined. The output of the Undergraduate Student Participation Research Project (LÖKAP) was collected in the catalog “Diversity of Life on Campus” designed to be exhibited in the digital environment.
Within the scope of the project, in which design for the diversity of life concept was adopted, Industrial Design Department students Gülce Apak, Şevval K. Talaslı, Zeynep Oya Bayraktar, Nepse Büşra Zabun, Öykü Bostan, Pelin Nur Karabay, Ekin Can Akın and Gülnur Üstün took part as researchers. Following the research process of the project in which various data collection methods were used, it was aimed to develop product, system and experience design proposals that support the diversity of life and respect the habitat of all living things we live with, by working with the product metaphor generation method.
Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is the world’s 71st and Europe’s 37th greenest campus in the UI GreenMetric rankings, which evaluates academic campuses in terms of green area ratio and sustainability. ITU also holds the title of the only university from Turkey in the Top 100 in the world rankings.