damla รถzekici industrial design portfolio 2017
Hi, I’m damla özekici ‘‘I am graduated from industrial product design department at METU. I love drawing, creating something new for people. I want to leave a mark on people’s lives with my ideas. Now, I am a first year student in PSSD ! This is a selection of my works. ’’
resume education Politecnico Di Milano Milano | Italy Product Service System Design, Graduation , June 2019
FabricHouse İstanbul | Turkey Industrial Designer
Turkish | native English | advanced Italian | elementary
October 2016, -
Userspots İstanbul | Turkey UX Camp’16 Participant July- August 2016
Futerodesign Ankara | Turkey Graduation Project February- June 2016
Middle East Technical University Ankara | Turkey Industrial Product Design, Tasarım Atölyesi Kadıköy, İstanbul | Turkey Graduated as an honour student, June 2016 Industrial Design Intern
July- August 2015
design thinking, project management, storytelling, product development
Hexagon Studio, Kocaeli | Turkey Industrial Design Intern
computer skills Rhinoceros | 3ds Max | Keyshot Photoshop | Illustrator | Indesign After effects | Sony vegas | Unity 3d
Inoksan A.Ş. Bursa | Turkey Manufacturing Processes Practice
technical skills hand drawing | digital sketching 3D Printing | Laser cutting working with wood, styrofoam, metal, plastic, clay.
interests academic experience design interaction design brand identity marketing interior design personal photography | theatre | cinema | fashion painting | illustration
June - July 2015
July- August 2014
awards, exhibitions & activities Dubai Design Week - Global Grad Show -Epilink 2017 TOFAŞ -FIAT & TEV Master Degree Full Scholarship FIAT Müşteri Deneyimi Hackathon 2017 - First Prize Domus Academy Think Out of the Box Competition - Second Prize 2017 TUBITAK Industry Oriented Graduation Projects - 2016 Turkey Design Week 2016 Graduation Projects Exhibition - 2016 Interdisciplinary design studio, METU , 2015
Vehicle Asistant System
Temporary Work Station
Buggy Rapid Intervention Vehicle
Hexagon Studio Automotive Design Process
The Bathroom Faucet
Square Modular Cooker Set
Fiat Customer Experience Hackathon First Prize
Vehicle Asistant System
Vehicle key and application system that aims empower traffic and service experiences of users by using gamification. Collaboration with Himmet Samet Çaktı Yasin Yüksel
problem definition Technical service and maintenance times are disturbed by the user and the customercompany relationship is damaged, which makes it difficult to maintain brand awareness and image. Depending on the need for personalization, emotional connection can not reach sufficient visibility.
interpretetation of tamagotchi
omnichannel new touch point
empower relation between user and system
After user purchases of vehicle candidates, in their experience service, maintenance and repair processes irregular progression, conscious use necessity to be encouraged.
Tamagotchi emotional connection responsibility control feedback personalization mobility
how to work service
say hi to mio
& visibility accessory market new potential customer
increase vehicle life cycle sell second hand vehicles in good situations
EPILINK Epinephrine auto-injector
Smart and reusable epinephrine auto- injector for people who have allergic anaphylaxis reaction and allergic emergency cabinet for public spaces. Collaboration with 2016
research what is anaphylaxis?
1 in 25
people suffer from a food allergy
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. It typically causes more than one of the following: an itchy rash, throat or tongue swelling, shortness of breath, vomiting, and low blood pressure. Common causes include insect bites and stings, foods, and medications.
food allergies in children 1997- 2011
statistics & opportunity
of world allergic 2000 - 2 million people 2010 - 3 million 2030 - 5 million (estimated.)
problem definition Ergonomic considerations for both use Lack of guide while injecting Lack of allergy points for public spaces Safely injection Medical fear of carrying/using
User interviews and research on anaphylaxis shows us seriousness of emergency & user- centered problems.
ergonomic for both use
easy to use
in emergency event
should give instructions
synchronize with smart devices
No feedback mechanism
Inadeuate needle length
no accidental injection
sterilized needle system
I analysed main auto- injectors and their
cartridge mechanisms which are used for other diseases such as diabetes.
ideation form analysis through hand drawings & 3d modelling
mechanism & cartridge system solution sketches
wallmounted allergy point alternatives for public spaces.
Iâ€™ve done lots of 2d & 3d mock -ups to achieve ergonomic form for auto -injector.
private usage scenario of Epilink in daily life
In emergency, place your outher thigh, push down hard.
Read instructions and take out cartridge from its cover
Place cartridge to your auto - injector holder part and carry Epilink in daily life.
Hold on outher thigh and wait 10 seconds to deliver drug.
After injection, remove injector and massage injection site 10 seconds to spread
In emergency, turn to remove safety lock and release medicine..
Epilink will inform emergency services when device is used automatically.
restaurant usage scenario of Epilink on uncoscious patient People are having a dinner in a restaurant.
According to age of person, it is easy to be decided to use which Epilink. Just rotate the lid and take it.
One of the persons started to show allergy to the one of the ingredients of meal..
Take the appropriate injector Use the Epilink on patient and run back to the patient. according to instruction written on its screen..
Staff noticed the situation and immediately reached the Allergy Emergency Cabinet to get an Epilink.
Hold firmly 10 second, massage injection site.
technical details & working princle device is off situation
device is ready to use
injection is started
medicine is injected
1. Cabinet Box 2. Junior Housing Lid 3. Adult Housing Lid 4. Safety Lock 5. Safety Knob 6. Main Board 7. Battery 8. Safety Knob Screw 9. Cartridge Holder 10. Label 11. Spring 12. Medicine Cartridge 13. Needle 14. Belows 15. E- ink Screen Module 16. Main Body 17. Injector Housing
product interface & software app The interfaces are designed for facilitate the usage of inejctor and complete injection safely. ( Repeated interfaces will be seen as an animation.) 1. interface will be stayed on screen all the time. After unlock safety, battery starts and directions related to product usage continue.
final model & jury
BUGGY Rapid Intervention Vehicle
Buggy is rapid intervention vehicle which is designed to be used in big factories in industrial regions. Its main aim is that making first response to the fire and rescue people if somebody get stuck in the factory environment.. Group project with Azra Tuğçe Süngü Birnur Şahin Jemma Forster Yashar Kardar
Collaboration with 2015
Storage and placement of personal protective clothes. BOATS, GLOVES, CLOTHES, BREATHING APPARATUS
Small vehicles can move easily in indoor places like big fabricas.
Storage and placement of equipments which are used during operation. HOSES, CUTTERS, HAND TOOLS.
Portable solutions for rescue operations. TELESCOPIC LADDER, PRECASSUVIE RESCUE TOOLS.
OSTIM & KURTULUS Fire Stations in Ankara were visited and user interviews were organized with firefighters.
problem definition timing Timing, the main fire station takes too long (10 plus minutes) Fire gets out of hand after 5 mins Provides communication and knowledge of situation to larger crews reducing the time it takes to formulate an action plan accessability Fire fighters cannot assess indoor industrial fires well. Vehicle provides support and safety for firefighters when entering the building. Electric car can be safer and easily manoeuvrable for fire fighters
‘‘The most important thing is first intervention.’’ Ahmet, 52
rescue Quick access, provides immediate fast response into area. It should provide immediate first aid to victims before other crews can arrive.
communication inside team and with outsiders adaptability for different conditions flexibility in vehicle organization
hierarcy & order in equipment organization
create a lot of initial ideas and analyse them by discussing.
The firefighter adjusts water- foam ratio in control box.
When fire alarm is on, they take their gear from the vehicle and get prepared to enter the building.
When the accident occurs, they open storage part and choose proper tools to rescue workers.
They begin to extunguish fire.
They clear scene using cordless cutting tools to access and apply first aid to injured.
The firefighters work together with external crew.
If needed, they can use a scoop stretcher to carry injured to ambulance.
Electric Utility Vehicles ATX240E power and resistance, zero emission superlative load capacity
New Generation Delivery Vehicle Project aim is designing a next generation delivery vehicle that specialize on driverâ€™s needs and delivery process for international market.
Because of the confidentiality agreement some details have been omitted from this portfolio.
Disorganisation of cargos in the back part of the vehicle and difficulties of drivers in distribution are main focus on problem area.
The vehicles of existing delivery firms are analysed in terms of interior and exterior design. (FedEx, DHL, UPS etc.)
project dimensions safe
safety of cargos
the organization of cargos and driverâ€™s personal stuff
accessable inside of the vehicle
adjustable solutions according to driversâ€™ needs
long-life cycle of vehicle with modular ergonomic driver cabinet and features dashboard
ideation driver cabinet & dashboard
organize inside of vehicle
access to cargos from outside
reflection of functions to the exterior design
Refinement of Ideation
Flat Surfaceto write or eat Cup Holder
Usable areas during driving
Compartment Storage Food Storage Personal Storage Clothing Storage
Storage areas during rest
Hanger Cleaning Equipment Emergency Items
Dashboard Layoyut 1. Storage areas 2. Secondary usage area
Storage areas during rest
3. Primary usage area 4. Indicator & Control panel 5. Primary usage area 6. Door panels 7. Storage under the tray
Usable areas during driving
8. Alternative storage 9. Door panels 10. Storage behind the seat 11. Storage behind the seat
Indicator & Control Panels
Analysis of Vehicle Types
Temporary Work Station
For this project, Temporary Work Stations aim to meet the needs of new office environments, practices and Y generation office workers by answering office furniture and work culture trends. Collaboration with 2015
research informal flexibility
sceptical standing work
individualistic team player
inspired meeting habits
market research &emerging trends
the characteristics of generation Y
project dimensions interaktive
with its environment According to user interviews
and office visits, new work
meet different needs
environments should be
designed according to new generation workers’ needs and its unconventional approaches by ensuring productivity and creativity.
support different work habits
incuding smart solutions
flexible Office Visits Artı Mobil | İstanbul Moysec
Odakgis | Ankara
adaptable for different conditions
support team works
relaxation in office environment
different working types
standing work both side access
workplace including areas to socialize
usage scenario sitting & standing working possibilities
product options vertical projector
roll-up projector screen
control panel fabric cover
parts & material , finishes, shaping processes 1 | main structure aluminium, anodized, cutting, moulding, welding 2 | tables & covers plywood, plastic cover, cutting, sanding 3 | prjc. screen fabric (syntetic weave) 4 | spot light aluminium, cutting, bending 5 | LED light strip led ,light embedden on section 6 | sockets brass, steel, plastic ( for insulation)
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motor | DC brushless rail | adjustable height ( 110 75cm) roll-up projection screen hinge
motor -rail- switch table - power source projection spot light
In model making process, cardboards were used for main structure and acrylic pieces were used for transparent surface. All parts were painted and presented with scaled human model.
The home bathroom faucet
Developing a sustainable bathroom faucet inspired by flow of water on plants through incorporating biomimicry approach 2014
research biomimicry approach As a design method biomimicry was used in this project. Through nature trips, samples were collected and analysed in terms of form and function. .Different features of plants were explored to be inspired for this project.
The flow of water in plants was inspirational in terms of form to indicate where water comes and where it is stored naturally.
In this project, problem area focus to encourage the effective use of water (for daily use and cleaning) in households and the design solutions aims to empower productuser relationship through:
1 encouraging and engaging product-user interaction,
2 enabling visibility of resource consumption, and appealing to the needs and preferences of diverse user groups (e.g. elderly, children, adults, etc.) User interviews and observations revealed some common expectation from home-usage bathroom faucet..
easy to clean
awareness of resources
distance to sink
adjustability hot-cold water
water- saving by adjusting flow rate
explorations through section
enough length to reach
sink or wall mounted options
Ease of cleaning with rounded section. Adjust easily through long flow rate control. Effective use and visibility of resources through hierarchy between controls. Stabilization for temperature of water.
Easy assembly for different sink types. More visible controls to adjust hot & cold water. Aerated filter to save water. Chrome matte & polished alternatives. High aesthetics quality.
usage scenario cold temperature & closed
When faucet is closed, controlsâ€™ angles are 180,so users can realize right position.
warm temperature & half flow rate
When control sticks are near to the midpoint, temperature will warm and flow rate will increased.
hot temperature & maximum flow rate
In the 90 degree position, it reaches maximum temperature and flow rate.
please check product intro & design process video
technical details A
Flow rate control
Hot water inlet
Cold water inlet
WALL Temperature control
Hot and cold water comes.
Flow rates are adjusted in here.
Adjust mechanism where hot & cold water are mixed
Flow rate control
Faucet Body Hot - cold water inlet
Ball Valve Hot- Cold Adjustment Mechanism
Aerated Water Filter
In this project, to make model of proposed design, I used clay modelling. To create organic forms and smooth surfaces, clay is a effective model-making tool.
Square Modular Kitchen Electric Cooker Set
Project aims is designing a electric cooking unit that can support different cooking process scenarios in different environments and enhance it with different accessories. Group project with Mervenur Sökmen Zeynep İrem Şişmantürk
problem definition enhance user experiences in kitchen environment
Multi-purpose heating equipment can be necessary Modular pieces facilitate storage and usage Outdoor and indoor activities requirements
project dimensions personalized
according to user preferences
Different cooking types and machines that exist in market are analysed. Preparing and cooking processes can combine in one platform.
According to user interviews and observations, in home context, some cooking equipments can be insufficient. Multi- purpose units can meet needs of users in different places like kitchen and garden.
easy to storage for accessories
usage in different context
cooking & serving modules
heating type: place resistance into modules
assembly & repairablity
different cooking types
product details & accessories
cooking & serving The platfrom has variety of cooking surface options including ragged grate, stone and clay. When the cutting board is rotated , it can be used as serving eqipment.
The platform can be mounted on an island type countertop for double sided usage with parts ranging between 2,4 and 6.
The parts of the platform can be arranged in different variations for more personalized usage. By this way, it is easier for that multiple people can cook together.
With the transparent surface of the parts, it is clear to see if the resistance is heating or not. To change or repair the parts, since the bottom of the parts are open, it is easy to access them.
Apart from the island type kitchen, it can also be mounted on regular one sided countertops with parts ranging between 2,4 and 6.
The platfrom can be used in outside with its specialized structre and their electricty can be linked for simultaneous cooking.
The parts of the platform can be moved outside with its special frame, which can either be put on top of the structure or directly on table.
The structure for outside usage can be folded for easier storage. With the wheels, transportation becomes effortless.
technical details Main part Heating surface
Radian resistance Insulator and electricity system
Metal Structure Handle
Case for units Base
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