MERVE KĂ–K industrial design portfolio
hello! I’m Merve, a new graduate industrial designer from Middle East Technical University. I am passionate about design and I am always eager to learn new things and develop myself. Here are some of my works in the portfolio.
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EDUCATION 2014 - 2019
Middle East Technical University Ankara,Turkey
Department of Industrial Design 2009 - 2013
Kocatepe Mimar Kemal Anatolian High School Ankara,Turkey
EXPERIENCE July- August 2019
3D Modelling & Rendering
Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe After Effects Adobe XD Sketch Figma Free Hand Sketching
Rhinoceros Autodesk Fusion 360 Keyshot
JotForm Yazılım A.Ş. Ankara, Turkey
July - August 2017 Arçelik A.Ş. Dishwasher Plant Ankara, Turkey
November 2017/18 Design Week Turkey İstanbul,Turkey
Model Making & Computer Literacy
UX Minimal Meetup 1118 Ankara,Turkey
Structural Design & Manufacturing June - August 2017 Middle East Technical University
3D Printable Products Workshop by Edelkrone Ankara,Turkey
Graphic & User Interface Design
Marvel App, InVision App Arduino
SEMINARS UX/UI Summer Camp’19
June - July 2018
3rd Basic Design Workshop at Atılım University Ankara, Turkey
LANGUAGES Arçelik A.Ş.
Turkish - Native
English - Advance
Award at the 20th Arçelik Innovation Day
Turkish Sign Language - Elementary
French - Beginner
combo A product set of induction cooking unit and specialized and multifunctional containers to encourage working and living alone users to cook and consume homemade food
Graduation Project in collaboration with
For more details https://blog.metu.edu.tr/e206790/
RESEARCH Target user group
Scope of the project
Working adults living alone not spending much time to cook
An electrical kitchen appliance for multifunctional and specialized usage, also supporting efficient use of resources including energy efficiency
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While cooking, my priorities are (4=most important) 1
How often do you cook at home?
How do you learn recipes?
The time available The cost of food
Which meal(s) do you prefer to eat homemade food?
When I’m at home at dinner, I .... Daily
Daily Three or more times a week Once or twice a week Rarely Never
Three or more times a week
Once or twice a week
From a family member
From the Internet Improvise cooking
cook a meal
order a meal
fruit and veggies
needs to maximize space • less or smaller stuff • ease of storage • decreases cooking space
reducing fast food consumption • starts to eat healthy food • saving money • encourages to cook at home
motivation to cook • variety of ingredients • lack of cooking knowledge • lack of cooking motivation
spending less time for cooking • tired after work
reducing amount of dishes • ease of cleaning
small amount of food • one size meal
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FINALIZATION Combo is a product set of single induction cooking unit and customized multifunction containers that aims to encourage working and living alone users to cook and consume homemade food.
These containers allow users to cook a small amount of food and serve the cooked food to the dinner table directly. Also, they can be used as the leak proof storage and lunch boxes thanks to their vacuum lids.
They are smaller than standard saucepans and pots. There are two different sizes of containers. Their diameters of top and bottom parts are equal, just their height are different. So, there are one size lids are fixed to each other.
Their self heating system which works with chemical reaction, inspired by the hand warmer, allows users to reheat and eat the pre-cooked homemade food easily and quickly at work or anywhere without the need of any electric power or microwave radiation.
The single electric cooking unit works with induction technology. It has simple interface consist of on/off button and buttons for adjusting heat levels and timer settings.
Combo is suitable for small kitchens, and it cooks small amount of food in order to reduce food waste for users living alone.
Users can serve hot meal in the same container directly to dinner table. So, there would be less dishes to clean.
Containers can be also used as storage boxes for leftover food thanks to their leak proof and spill proof vacuum lids.
Pressing on the vacuum lid, pushes air out and locks the container, so users can carry container as a lunch box in the bag without leaking.
By pushing the heat button users can reheat and eat pre-cooked homemade food at work without the need of any electric power.
Containers can be washed in the dishwasher safely, and the surface of induction cooking unit can be wiped easily.
INTERFACE Power off
For time setting, the user has to press the timer icon.
The user can adjust the timer setting by pressing + and - buttons.
The user can adjust the heat level by pressing + and - buttons.
To activate heating settings again the user waits for three seconds.
TECHNICAL DETAILS The induction cooker uses the magnetic field to heat containers.
Lid Polypropylene (PP), silicone (S)
magnetic energy inductor A’
Inner wall 50
Ceramic, magnetic stainless steel
Sodium acetate (NaOAc)
Outer wall Polypropylene (PP), silicone (S)
Top surface Pressing the top of lid pushes air out and locks the container in safe way. Lids are leak proof and spill proof.
Induction coil Copper
Electronic board 7
liquid form - not warm
while solidify - warm
Bending the metal disk on the inner wall activates sodium acetate, and exothermic chemical reaction occurs. Sodium acetate solidifies and heats up to 55°C in a minute. It stays warm about 45 -60 min.
Touch pad screen 8
Bottom plate Polypropylene (PP)
frigo A refrigerator which offers flexiblity solutions to users with the convenience of being able to easily arrange the fridge their way and change the organization whatever their needs
in collaboration with
Team Member Sima Demir
RESEARCH Target user group
Scope of the project
Large Turkish families where cooking and food preparation are frequent
Flexibility solutions for interior and accessories of refrigeration and freezer compartments, external appearance, operational interfaces of the refrigerator
• preservation food (package, pots, containers) • placement of foodstuffs (conditions of shelves and compartments) • diversity of consumed food
• transparent surface of shelves and compartment • long-lasting, durable and energy saving • easy to clean • interior lightings
ADJUSTABILITY • changeable and expandable compartments • adjustable shelves for various storage options • storage space for taller food, containers or bottles
PROBLEMS • food spoilage and bad odour • squashed fruits and vegetable • humidity and temperature adjusting • lack of storage space
USAGE Research findings and key points of current refrigerator usage and organization
• easy to reach food stored into the bins and trays • user habits (stored medicines, cosmetics etc.) • an ergonomics approach to users (ages, length, physical abilities)
NEEDS • more storage space or optimising the available • no squished vegetables and fruits • reducing food waste • the crispers with various separated units
Egg Tray This egg tray design provides a compact solution to inadequate egg tray problem encountered by big families.
The door contains specially designed rails with fairly standard array of adjustable and removable storage compartments. There are four different sizes of compartments; small, medium, large and large-sliding.
Separator The separator mounted on the compartments protects bottles and jars made of brittle materials such as glass against breakage.
Clips Thanks to the clips attached to the refrigerator door, paper packaged products can withstand long periods of time without being spoiled.
The spill-safe glass shelves have an elegant look. They are braced with a traditional and sturdy cantilever hook and remove easily for cleaning.
These two interlocking drawer systems, which is designed for the crisper part of the refrigerator, prevents soft fruit or vegetables from squeezing.
Also, they offer rapid adjustment to accommodate taller groceries by using the two piece-middle shelves in different heights.
Perfect Temp Drawer Lighting The compartment’s lighting is soft and even. It gradually illuminates by way of high efficiency LEDs mounted inside the doors’ edges. There’s also a separate light source for the freezer below.
There is one “Perfect Temp” drawer in the fridge. It offers the perfect environment for preserving fruit and vegetables, as well as having a removable crisper front for easy cleaning.
With Frigo, users can adjust the height and position of the door compartments and shelves to fit in large and smaller items and arrange and organize the fridge convenience way.
The refrigeratorâ€™s primary interface offers excellent contrast with white lights. Frigo smart panel allows users to access several features, including the vacation mode, control lock, fast cool or fast freeze, vacation mode, air filter and the temperature control.
Adjustable Shelf Usage Alternatives
Perfect Temp Drawer Refrigerator Door Usage Alternatives
There is a smaller control panel thatâ€™s specifically used to select the mode or set the temperature of the Perfect Temp drawer.
TECHNICAL DETAILS Refrigerator 1
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Shelf Mounting Detail Refrigerator Base
Large-sliding Medium-tall 7 3 Medium 4 Large Compartments & Clips Mounting Details 5 Small compartment 6 Perfect Temp drawer Refrigerator Refrigerator Refrigerator Refrigerator Refrigerator Refrigerator Door Door Door Door 7 Freezer drawer Door Door 8 Crisper Clips Clips 9 Long shelf Compartme Compartme Compartment Compartment 10 Short shelf nt nt 11 Separator 12 Egg tray 13 Clips Shelf
inďŹ nity A built-in vitroceramic cooktop with simple interface, grill pan and trivet whose forms can reflect the harmony of the modern cooking habits and the traditional cooking techniques
in collaboration with
Team Members Sima Demir, Yaprak Demirci, Miqdad Mustafa Hashmi
Target user group
Scope of the project
Local and global households from middle class working families
Rethink the built-in vitroceramic hob focusing on the cooktopâ€™s layout, its user interface, cooking and serving accessories taking into consideration product lifespan
sizes and number of heaters
child lock mechanism
waste of heat
easy to clean
PROTOTYPING Grill Pan
FINALIZATION Vitroceramic Cooktop Infinity vitroceramic cooktop, grill pan and trivet, are designed in a form which can reflect the harmony of he modern cooking habits and the traditional cooking techniques. Thanks to the spacious form and the simple interface design, the vitroceramic cooktop is easy to use with by a single touch and suitable for big families.
There are 5 sizes of heaters for different sizes of pots.
The heaters on the left side can be used separately and together as a grill part.
ACCESSORIES Grill Pan The grill panâ€™s aesthetic and asymmetric form, which is inspired by the graphics of the cooktop, emphasizes the dynamic structure of the modern kitchens and the grilling habits of the users. The grill pan can fit into the dishwasher rack and also comes with a special wood trivet.
Trivet The trivet is made of wood and leather. The user can use the trivet both for serving hot meal on the grill pan and other pans directly to dinner table. By folding the trivet, the user can store it easily.
Power off Both the heaters are held for three seconds and icon glows after the grill part is switched on. Power on
To choose a heater, the user presses the burner icon.
The user can adjust the heat level through the dial.
The rings can be extend in three levels by a single touch.
For grill heaters, one tap on the icons turns them on and off.
For time setting, the user has to press the timer icon and then selects the heater. After that, the dial can be used to adjust the time.
To activate the child lock, the user presses the lock icon for three seconds.
Every function of the cooktop is activated.
TECHNICAL DETAILS Vitroceramic Cooktop 1
Grill Pan 4
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Glass with bracket White isolation, ventilator and for giving volume Heaters Controlling for wires and heat distribution Bottom cover Touch control Stoppers Bows
Bottle and pot washing apparatus, fed from the water supply tube, holding tall dishes and washing all tough dishes effectively without breaking anything and making this process easy
Internship Project Patented by
Target user group
Scope of the project
Families with baby or large families where washing dishes is often
A washing accessory for dishwasher making this process easy, holding tall dishes and washing all tough dishes effectively without breaking anything Benchmark & Internet Research
USAGE ALTERNATIVES Bottle Washing Usage Rack tines of the dishwasher are not tall enough to stabilize the utensils, such as bottles and baby bottles, and there is no special space in the dishwasher for them.
It is hard to water reaches to deep inside tall items and to know if they are really clean after .
The spray arms have a manually adjustable snap mechanism to be brought to the vertical and horizontal position. This mechanism will ensure that the current position of the arms is maintained when there is water flow in the arms.
The spray arms direct water deep inside tall items like bottles or baby bottles. Water forces onto deep bottles and removes tough foods.
Each rotating spray arms includes nozzles outwardly spraying for washing and rinsing.
USAGE ALTERNATIVES Pot Washing Usage Zone wash program is used to clean heavier stains and grime. Also, for the effective cleaning of soiled dishes like pots, extra washing apparatus may be needed.
This apparatus provides regional and intensive washing for heavily soiled dishes such as pots and pans.
To clean dirty pot, the spray arms are brought to the horizontal position. When the arms is in this position,the mechanism is locked and nozzles under the spray arms are closed with plastic teeth on the lower rack.
When the nozzles under the spray arms are closed with plastic teeth on the rack, water pressure increases and removes tough foods from pots easily.
After the pan or pot is placed on the washing apparatus and zone-wash program is selected, tough dishes get completely clean.
TECHNICAL DETAILS The dish washing apparatus is located in the lover rack and fed from the water supply tube. The system is only activated when operating with the zone wash program. Wash zones helps save time, water and energy by only washing the dishes placed in the bottom rack.
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Water supply tube Washing arms Rack tines Apparatus tube Plastic teeth Lower spray arm Lower rack
When the lower rack gets pushed in, the apparatus is attached to zone wash hole on the water supply tube.
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