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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.

Merve Kök Ankara,Turkey +90 553 087 64 44 kokmervee@gmail.com linkedin.com/in/merve-kok issuu.com/mervekok All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by means, electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of Merve Kök. © 2019


SKILLS

EDUCATION 2014 - 2019

Middle East Technical University Ankara,Turkey

Department of Industrial Design 2009 - 2013

Kocatepe Mimar Kemal Anatolian High School Ankara,Turkey

Physical Sciences

EXPERIENCE July- August 2019

Visualization

3D Modelling & Rendering

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe After Effects Adobe XD Sketch Figma Free Hand Sketching

Rhinoceros Autodesk Fusion 360 Keyshot

Userspots

İstanbul,Turkey

September 2019

JotForm Yazılım A.Ş. Ankara, Turkey

July - August 2017 Arçelik A.Ş. Dishwasher Plant Ankara, Turkey

November 2018

Ankara, Turkey

November 2017/18 Design Week Turkey İstanbul,Turkey

March 2016

Model Making & Computer Literacy

AWARDS

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

July, 2018

Marvel App, InVision App Arduino

SEMINARS UX/UI Summer Camp’19

June - July 2018

Prototyping

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

İstanbul, Turkey


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/

2019


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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Daily Three or more times a week Once or twice a week Rarely Never

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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


PROTOTYPING

IDEATION

Containers

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Cooktop


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.

Containers

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.

Cooktop

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.


USAGE SCENARIO

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.

Power on

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)

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magnetic energy inductor A’

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Inner wall 50

Ø50

Ceramic, magnetic stainless steel

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20

Ø100

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Ø200

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Interlayer

Section A-A’

Sodium acetate (NaOAc)

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140

Outer wall Polypropylene (PP), silicone (S)

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Top surface Pressing the top of lid pushes air out and locks the container in safe way. Lids are leak proof and spill proof.

Glass

5

Induction coil Copper

6

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)

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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

2018


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

STORAGE

EFFICIENCY

• 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


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IDEATION

PROTOTYPING Compartments

Egg Tray

Separator

Shelves

Clips

Crispers

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ACCESSORIES Compartments

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.

rigerator or

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.


Shelves

Crispers

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.

freezer

chill

fridge

pantry


USAGE ALTERNATIVES

INTERFACE

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 refrigerator’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 that’s specifically used to select the mode or set the temperature of the Perfect Temp drawer.


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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

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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

2018


RESEARCH

LAYOUT

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 cooktop’s layout, its user interface, cooking and serving accessories taking into consideration product lifespan

SAFETY

INTERFACE

CLEANING

ENERGY USE

FEEDBACK

sizes and number of heaters

hazard

child lock mechanism

graphics

icons

surface quality

eco friendly

waste of heat

alarm

space availability

privacy

temperature

minimal

application

easy to clean

economical

smart cooking

touch screen

reachable

warning

extended heaters

UX design

enhancing

maintenance

resource efficient

product lifespan

LEDs

serigraphy

arrangeable levels

interaction

durable

tactile

hygienic

button sound


IDEATION

PROTOTYPING Grill Pan

Trivet

Cooktop


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 pan’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.


INTERFACE

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

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Grill Pan 4

6 7

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Trivet

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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


aqua

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

2017


RESEARCH

Elektrolux

GE

AEG

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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