Hello! I’m Elif Oğuz, a forth year industrial design student in Middle East Technical University.
oguzeliﬀ@gmail.com +90 554 324 14 80 https://issuu.com/oguzeliﬀ
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Education Middle East Technical University, Ankara Industrial Design, 2015 - ongoing
Kadıköy Anatolian High School, İstanbul 2010 - 2015
Arman Design Design Oﬃce Internship, 2019 Standard Proﬁl Group Production Interenship, 2018
METU Workshop Practice, 2017
Nesin Villages Physical Volunteer, 2017/18 Narköy Physical Volunteer, 2019
Beholding Coexistence METU-Jasjit Singh, 2019 Virtual Design Studio METU, 2018 Color and Connotations ETMK-Ece Yalım, 2017 Product Photography ETMK-Fethi Mağara, 2017
ODTÜ Bostan Collective Farming, 2019 Fine Arts Society, 2015 Köprü(Bridge), 2016
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe XD
Rhinoceros Autodesk 3ds Max Autodesk Fusion 360 NX KeyShot
Languages Turkish (native) English (ﬂuent) Germen (beginner)
Interests Traditonal Marbling Art Photography Ceramic Ecology & Permaculture
is a kitchen applience that encourge people to cook and heat up their meals in small oďŹƒces with increasing the usage of existing jars and create a sustainable shared kitchen environment.
Project Team GĂźl Onat Melis Aral In collaboration w/
Research Cooking practices that is provided by Trans4+:
Gently cooking or keeping warm Bain Marie
Carring heat to the nearby food with steam for cooking Steam Cooking
Cooking or browning by exposure to source of radiant heat
Appling dry heat to the surface of food
Challenges of oﬃce environment - Diﬀerent user types and needs - Diﬀerent cooking styles - Multiple usage scenario - Changing needs - Being away from home - Limited space - Diﬀerent portions - Waste - Time limitation
In order to understnad ‘How the existing related products works and how we can adopt and combine them?’ a dissassambly workshop is carried out.
A user observation is conducted to understand each practices’ experience deeply with the help of EC Guide*.
*Experience chart as a research and presengation tool for user observations supporting design students at undergraduate level. - Mert Kulaksız
Ideation How to combine diďŹ€erent practices with diďŹ€erent forms
Using obsolete jars
Not only cooking but also serving Using modular units
Flexible hinges to attach the units
Conceptual prototyping & user test alternative handles
heating plates cover
With the help of the conceptual prototypes, in a real oďŹƒce environment we asked questions and take feedbacks about the alternatives.
closed or punch for steam or for covering
adaptable and upgradable adaptors for glass jar and pot
personalized glass pots for sustainabilty
Rather than producing new components, we aim to reuse durable and healthy products in a harmony with our cooking platform. Making the jars adaptable to the product allows people to use their own pots for heating up their before hand prepared meals. It also enables them to prepare healthy meals by bain-marie and steam cooking.
screw metal screws water pots
closed or punched for water and food
plastic handle for handle and serving plate
granit grill ferromagnetic base
base for heating safely
plastic handle ďŹ‚exible metal hinge
base for heating safe
for sandwich pressing, height adjustment and electrical
Demand based production for grills&handles with diﬀerent testes enabling to use personal jars.
Diﬀerent funcions with diﬀerent lids can be provided. tea brewing
coffe with moka pot
Application -Remote access via application -Creating proﬁles and personal settings -Access to technical service -Procuring each piece afterwards -Easy to replace, maintain and repaire order now
Grill & Handle
Technical Details A B’
Handle and Lid Plastic
is a product that provides an observation area, space for hiding or a pool for shelter dogs.
In collaboration w/ Ankara Univercity Faculty of Veterinary Mamak Stray Animals Shelter
Research Conditions of shelter -Limited space -Lack of physical activities -Cement ďŹ‚oor (cold) -No sleeping platform -Hierarchy among dogs -Hard to adapt a new environment -Introvert-extravert characters
Conceptual prototyping & user test
In Mamak Stray Animals Shelter and Faculty of Veterinay in Ankara University, dogs’ interaction with the prototypes is observed and related questions were asked to the stakeholders and veterinary. Whole process is conducted with the consultancy of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasemin Salgırlı Demirbaş.
-Space to hide, sleep or just lie -Seperation for intravert dogs
-Instinctive need of being in a shelter or a higher place for observation
-Need of ďŹ xing body temperature in hot days. (They have sweat glands under their paws, thatâ€™s why they love being in water.
Den consist of -one basic bended aluminum structure -four sheet elements made out of tent canvas (waterproof thanks to PVC cover)
Edges of the canvas is strengthened with thinner proďŹ les. 80 20
is a nuts and dried fruit package design for children which aims to encourage them to eat healthy snacks outside and pique their curiosity about story of the food.
Collaborative Design Studio Project Team Defne Küçükmustafa (BA) Elif Oguz (ID) Melodi Evliya (FE) Özge Kayaaslan (ID)
Problem deďŹ nition & research In order to understand eating habits of children and the problems about them, questions were asked to the parents.
Target group -Children who want to learn about where their food comes from -Parents who want their children to eat healthy snack away from home Key points -SpeciďŹ ed for children -To eat outside -Healthy snacks -Small portion -To encourage eating
Finalization Market Stand
Little illustrations which tells a story and explains the origin of the content come inside the package to the children.
Figurize the graphics such as hazelnutsâ€™ fresh green cover looks like foods are on their branches.
Seperate the alluminium part to give the feeling of food being peeled.
Open the package to give the feeling of the nut cracking or the apple being split in half.
Look at the illustration inside the package to learn about the foodâ€™s story.
Aluminum Foil Cover -Decrease oxygen permeability -Smoother base for graphics
Compressed Paper Based Material -Recycable -Nature friendly -Oxygen permabile -No risk for food
Dried fruits&nuts? -Parents choice -SigniďŹ cantly healthier -Naturally longer shelf life -Easy to preserve
NUTRITION VALUES Nutrition Values Energy Oil Carbohydrate Protein
In 100 grams 628 kcal 60.8 gr 16.7.gr 14.9 gr
for handmade notbook covers in collaboration w/Liber Design