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Sezgi Kaya firstname.lastname@example.org +90 555 612 20 24
HELLO! My motivation in design is to satisfy peopleâ€™s wants or needs in a way that they have their own stories by the end of the experience. My pursuit is to design and reform products in simple and tasteful ways that communicate with the user without a need for mediation.
Middle East Technical University
MSc Industrial Design, Ongoing
Middle East Technical University
BSC Industrial Design, Honor List Student, June 2015
Yavuz Sultan Selim Anatolian High School
Formal Education in Physical Sciences, Graduated with honors, 2010
Southbourne School of English
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Language Education, 2011
Structural Design & Manufacturing, August - September 2013
Design, Consultancy, Promotion
Industrial Design Intern, June - August 2014
PR and Advertising Executive, June 2011 - July 2013 Object Make-Overs: Play, Repair, Co-Design July - August 2013
Visualization Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Free Hand & Perspective Drawing 3D Modelling & Rendering Rhinoceros, Keyshot Prototyping 3D printing, Laser Cutting, Woodshop Equipment, Styrofoam, Paper & Clay Modelling Music Editing Solea Music Automation Software
Turkish Native English Professional Working Proficiency Italian
Limited Working Proficiency
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SPROUT BOUNCE AKIYO LE MAR GABBIA SAILOR
PRODUCT DESIGN PROJECTS SKETCHES
DECEMBER 2014 JUNE 2015 ANKARA
Project aims to design an indoor hydroponic plant cultivator with assistive features that allow users to grow organic food. Graduation project with;
RESEARCH & PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION In today’s world, people want to consume the food they know where it comes from and “grow your own food” becomes one of the most trend topic. To define the boundaries of the project, I have conducted interviews with the ones who activetly participate or have an interest in gardening. Hobby Plants Succulent, Terrarium, Foliage Plants, Flower(s),etc.
Who enjoy gardening but cannot during cold weather
Consumable Plants Tree Fruits, Tropical Fruiets, Vegetables, Herbs, etc.
those with limited space for gardening under modern urban living conditions
Who have more of brown heap then green leaves
USER PROFILE During the user research phase, while conducting face to face interviews, I have also created an online survey to reach more people. Then gather all the information to analyze the common characteristics of indoor gardeners.
20-40 year old male/female living single or with a partner has busy schedule has limited time
The highlighted characteristics of my target group(s) are; Common Characteristics
Interested in gardening
- self-sustained people - willing to spend time & money for their hobbies, interests, etc.
- beginner or pre-experience in growing plant - willing to learn/try new plants to grow - share his/her experiences with public
Cares about healthy cooking & eating habits
Sensetive about the nature
- organic & fresh food(s) - tendency to follow healthy cooking & eating trends Has scheduled hobbies & interests - sports - indoor activities - outdoor activities
recycable materials toxic-free products interested in sustainability care for foot-print issue
Has an active working or social life - time concerns - need for reminders & automated control - frequent business trips, vacations, etc.
Interested in decoration - likes spacious areas - prefers the thigns have modern look - harmonious material variety
Easy-going with technological products - used to have smart devices - using social media very often
35-60 year old male/female living single or with a partner has active work or social life & fan of healthy living trends
IDEATION Deco corner or ground garden
Modular pieces that makes user free to create a decorative and playful system
Vertical solutions to occupy less space
360 degree accessibility Modular system is easy to set-up and create several geometries
Sculptural forms as a decorative object
600 mm 450 mm
Pots & Tray
As in the conventional soilless farming, pots have section holes for allowing roots grow through
WATERING SYSTEM To prevent the root rot, water tank is seperated from the area where the roots grow.
Pot Tray (produced by pressing, and perforation)
Water pipe & Nozzle
Nozzles feed the roots by pulvirizing water
SEEDING Users plant the seeds to the pots according to their choices and fill the pots with the grow medium.
GERMINATION Germination is the period when plants need the humidity most. For this step, user closes pots with the domes given within the product and remove it when the green is visible.
HARVESTING & ADJUSTMENT Mainly, product is designed for counter top placement. According to the height adjustment, user may place it on the floor to create a green corner.
USAGE SCENARIO sprout
Herbs Basil Dill Lambâ€™s Ear Lavander
ARRANGE Tap on the pot and choose what you have planted from the list
SEEDLING If you see some green part, REMOVE the greenhouse lid.
Mint Oregano Parsley Rosemary Thyme
Sprout in 1-2 weeks Full size in 1-2 months Enjoy for 3-6 months
User plants seeds or seedlings into the pots. Via application, user can mark pots to memorize what he/she have planted.
Greenhouse lids provide humidity during germination. User should remove them when green leaves are visible.
User fills water & nutrition reservoir from the inlet placed on the top of the pot tray. The printed indicators on the lid help user to differentiate the reservoirs.
sprout LED CONTROLLER
ADJUST wheel to Scroll your finger on the change colour
Upper water reservoir works as fogging mechanism. It sprays water to clean & shine the leaves of the plants. User can adjust the frequency of spraying via application.
When the system is activated, a led circle lights up as a feedback. User have the opportunity to turn of the light, or change its colour via application.
The modular placement of the pots allow user to take them wherever they want. He/she can take it to the kitchen while cooking, or remove them from the system to show somebody.
TECHNICAL DETAILS 1
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Water reaches to the middle tray via water pump and bottom infusers let water inside of the pots. The used growth medium (hydrosilicate) has pores that allow water to circulate effincienlty.
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Parts 16 17
1. RGB Led Circuit 2. Teak Lid 3. PVC Water Pipe 4. ABS Ring 5. Upper Water Reservoir 6. Capacitive Led Processor Board 7. ABS Upper Ring 8. Growlight Led Circuit 9. Fogging Head 10. ABS Side Panels 11. PVC Plant Pot x3 12. PVC Plant Pot x5
13. PVC Pot Tray 14. Water & Nutrition Inlet 15. ABS Lower Ring 16. ABS Middle Tray 17. Rubber Gasket 18. Microenvironment Controller 19. Air Pump 20. Water Pump 21. Nutrition Reservoir 22. Water Reservoir 23. Wood Coated PVC Casing 24. ABS Bottom Lid 25.Omnicaster Wheel x3
WHAT TO GROW Sproutâ€™s hydroponic system allows user to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables get up to 50 - 55 cm long. Due to dimensions of the product, user is not able to grow root plants. Automated water circulation sytem and controllable light source enable year-round cultivation.
SMART DEVICE APPLICATION The application works as a remote controller and enable user to be connected the device from anywhere has Wi-Fi. In manual book, there are 12 plants recommended to grow and all these plants & their processes are listed on the app.
sprout MY GARDEN
Herbs Basil Dill Lamb’s Ear Lavander Lemon Balm Mint Oregano
Via application users; -
Tag each pot specifically by choosing from the list Track all the process from seed to flower Note his/her own “guidebook” personal experiences Monitor the variables (water level, temperature, etc.) Control LED panels both to change colour & set the timer Get feedback from the device Share his/her achievements on social media
SEEDLING If you see some green part, REMOVE the greenhouse lid.
Parsley Rosemary Sprout in 1-2 weeks Full size in 1-2 months Enjoy for 3-6 months
ARRANGE Tap on the pot and choose what you have planted from the list
TIMER: 6 HOURS
ADJUST Scroll your finger on the wheel to change colour
1:1 SCALE MODEL MAKING
NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 2014 2014 JANUARY JANUARY 2015 2015 ANKARA
Project aims to define Projectalternative aims to define alternative usages for Anadolu usages Isuzu forD-Max Anadolu Isuzu D-Max Pick-up by specializing Pick-upthe byrear specializing part the rear part Team members: Cansu Team members: Kaya, Cansu Kaya, Gizem Öncü, Yara Gizem Al Husaini Öncü, Yara Al Husaini In collaboration with; In collaboration with;
RESEARCH & PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION As a group, we conducted a field research focusing on existing pick-up trucks in Turkish Market. The interviewees were chosen from the ones using the pick-ups mentioned below: -
Wolkswagen Amarok Nissan Navara Fiat Strada Isuzu D-Max
discussing the pros and the cons of both hard and soft cover(s)
discovering the potentials and the total space of the rear
According to the outcomes of the field research, we gathered the information to define the needs of the market and the advantages of the pick-ups that may result in design opportunities. Needs Flexibility & Adjustability Ease of Stage Set-up User group: Event Organization Companies Client: Isuzu D-max
Advantages Enhancing brand image High Rear Electricity Mobility Space
Opportunities Creating a unique experience for performers & the audience Allowing for commercial specialization Open-air festivals becoming popular
analyzing the modifications done according to peopleâ€™s needs
Trial of placing the hydraulic legs on the rear
Closing the top part of the rear for protection
1:10 scaled models of stage and recycle truck
1:5 scaled developement mock-up of stage idea captured the closed version
Enlargement of the stage by using side panels with the help of additinoal truss legs
The placement of the speakers on the tale gate and positioning them towards the audience
INTERIOR PLACEMENT provides all basic needs and the equipments of a small-scale stage. Therefore, the interior placement of the rare is done by considering the real volumes of any equipment, mechanisms, etc.
The front section highlighted below shows the interior placement of the rare by while listing the parts on the right.
The colour key resembles the material choices preferred for the different parts on the pick-up. Trusses Side Wing(s)
Lights Stage Plate(s) Hydraulic Legs
Hydraulic Tank Coloured Fiber Glass for side panels
Back-Lights Coloured Fiber Glass for the back body
Manual Lifting The screen is manually lift up by using pneumatic swing out system
Piston & Attachment Mechanism A piston mechanism is used to open up the wings, while the soft material is attached to the wings
Sliding & Locking Mechanism A sliding mechanism is used to move the stage plates onto each other, while a locking mechanism is used to place the supporting legs
Hydraulic Lifting A hydraulic lifting mechanism is used to put the stage roof up The hyraulic legs are combined with the help of trusses which lighting and the sound system(s) are mounted on
The illustration shows the anthropometric relation among the stage, the performer(s) and the audience
Handy-man manually lifting up the screen with the help of pneumatic mechanism
Handy-men attaching soft wings to the hard ones
Two handy-men sliding the stage plates onto each other
Handy-man locking the supporting legs on the ground
ACCESSORIES The rear part of the pick-up is specialized by using the needs and the equipments of a stage highlighted below. 5
Harmonious The backlight styling aims to emphasize a unique look by inspiring from the headlights’ design
Dynamic The form of the body aims to create a unique vehicle identity that will stand out amongst others within the same product line
Elegant Chosen colors embellish the language of the form and takes the vehicle’s singular identity further
The emerging structure from the vehicle aims to increase curiousity and enthusiasm about the vehicle’s function
The style of the vehicle aims to attract young people given the context it was designed for
1:5 scaled model is made of styrofoam into pieces processed in milling machine
Design details are applied on the model before construction
The pieces are covered with white putty and then chipped carefully to make the surface ready to paint
For construction, pieces are sticked with hard glue and left to dry for 24 hours
The pieces are painted and left to dry seperately before attaching with glue
1:5 scaled final model represents the installed version of the stage with the realistic details as lighting units, soft wings and the screen
FINALIZATION is a mobile stage inspired by open-air festivals and small performances with the aim of bringing both performers and the audience closer. For the specialization of the rear since D-Max single cab is preferred, the set up scenario is fictionalized by involving two people. For the usage, any kind of event and outdoor performance that require stage is targeted. First frame captures a DJ Night Performance that the applied lighting units and the interactive screen complete the ambience, and the second frame captures an open-air festival where the settlement includes more than one pick-up. The third frame resembles a thetrical show that interactive screen is used to guide the audience.
Bounce on the road
Handy-men help set-up the stage together
Handy-man manually lifts the screen up
The soft wings mounted onto the hard wings
The wings are ligt up using a remote control
The roof is lift up using a hydraulic system
The stage plates are pulled out manually
The stage legs are adjusted and locked in place
The stairs are pulled out manually at the back
JULY 2015 ANKARA
Rethinking the market potential of traditional taste(s) and designing a healthy “on the go” product with its packaging Team project with; Ahou Naghshafkan
AKIYO combines three different traditional tastes; sesame paste, grape molasses and wafer halva. It enables the consumer to create a mix according to their taste as they do at their homes, and promotes these traditional tastes as an â€œon the goâ€? product.
Open the cardboard package by tearing the perforated part.
Flip the plastic container back, remove the cover to reach sesame paste and grape molasses.
Mix according to your taste and blend with sticks.
Enjoy the harmony of sesame paste and grape molasses with wafer halva sticks.
CONTAINER & STICKS TOP VIEW
Wafer halva dough is poured into the molds and then baked. Glucose syrup, sugar and honey are melted, and then blended with hazelnut meal results in hazelnut nougat. The half pieces of the sticks are filled with nougat, and after nougat loses its fluidity, they are attached to have the end result.
Sesame Paste 70gr
Grape Molasses 35 gr
6 pieces Wafer Halva Dough Hazelnut Nougat 覺
PACKAGING DETAILS LAYOUT
TOP VIEW 105mm
RIGHT VIEW 45mm
105mm Cutting Folding Perforating
SEPTEMBER NOVEMBER 2014 ANKARA
Project aims to design a bathroom product focusing on “sensorially enriched bathroom experience”. In collaboration with;
RESEARCH An individual observation and a self experience are carried out to identify the design opportunities by considering the several contexts, senses and dimensions highlighted in the schematic diagram below. The evaluation board (on the right) is prepared by gathering the outcomes of; -
Turkish bath experience Spa experience Public restroom experience (e.g. shopping mall) Washing a baby/child/special user Routines for personal care
IDEATION Double-faced tiles for temporary conditions Pebblestone texture to create safe surfaces and give the feeling of walking on the beach
Modular tiles to create personal usage areas according to contemporary tastes and needs and differentiate functions, senses, etc. by using various materials
plants (e.g. grass) to bring the nature inside
By changing section of the bathtub that provides a posture making people relax and reminding them of seaside
Transparent side walls to integrate the bathtub with the rest of the bathroom
Beach bath creates artificial seashore environment in the bathroom The wood deck bathtb base inspired from chaise lounge to give the feeling of lying down
FINALIZATION Le Mar is an integrated bathtub and shower combination that turns peopleâ€™s bathrooms in a place providing maximum well-being by involving the human senses hearing and touch. The wooden bench inspired by chaise lounge that gives the feeling of lying on the beach and the experience is completed by water jets creating whirlpool sounds. The shower fixture is designed in a way to fill up the bathtub as waterfall faucet and used as rainfall shower in daily-life.
Molded Ply-Wood Bench produced from teak or cedar tree
Hard Glass Window
Corian ÂŽ bathtub & shower fixture produced by die-casting
USAGE SCENARIO Le Mar, as an integrated shower and bathtub combination, provides two different usage options according to the needs and constraints such as time.
water jets for whirlpool effect
BEACH BATH DAILY-USE The shower placed at the edge, provides a daily-use shower. The shower head is designed in a way to give the feeling of the rain.
A persona adjust the heat of the water and activate/deactivate the water jets from the control panel placed on the left. The waterfall fixture mounted on the shower panel fills up the bathtub.
MAY - JUNE 2013 ANKARA
Project aim is to design an urban furniture by using the material combination “concrete and wood”. Team project with; Cansu Kaya
RESEARCH We searched for existing concrete urban furnitures and defined their main problems. A weak point of the material is that concrete has low durability towards tensile forces and relatively heavy material to provide mobility.
MATERIAL DISCOVERY Glass fiber reinforced concrete consists of high strength glass fiber embedded in a cementitious matrix. In general, fibers are the principal load-carrying members, to act as a load transfer medium between the fibers and to protect them from environmental damage. The benefits of glass fiber reinforced concrete are: - Allow to work with reduced wall thicknesses that provides mobility. - Durable to tensile, compressive, shear and bending forces.
Liquid glass fiber reinforced concrete is poured into the molds coated with a lubricant for easy ejection.
Before openin the molds, concrete parts are left to solidify approximately 24-30 hours.
Then, concrete parts are moisturized to quicken the chemical reaction of the material.
Concrete parts are left to dry before assembly.
Metal connection parts (molded into the concrete) are fasten with bench clamps.
The bench is produced as a 1/1 scale prototype. For prototype, pine tree was used.
METU Students Designed CONCRETE Garden Furniture ODTÜ Endüstri Ürünleri Tasarımı Bölümü ikinci sınıf öğrencilerinden almış oldukları “ID202-Endüstriyel Tasarım II” dersi kapsamında kendilerine önerilen ahşap, beton, cam, metal ve taş gibi malzemelerden iki ya da üç tanesini seçerek bir bahçe mobilyası tasarımı yapmaları istendi. İki veya üçer kişilik ekipler halinde çalışan gruplardan birisi ahşapbeton, diğeri ise ahşap-beton-metal malzemelerini seçerek yeni bahçe mobilyaları tasarladılar. Öğrenciler hafif olması için çok ince kesitli olarak tasarladıkları bu mobilyalarda, gereken mukavemeti ve esnekliği sağlayabilmek amacıyla cam lifi takviyeli beton tercih ettiklerini belirttiler. Kalıplarını bir marangoz yardımıyla imal ettikten sonra, ODTÜ İnşaat Mühendisliği Yapı Malzemeleri Laboratuvarlarında bizzat betonlarını hazırlayıp bu kalıplara doldurdular. Daha sonra betonun diğer malzemelerle birleştirme işlemini yapıp tasarımlarını tamamladıktan sonra bir jüri önünde sunum yaptılar. Öğrenciler betonun plastik halde üretilip istenilen şekle girebilmesinin diğer malzemelere göre bir avantaj sağladığını gördüklerini belirttiler. Diğer malzemelerden imal edilen beton bahçe mobilyalarıyla kıyaslandığında gerek ekonomikliği gerekse dayanıklılığı açısından ön plana çıktı.
Sophomores of the METU Department of Industrial Design that took “ID202-Industrial Design II” course were offered to select two or three materials among wood, concrete, glass, metal and stone and asked to design garden furniture. Students worked in groups of two or three and among them one selected wood-concrete and another woodconcrete-metal as their materials. Both teams designed new furnitures, and in order to reduce the weight both of them selected very thin sections of concrete. For that reason they preferred to utilize glass fiber-reinforced concrete to provide the necessary strength and flexibility in their design. With the help of a carpenter, they produced their own molds and cast their concrete at the METU Department of Civil Engineering Construction Materials Laboratory. Later, they joined the concrete sections with the other materials and finished and presented their designs to jury members of their department. Students mentioned that concrete’s biggest advantage over other materials is its ability to be cast in various shapes. When compared to the other garden furniture materials mainly concrete’s durability and economy manifested itself over others.
Group Members: Ezgi Lüle, Ekin Köker, Burcu Hasçuhadar
* An article on “Cement and
Concrete World” journal published by Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association May - June 2013
Group Members: Cansu KAYA, Sezgi KAYA
MAY - JUNE 2012 ANKARA
Project aims to redesign and prototype a chess set
SAILOR CONCEPT AS INSPIRATION. The impressive combination of wood and natural rope (i.e. jute) had an impact on my material choice.
OPPONENT TEAMS The differentiation of the teams symbolized by using different colored jute. The natural properties of materials make Sailor more than a chess-set, as a living object.
FINALIZATION 1:1 scale prototype is produced from recycable materials African wood Balsa and natural rope jute. Balsa is favored due to its ability to be shaped easily, even by hand.
SKETCHES 2013- 2015 ANKARA