Research Areas: Art and Design, Design Studies, Industrial Design
BiographyDr. Damla Özer graduated from the Department of Industrial Design at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2001. She completed her master’s study in 2004 in the same department with the title: “Origins, aims and methods of basic design courses in industrial design programs in Turkey”; and PhD thesis on “Sustainability and consumption through single-use disposable products” in 2017. Within her PhD studies, she conducted research in Kyushu University in Japan with Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho) between September 2011 and October 2012.
She worked as a research assistant at the Department of Industrial Design in METU from 2001 to 2008. Between the years 2008-2010, she worked as an instructor at the Department of Graphic Design in Bilkent University; and as a part-time instructor at the Department of Industrial Design in Anadolu University from 2013 to 2017. She taught various courses at bachelor level such as basic design studio, second and third year studios, technical drawing, and introduction to typography.
Currently, she continues her research on sustainability, consumption and basic design education; and has been working as an assistant professor in TED University at the Department of Industrial Design since April 2018.