Meaning in Design (EUT322) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Meaning in Design EUT322 6. Semester 2 0 0 2 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Bülent Ünal
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course aims to develop method for research and correct use of industrial design language. To do this, teaching the concepts and theories for understanding design correctly is aimed.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Thinking ability increases
  • Questioning ability increases
  • Learns to make sense of what they see
  • Learns industrial design language
  • Examines the knowledge gained in the process with examples and connects them
Course Content Focusing the link between form and content. Design approach as a visual text within the framework of concepts and theories of semiotics.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Research
2 The development of the concept in the design process Research
3 Elaboration process Research
4 Elaboration process Research
5 Elaboration process Research
6 Part-whole relationships in design Preperation for presentation
7 Presentations Preperation for presentation
8 Presentations Preperation for presentation
9 Presentations Preperation for presentation
10 Reflection of Socio- cultural factors in the design Preperation for mid-term exam
11 Midterm Exam Delivery Research
12 Meanings of coding in design Research
13 Elaboration process Research
14 Elaboration process Research
15 The relationship between meaning and aesthetic in design Research
16 Elaboration process Research


Other Sources 1. Athavankar, Uday A., "The Semantic Profile of Products" Semantic visions in Design Symposium on Design Research and Semiotics. 1989 Ed. S. Vihma, Helsinki, 1990.
2. Yüksek lisans ve doktora Tezleri

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 20
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 18 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to define a creative problem in the focus of design, to develop ideas for solution, to think critically and to synthesize the acquired knowledge to create design solutions X
2 To have the competence to present the comprehensive and in-depth knowledge gained in the design discipline effectively and confidently in academic platforms X
3 To have the ability to manage design projects effectively from the initial idea stage to the implementation X
4 To identify the required research in the field of design, to use the appropriate research methods and techniques, and to interpret and incorporate research results into the design process. X
5 To have the ability to put theoretical design knowledge into practice and to produce innovative solutions X
6 To be able to communicate verbally and in writing in international environments and to follow the design-oriented agenda X
7 To be able to take an active role in both individual and team-based projects and to be able to lead and manage these projects X
8 To be aware of the socio-cultural, socio-economic and environmental contexts and differences, and to consider the interests of people, society and the environment X
9 To have knowledge and understanding of sustainability principles and standards in the field of design X
10 To evaluate the knowledge and skills in the field of design with an approach that can produce critical, counter thesis and synthesis X
11 To have knowledge and understanding of the necessary intellectual, discursive, scientific, technological, technological, aesthetic, artistic, historical and cultural infrastructure for the field X
12 To be aware of the changing contexts and requirements in the field of design and to have the motivation and competence for lifelong learning
13 To have knowledge and understanding of the legal framework and standards, corporate and ethical values related to the field
14 To have the ability to express design ideas in two and three dimensions using written and visual presentation techniques and tools including information technologies and artificial intelligence applications X
15 To learn the materials, production technologies and software within the scope of Industrial Design and to use them in the design process X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 15 4 60
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 10 10
Homework Assignments 1 9 9
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 14 14
Total Workload 125