Meaning in Design (EUT322) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Meaning in Design EUT322 2 0 0 2 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
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 Has the ability to reflect the multidimensional knowledge obtained regarding the field to the academic environment. X
2 Has the knowledge and understanding regarding the necessary intellectual, discursive, scientific, technological, aesthetic, artistic, historical and cultural background for the field. X
3 Has the knowledge and understanding in the economic, environmental, social areas and regarding the sustainability principles and standards in the field of Industrial Design. X
4 Has the knowledge of legal framework and standards regarding the field. X
5 Has the knowledge and understanding on the corporate and ethical values regarding the field. X
6 Has the ability to develop concepts and reflect the theory to practice, develop alternative design solutions and carry out the project process independently from the conceptual stage to the implemenetation. X
7 Has the ability to identify the necessary research in the field, use the correct research methods and techniques and interpret the results. X
8 Has the ability to use the effective drawing, written and visual presentation techniques and tools in the studies regarding the field. X
9 Has the self-confidence and competence to take individual and collective responsibility in the interdisciplinary studies. X
10 Learns the knowledge and abilities in the field by evaluating them with a critical approach and through generating antithesis and synthesis. X
11 Act with the awareness of lifelong learning. Has the necessary motivation and learning skills for this. X
12 Follows the developments in the field through using a foreign language at least at European Language Portfolio B1 level and communicates effectively with the colleagues.
13 Uses the computer software at least at the advanced level of European Computer Driving Licence and uses the information technologies required in the field interactively.
14 Uses his/her knowledge and skills in a professional manner, in the light of ethical principles, in accordance with the professional rules and standards and legal frameworks and considering their social, environmental and ethical consequences. X
15 With the knowledge of human values, the student is respectful to the human rights and social and cultural rights. Shows the necessary sensitivity for the protection of the natural environment and cultural heritage; acts with the awareness of social responsibility and social justice. 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