ECTS - Reality and Imagination in Design

Reality and Imagination in Design (MMR513) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Reality and Imagination in Design MMR513 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Feray Ünlü
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The link between the form and the idea that is represented by product design, architecture, interiors and artistic works is intended to be questioned.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • 1. Queries the representation of the reality of today's design, 2. Analyzes the factors that determine the design environment, 3. Analyzes form and context of design, 4. Criticizes the link between creativity and design, 5. Explores relationship between identity of design and art, 6. Determines new approaches are criticized today’s design environment.
Course Content Research of the factors in a context where design is perceived as representation, as unnatural and imaginary being; identity constituted by design, the relation between the way of communication manifested and design;design product, main theme, the medium created and its ingredients; the reality of the relation between function and representation,

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Course Priliminary Information about Topics
2 Perception of Reality Presentation Preparation
3 Copy and Imitate Presentation Preparation
4 Jacque Fresco and Venus Project Presentation Preparation
5 Simulation, Simulark, Hiper-reality Book Discussion
6 Consumer Society and Popular Culture Book Discussion
7 Aeshetics Appreciation Book Discussion
8 Creativity Book Discussion
9 Reality in Art Book Discussion
10 Discussion on Examples Presentation and Discussion
11 Paper Presentations and Discussions Presentation and Discussion
12 Architectural Representation Today Presentation and Discussion
13 Utopia, Parody, Irony Presentation and Discussion
14 Design and Art Review Presentation and Discussion
15 Design and Art Review Design and Art Review
16 Final Exam/ Presentation Presentation and Discussion


Course Book 1. ANDREASEN, Nancy. (2005). Yaratıcı Beyin. Ankara: Arkadaş Yayınevi.
2. AYDINLI, Semra. (2002). “Epistemolojik Açıdan Mekân Yorumu.” Der.: Ayşe Şentürer. Mimarlık ve Felsefe. İstanbul: YEM Yayın. s:40-51.
4. BAUDRILLARD, Jean. (1998). Simularklar ve Simülasyon. İzmir: Dokuz Eylül Yayıncılık.
Other Sources 4. Kahraman, H. B. (2005). Sanatsal Gerçeklikler, Olgular ve Öteleri. İstanbul: Agora Kitağlığı.
5. Maisero, R. (2006). Mimaride Estetik. Ankara: Dost Kitabevi Yayınları.
6. Tarlacı, S. (2016). Schrödinger’in Kedisi Neden Şizofren Oldu?. İstanbul: Destek Yayınları.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar 1 40
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
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

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 12 24
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 11 11
Total Workload 125