Interdisciplinary Design Studio – Spring ’18
Applications for IDS are now closed!
Applicants will be informed via e-mail until 06.02.2018, 7:00pm
What is Interdisciplinary Design Studio (IDS)?
IDS is a series of educational activities, organized by the METU Design Factory and supported by METU Technopolis, industry and NGOs, that are based on interdisciplinary collaborative learning. The activities include workshops, seminars and hands-on learning. IDS-Spring’18 is an elective course open to students from all departments.
During the IDS-Spring’18, the participants will develop product ideas, design these products, and manufacture prototypes with guidance from a mentor group that consists of METU academicians and industry & NGO representatives. Idea development, design and prototyping phases will be conducted by a team of students from different departments and mentored by two academic and one industry mentor.
The primary objective of IDS is not only to teach the concept of interdisciplinary work to the participants in a scientific method but also let them experience and act in a diverse environment.
IDS teams will be presenting the ideas and products they developed during the Studio to METU students, academics, Technopolis staff, and industry & NGO representatives at the closing ceremony at the end of the Spring semester.
Applications open: January 8, 2018
Deadline: February 4, 2018
Announcement of the participants: February 6, 2018
First Session: February 16, 2018
The class is held on every Friday between 09.40-12.30 at METU Design Factory.
Be ready for a semester long design process with lots of fun & sweat!!!
Who can apply?
IDS-Spring’18 is open to all undergraduate and master’s students of METU who would like to experience interdisciplinary collaborative work. However, if the applications surpass the quota, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students and master’s students who are taking classes will be given priority.
The main venue for IDS-Spring’18 will be METU Design Factory.
Moreover, for different activities, labs and studios across the campus may be utilized. Please click here to see where METU Design Factory is.
Is it possible to apply as a group?
Applications should be made individually. Working teams will be decided later by mentors.