Establishing Research Infrastucture & Know-how
Since it's establishment, UTEST has been a prominent contributor to the development of usability activities and user centered design studies in Turkey. The main objectives of UTEST studies are producing original approaches and methods in relation to theory and practice; enabling the actual knowledge to be implemented; providing added value for education by educating new researchers; and developing projects for improving consumers’ awareness.
Graduate and PhD Level Research Studies
The majority of the studies at UTEST are based on academic research. UTEST supports the graduate studies carried out at the METU Industrial Design Department by sharing research expertise and technical infrastructure. Concurrently carried out research projects provide contemporary knowledge accumulation on design research education.