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Armağan Kuru

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Armağan Kuru
Room No: 
21
Tel No: 
+90 (312) 210-4220
E-mail: 
k.armagan@gmail.com
Education: 

Doctorate of Philosophy, February 2013, Middle East Technical University
Department of Industrial Design
Thesis Title: Exploration of User Experience of Personal Informatics Systems
Advisor: Çiğdem Erbuğ

 
Fulbright Visiting PhD Student, September 2011-July 2012, Carnegie Mellon University
Human Computer Interaction Institute
Advisors: Jodi Forlizzi, Dan Siewiorek

Master of Science, July 2008, Middle East Technical University
Department of Industrial Design
Thesis Title: A study of consumers’ emotional responses towards brands and branded products
Advisor: Bahar Şener-Pedgley,

Bachelor of Industrial Design, June 2005, Middle East Technical University
Dept. of Industrial Design

 

Research Interests: 

User experience in product and system design, user-product interaction, user-system interaction, long term experience, positive experience, possibility-driven design, design for personal well-being, design for creating self-awareness

 

 

Courses / Laboratories: 

Department of Industrial Design, METU, Ankara, Turkey 

Part Time Instructor of the Courses:

ID727 Fundamentals of Data Analysis for Positive User Experience (2013-2014)
ID102 Basic Design II (2012-2013)

 

Research Assistant of Courses:

ID531 Models and Methods of Ergonomics (2009-2010 / 2012-2013)
ID719 Dimensions of Design for Emotion (2010-2011/ 2012-2013)
ID101 Basic Design I (2008-2009/2009-2010/2010-2011/ 2012-2013)
ID102 Basic Design II (2006-2007 / 2008-2009 / 2009-2010/2010-2011)
ID301/302 Industrial Design III-IV (2007-2008)
ID311 Computers in Design (2007-2008)
ID495 Portfolio Presentation (2007-2008/2008-2009/ 2009-2010)
ID706 Design Methods (2008-2009)

 

Publications: 

Journal Articles

2 Journal papers are being reviewed in different journals.

Kuru,A., Erbug C., Tumer M. (2013). Creating awareness through personal informatics systems: User Expectations analysis, Accepted for Publication in Tasarım + Kuram (Design +Theory)


Kuru,A & Erbuğ C. (2013). Explorations of perceived qualities of on-body interactive products. Published in Ergonomics, 56-6, 906-921.

 

Karahanoğlu, A. & Şener-Pedgley B. (2009) Consumers’ emotional responses to brands and branded products. Published in Design Principles and Practices, An international Journal, Vol3.

Conference Papers
1 conference paper is being reviewed.

Turhan, M. & Kuru, A. (2012) Kullanıcı ve görev özelliklerine göre kullanilabilirlik testinin etkenleri hakkında bir araştırma. 18. Ulusal Ergonomi Kongresi Bildirileri, Kasım, 16-18 2012, Gaziantep, Turkey

 

Karahanoğlu, A. & Erbuğ, C. (2011) Perceived qualities of smart wearables: determinants of user acceptance. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces. 22-25 June 2011, Milan, Italy.

 

Presentations
Karahanoğlu, A. & Şener-Pedgley, B. (2009) Consumers’ Emotional Responses to Brands and Branded Products. Presentation in Third International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, on 17th of February 2009 in Berlin, Germany.


Turhan, M. & Karahanoğlu, A. (2011) Understanding Usability Dimensions in relation to User Characteristics and Task Depth. Presentation at TestIstanbul , May 26-27 2011, Istanbul, Turkey