Informal Activities in Design Education: Example of Karadeniz Technical University

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Koç Altuntaş S., Özdemir İ.

Mediterranean Journal of Social & Behavioral Research, vol.1, no.2, pp.63-71, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Occupational disciplines (Architecture, Interior Architecture, City and Regional Planning) with design skills with creative thinking make our everyday life more comfortable. These departments, which are of universality quality, have different education disciplines. Informal activities which have a unique place in this discipline; workshops, studio works, symposiums, exhibitions; are carried out using many different methods. Thanks to these studies, students are able to express themselves clearly, to reveal their personality more easily, and to learn how to make vague and variable design decisions through informal activities. In addition, such studies can provide confidence that is important for the profession. Within the scope of the study, the contribution of the informal activities made during the last five years in the department of architecture faculty of Karadeniz Technical University to the students in the design and creation process will be examined. The examinations will focus on what is aimed at the informal activities applied in design education, how they are applied and how they interpret the results. Keywords: design, education, informal activity, workshops