Online studio in the industrial design education: the implications of kibis as the organizational communication and knowledge management system

Akar E., TURHAN S. , ÖZGEN KOÇYILDIRIM D. , Coskun A., Oraklibel R. D.

Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 February 2012, vol.47, pp.771-775 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 47
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.732
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.771-775
  • Keywords: Design Education, Virtual Design Studio, Basic Design, Industrial Design, Collaborative Learning


In order to explore the potentials of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Collaborative Design systems for industrial design education curriculum, the Department of Industrial Design at the Middle East Technical University has developed an online design studio called KIBIS. This paper will present the findings of a study in which KIBIS has been implemented within the context of a first year design studio project. In this process, questionnaires with students and semi-structured interviews with tutors have been conducted to understand contributions and limitations of the KIBIS in the design education, and to develop the KIBIS regarding the findings and insights. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.