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Professor Oya Demirbilek

Professor of Industrial Design
Industrial Design, Design Research Collaboration

Graduate Certificate in University Learning & Teaching (UNSW)

PhD Interior Architecture & Environmental Design (Bilkent)

PhD Product Design (Marmara)

Masters of Science in Building Sciences (METU)

Bachelor of Industrial Design (METU)

As a designer-educator-researcher, I care about the design of accessible and inclusive meaningful products and better futures for all, especially for older people. I am particularly interested in co-design and working with design research methods to create processes that help industrial designers define real problems, be more empathic and identify genuine needs for the products they create. For example, we have an aging population so this might be making sure designers factor in the tacit and inherent needs of older people in the design process. This involves a mindset change from ‘designing for’, to ‘designing with’.

This mission is infused within both my teaching and research and is incredibly important because the problems we are facing now and will face in the future, are more complex and ill-defined than ever. Too many products, devices, and appliances claim to help and support us, yet our attention spans, the spaces we live and the resources to create these products are all limited. On top of that, we live in a world we share with many other living and non-living beings, within interdependent ecologies; pointing to the necessity to rethink the human centred approach in design.  My work addresses the mounting pressure to be more conscious about the products we design and the future we create.

My aims are to make accessibility and inclusion mainstream, and to see outputs of my research adopted and implemented by companies in ways that help them identify the best ways to capture how people perceive the goods they produce and identify what people really need. Ultimately, it’s a no-brainer: identifying real needs, real problems and providing real solutions, focusing on whole system multispecies relationships, rather that human-centric only.

Kensington
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 4742
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 5613
Bio: 

Oya is a Professor of Industrial Design at UNSW who is passionate about the ways industrial design can enhance life for everyone, and in particular for an aging population. She loves teaching about design research methods, universal design, accessible and inclusive design and empathy. Her teaching methods enable students to articulate their own design process and personal values in the context of enhancing their empathy towards people and environments.

Oya held various positions at UNSW. She was the Associate Dean of Education at the Built Environment (2013-17) and prior to this, she was Discipline Director for Industrial Design (2006-09) and Program Director for the Master of Industrial Design and the Master of Science (Industrial Design) Postgraduate Coursework Programs (2002-05).

She led the design, development, implementation and delivery of the first Built Environment Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Re-Enchanting the City https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/re-enchanting-the-city . This course has been offered in two iterations to 9,169 participants from 60 different countries, on FurtureLearn in 2016, receiving top rankings for career advancement in Urban Design, Landscape Design, and Interior Design among successful similar MOOCs. The course has now been converted to a General Elective course at UNSW since 2017, BENV2000.

Prior to joining UNSW in 2000, Oya was Assistant Professor at the Middle East Technical University (METU), where she previously held a Lecturer position (1997-99), and a Research Assistant position (1990-97). She also held an Instructor position in Product Design, at the prestigious Art Center College of Design (Europe), La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland (1989-90).

Oya completed two PhD studies, on the topic of designing for aging and involving older people early into the design process. She brings many years of teaching, research, and freelance design work to her current role, along with a European perspective.

Research Activities: 

Oya’s research work is two-fold: the first one is in investigating ways to capture people's perceptions of the design language of products and brands, and the second is in working with real users, with participatory co-design methods to help develop products, product service systems and environments that are more usable and accessible for a wider range of people, regardless of their ability levels. This also includes exploring and finding ways to help make old age physically and emotionally more comfortable for all.

Both of these research areas involve empathy, accessible and inclusive design approaches and co-designing with real people. Her ultimate goal is to make accessibility and inclusion mainstream.

Her areas of interest include design research methods, product semantics, design language, accessible & adaptable design, inclusive design, universal design, co-design & participatory design.

Oya’s design work explores hand making and 3D printing/manufacturing and includes lamps, glass, ceramic vases, pot designs, and geometric jewelry.

Grants: 

Learning and Teaching Digital Uplift Innovation Grants, 2018, (Demirbilek O.) $10,000.

Breville Product Semantics Project, Industry Contract Research, 2018, (Demirbilek O., Mintzes, A., Sunstrum, F.), $16,523.

Breville Product Semantics Project Pilot, Industry Contract Research, 2018 (Demirbilek O., Mintzes, A.) $18,002.

Digital Future Lab – Digital Fabrication for Prototyping in Architecture and Product Design: 5-axis CNC mill, Collaborative robot arm, electronics workstations, 2015, (Matthias H., Demirbilek O., Russell L., Ward S., Park M., Matthias I., Rosenberg E., Araullo R., Hespanhol L., Dunn K., Velonaki M., Tschaut F., Furber B., Wimbourne M.), $443,929. (application submitted, which prompted the faculty to purchase other machines and redirect the funds to the BE Design Lab Director).

Design and architecture practice research: contemporary PhD (DAP_r), 2015, Lead by the Dean of the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT, and where O’Callaghan, J. and Demirbilek, O. are representing UNSW. OLT Innovation and Development grant, $497,000. Link to all DAP_r Partners: http://dap-r.info/partners

Novel pressure sensing surface system. 2014. UNSW Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme. ( Bridge, C.E.; Judd, B., Lowe, R.; Demirbilek, O. R., Ward, S., Sweatman, P., Davey, S., and Mintzes, A.), $225,000.

Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, 2013 (MREII 2014) Digital Fabrication for the Construction Industry to Deliver Digital Architecture in Australia. (Haeusler, H., Demirbilek, O., Lowe, R., Ward, S., and Park, M.), not submitted but transferred to an internal BE Faculty Grant, $210,533.

Livable bathrooms for older people: designing out dependence in activities of daily living. 2012. ARC Linkage Grant - Partner: Caroma. (Bridge, C.E.; Judd, B., Lowe, R.; Demirbilek, O. R., Peng, G.; Ward, S., and Cummings, S.), $446,000.

Exploring developments in 3D printing/scanning: juxtaposing with traditional manufacturing methods to produce a range of digitally fabricated customizable objects. 2012. FBE Internal Grant. (Demirbilek, O. R., and Carnemolla, P.), $15,735.

UNSW Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme grant 2009: ‘State of the art high tech three-dimensional scanning and printing equipment for the FBE Design Research Lab’ (Demirbilek, O. R., Ward, S., Park, M., Fowkes, A. and Lowe, R), $219,500.

UNSW Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme grant 2008:  ‘High-tech equipment for developing and fitting out the FBE Experimental Design & Research Lab (FBE ED&R Lab)’ (Demirbilek, O. R., Máté K., Carthey J., Fletcher, G., Lowe, R., Spehar, B. and Longbottom, C.), $150,000.

FBE Funding for Research Cluster Initiatives 2007, ‘Encouraging Sustainable Consumption in Urban Communities: Designing Future Scenarios for Product Sharing Facilities’, (Demirbilek, O. R., Ramirez, M., and Nawangpalupi, C.), $5,000.

AHURI 2007: ‘ The Efficient Use of Dwellings and Land by Older Home Owners. Unpacking scale for the different design professions: understanding the various representations and misrepresentations of human scale’ (Judd, B., Olsberg, D., Demirbilek, O. R., and Quinn, J.), $208,887.

FBE Faculty Research Grants Program 2007: ‘Understanding the Self-Directed Research Process in the Graduation Year in All UG Programs Within the Faculty of the Built Environment’ (Demirbilek, O. R., Katrina, S.), $4,000.

UNSW 2005 Learning and Teaching Awards 2005: ‘Equipment and cutting-edge hardware to facilitate the faculty’s multi-disciplinary research projects using interviewing, focus group sessions, and oral history’ (Quinlan, A., Corkery L., Marshall, N., Starfield, S., Evans, C., Demirbilek, O. R., Watson, B., and Zhou, P.), $14,961.

FBE research infrastructure block grant 2004 (Dunn, K., Gibson, C., Shaw, W., Thompson, S., and Demirbilek, O. R.), $13,938.

Awards: 

Cite International des Arts residency in Paris UNSW/COFA 2012: creative arts research project on sacred geometry and wearable designs

Runner-up, Young Designer of the Year Award 2000, Sydney Morning Herald

Finalist, Designex’99 Symbol Design Competition, Istanbul 1999

2nd prize, SISECAM Decorative Glass Pane Competition, Istanbul 1998

Honourable Mention, SISECAM Decorative Glass Pane Competition, Istanbul 1998

1st prize, Ministry of Forestry, National Emblem Design Competition, Ankara 1993.

Teaching & Supervision: 

Oya teaches in the areas of industrial design studio and design research metjods.

She led the design, development, implementation and delivery of the first Built Environment Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Re-Enchanting the City https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/re-enchanting-the-city (2013-16). This course has been offered in two iterations to 9,169 participants from 60 different countries, on FurtureLearn in 2016, receiving top rankings for career advancement in Urban Design, Landscape Design, and Interior Design among successful similar MOOCs. The course has now been converted to a General Elective course at UNSW since 2017, BENV2000.

Engagement: 

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

The Design Society member since 2015

IFA International Federation on Ageing member since 2013

Design Institute of Australia member since 2012

Jury Member for the Premier Design Awards -  2019

Jury Member for the Australian Design Awards - 2018, 2019

Jury Member for the Australian Design Awards - James Dyson Award – First Round Internet Shortlisting. 2009, 2011

International Jury Member - Turkey Industrial Design Awards. Istanbul December 5-9. 2010

Peer Reviewer - 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations, Sydney, 2010

Industrial Design Educators National Network member IDNN since 2007

Invited Advisory Committee Member for the assessment of Good Design and the establishment of a good design Award in Turkey, ETMK - Industrial Designers’ Society of Turkey. 2006 - 2007

External Examiners for the Temasek Design School, Singapore 24 February - 2 March 2007

Technical Committee Member of the International Ergonomics Association on Affective Design, since 2006

Invited 'expert assessor of international standing' to assess application(s) on behalf of the Australian Research Council under the peer review process for the Discovery-Projects Scheme for funding, since 2004 (cont.)

Member of the Include Network, Royal College of Art, London/UK since 2004

Member of the European Academy of Design, Salford/UK, since 2001

Member of CIB/TG19: Designing for the Ageing Society, Building Research Institute, Tatehara/Japan, since 1998

Reviewer for many international journals and Conferences (including: Journal Architectural Science Review, Ergonomics, Applied Ergonomics, International Journal of Design [IJDesign], METU Journal of Architecture (JFA))

Public Lectures

UNSW Meet the Professors series, 18 September 2019 "Better life in cities for all with accessible and inclusive design"

Meeting of the Minds monthly professorial talks series, Wednesday, 5 June "How can industrial design contribute to the design of better cities for all?"

Utzon Lecture Series 2016, Public Lecture, Colliding Worlds: Health, Well Being, Design and Built Environments, August 2016

COFA Talks: Art, Design and Healing. May 3, 2011.

In the Media

UNSW Built Environment News faculty People-centric approach to design is key to enhancing standards of living

Career FAQs, 2017, Providing career guides for every industry, career and occupation, Oya Demirbilek - Associate Dean (Education) at UNSW Built Environment

UNSW Built Environment Youtube Channel: "Enhancing standards of living through industrial design", researcher profile video.

Margie Sheedy. Where the jobs are for postgraduates. The Sydney Morning Herald, August 23, 2014.

Jeshua Johnston, 2014. IC Central - The Valueof Software Certification – Revit case study, UNSW, Faculty of Built Environment. Video interview, August 2014.

Included in the Virtual Design Museum of Industrial Design Turkey since 2011 - This is an initiative aimed at creating a memory on Turkey’s industrial design.

24 Hours - The Arts Diary - Exhibition. The Sydney Morning Herald, February 1, 2012, p. 9.

"Lab talk / FBE Design Lab – Factory of the mind". 2010. Uniken, Issue 58, Sept./Oct. Sydney: UNSW. p. 2.

"Learning the ropes". 2008. Curve Magazine, special issue on Design Education, October Issue 25, pp. 30-33.

Viviane Stappmanns, 2008. Working the space. Discover Peugeot – Driven, July 2008.

Packer S. 2008. Welcome to the office of the Future. Future Living. Spring 2008.

"Opinions of leading design figureheads for the australiandesign.org initiative" - Australian International Design Awards, August 2008.

Australian Design Awards, 2008. 50th year Yearbook. p. 166-167.

Australian Design Awards Yearbook. 2007. p. 90-91.

Interview with Stephen Lacey. 2007. The interview has been published in “Fresh Heirs: design students are leading the way with cutting edge creations - Looking at the institutions shaping them” The Sun-Herald. July 1, pp. 8-9.

Interview with Career FAQs for the “Industrial Design” book. 2007. Michelle Hespe, Teaching NSW/ACT- Career FAQs Pty Ltd. and also featured on their website.

Interviewed for the Oral History Program: “Female Designers” at the Middle East Technical University, 2004. Ankara, Industrial Design Program in December.

“Universal Design and Accessibility in Design”. 2002. The Comfort Zone. ABC Radio National (Australia). Interview by Catherine Freyne, Journalist. 10 October 2002, Sydney.

“Milan Furniture Exhibition and UNSW student works exhibited” 2001. WM magazine (Australia). Interview by Clare Masters, Journalist. 7 August 2001, Sydney.

TASA... Magazine No:3. News section about the winner of the Logo Design Competition for the Ministry of Forestry in Turkey. Endüstriyel Tasarımcılar Meslek Kuruluşu Yayın Organı. 1994

“Special Design Considerations Regarding the Elderly Population in Turkey”, 1998. interview by M. Nisancioglu from BBC World Service, 4 November 1998, Ankara.

 

Supervision Area: 

Design for Old Age; Accessible and Inclusive Design; Universal Design; Co-design and Participatory Design; Design Research Methods; Emotion Driven Design; Design Language and Product Semantics

Supervising: 

2018-cont.

 

Frederique Sunstrum PhD. Self-conceptual perceptions on design language semantics: a case study on kitchen appliances in a cultural context. Faculty of the Built Environment, Sydney (Main supervisor).

2017-cont.

 

Farzad Heyrani Master by Research. Assessing Contemporary Art Museums in Australia in terms of Interior Design Circulation and Success in Conveying Messages to Visitors. Faculty of the Built Environment, Sydney (Main supervisor).

Successfully completed

 

2012- 19

Peter Sweatman PhD. Evidence based bathroom product design: creative liveable bathroom environments for older people. Faculty of the Built Environment, Sydney (Co-supervisor).

2012- 18

Alicia Mintsez PhD. Promoting quality of life: Maintaining independence and dignity in the home bathroom. Faculty of the Built Environment, Sydney (Main supervisor).

2012- 15

Phillippa Carnemolla PhD. Enabling built environments: Home modification as a substitute for community care. Faculty of the Built Environment, Sydney (Co-supervisor).

2008- 13

Li Xian PhD. E-waste and e-product life span in China UNSW, Faculty of the Built Environment, Industrial Design Program, Sydney (Joint supervision).

2005- 09

Catharina Nawangalupi PhD. Investigating the usability and the pleasurability of sustainable product-service systems. UNSW, Faculty of the Built Environment, Industrial Design Program, Sydney (Main supervisor).

2003- 13

Joanne Quinn PhD. A Home for All Ages: Design of the Home Environment for an Ageing Australian Population. UNSW, Faculty of the Built Environment, Industrial Design Program, Sydney (Main supervisor).

1999- 01

Esra Demirel Masters by Research. Solutions and modifications towards design deficiencies of modular kitchens in turkey: Kayseri as a case study. Master by research. Middle East Technical University. Esra started with Oya in 1999, and when Oya moved to Sydney, she became a Joint supervisor for Esra’s thesis.

2000- 05

Supervised 22 Master of Science and Master of Industrial Design by Coursework thesis (21 of them have completed successfully).

2000- 19

Supervised 68 Industrial Design Honours Thesis for the Bachelor of Industrial Design Embedded Honours, as the sole supervisor.

Publications:
Books

Demirbilek OR; Carnemolla PK, 2012, Sacred Geoms: Exploration of Sacred Geometry and Jewellery, 1, Blurb Books, USA, http://www.blurb.com/books/2886293

Judd B; Olsberg D; Quinn J; Groenhart L; Demirbilek O, 2010, Dwelling, land and neighbourhood use by older home owners, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Sydney, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/144

Lewis M, (ed.), 2008, Comfort and Light, Original, Frances Lincoln Publishers, Sydney

Quinlan AM; Demirbilek OR, 2005, FBE Design Research Group 03-04 Report on Activities, 1st, Design Research Group. Faculty of the Built Environment, Sydney Australia

Book Chapters

Demirbilek OR, 2017, 'Evolution of Emotion Driven Design', in Jeon MP (ed.), Handbook of Affective Sciences in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction, Academic Press, Elsevier Inc., San Diego, pp. 341 - 557, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801851-4.00014-8

Demirbilek OR, 2011, 'Alla Turca: Squatting for Health and Hygiene', in Molenbroek J; Mantas J; de Bruin R (ed.), A Friendly Rest Room: Developing Toilets of the Future for Disabled and Elderly People, New IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam, pp. 271 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-752-9-271

Demirbilek OR; Tantaro N, 2008, 'The next big thing', in Australian Design Awards: Celebrating 50 Years 1958-2008, edn. Original, Lindsay Yates Group, Sydney, pp. 166 - 167

Demirbilek OR; Tantaro N, 2007, 'More than being tnereffitd: the Bachelor of Industrial Design at the University of New South Wales', in The Australian design Awards Yearbook 2007, Sustaining Design, edn. 1st, Sydney, pp. 90 - 91

Quinlan AM; Demirbilek OR, 2007, 'REFLEC[EMO]TIONS: Animating Research: Flesh/Contour/Line', in Tactile Imagination: Design Research Process, edn. Original, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, Sydney, pp. 24 - 25

Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2006, 'Investigating pleasurability of a scenario of a sustainable product-service system (framework).', in FBE Design Research Group 05 Report Activities, edn. 1, FBE UNSW, Sydney, pp. 65 - 74

Aurum A; Demirbilek OR, 2005, 'Virtual Collaborative Design', in Dasgupta S (ed.), Encyclopedia of virtual communities and technologies, Idea Group Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 482 - 486, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-563-4.ch095

Demirbilek OR, 2005, 'Emotions and design', in Karwowski W (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, edn. 2nd, Taylor & Francis, pp. 687 - 693

Demirbilek OR; Sener B, 2004, 'Emotionally Rich Products: The Influence of Chilhood Heroes, Comics and Cartoon Characters', in McDonagh D; Hekkert P; Erp JV; Gyi D (ed.), Design and Emotion: The Experience of Everyday Things, edn. 1st, Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 278 - 283

Demirbilek O; Sener B, 2003, 'Emotionally rich products', in , CRC Press, pp. 278 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9780203608173-c51

Robinson M; Formosa D; van Dijk M; Konings R; Crossley L; Velázquez V; Givechi R; Mead P; Mottram J; Restivo S; Bennett A; Hollis E; Rodgers P; Keller R; B-N Sanders E; Jan Stappers P; Goatman M; Oltersdorf K; Bruder R; Wellmann K; Kaizuka Y; Eikelenberg N; Ehlhardt H; van der Zande M; Lefeber F; Kalisvaart S; Bonhoure P; Cayol A; Henze L; Kahmann R; Bruseberg A; Wormald P; Kälviäinen M; Miller H; Damodaran L; Olphert W; Downs J; Wallace J; Opperud A; Lumsden C; Kreindler D; Woolridge N; Kristensen T; Gabrielsen G; Hagan S; Holmes F; Eglash R; Bennett A; Baker S; Wilson J; Challis S; Willats J; Ou L-C; Ronnier Luo M; Borisch J; Alenquer D; Brian Stone R; Visch V; Jonsson K; Westergren U; Throop L; Kurvinen E; Kooijman D; Zuo H; Hope T; Jones M; Castle P; Sonneveld M; Bouché N; van Egmond R; Bruder R; Beucker N; DiSalvo C; Forlizzi J; Hanington B; Harker S; Mitchell V; Dixon H; De Angeli A; Johnson G; Taylor V; Taylor A; van Rompay T; Demirbilek O; Sener B; Mark Porter J; Burnett G; Summerskill S; Dudek C; Lindgaard G; Chhibber S; Mark Porter J; Porter S; Maguire M; Woodcock A; Torrens G; Savas Ö; Candy F; Schifferstein H; Mugge R; Thompson J; Battarbee K; Mattelmäki T; Schoormans J; Govers P; Sackett P; Kefallonitis E; Rutherford S; Chalapathi Rao N; Aldrich A; Dias N; Branco J; Ginoulhiac M; Alice Branco R; Branco V; Reavley G; Yagou A; Love T; Lebbon C; Gheerawo R; Illman M; Veen GJVD; Kurtgözü A; Patlar D; Lee S-H; Denton H; Baker S; Wormald P; Reymen I; Hammer D; Clarke R; Montgomery J; Crothers S; Hughes B, 2003, 'Sleeping policemen', in , CRC Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9780203608173.ch4

Park M; Demirbilek OR, 2003, 'Design Education with Real Life Projects: LEXON/FBE Corporate Gift Experience', in Collina L; Giuliano S (ed.), Designing Designers: design for a Local Global World, edn. 1st, Litogi Edizione Poli.Design, Milan, Italy, pp. 239 - 248

Journal articles

Bridge C; Mintzes A; Demirbilek OR, 2015, 'Older Australian out and about in the global context: Their bathroom preferences and what this means for standards development and accessible tourism', Journal of Universal Design in the Built Environment, vol. 1, pp. 15 - 23, http://www.iium.edu.my/sites/default/files/users/222/files/2.pdf

Xian L; Park M; Demirbilek OR, 2012, 'Informal WEEE Recycling in China: A Field Study of Stakeholders in Tianjin', International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, vol. 3, pp. 422 - 426, http://www.ijesd.org/papers/259-CD0073.pdf

Judd B; Olsberg D; Quinn J; Groenhart L; Demirbilek O, 2010, 'Dwelling, land and neighbourhood use by older home owners', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1 - 340

Judd BH; Olsberg D; Quinn JM; Lucy G; Demirbilek OR, 2010, 'AHURI Final Report 144: Dwelling, Land and Neighbourhood Use by Older Home Owners', Affordable housing, urban renewal and planning: emerging practice in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p70392/

Quinn JM; Judd BH; Olsberg D; Demirbilek OR, 2009, 'AHURI Positioning Paper 111: Dwelling, land and neighbourhood use by older home owners', Multi-generation households in Australian cities, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/search.asp?Keywords=&Centre=&Search=Properties&PublicationType=pp&Search-Title=&ShowSearch=False&Year=&Search-Summary=&Direction=ASC&Search-Author=&Sort=Search-Tit

Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2008, 'Investigation of the drivers and the barriers for travel behaviour chages and analysis of the impact', The international Journal of Environmental, Cultral, Economic and social sustainability, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 10

Demirbilek OR; Demirkan H, 2004, 'Universal Product Design Involving Elderly Users: A Participatory Design Model', Applied Ergonomics, vol. 35, pp. 361 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2004.03.003

Demirbilek O; Sener B, 2003, 'Product design, semantics and emotional response', Ergonomics, vol. 46, pp. 1346 - 1360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140130310001610874

Demirbilek OR; Sener B, 2003, 'Product Design, Semantics and Emotional Response. Special Issue: Human Factors Design', Ergonomics, vol. 46,, pp. 1346 - 1360

Demirbilek FN; Yalciner UG; Inanici MN; Ecevit A; Demirbilek OR, 2000, 'Energy conscious dwelling design for Ankara', Building and Environment, vol. 35, pp. 33 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(98)00069-9

(Saritabak) OD; Demirkan H, 1998, 'Involving the Elderly in the Design Process', Architectural Science Review, vol. 41, pp. 157 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.1988.9696833

Conference Papers

Bridge CE; Demirbilek O; Mintzes A, 2016, 'Transforming Inclusion: Designing in the Experience of Greater Technological Possibility', in Petrie H; Darzentas J; Walsh T; Swallow D; Sandoval L; Lewis A; Power C (eds.), 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD 2016), IOS Press, York, United Kingdom, pp. 143 - 152, presented at 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD 2016), York, United Kingdom, 21 August 2016 - 24 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-684-2-143

Mintzes A; Bridge C; Demirbilek O, 2015, 'Development of a National Survey on Aging and the Domestic Bathroom: The Livable Bathrooms Survey', in Weber C; Husung S; Cascini G; Cantamessa M; Marjanovic D; Bordegoni M (eds.), DS 80-1 Proceedings of the 20th Inernational Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 1: Design for Life, Design Society, Milan, Italy, presented at 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), Milan, Italy, 27 July 2015 - 31 July 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000366853300057&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Demirbilek OR; Bridge C; Mintzes A; Sweatman P, 2015, 'Integrating the voice of older people in the development of bathroom design research methods through the use of participatory co-design', in Christer K (ed.), Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Design4Health 2015, D4H15 3rd European Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, presented at D4H15 3rd European Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, 13 July 2015 - 16 July 2015, http://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/publications/2015-conference-proceedings

Bridge C; Demirbilek OR; Cummings S; Mintzes A, 2013, 'Houses as places of self care and enablers of bathing: Beyond bricks and mortar', in 7th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2013, 7th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2013, Curtin University, Perth, presented at 7th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2013, Curtin University, Perth, 06 February 2013 - 08 February 2013

Xian L; Park M; Demirbilek OR, 2012, 'Comparison of informal and regulated WEEE collection methods in China', in International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, v. 41, Int. Ass. of Com. Sci. and Inf. Tec. Press, Singapore, pp. 131 - 135, presented at 2012 2nd International Conference on Environmental, Biomedical and Biotechnology, ICEBB 2012, Dubai, UAE, 04 August 2012 - 05 August 2012, http://www.ipcbee.com/vol41/027-ICEBB2012-R017.pdf

Smith J; Demirbilek OR, 2012, 'Investigating Smart Fabrics to Help Muscle Pain', in Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, USA, pp. 1154 - 1168, presented at Tenth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Hawaii, http://www.hichumanities.org/2012%20Final%20Program.pdf

Demirbilek N; Osborne ; Caldwell ; Demirbilek OR, 2010, 'I'm a designer, get me out of tech class!: closing the gap between design and technology education', in On the edge: Cross-disciplinary and intra-disciplinary connections in architectural science (44th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association), Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Auckland, presented at ANZAScA 2010, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 24 November 2010 - 26 November 2010

Judd BH; Quinn JM; Olsberg D; Demirbilek OR, 2009, 'Does size matter? Under-occupancy and older Australian home owners', in 4th State of Australian Cities Conference, Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd, Perth, presented at State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2009, Perth, 24 November 2009 - 27 November 2009, http://www.promaco.com.au/2009/soac/PDF/Judd%20Bruce.pdf

Judd BH; Olsberg D; Quinn JM; Demirbilek OR, 2009, 'Neighbourhood Design and the Activities of Older Home Owners', in Refereed Procedings from 2009 Housing Researchers Conference, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, presented at 4th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Asia-Pacific Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Sydney, 05 August 2009 - 07 August 2009

Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2008, 'Expressions of values related to car sharing in Australia', in Dare to Desire, Hong Kong, presented at 6th Design and Emotion Conference 2008, Hong Kong, 06 October 2008 - 09 October 2008

Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2008, 'Investigation of the drivers and the barriers for travel behaviour changes and analysis of the impact', in Forth Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and social sustainability - Website, Forth Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and social sustainability - Website, Terengganu, presented at Forth Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and social sustainability - Website, Terengganu, 04 January 2008 - 07 January 2008

Demirbilek N; Demirbilek OR, 2007, 'Architectural Science and Student-Centred Learning', in Towards solutions for a liveable future: Progress, Practice, Performance, People: 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association - ANZAScA2007, Towards Solutions for a livable future: progress, practice, performance, people. 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Schitence Association - ANZAScA 2007, Geelong, Victoria, presented at Towards Solutions for a livable future: progress, practice, performance, people. 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Schitence Association - ANZAScA 2007, Geelong, Victoria, 14 November 2007 - 16 November 2007

Demirbilek N; Demirbilek OR, 2007, 'Architectural Science and Student Centred Learning', in Coulson J; Schwede D; Tucker R (eds.), Towards solutions for a liveable future: Progress, Practice, Performance, People: 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association - ANZAScA2007, Towards Solutions for a livable future: progress, practice, performance, people. 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Schitence Association - ANZAScA 2007, Geelong, Victoria, pp. 38, presented at Towards Solutions for a livable future: progress, practice, performance, people. 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Schitence Association - ANZAScA 2007, Geelong, Victoria, 14 November 2007 - 16 November 2007

Marshall NG; Demirbilek OR, 2007, 'Design and Non-Design Final Year Student Experiences in the Faculty of the Built Environment', in ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, University of New South Wales, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007

Quinlan AM; Demirbilek OR; Yip M; Pin R; Marshall NG; Watson BE; Evans CB; Corkery LF; Zou PX, 2007, 'Interacting Design Interpretations: Research:Learning:Design', in Ziehner R; Reidsema C (ed.), ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, University of New South Wales, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007

Quinlan AM; Starfield S; Marshall NG; Demirbilek OR; Watson BE; Evans CB; Corkery LF; Zou PX, 2007, 'Sudents as Schilas: Weaving Threads of Understanding of the Final Year Undergraduate Research Experience:a case study from the Built Environment', in Kofod M; Takayama K (ed.), International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 4th Annual Conference, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 4th Annual Conference, Sydney, pp. 104 - 105, presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 4th Annual Conference, Sydney, 02 July 2007 - 05 July 2007

Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2006, 'Investigating pleasurability of a scenario of a sustainable produce-service system (framework)', in 39th Annual Architectural Science Association Conference, 39th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Victoria University, Wellington, presented at 39th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Victoria University, Wellington, 09 February 2006 - 11 February 2006

Demirbilek OR, 2006, 'Subconscious emotional appeal of products', in Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, USA, presented at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 January 2006 - 14 January 2006

Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2005, 'Investigating plesasurability of a scenario of a sustainable product-service (framework)', in 39th Annual Architectural Science Association Conference, 39th Annual Architectural Science Association Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, presented at 39th Annual Architectural Science Association Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 17 November 2005 - 19 November 2005

Perito S; Demirbilek OR; Quinn JM, 2004, 'Assessment of Living Space for Older People in Brazil', in Sandhu J (ed.), Designing for the 21st Century III, An International Conference on Universal Design, Designing for the 21st Century III, an International Conference on Design, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp. 1 - 1, presented at Designing for the 21st Century III, an International Conference on Design, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 December 2004 - 12 December 2004

Demirbilek OR, 2004, 'Motivating Students in Research Oriented Courses in Industrial Design', in 2nd International Engineering and Product Design Education Conference, 2nd International Engineering and Product Design Education Conference, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, presented at 2nd International Engineering and Product Design Education Conference, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 02 September 2004 - 03 September 2004

Demirbilek OR; Sener B; Marshall NG; Jonker A, 2004, 'A Rendevouz with the Cartoon Characters in Consumer Products', in 4th International Design and Emotion Conference, 4th International Design and Emotion Conference, Ankara, Middle East Technical University, presented at 4th International Design and Emotion Conference, Ankara, Middle East Technical University, 12 July 2004 - 14 July 2004

Quinn JM; Demirbilek OR, 2003, 'Universal Design in Housing: Is it the Answer for Home Design for the Ageing Population?', in International Conference on Ageing, Disability, and Independance, International Conference on Ageing, Disability, and Independance, Washington DC, USA, pp. 1 - 20, presented at International Conference on Ageing, Disability, and Independance, Washington DC, USA, 04 December 2003 - 06 December 2003

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