Isil Oygur Ilhan

Isil Oygur Ilhan

Asst Professor

Aronoff Center

DAAP School of Design - 0016

Professional Summary

Isil Oygur is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design. She holds a Ph.D. from Washington State University and a master’s degree from Istanbul Technical University. She has experience in learning with and from people and developing physical and digital interactions for health and wellbeing. Her interdisciplinary scholarship focuses on design anthropology, personal informatics, family informatics, technology use in family life, child-computer interaction, and digital interactions.


PhD: Washington State University Pullman, WA, 2012 (Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program)

MSc: Istanbul Technical University Turkey, 2006 (Industrial Design)

BID: Middle East Technical University Turkey, 2003 (Industrial Design)

Research and Practice Interests

Design anthropology, design for health and wellbeing, personal informatics, family informatics, technology use in family life, child-computer interaction, digital interactions


Peer Reviewed Publications

Oygur I.; Gocer, O. & Karahan E.E. (2022. ) Hybrid Workplace: Activity-based Office Design in a Post-pandemic Era.Journal of Interior Design, , 47 (3 ) ,3-10 More Information

Oygur, I., Su, Z., Epstein, D.A. & Chen, Y. (2021. ) The Lived Experience of Child-Owned Wearables: Comparing Children’s and Parents’ Perspectives on Activity Tracking.CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '21), , Yokohama, Japan, May 8–13. ACM, New York, NY, USA ,20 pages More Information

Oygur I. & Ulkebas S.D. (2022. ) Expertise Comparison among Product Design Students: A Cross-Sectional Analysis.International Journal of Technology and Design Education, , 32 ,2279-2296 More Information

Oygur, I.; Epstein, D.A. & Chen, Y. (2020. ) Raising the Responsible Child: CollaborativeWork in the Use of Activity Trackers for Children.Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, , 4 (CSCW2 ) ,157:1-157:23 More Information

Kaygan, P.; Ilhan, A.O. & Oygur, I. (2020. ) Change in Industrial Designers’ Jobs: The Case of Turkey, 1984-2018.The Design Journal, , 23 (6 ) ,821-841 More Information

Oygur, I. & Thompson, J.A.A. (2019. ) Intra-Organizational User-Centered Design Practices: The Impact of Design Research Departments at Design Consultancies.Creativity and Innovation Management, , 29 (1 ) ,112-127 More Information

Gocer, O.; Gocer, K.; Ergoz Karahan E. & Oygur, I. (2018. ) Exploring Mobility & Workplace Choice in a Flexible Office through Post-Occupancy Evaluation.Ergonomics, , 61 (2 ) ,226 -242More Information

Oygur, I. & Ulkebas, S.D. (2018. ) Students’ Product Perception: A Cross-Sectional Analysis .Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, , London, UK ,September 6-7

Dimli Oraklibel, R.; Ulkebas, S.D. & Oygur, I. (2018. ) Creative Problem-Solving Assessment and Product Design Education .Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, , London, UK ,September 6-7

Oygur, I. (2018. ) The Machineries of User Knowledge Production.Design Studies, , 54 ,23-49 More Information

Oygur, I. & Ulkebas, S.D. (2017. ) Facebook as a Boundary Object in Industrial Design Studio: A SoTL Study.The Design Journal, , 20 (sup1 ) ,S1037-S1047 More Information

Oygur, I. (2017. ) User, Research, and Practice. Learning from Design Consultancies.The Design Journal, , 20 (sup1 ) ,S4621-S4631 More Information

Oygur, I. & McCoy, J.M. (2011. ) User: Inspiration or Constraint? .Journal of Interior Design, , 36 (3 ) ,1-13 More Information

Oygur, I. (2010. ) Search for Rigor in Design Research: An Analysis of Qualitative User Research Literature .Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Design and Emotion, , Chicago, IL, October 4-7 ,1-12

Oygur, I. & Blossom, N. (2010. ) Design and the User Experience: The Turkish Context.Design Issues, , 26 (4 ) ,72-84 More Information

Wang, D. & Oygur, I. (2010. ) A Heuristic Structure for Collaborative Design.Design Journal, , 13 (3 ) ,355-372 More Information

Oygur, I. & Karapars, Z. (2019. ) Industrial Design Education in the Age of Digital Products.The Design Journal, , 22 (sup1 ) ,1973-1982 More Information

Oygur, I. (2014. ) Transforming User Information into User Knowledge: A Multiple Case Study .Proceedings of Design Research Society 2014 Conference, , Umea, Sweden ,June 16-19

Blossom, N., Oygur, I. & Payne-Tofte, E. (2013. ) Methodological Foundations of Design Pedagogy: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Design .Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, , Volume 2, Oslo, Norway, May 14-17 ,944-959

Book Chapter

Oygur, I., Gocer, O. & Ergoz Karahan, E. (2020 ) User Experience within Flexible Workplaces: An Ethnographic Approach Research Methods for Interior Design: Applying Interiority .(pp. 32-42).New York, NY, Routledge

Oygur, I. & Orthel, B.D. (2014 ) Connecting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to the Discipline of Interior Design The Handbook of Interior Design .(pp. 446-464).Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Blackwell