Use of multidisciplinary analysis programs in the design process and its importance in terms of design education

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TURKISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.6, no.4, pp.158-168, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.19128/turje.331727
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-168
  • Keywords: Product Design, Product analysis, Identity of designer, Design Education
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Product design is a sophisticated cyclical process involving different stages, beginning from the problem state to the product end, nested in the process. Also, in the process of design education, the form created by the designer is subjected to various criticisms and is undergoing a change with function relation. The multidimensional thinking skills have been gained to the students during design education cause unique changes on the product. Depending on the dynamic developments, the self-renewing product forms deem it necessary for the designer to be prompted from different sources. Although the factors such as areas of expertise, user needs, production techniques, material choice, and form concern are effective in determining the product identity, the designer presents innovative ideas and solutions to create a "magic touch." This magic touch would contribute identity to the product within this framework. These programs, which contribute to the designers' abilities along with the development of design and analysis programs, are positioned at different intersections in the product design cycle. This situation also has a significant impact on design education. In this study, the effects of these programs, used at different stages of the product design education, on the form were investigated. Moreover, strength examination of the design of the table foot and flow simulation on the hair dryer end apparatus were determined. In two separate multidisciplinary analysis studies, the change in characteristics of the product function with physical interactions was shown. Along with the findings of this research, the contributions of analysis programs on the design process, and the effects to product identity are explained through examples.