Third year students of Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) exhibited projects they designed as part of “Product Design and Management” course, coordinated by Assoc. Prof. Deniz Deniz and Asst. Prof. Onur Mengi of IUE Department of Industrial Design. Prof. Dr. Ender Yazgan Bulgun, Dean of IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Interior Design and Visual Design Team of IKEA Izmir, lecturers and students attended the “Sustainable Living” themed exhibition held in collaboration with Izmir IKEA.
The exhibition included projects for in-store navigation for visually impaired, easy and secure transportation for the elderly, parking units for efficient and extensive usage of bicycles for sustainable urban transport in cities, and applications for efficient timing spent in shopping. In addition, solution recommendations at different scales for a sustainable living, such as spaces for games and activities to instill awareness of nature in children, and encouraging this via solid waste management, were presented at the exhibition.