Browsing by Author "Ozcan, Oguzhan"
Authors:Ozcan, Oguzhan; Yantac, Asim Evren; O'Neil, Mary Lou
Publisher and Date:(Routledge Journals Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2009)In today's interactive media design it is difficult for a designer to create aesthetic innovations and to break free from ordinariness. The most important factor limiting interactive media design aesthetics is that education seems to be more focused on following traditional rules of interaction design rather than innovative approaches. These rules limit creativity and often relegate design students to producing ordinary interface solutions. This is especially burdensome for us as teachers. In order ...
Prayer Bead Gestures and Television: A Case Study on Cultural Inspirations for Interaction Art Education Authors:Ozcan, Oguzhan; Akdemir, Emre; O'Neil, Mary Lou; Unlur, A. Ayca
Publisher and Date:(MIT Press Journals, 2009)The authors interactive design-art educators recount their experience in using cultural inspirations as part of student exercises. The authors found that although students proposed various design concepts drawing from the surrounding culture very few moved beyond experience design art. In order to remedy this situation without giving explicit direction the authors encouraged students to examine cultural habits and/or artifacts from their past or their current lives in the hope that this could ...