She received her Bachelor of Industrial Design (1985) and MSc. in Building Science (1988) Degrees from Middle East Technical University (METU), and her Ph.D. (1993) from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London. She is founding member of Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK) and she served as the President between 1996-98, and 2006-2010, Assistant Dean of Faculty of Architecture (1997-98) and Chairperson of Department of Industrial Design (1998-2004) at METU. In 2008 and 2010, as an Executive Committee Member of Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards for which ETMK is a partner institution, she coordinated the development of the award scheme and the evaluation process. She is currently Head of the Department of Industrial Design at METU since 2008 and a Profesor in the same department. She is teaching on research methods and graduation projects. She has publications about institutionalisation of industrial design, design education and user models in design process.