Özlem ER


Özlem Er (Ankara, 1966) holds his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Middle East Technical University and his doctorate from Manchester Metropolitan University, England. She has been a faculty member of METU Industrial Products Design Department between1996-2000 and as a faculty member in ITU Industrial Product Design Department since 2000. In addition to his academic work, she played an active role in promoting industrial design and served as general secretary, vice chairman and chairman of the board of directors of the Industrial Designers Professional Association. As the head of the Istanbul Branch of ETMK, she took part in the team running the organization of Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards 2012 and 2014. In 2012, she directed the Design Project for SMEs supported by Istanbul Development Agency on behalf of ITU. Özlem Er is a member of the Board of Directors and Design Management Institute of the European Academy of Design (EAD) and has many national and international publications in the field of design management and strategy.