Secil Ugur Yavuz
Seçil Uğur Yavuz was born in Turkey in 1983. She graduated from Istanbul Technical University (Bachelor in Industrial Product Design) in 2005, and from Politecnico di Milano (Master in Product, Service, System Design) in 2007. In 2012, she completed her PhD degree in design at Politecnico di Milano with a practice-based design research on wearable technology. She is a designer and researcher, working in the field of interactive product design, e-textiles and co-designing processes. She is a research fellow at the Faculty of Design and Art conducting various research projects on designing smart objects with/for children and crafting textiles influenced, enhanced and evolved by digital technologies. She works in the intersection of physical and digital production techniques in order to explore new ways of interaction between human and technology. She teaches both in the bachelor (Design) and the master (Eco-social Design) programs of the Faculty of Design and Art.