Panel_02 on “Interdisciplinary Strategies in Architectural Education” will be moderated by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Osman Demirbas.

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After graduating from the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Dr. Demirbaş studied the effects of environmental psychology factors in the design studio setting for the Master’s study. During the PhD, he studied the process of design education through Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) of Kolb and the effects of learning styles in design education. Dr. Demirbaş is still teaching at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design and he is the Director of The Graduate School of Social Sciences at Izmir University of Economics. He worked as an an Executive Board Member of the International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers (IFI) between 2011-2014. He has published several academic papers in different international journals such as Learning and Instruction, Design Studies, Journal of Environmental Psychology and METU Journal of Architecture and has been continuing his research on ELT, learning styles, cognitive styles, teaching/learning processes in design, design/architecture education, design history and semiotics.