Dr. Alaçam is an Assistant Professor at Istanbul Technical University and also lectures at Izmir University of Economics. She is researching the way that communication occurs in design, both in the finished work and in the process.
Design communication is about the relationship between abstract expression and concrete experience. There is a way of “bridging” between the concept and experience which is aided by investigative techniques, using both analog and digital forms.
She showed some examples of this process on her Izmir University of Economics “computing and making” course blog.
According to Dr. Alaçam, curiosity makes the difference in establishing effective learning scenarios.