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ISTEK, Cihangir


Design Thinking, Doing and Learning, Cities, Architecture, Communication and Information Design

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  • 2018.03.01 - , CO Design Center, Specially Appointed Professor

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The University of Tokyo Graduate School, Division of Engineering Architectural Planning and Design Completed Ph.D. 1998.03
University College London, Bartlett School Graduate School of Architecture MSc. in Advanced Architectural Studies  Completed MSc. 1991.03
Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture Department of Architecture Graduated BArch. 1986.06

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  • My research and professional activities relate to densities (people, objects, information etc.), use and environmental experiences (urban and architectural). I work together with stakeholders such as industry, government, academia and the public in shaping the evolution of our environment (e.g. cities, public spaces, and their design systems and components) for gathering, interacting, learning and collaborating with socially engaged people. I try to define creative solutions including strategies and interventions.
    Architectural planning and city planning-related, Design-related, Area studies-related, Human geography-related, Education-related


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Evaluating the Emotional Response Sensitive Design Process Model -with Particular Reference to Print Media Design「感性主体のデザインプロセスモデル」プリントメディアデザインに特化した評価, イステッキ ジハンギル、ジュッスティン マッキィルハーギー, Co*Design,(7), 2020.01, Papers

  • How to Benefit from 'Kansei' in Design Process for Better User Experience, より良いユーザー体験のためのデザインプロセスにお ける「感性」, Justine Mcilhargey, Cihangir Istek; ジュッスティン マッキィルハーギー、イステッキ ジハンギル, Co*Design,(6) 63-83, 2019.07,, Research Organization Report

  • Lifelong Learning, イステッキ ジハンギル, Design is Changing: Platforms Beijing 2018 Report, 21-23, 2018.09, International Conference(Non Proceeding)

  • Blueprints for Designers’ Lifelong Learning, イステッキ ジハンギル, dashD – Quarterly Members Magazine, Montreal: the International Council of Design, 2017.06, Conference Report / Oral Presentation

  • Can Design Create a Better World?,145, pp. 18-20, 2015.12, Review Papers

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • General, Application of GIS to Network Analysis: Characterization of Traditional Turkish Urban Street Networks[Islamic Area Studies with Geographical Information Systems], Atsuyuki Okabe (ed.), Routledge Curzon, Taylor & Fransis Group, London, ISBN, 0415332508, 2004.07

  • Special, The Space Occupied by Marketplaces and Their Societies in the Islamic World -with Particular Reference to Isfahan and Istanbul[Islamic Area Studies with Geographical Information Systems], Atsuyuki Okabe (ed.), Routledge Curzon, Taylor & Fransis Group, London, 2004.07

  • Special, Spatial Culture of Turkish-Islamic City, Asami Yasushi, Yamakawa Shoten, ISBN, 634-64840-7, 2003.07

  • General, Gecekondu is Our Village[Space Culture of Turkish-Islamic City], Yasushi Asami (ed.), Yamakawa Shoten, Tokyo, ISBN, 4634648407, 2003.07

Awards 【 display / non-display

  • The World Book of the Year 2006, Islamic Area Studies with Geographic Information Systems: New Horizons in Islamic Area Studies; OKABE, Atsuyuki et al., Islamic Republic of Iran, 2006.12

  • JSPS Post Doctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan, Cihangir ISTEK, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2001.04

  • Monbukagakusho Special Scholarship, Cihangir ISTEK, The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 1994.10

  • Meiji University International Exchange Programs Fund, Cihangir Istek, Meiji University, 2016.04


Other activities 【 display / non-display

  • ico-D: International Council of Design, 2015.10 - 2019.10