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About Elif Günes : Elif Güneş graduated from İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, from the department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design. In 2007, she received her master degree and in 2011 she received her PhD degree from the same department of İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University. She is the head of the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture, Atılım University, Ankara, Turkey. She also is the director of graduate program. Her previous professional experience has included appointments as a research assistant and instructor, and she is currently works as an Asst. Prof. Dr. in the same department. She has published articles in various international journals and edited books, and her current research and teaching interests include interior design studio, color theory and psychology of color, color-emotion associations, space and emotion, lighting in interior spaces and wayfinding strategies.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Even though I have working on my academic career, I have always been fascinated and excited about design and architecture. For me, designing has a crucial potential that renews people and improves their perspective towards every aspects of life. Beside from my passion to read and write scientific researches and share them with academic environment, I also want to continue to create designs that appeal to my own imaginative world.

ORGANIZATION:
Atılım University

EDUCATION:
2007-2011Bilkent University, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Ph.D.
2005-2007Bilkent University, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, M.S.
2000-2005Bilkent University, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, B.S.

EXPERIENCE:
06/2015-Ongoing Chairperson, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
Atilim University, Turkey
01/2019-05/2019 Acting Chair, Department of Fashion and Textile Design
Atilim University, Turkey
2014-2015 Assist Chairperson, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
Atilim University, Turkey

AWARDS:
A’ Design Award & Competition, 2018-2019
Bronze A’ Design Award
‘ASEL’ – Office Cubicle
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
* 2020, "Color Emotion Associations in Interiors", Color Research and Application, 45 (1), 129-141.
* 2020, "Color as a visual cue for pointing task performance in young children", Online Journal of Art and Design, 8 (1), 116-124.
* 2019, "The Effects Of Workstation Partition Heights On Employees’ Perceptions In Open-Plan Offices",Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 21 (2), 165-183.
* 2019, "Açık Ofislerde Kullanılan Çalışma Masası Panel Renklerinin Çalışanların Algısal Performansı Üzerindeki Etkileri", Online Journal of Art and Design, 7 (3), 1-10.
* 2019, "Using Greenery as a Design Element at Store Windows", Journal of Advancements in Applied Business Research, 8 (1), 42-52.
* 2018, "Evaluating the Influence of Environmental Design Elements on the Legibility of a Shopping Mall", Online Journal of Art and Design, 6 (5), 71-93.
* 2011, "Color Contribution to Children’s Wayfinding in School Environment", Optics and Laser Technology, 43 (2), 410-419.

BOOKS:
* 2019, "Environmental Stressors in the Built Environment: Part Three: Control", 59-70, Research & Reviews in Architecture, Planning and Design, Gece Kitaplığı, ISBN: 978-605-7852-92-2
* 2018, "Environmental Stressors in the Built Environment: Part Two: Coherence", 81-91, Innovative Approaches in Architecture, Planning and Design, Gece Kitaplığı, ISBN: 978-605-288-801-8
* 2018, "Environmental Stressors in the Built Environment: Stimulation", 7-16, Academic Studies in Architecture, Planning and Design, ISBN: 978-605-288-610-6
* 2016, "Reality of Cappadocia in Context of Genius Loci",85-94, Is It Real? Structuring Reality by Means of Signs, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK.

ACCOLADES:
* TÜBİTAK grant for International Publication, 2011.
* Ph. D. Scholarship (Tuition Waiver And Monthly Stipend),
Bilkent University, 2007-2011
* Master’s Scholarship (Tuition Waiver And Monthly Stipend),
Bilkent University, 2005-2007.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Turkish (Native)
English (Advanced)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
AutoCAD, Intermediate
Photoshop, Intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
COURSES GIVEN:
2011-2020: "Interior Design Studio I"
"Interior Design Studio II"
"Furniture Design"
"Wet Space Design"
"Presentation Techniques"
"Lighting"
"Theory of Light and Color", Atılım University, ANKARA/TURKEY.
2013-2019: "Research Methods and Communication Skills"
"Advanced Color Theory", Atılım University, ANKARA/TURKEY.
2009-2011: "Building Performance: Physical Factors-Lighting, Color and Thermal Comfort"
"Technical Drawing and Lettering I", Bilkent, University, ANKARA/TURKEY.


SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS contributed to:
* Concentration and Working Skills, Bilkent Üniversity, ANKARA/TURKEY
* Effective Presentation Techniques, Bilkent Üniversity, ANKARA/TURKEY.
* Coping with Stress, Bilkent Üniversity, ANKARA/TURKEY.
* Problem Solving, Bilkent Üniversity, ANKARA/TURKEY.
* Interpersonal Communication, Bilkent Üniversity, ANKARA/TURKEY.
* Effective Time Management, Bilkent Üniversity, ANKARA/TURKEY.
* Effective Use of Mind in Learning, Bilkent Üniversity, ANKARA/TURKEY.

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
* 2019, "Using Greenery as a Design Element at Store Windows / International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference Organized by Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies" New York, ABD.
* 2019, "A New Approach to the Transformation of Museums / ICNTAD Conference: 5th International Conference on New Trends in Architecture and Interior Design", İSTANBUL, TURKEY.
* 2019, "Aydınlatmanın Sürdürülebilirliği ve Bina Değerlendirme Sistemindeki yeri / UTVİK Uluslararası Türkiye Vizyonu Kongresi", ADANA, TURKEY.
* 2014, "Reality of Cappadocia in Context of Genius Loci / Is It Real? International Semiotic Conference", Çankaya University / ANKARA, TURKEY.
* 2012, "Awareness of the Concept of Universal Design in Design Education / World Conference on Design, Arts and Education", ANTALYA, TURKEY.
* 2010, "Color and Wayfinding / Color and Light in Architecture", VERONA, ITALY.
* 2007, "Color Contribution to Children’s Wayfinding in School Environments /Color, Design and Engineering : Color in Plants and Animals: Inspiration for Design", LONDON, ENGLAND.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2019, Chamber of Interior Architects of Turkey, TURKEY.

HOBBIES:
Reading and writing poetry

WEB SITE:
https://www.atilim.edu.tr/tr/ict/page/2110/akademi
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REGISTRATION DATE:
2020-02-25 07:28:31

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Academic

Awards received by Elif Günes


Gunes Door Handle

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design Category in 2019
Elif Gunes for Atılım University
Chameleon Door Handle

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design Category in 2020
Elif Gunes and Ipek Memikoglu for Atılım University
Flexion Bench

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Street Furniture Design Category in 2020
Bulent Unal and Elif Gunes for Atılım University

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