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Nazli Terzioglu

PhD Work

Do-Fix: Creating Deeper Relationships Between Users and Products Through Visible Repair

This PhD by practice explores the possibilities of visible repair using a design-led methodology that aims to bring a new consciousness to the relationship between consumers and products, as part of an approach to 'circular' product design. Through a series of workshops in which participants repaired broken products, Do-Fix repair kits were developed and trialled; these kits combine new technologies such as 3D printing with traditional repair methods such as kintsugi, darning and patching, focused on making repairs both visible and engaging to carry out.

Info

  • PhD

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    Innovation Design Engineering, 2013–2017

  • Nazli Terzioglu has completed her PhD in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art. Her PhD explores the possibilities of visible repair aiming to create awareness about environmental problems, as part of an approach to 'circular' product design. She has developed various inspirational visible repair examples. Then, she conducted a series of workshops in which participants repaired their broken products. Finally, she developed  Do-Fix repair kits (four kits: Kintsugi kit, 3Dprinted patches, plaster patches and textile patches); these kits combine new technologies such as 3D printing with traditional repair methods such as kintsugi, darning and patching, focused on making repairs both visible and engaging to carry out. She has a BID in Industrial Design and a BA in Sociology from Middle East Technical University. She graduated with a M.Sc. in Industrial Design in 2013, during which she explored the means of extending the lifespan of kitchen appliances, mainly focusing on the reasons for breakdown and repair problems. Her main research interests are circular economy, sustainable product design, product longevity, product maintenance and repair.
  • Degrees

  • M.Sc. Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, 2013; BA (Double Major) Sociology, Middle East Technical University, 2012; BID Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, 2011
  • Publications

  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311923103_3D_Printing_for_Repair_A_Paradigm_Shift_in_Fixing_Our_Relationships_with_Things https://www.researchgate.net/publication/294256488_Understanding_User_Motivations_and_Drawbacks_Related_to_Product_Repair