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Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey
Elif Kocabıyık holds a PhD and is a lecturer at the Department of Industrial Design, Izmir University of Economics. Her research interests include design history and culture, design research, and basic design. Kocabıyık works on everyday objects, focusing on packaging, which she particularly considers from an evolutionary design perspective. She is the design coordinator of the Mediterranean Academy, a democratic platform of the Municipality of Izmir, and the liaison of the World Design Organization in Turkey since 2018. (February 2021)