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Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey
Elif Kocabıyık holds a PhD and is a lecturer in the Department of Industrial Design at Izmir University of Economics. Her research interests include design history and culture, design research and design planning. Elif works on everyday objects and has a special interest in packaging, especially from an evolutionary design perspective. She is the Chairwoman of the Izmir branch of the Association of Turkish Industrial Designers, design coordinator of the Mediterranean Academy – a democratic platform of the Izmir metropolitan region – and liaison officer of the World Design Organization for the 2017-2019 term in Turkey. (July 2020)