Oya Demirbilek

Professor of Industrial Design
Professor

Oya is a Professor of Industrial Design at UNSW who is passionate about the ways industrial design can enhance life for everyone, and in particular for an aging population. She loves teaching about design research methods, universal design, accessible and inclusive design and empathy. Her teaching methods enable students to articulate their own design process and personal values in the context of enhancing their empathy towards people and environments.

Oya held various positions at UNSW. She was the Associate Dean of Education at the Built Environment (2013-17) and prior to this, she was Discipline Director for Industrial Design (2006-09) and Program Director for the Master of Industrial Design and the Master of Science (Industrial Design) Postgraduate Coursework Programs (2002-05).

She led the design, development, implementation and delivery of the first Built Environment Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Re-Enchanting the City https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/re-enchanting-the-city . This course has been offered in two iterations to 9,169 participants from 60 different countries, on FurtureLearn in 2016, receiving top rankings for career advancement in Urban Design, Landscape Design, and Interior Design among successful similar MOOCs. The course has now been converted to a General Elective course at UNSW since 2017, BENV2000.

Prior to joining UNSW in 2000, Oya was Assistant Professor at the Middle East Technical University (METU), where she previously held a Lecturer position (1997-99), and a Research Assistant position (1990-97). She also held an Instructor position in Product Design, at the prestigious Art Center College of Design (Europe), La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland (1989-90).

Oya completed two PhD studies, on the topic of designing for aging and involving older people early into the design process. She brings many years of teaching, research, and freelance design work to her current role, along with a European perspective.

Reports
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Demirbilek O; Mintzes A; Sunstrum F, 2018, Breville Design Language Semantics Project: 2nd Co-Design Session Report, 2
2018
Demirbilek O; Mintzes A; Sunstrum F, 2018, Breville Co-Design Workshops Report Summary: Addendum to the 2nd Co-design Session Report, 3
2018
Demirbilek O; Mintzes A, 2018, Breville Design Language Semantics Project: CO-DESIGN PILOT SESSION PRELIMINARY REPORT, 02/2018, 1
2018
Mintzes A; Demirbilek OR; Sweatman P; Davey S; Bridge C, 2015, Co-Design Report, Livable Bathrooms for Older People, Blurb Books, Sydney, 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/5be252c421e28
2015
Other
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Goad P; Wittenoom S; Oldfield P; Demirbilek O; Bergdoll B, 2018, Gold medallist Alexander Tzannes, Architecture Media bimonthly, online, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=662823444603411;res=IELAPA
2018
Blythe R; Moline K; Vaughan L; Haylock B; Stamm M; van Schaik L; Attiwill S; Ednie Brown P; Mitsogianni V; O’Callaghan J; Demirbilek O; Luscombe D; McNeil P; Wallan L; Bertram N; Bird M; Murray S; Ramirez-Lovering D; Hurst R; Kelly V; Bette U; Russell-Clarke J; George B; Knapp C; Carter A; Savrimaki M; Woodward M; Anderson L; Komac U; Muminovic M; Ware S; Loo S; Wise K; Maloney J; Gibson I; Fulleondo D; Wier I; Hamilton J; Lawson G; Osborne L, 2016, Office of Learning and Teaching Grant, $1,779, 147, DAP_r (Design and Architecture Practice research)
2016
Book Chapters
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Demirbilek OR, 2017, 'Evolution of Emotion Driven Design', in Jeon MP (ed.), Handbook of Affective Sciences in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction, Academic Press, Elsevier Inc., San Diego, pp. 341 - 557, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801851-4.00014-8
2017
Demirbilek O, 2017, 'Chapter 14 Evolution of Emotion Driven Design', in Emotions and Affect in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 341 - 357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-801851-4.00014-8
2017
Demirbilek OR, 2011, 'Alla Turca: Squatting for Health and Hygiene', in Molenbroek J; Mantas J; de Bruin R (ed.), A Friendly Rest Room: Developing Toilets of the Future for Disabled and Elderly People, New IOS Press Publication, Amsterdam, pp. 271 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-752-9-271
2011
Demirbilek O, 2010, 'Squatting or Sitting', in Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series, CRC Press, pp. 535 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/ebk1439835012-c55
2010
Demirbilek OR; Tantaro N, 2008, 'The next big thing', in Australian Design Awards: Celebrating 50 Years 1958-2008, edn. Original, Lindsay Yates Group, Sydney, pp. 166 - 167
2008
Quinlan AM; Demirbilek OR, 2007, 'REFLEC[EMO]TIONS: Animating Research: Flesh/Contour/Line', in Tactile Imagination: Design Research Process, edn. Original, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, Sydney, pp. 24 - 25
2007
Demirbilek OR; Tantaro N, 2007, 'More than being tnereffitd: the Bachelor of Industrial Design at the University of New South Wales', in The Australian design Awards Yearbook 2007, Sustaining Design, edn. 1st, Sydney, pp. 90 - 91
2007
Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2006, 'Investigating pleasurability of a scenario of a sustainable product-service system (framework).', in FBE Design Research Group 05 Report Activities, edn. 1, FBE UNSW, Sydney, pp. 65 - 74
2006
Demirbilek OR, 2005, 'Emotions and design', in Karwowski W (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, edn. 2nd, Taylor & Francis, pp. 687 - 693
2005
Aurum A; Demirbilek OR, 2005, 'Virtual Collaborative Design', in Dasgupta S (ed.), Encyclopedia of virtual communities and technologies, Idea Group Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 482 - 486, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-563-4.ch095
2005
Demirbilek OR; Sener B, 2004, 'Emotionally Rich Products: The Influence of Chilhood Heroes, Comics and Cartoon Characters', in McDonagh D; Hekkert P; Erp JV; Gyi D (ed.), Design and Emotion: The Experience of Everyday Things, edn. 1st, Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 278 - 283
2004
Park M; Demirbilek OR, 2003, 'Design Education with Real Life Projects: LEXON/FBE Corporate Gift Experience', in Collina L; Giuliano S (ed.), Designing Designers: design for a Local Global World, edn. 1st, Litogi Edizione Poli.Design, Milan, Italy, pp. 239 - 248
2003
Robinson M; Formosa D; van Dijk M; Konings R; Crossley L; Velázquez V; Givechi R; Mead P; Mottram J; Restivo S; Bennett A; Hollis E; Rodgers P; Keller R; B-N Sanders E; Jan Stappers P; Goatman M; Oltersdorf K; Bruder R; Wellmann K; Kaizuka Y; Eikelenberg N; Ehlhardt H; van der Zande M; Lefeber F; Kalisvaart S; Bonhoure P; Cayol A; Henze L; Kahmann R; Bruseberg A; Wormald P; Kälviäinen M; Miller H; Damodaran L; Olphert W; Downs J; Wallace J; Opperud A; Lumsden C; Kreindler D; Woolridge N; Kristensen T; Gabrielsen G; Hagan S; Holmes F; Eglash R; Bennett A; Baker S; Wilson J; Challis S; Willats J; Ou L-C; Ronnier Luo M; Borisch J; Alenquer D; Brian Stone R; Visch V; Jonsson K; Westergren U; Throop L; Kurvinen E; Kooijman D; Zuo H; Hope T; Jones M; Castle P; Sonneveld M; Bouché N; van Egmond R; Bruder R; Beucker N; DiSalvo C; Forlizzi J; Hanington B; Harker S; Mitchell V; Dixon H; De Angeli A; Johnson G; Taylor V; Taylor A; van Rompay T; Demirbilek O; Sener B; Mark Porter J; Burnett G; Summerskill S; Dudek C; Lindgaard G; Chhibber S; Mark Porter J; Porter S; Maguire M; Woodcock A; Torrens G; Savas Ö; Candy F; Schifferstein H; Mugge R; Thompson J; Battarbee K; Mattelmäki T; Schoormans J; Govers P; Sackett P; Kefallonitis E; Rutherford S; Chalapathi Rao N; Aldrich A; Dias N; Branco J; Ginoulhiac M; Alice Branco R; Branco V; Reavley G; Yagou A; Love T; Lebbon C; Gheerawo R; Illman M; Veen GJVD; Kurtgözü A; Patlar D; Lee S-H; Denton H; Baker S; Wormald P; Reymen I; Hammer D; Clarke R; Montgomery J; Crothers S; Hughes B, 2003, 'Sleeping policemen', in Design and Emotion, CRC Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9780203608173.ch4
2003
Demirbilek O; Sener B, 2003, 'Emotionally rich products', in Design and Emotion, CRC Press, pp. 278 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9780203608173-c51
2003
Conference Papers
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Bridge CE; Demirbilek O; Mintzes A, 2016, 'Transforming Inclusion: Designing in the Experience of Greater Technological Possibility', in Petrie H; Darzentas J; Walsh T; Swallow D; Sandoval L; Lewis A; Power C (eds.), 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD 2016), IOS Press, York, United Kingdom, pp. 143 - 152, presented at 3rd International Conference on Universal Design (UD 2016), York, United Kingdom, 21 August 2016 - 24 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-684-2-143
2016
Demirbilek OR; Bridge C; Mintzes A; Sweatman P, 2015, 'Integrating the voice of older people in the development of bathroom design research methods through the use of participatory co-design', in Christer K (ed.), Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Design4Health 2015, D4H15 3rd European Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, presented at D4H15 3rd European Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, 13 July 2015 - 16 July 2015, http://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health/publications/2015-conference-proceedings
2015
Mintzes A; Bridge C; Demirbilek O, 2015, 'Development of a National Survey on Aging and the Domestic Bathroom: The Livable Bathrooms Survey', in Weber C; Husung S; Cascini G; Cantamessa M; Marjanovic D; Bordegoni M (eds.), DS 80-1 Proceedings of the 20th Inernational Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 1: Design for Life, Design Society, Milan, Italy, presented at 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), Milan, Italy, 27 July 2015 - 31 July 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000366853300057&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2015
Bridge C; Demirbilek OR; Cummings S; Mintzes A, 2013, 'Houses as places of self care and enablers of bathing: Beyond bricks and mortar', in 7th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2013, 7th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2013, Curtin University, Perth, presented at 7th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference 2013, Curtin University, Perth, 06 February 2013 - 08 February 2013
2013
Smith J; Demirbilek OR, 2012, 'Investigating Smart Fabrics to Help Muscle Pain', in Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, USA, pp. 1154 - 1168, presented at Tenth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Hawaii, http://www.hichumanities.org/2012%20Final%20Program.pdf
2012
Xian L; Park M; Demirbilek OR, 2012, 'Comparison of informal and regulated WEEE collection methods in China', in International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, v. 41, Int. Ass. of Com. Sci. and Inf. Tec. Press, Singapore, pp. 131 - 135, presented at 2012 2nd International Conference on Environmental, Biomedical and Biotechnology, ICEBB 2012, Dubai, UAE, 04 August 2012 - 05 August 2012, http://www.ipcbee.com/vol41/027-ICEBB2012-R017.pdf
2012
Demirbilek N; Osborne ; Caldwell ; Demirbilek OR, 2010, 'I'm a designer, get me out of tech class!: closing the gap between design and technology education', in On the edge: Cross-disciplinary and intra-disciplinary connections in architectural science (44th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association), Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Auckland, presented at ANZAScA 2010, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 24 November 2010 - 26 November 2010
2010
Judd BH; Olsberg D; Quinn JM; Demirbilek OR, 2009, 'Neighbourhood Design and the Activities of Older Home Owners', in Refereed Procedings from 2009 Housing Researchers Conference, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney, presented at 4th Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, Asia-Pacific Network of Housing Researchers Conference, Sydney, 05 August 2009 - 07 August 2009
2009
Judd BH; Quinn JM; Olsberg D; Demirbilek OR, 2009, 'Does size matter? Under-occupancy and older Australian home owners', in 4th State of Australian Cities Conference, Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd, Perth, presented at State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2009, Perth, 24 November 2009 - 27 November 2009, http://www.promaco.com.au/2009/soac/PDF/Judd%20Bruce.pdf
2009
Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2008, 'Investigation of the drivers and the barriers for travel behaviour changes and analysis of the impact', in Forth Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and social sustainability - Website, Forth Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and social sustainability - Website, Terengganu, presented at Forth Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and social sustainability - Website, Terengganu, 04 January 2008 - 07 January 2008
2008
Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2008, 'Expressions of values related to car sharing in Australia', in Dare to Desire, Hong Kong, presented at 6th Design and Emotion Conference 2008, Hong Kong, 06 October 2008 - 09 October 2008
2008
Marshall NG; Demirbilek OR, 2007, 'Design and Non-Design Final Year Student Experiences in the Faculty of the Built Environment', in ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, University of New South Wales, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007
2007
Demirbilek N; Demirbilek OR, 2007, 'Architectural Science and Student Centred Learning', in Coulson J; Schwede D; Tucker R (eds.), Towards solutions for a liveable future: Progress, Practice, Performance, People: 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association - ANZAScA2007, Towards Solutions for a livable future: progress, practice, performance, people. 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Schitence Association - ANZAScA 2007, Geelong, Victoria, pp. 38, presented at Towards Solutions for a livable future: progress, practice, performance, people. 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Schitence Association - ANZAScA 2007, Geelong, Victoria, 14 November 2007 - 16 November 2007
2007
Demirbilek N; Demirbilek OR, 2007, 'Architectural Science and Student-Centred Learning', in Towards solutions for a liveable future: Progress, Practice, Performance, People: 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association - ANZAScA2007, Towards Solutions for a livable future: progress, practice, performance, people. 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Schitence Association - ANZAScA 2007, Geelong, Victoria, presented at Towards Solutions for a livable future: progress, practice, performance, people. 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Schitence Association - ANZAScA 2007, Geelong, Victoria, 14 November 2007 - 16 November 2007
2007
Quinlan AM; Starfield S; Marshall NG; Demirbilek OR; Watson BE; Evans CB; Corkery LF; Zou PX, 2007, 'Sudents as Schilas: Weaving Threads of Understanding of the Final Year Undergraduate Research Experience:a case study from the Built Environment', in Kofod M; Takayama K (ed.), International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 4th Annual Conference, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 4th Annual Conference, Sydney, pp. 104 - 105, presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 4th Annual Conference, Sydney, 02 July 2007 - 05 July 2007
2007
Quinlan AM; Demirbilek OR; Yip M; Pin R; Marshall NG; Watson BE; Evans CB; Corkery LF; Zou PX, 2007, 'Interacting Design Interpretations: Research:Learning:Design', in Ziehner R; Reidsema C (ed.), ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, University of New South Wales, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007
2007
Demirbilek OR, 2006, 'Subconscious emotional appeal of products', in Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, USA, presented at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 January 2006 - 14 January 2006
2006
Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2006, 'Investigating pleasurability of a scenario of a sustainable produce-service system (framework)', in 39th Annual Architectural Science Association Conference, 39th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Victoria University, Wellington, presented at 39th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Victoria University, Wellington, 09 February 2006 - 11 February 2006
2006
Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2005, 'Investigating plesasurability of a scenario of a sustainable product-service (framework)', in 39th Annual Architectural Science Association Conference, 39th Annual Architectural Science Association Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, presented at 39th Annual Architectural Science Association Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 17 November 2005 - 19 November 2005
2005
Perito S; Demirbilek OR; Quinn JM, 2004, 'Assessment of Living Space for Older People in Brazil', in Sandhu J (ed.), Designing for the 21st Century III, An International Conference on Universal Design, Designing for the 21st Century III, an International Conference on Design, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp. 1 - 1, presented at Designing for the 21st Century III, an International Conference on Design, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 December 2004 - 12 December 2004
2004
Demirbilek OR; Sener B; Marshall NG; Jonker A, 2004, 'A Rendevouz with the Cartoon Characters in Consumer Products', in 4th International Design and Emotion Conference, 4th International Design and Emotion Conference, Ankara, Middle East Technical University, presented at 4th International Design and Emotion Conference, Ankara, Middle East Technical University, 12 July 2004 - 14 July 2004
2004
Demirbilek OR, 2004, 'Motivating Students in Research Oriented Courses in Industrial Design', in 2nd International Engineering and Product Design Education Conference, 2nd International Engineering and Product Design Education Conference, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, presented at 2nd International Engineering and Product Design Education Conference, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, 02 September 2004 - 03 September 2004
2004
De wit M; Demirbilek OR, 2003, 'Shopping and the Elderly: A Universal Design Case Study', in Include 2003, the 2nd Inclusive Design Conference, Include 2003, the 2nd Inclusive Design Conference, London, England, pp. 193 - 199, presented at Include 2003, the 2nd Inclusive Design Conference, London, England, 25 March 2003 - 28 March 2003
2003
Aurum A; Demirbilek OR, 2003, 'Empowering the User in Product Design with Virtual Reality', in 10th International Conference on Human - Computer INteraction, Symposium on Human Interface, 10th International Conference on Human - Computer INteraction, Symposium on Human Interface, Crete, Greece, presented at 10th International Conference on Human - Computer INteraction, Symposium on Human Interface, Crete, Greece, 22 June 2003 - 27 June 2003
2003
Quinn JM; Demirbilek OR, 2003, 'Universal Design in Housing: Is it the Answer for Home Design for the Ageing Population?', in International Conference on Ageing, Disability, and Independance, International Conference on Ageing, Disability, and Independance, Washington DC, USA, pp. 1 - 20, presented at International Conference on Ageing, Disability, and Independance, Washington DC, USA, 04 December 2003 - 06 December 2003
2003
Demirbilek OR; Park M, 2002, 'Design Education with Reallife projects', in Faculty of Design, Politecnico di Milano (ed.), International Convention of University Courses of Design, International Convention of University Courses of Design, Milan Italy, pp. 1 - 9, presented at International Convention of University Courses of Design, Milan Italy, 13 April 2002 - 14 April 2002
2002
Demirbilek OR; Park M, 2001, 'A Survey of Criteria for the Assessment of `Good Product Design`', in 4th European Academy of Design, 4th European Academy of Design, Portugal, pp. 370 - 377, presented at 4th European Academy of Design, Portugal, 10 April 2001 - 12 April 2001
2001
Demirbilek OR, 2001, 'Users as Designers', in Include 2001, Include 2001, United Kingdom, presented at Include 2001, United Kingdom, 18 April 2001
2001
Demirbilek OR; Sener B, 2001, 'A Design Language for Products: Designing for Happiness', in Helander MG; Khalid HM; Po TM (eds.), International Conference on Affective Human Factors Design, International Conference on Affective Human Factors Design, Singapore, pp. 19 - 24, presented at International Conference on Affective Human Factors Design, Singapore, 27 June 2001 - 29 June 2001
2001
Demirbilek OR, 2001, 'A Design language for Products: Designing for Happiness', in Helander MG; Khalid HM; Po TM (eds.), International Conference on Affective Human Factors Design, International Conference on Affective Human Factors Design, Singapore, presented at International Conference on Affective Human Factors Design, Singapore, 27 June 2001 - 29 June 2001
2001
Demirbilek OR; Demirkan H, 2000, 'User participation in the design process: a model using QFD', in ICME 2000: 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, ICME 2000: 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, Sydney, presented at ICME 2000: 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, Sydney, 27 August 2000 - 30 August 2000
2000
Demirbilek OR; Demirkan H, 2000, 'Collaborating with elderly end users in the design process', in Scrivener SA R; Ball LJ; Woodcock A (eds.), CoDesign 2000, SPRINGER-VERLAG LONDON LTD, Coventry, England, pp. 205 - 212, presented at CoDesign 2000, Coventry, England, 11 September 2000 - 13 September 2000, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000166689700020&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2000
Demirbilek OR; Demirkan H; Alyanak S, 2000, 'Designing an armchair and a door for elderly users', in Designing for the 21st century, Designing for the 21st century, presented at Designing for the 21st century
2000
Journal articles
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Bridge C; Mintzes A; Demirbilek OR, 2015, 'Older Australian out and about in the global context: Their bathroom preferences and what this means for standards development and accessible tourism', Journal of Universal Design in the Built Environment, vol. 1, pp. 15 - 23, http://www.iium.edu.my/sites/default/files/users/222/files/2.pdf
2015
Xian L; Park M; Demirbilek OR, 2012, 'Informal WEEE Recycling in China: A Field Study of Stakeholders in Tianjin', International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, vol. 3, pp. 422 - 426, http://www.ijesd.org/papers/259-CD0073.pdf
2012
Judd BH; Olsberg D; Quinn JM; Lucy G; Demirbilek OR, 2010, 'AHURI Final Report 144: Dwelling, Land and Neighbourhood Use by Older Home Owners', Affordable housing, urban renewal and planning: emerging practice in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p70392/
2010
Judd B; Olsberg D; Quinn J; Groenhart L; Demirbilek O, 2010, 'Dwelling, land and neighbourhood use by older home owners', AHURI Final Report, pp. 1 - 340
2010
Quinn JM; Judd BH; Olsberg D; Demirbilek OR, 2009, 'AHURI Positioning Paper 111: Dwelling, land and neighbourhood use by older home owners', Multi-generation households in Australian cities, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/search.asp?Keywords=&Centre=&Search=Properties&PublicationType=pp&Search-Title=&ShowSearch=False&Year=&Search-Summary=&Direction=ASC&Search-Author=&Sort=Search-Tit
2009
Nawangpalupi CB; Demirbilek OR, 2008, 'Investigation of the drivers and the barriers for travel behaviour chages and analysis of the impact', The international Journal of Environmental, Cultral, Economic and social sustainability, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 10
2008
Demirbilek OR; Demirkan H, 2004, 'Universal Product Design Involving Elderly Users: A Participatory Design Model', Applied Ergonomics, vol. 35, pp. 361 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2004.03.003
2004
Demirbilek O; Sener B, 2003, 'Product design, semantics and emotional response', Ergonomics, vol. 46, pp. 1346 - 1360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140130310001610874
2003
Demirbilek OR; Sener B, 2003, 'Product Design, Semantics and Emotional Response. Special Issue: Human Factors Design', Ergonomics, vol. 46,, pp. 1346 - 1360
2003
Demirbilek FN; Yalciner UG; Inanici MN; Ecevit A; Demirbilek OR, 2000, 'Energy conscious dwelling design for Ankara', Building and Environment, vol. 35, pp. 33 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(98)00069-9
2000
(Saritabak) OD; Demirkan H, 1998, 'Involving the Elderly in the Design Process', Architectural Science Review, vol. 41, pp. 157 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.1988.9696833
1998
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Demirbilek OR, 2014, Geoms (Cylindrical Mesh Marvel necklace, Lace Collar, and Platonic Cocoons), Salon/Dantel 2014 - 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, Adahan Istanbul Hotel, Istanbul, 01 November 2014 - 14 December 2014, medium: glass beads, glass marbles and nylon thread, at: http://www.salon1.org/
2014
Demirbilek OR, 2014, Lace Collar neck-piece, Interwoven 2014 at DesignEx 2014, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, 28 May 2014 - 30 May 2014, medium: glass beads, nylon thread and silver findings, at: http://www.designex.info/visitors/
2014
Quinlan AM; Demirbilek OR; Yip M; Pin R, 2007, Tactile Imagination: Design Research Processes, Tactile Imagination: Design Research Process
2007
Conference Presentations
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Bridge CE; Mintzes A; Demirbilek O, (ed.), 2014, 'Older Australian out and about in the global context: Their bathroom preferences and what this means for standards development and accessible tourism', pp. 1 - 6, presented at Symposium on Trends in Universal Design (STUD20124), 01 December 2014 - 12 December 2014, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_34736
2014
Bridge CE; Demirbilek O; Mintzes A, 2013, 'Older persons actively designing better cities and municipalities', presented at International Istanbul Initiative on Ageing, Istanbul, Turkey, 04 October 2013 - 06 October 2013
2013
Li X; Park M; Demirbilek O, 2011, 'Comparison of informal and regulated WEEE collection methods in China - 22033', presented at World Congress on Engineering and Technology CET 2011, Shanghai, 28 October 2011 - 30 October 2011, http://www.ipcbee.com/vol41/027-ICEBB2012-R017.pdf
2011
Curatorial Outputs
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Demirbilek OR, 2014, Glass Lace collar and necklaces, exhibited at: Adahan Hotel in Sishane, Beyoglu in Istanbul, 01 November 2014 - 14 December 2014, Glass Lace collar and necklaces, http://www.salon1.org/salondantel/
2014
Demirbilek OR, 2013, Interwoven 2013, exhibited at: Damien Minton, Annex Space, 583 Elizabeth St, Redfern, Sydney, 05 June 2013 - 09 June 2013, Interwoven 2013, http://www.dia.org.au/index.cfm?event=810&id=4
2013
Judd B; Park M; Bernabei R; Demirbilek OR; Corkery L; Zamberlan L; Macklin A; Quinlan A; Ruan X; Simon K; Murray A; Haeusler H; Tompson T; Bridge C; Ward S; Ramirez M; Rodrigo R; Mahar B, 2013, DO | Visual symposium: in the mist of knowing, exhibited at: Since I Left You 338 Kent Street, Sydney, 21 August 2013 - 22 August 2013, DO | Visual Symposium: in the mist of knowing, http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/content/visual-symposium-mist-knowing-0
2013
Demirbilek OR; Carnemolla PK, 2012, Sacred Geoms, exhibited at: Balmain Watch House Gallery; Balmain, Sydney, Sacred Geoms, http://www.blurb.com/books/2886293
2012
Designs / Architecture
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Demirbilek OR, 2013, Wearable Art: Series of six neck-pieces exhibited at Interwoven 2013, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, Editor: McGloin G, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2013
Demirbilek OR, 2012, Design work exhibition: "Explorations d’ impressions tridimensionnelles en différents matériaux", Paris - France, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
2012
Books
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Demirbilek OR; Carnemolla PK, 2012, Sacred Geoms: Exploration of Sacred Geometry and Jewellery, 1, Blurb Books, USA, http://www.blurb.com/books/2886293
2012
Judd B; Olsberg D; Quinn J; Groenhart L; Demirbilek O, 2010, Dwelling, land and neighbourhood use by older home owners, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Sydney, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/144
2010
Demirbilek OR; Demirbilek N, 2008, Comfort and Light, Lewis M, (ed.), Original, Frances Lincoln Publishers, Sydney
2008
Quinlan AM; Demirbilek OR, 2005, FBE Design Research Group 03-04 Report on Activities, 1st, Design Research Group. Faculty of the Built Environment, Sydney Australia
2005
Creative Written Works
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Quinlan AM; Demirbilek OR; Yip M; Pin R, 2007, Reflec[emitions]:Animating Research: Flesh/contour/line, Tactile Imagination: Design Research Process, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA
2007
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Quinlan AM; Demirbilek OR; Yip M; Pin R, 2007, REFLEC[EMO]TIONS:Animating Research:Flesh/Contour/Line, Video, Published: 2007, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2007
Theses / Dissertations
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Demirbilek OR, 2001, A Participatory Model: Chair Design with Elderly People Over 60, Marmara University, Marmara University, Industrial Design Program, Istanbul
2001
Demirbilek OR, 1999, Involving the Elderly in the Design Process: A Participatory Design Model for Usability, Safety and Attractiveness, Bilkent University, Bilken University, Ankara
1999
Demirbilek OR, 1994, A STUDY ON NIGHT INSULATION AND SHADING OF WINDOWS, Middle East Technical University, Middle East Technical University, Industrial Design Program, Ankara
1994
Patents
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Demirbilek OR, 1994, Shading device for windows, Turkey, Patent No. A47H 28466, Patent Agent:Turkish Patent Institute
1994
Demirbilek OR, 1994, Night insulation device for windows, Turkey, Patent No. E06B 9/00 28467, Patent Agent:Turkish Patent Institute
1994

Cite International des Arts residency in Paris UNSW/COFA 2012: creative arts research project on sacred geometry and wearable designs

Runner-up, Young Designer of the Year Award 2000, Sydney Morning Herald

Finalist, Designex’99 Symbol Design Competition, Istanbul 1999

2nd prize, SISECAM Decorative Glass Pane Competition, Istanbul 1998

Honourable Mention, SISECAM Decorative Glass Pane Competition, Istanbul 1998

1st prize, Ministry of Forestry, National Emblem Design Competition, Ankara 1993.

Learning and Teaching Digital Uplift Innovation Grants, 2018, (Demirbilek O.) $10,000.

Breville Product Semantics Project, Industry Contract Research, 2018, (Demirbilek O., Mintzes, A., Sunstrum, F.), $16,523.

Breville Product Semantics Project Pilot, Industry Contract Research, 2018 (Demirbilek O., Mintzes, A.) $18,002.

Digital Future Lab – Digital Fabrication for Prototyping in Architecture and Product Design: 5-axis CNC mill, Collaborative robot arm, electronics workstations, 2015, (Matthias H., Demirbilek O., Russell L., Ward S., Park M., Matthias I., Rosenberg E., Araullo R., Hespanhol L., Dunn K., Velonaki M., Tschaut F., Furber B., Wimbourne M.), $443,929. (application submitted, which prompted the faculty to purchase other machines and redirect the funds to the BE Design Lab Director).

Design and architecture practice research: contemporary PhD (DAP_r), 2015, Lead by the Dean of the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT, and where O’Callaghan, J. and Demirbilek, O. are representing UNSW. OLT Innovation and Development grant, $497,000. Link to all DAP_r Partners: http://dap-r.info/partners

Novel pressure sensing surface system. 2014. UNSW Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme. ( Bridge, C.E.; Judd, B., Lowe, R.; Demirbilek, O. R., Ward, S., Sweatman, P., Davey, S., and Mintzes, A.), $225,000.

Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, 2013 (MREII 2014) Digital Fabrication for the Construction Industry to Deliver Digital Architecture in Australia. (Haeusler, H., Demirbilek, O., Lowe, R., Ward, S., and Park, M.), not submitted but transferred to an internal BE Faculty Grant, $210,533.

Livable bathrooms for older people: designing out dependence in activities of daily living. 2012. ARC Linkage Grant - Partner: Caroma. (Bridge, C.E.; Judd, B., Lowe, R.; Demirbilek, O. R., Peng, G.; Ward, S., and Cummings, S.), $446,000.

Exploring developments in 3D printing/scanning: juxtaposing with traditional manufacturing methods to produce a range of digitally fabricated customizable objects. 2012. FBE Internal Grant. (Demirbilek, O. R., and Carnemolla, P.), $15,735.

UNSW Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme grant 2009: ‘State of the art high tech three-dimensional scanning and printing equipment for the FBE Design Research Lab’ (Demirbilek, O. R., Ward, S., Park, M., Fowkes, A. and Lowe, R), $219,500.

UNSW Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme grant 2008:  ‘High-tech equipment for developing and fitting out the FBE Experimental Design & Research Lab (FBE ED&R Lab)’ (Demirbilek, O. R., Máté K., Carthey J., Fletcher, G., Lowe, R., Spehar, B. and Longbottom, C.), $150,000.

FBE Funding for Research Cluster Initiatives 2007, ‘Encouraging Sustainable Consumption in Urban Communities: Designing Future Scenarios for Product Sharing Facilities’, (Demirbilek, O. R., Ramirez, M., and Nawangpalupi, C.), $5,000.

AHURI 2007: ‘ The Efficient Use of Dwellings and Land by Older Home Owners. Unpacking scale for the different design professions: understanding the various representations and misrepresentations of human scale’ (Judd, B., Olsberg, D., Demirbilek, O. R., and Quinn, J.), $208,887.

FBE Faculty Research Grants Program 2007: ‘Understanding the Self-Directed Research Process in the Graduation Year in All UG Programs Within the Faculty of the Built Environment’ (Demirbilek, O. R., Katrina, S.), $4,000.

UNSW 2005 Learning and Teaching Awards 2005: ‘Equipment and cutting-edge hardware to facilitate the faculty’s multi-disciplinary research projects using interviewing, focus group sessions, and oral history’ (Quinlan, A., Corkery L., Marshall, N., Starfield, S., Evans, C., Demirbilek, O. R., Watson, B., and Zhou, P.), $14,961.

FBE research infrastructure block grant 2004 (Dunn, K., Gibson, C., Shaw, W., Thompson, S., and Demirbilek, O. R.), $13,938.

Industrial Design, Inclusive and accessible Design, Universal Design, Design for Old Age, Co-design and Participatory Design methods, Design Research Methods, Design & Emotion, Emapthy, Product Semantics & Design Language.

Oya teaches in the areas of industrial design studio and design research methods.

She led the design, development, implementation and delivery of the first Built Environment Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Re-Enchanting the City https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/re-enchanting-the-city (2013-16). This course has been offered in two iterations to 9,169 participants from 60 different countries, on FurtureLearn in 2016, receiving top rankings for career advancement in Urban Design, Landscape Design, and Interior Design among successful similar MOOCs. The course has now been converted to a General Elective course at UNSW since 2017, BENV2000, and Oya is teaching that course.