CV

Academic qualifications

2011                Ph.D., Sustainability Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Thesis title: System Innovation for Sustainability: A Scenario Method and a Workshop Process for Product Development Teams

2003                M.Sc., Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Thesis title: Implementations in Relation to Sustainable Development in Industry and Industrial Design Profession: A Case of Arçelik Corporation

2000                B.Sc., Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Previously held positions

2013-2016       Principal Researcher, Victorian Eco-innovation Lab, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne

2012-2013       Program Leader Master of Design, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

2010-2013       Lecturer – School of Art and Design and School of Business, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

2008-2010       Tutor (Part-time) – Faculty of Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2004-2005       Lecturer (Part-time) – Department of Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Awards / Fellowships / Grants

2011-2016       Visiting Researcher, Design for Sustainability Research Group, Industrial Design Engineering Faculty, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

2015                Early Career Researcher Small Project Grant, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, Melbourne, University of Melbourne (AU$5000)

2012                Strategic Research Funding, Auckland University of Technology, School of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand (NZ$ 4000)

2012                Contributions to the Research Environment Award, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (NZ$ 5000)

2011                Emerging Career Researcher Award, Auckland University of Technology, School of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand (NZ$ 5000)

2011                Contestable Research Funding, Auckland University of Technology, School of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand (NZ$ 2660)

2011                Strategic Research Funding, Auckland University of Technology, School of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand (NZ$ 10000)

2010                Our Common Future Fellow representing New Zealand Volkswagen Foundation-Stiftung Mercator, Germany (NZ$ 7500)

2009-2010       University of Auckland, Doctoral Scholarships (NZ$ 12500)

2006-2010       University of Auckland, Postgraduate Research Student Support Awards (NZ$ 9000)

2006-2009       Technology for Industry Fellowship (TIF), Ministry of Research, Science and Technology of New Zealand (NZ$ 90000)

2006-2009       Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd., PhD Grant (NZ$ 45000)

Academic Experience

Academic Program Evaluation and Monitoring

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Academic Monitor

NZQA contracted monitor (2014-2016) for evaluation of Game Development Program of Media Design School (Game Art and Software Engineering bachelor degrees)

PhD Examinations

Bachetti, Elisa. (2018). Towards Sustainable Energy for All: Designing Sustainable Product-Service System Applied to Distributed Renewable Energy. PhD Thesis. Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. (Manuscript examiner and member of evaluation committee)

Allievi, Francesca. (2017). Meat Consumption as a Wicked Problem: Evidence from Data and Policies. University of Turku, Turku, Finland. (Manuscript examiner and opponent)

Bundgaard, Anja Marie. (2017). Ecodesign for a Circular Economy: Regulating and Designing Electronic and Electrical Equipment. PhD Thesis. Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. (Manuscript examiner and member of evaluation committee)

Academic Leadership and Curriculum Development

2017-ongoing Task Force Member, Development of a New Bachelor Program in Design, Department of Design, Aalto University, Finland

2017-ongoing Leader of NODUS Design for Sustainability Research Group, Department of Design, Aalto University, Finland

2012-2013–Program Leader of Master of Design, a practice-based professional degree teaching strategic design and innovation, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

2012-2013–Academic Forum Member, active member of the forum and leading development of a new minor on design and innovation for sustainability, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

2012-2013–Member of Doctor of Design (DDes) Committee, active in developing the new professional doctoral degree together with other staff, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

2012-2013–Founding Head of Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) Lab, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

2011-2013–Founder of Design and Innovation for Sustainability Research Cluster, School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

2004-2005–Development and lecturing of courses on sustainability and design for the first time in a Turkish university, Department of Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Supervision

AALTO UNIVERSITY, HELSINKI, FINLAND

PhD Projects:

Oztekin Erdogan, Elif (Ongoing). An Inquiry into the Interactive Learning Processes and Networks of Sustainability Transitions Initiatives: Assessment of the Eco-settlement Communities Using the Theories of Design for System Innovations and Transitions.

Mok, Luisa (Ongoing). Strategic Design and System Innovations for Sustainability.

Master of Arts Projects:

Bottoms, Isabel. (Ongoing). Transformative Learning Potential and Systemic Transformations.

Gaglione, Simone (2018). Making healthy and sustainable lifestyles affordable, cool and convenient through design and entrepreneurship.

Schmidlin, Nando. (2018). Design for Transitions in Practice.

Varjus, Anna-Kaisa (Ongoing). Developing a Serious Game to Stimulate Strategic Sustainability Conversations.

Veselova, Emilia (2018). Bioinclusive Design.

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

DEd Projects:

Micelli, Maria (Ongoing). Educating the next generation of communication designers: Addressing environmentally sustainable design practices in Australian undergraduate communication design curriculum.

AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Honours Projects:

Improving the Self-Management of Chronic Diabetes through Design Thinking and Human-centred Design (Main supervisor) (2013)

Negotiation of University Environments for the Visually Impaired through Sound Localisation and Mobile Technology: A Case Study of AUT City Campus (Co-supervisor) (2012)

Master of Design Projects:

Ensuring Food Security through Systems Thinking and Strategic Design (Main supervisor) (2013)

Increasing Emotional Value of Pre-used Fashion Artefacts through Upcycling (Main supervisor) (2013)

Assisting Design Consultancies to Move into Strategic Design Space (Main supervisor) (2013)

Behaviour Change for Waste Minimisation among Households through Information Design (Main supervisor) (2012)

Application of Human-centred Design to Major Social Transformation: Interventions for the Bottom of the Pyramid Contexts (Main supervisor) (2012)

Trash to Cash: A Sustainable Enterprise Plan for Artistic Upcycling (Main supervisor) (2012)

PhD Projects

Socio-culturally informed product design thinking, methods and tools for successful, sustainable and innovative product design development of a human powered transport system for undeveloped regions (Co-supervisor) (2012)

 

Professional and Voluntary Activities

Advisory Committee Memberships

2016 DESIAP (Design for Social Innovation in Asia-Pacific) Research Network Advisory Board Member

2014-2015 DESIS-LAB (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability International Network) Melbourne Advisory Committee Member

Seminars/Forums/Workshops

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2017). Politics of Possibility in Design of Sustainability. Invited Speaker and Panelist (together with Prof. Wolfgang Jonas and Prof. Nicola Morelli). 12th European Academy of Design, Design for Next Conference, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, 12-14 April 2017.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2017). How Many Ways to Future? Scenarios for Low-carbon, Resilient Cities. Invited Guest Lecturer. Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2016). Urban Innovation in the Face of Climate Change. Invited Speaker and Panel Member, ReCoTech Meet-up @SLUSH, November 30, Helsinki, Finland.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2014). V&P2040: Visions Scenarios and Pathways for Low-carbon Resilient Futures in Australian Cities, Invited Speaker, Centre for Science and Technology Policy Studies, Middle East Technical University, September 15, Ankara, Turkey.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2014). V&P2040: Visions Scenarios and Pathways for Low-carbon Resilient Futures in Australian Cities, Invited Speaker, Urban Transformations Seminar Series, Transforming Cities Research Cluster, University of Auckland, June 5, Auckland, New Zealand.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2012). Postgraduate Study in Design: A Conversation. Invited Speaker, METU Research Seminars, Middle East Technical University, December 26, Ankara, Turkey.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2012). Sustainable System Innovations. Invited Speaker, ITU International Design Meetings XI, Istanbul Technical University, December 17, Istanbul, Turkey.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2012). Design and Innovation for Sustainability. Invited Speaker and Panel Member, A Public Forum on Design and Innovation for Sustainability, The Sustainability Society, May 04, Auckland, New Zealand.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2011). Design and Innovation for Sustainability. Invited Speaker and Panel Member, Sustain/Create: A Public Forum on Design, Creativity and Sustainability, September 22, Auckland, New Zealand.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2010). System Innovation for Sustainability: Linking Micro-Level to Macro-Level. Invited speaker, Our Common Future: The Interdisciplinary Congress for a Cross-Generational Dialogue about Issues of Our Common Future, Volkswagen Stiftung & Stiftung Mercator, November 2-6, Essen-Hannover, Germany.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2009). Research for System Innovation: Insights and Questions from an Undisciplined Researcher (Presentation/Workshop). Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IO) Design for Sustainability Program (DfS), Technical University of Delft, November 04, Delft, Netherlands.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2009). Visions, Scenario Maps and Innovation Paths towards Sustainable Futures (Workshop). Middle East Technical University, Department of Industrial Design, November 11-12, Ankara, Turkey

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2009). System Innovation for Sustainable Futures (Public Lecture), Faculty of Architecture, Department of Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, Nov 13, Ankara, Turkey.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2009). System Innovation for Sustainable Futures (Public Lecture), Faculty of Architecture, Department of Industrial Design, Istanbul  Technical University, Nov 24, Istanbul, Turkey.

McDowall, R. & Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2008). Visioning and Backcasting (Workshop). 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science, Dec 09-12, Auckland, New Zealand.

Gaziulusoy, A. I. (2008). System Innovation: Personal Insights for Opening Paths. Invited speaker, Swedish Style Week, Achieving Sustainability through Collaboration Seminar, Oct 21, Auckland, New Zealand.

Editorship/Refereeing

2017    Peer reviewer, NORDES 2017 7th Nordic Design Research Conference

2017    Peer reviewer, International Journal of Environmental Engineering

2016    Peer reviewer, Journal of Design Research

2016    Peer reviewer, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (ongoing)

2016    Peer reviewer, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

2015    Peer reviewer, State of Australian Cities National Conference

2015    Peer reviewer, Information Design International Conference (CIDI)

2014    Guest Editor, Journal of Cleaner Production Special Issue ERSCP

2013    Peer reviewer, Journal of Cleaner Production (ongoing)

2013    Peer reviewer, ERSCP-EMSU European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) and Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU) Joint Conference

2013    Peer reviewer, IDA Congress Design Dialects, Education and Research

2012    Peer reviewer, IADIS Sustainability, Technology and Education Conference

2011    Expert reviewer, A handbook to support designers, managers and consultants for the implementation of sustainable product-service systems developed by a researcher from Milano Polytechnic University.

2010    Peer reviewer, 4th International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science: Transitions to Sustainability