DESIGN FOR EDUCATION
Başak Altan teaches design research at at the Industrial Design Department at California College of Arts in San Francisco. She mentors senior thesis students on their investigative research journey that leads to their final thesis presentation. Her thesis studios explore four core principals of successful innovation: Building Innovations Around Experiences, Thinking of Innovations as Systems, Cultivating an Innovation Culture, and Adopting Disciplined Innovation Process.
For Başak the most meaningful aspects of teaching are influencing the next generation of designers to design experiences that make a positive impact in the world.
Below are recent examples of Başak's CCA Industrial Design students' research work as a part of the Thesis Research Studio.
BY ADRIAN KARAAN
A trainer style shoe design for the mixed martial artist utilizing the proprioception muscles. CCA Industrial Design Thesis Project for Spring 2017
BEER HOME BREWING
by AUSTIN SMITH
A collection of products that focus on a higher quality beer for the homebrewing market. CCA Industrial Design Thesis Research Project for Spring 2017.
PLAY WITH MIND
BY ALEX GAO
A playful product concept that helps bring mediation into the modern lifestyle. CCA Industrial Design Thesis Research Project for Spring 2017.
THE ART OF MOTORCYCLES
BY NATHAN SAMBAR
An exploration of an open platform to personalize motorcycles in an affordable way. CCA Industrial Design Thesis Research Project for Spring 2017.