MSc. Cila, N.

Industrial Design

Academic Background

Nazli Cila works as a design researcher at the department of Industrial Design, Delft University of Technology. Her PhD project focuses on product metaphor generation, and she tackles the process that designers go through when creating metaphors and investigates what kind of decisions lead to successful metaphors. Nazli obtained her MSc degree from Industrial Design department of Middle East Technical University (Turkey) in 2008. In October 2013, she will complete her PhD project.   


  • 2008
    MSc, Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University
  • 2005
    BSc, Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University 


  • 2006 – 2009
    Research Assistant, Department of Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University
  • 2007 – 2008
    Researcher, UTEST Product Usability Unit, Middle East Technical University  

Specialisation/Field of research

  • Product Metaphors
  • Metaphor Generation
  • User Experience 

Lectures/Coaches students on

  • Design and Experience
  • Context and Conceptualization
  • Multisensory Design