I am a Lecturer in New Media Art at University of the West of Scotland (UWS). I have been teaching a number of undergraduate modules and supervising dissertation projects of several final year undergraduate students in BA (Hons.) New Media Art (NMA) programme at UWS since the beginning of 2018-2019 academic year.
I was part of Highwire Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University as an MRes and PhD student in Digital Innovation before working at UWS. Prior to completing my MRes and PhD studies at Lancaster, I had received MA (Master of Arts) in Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design and BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Economics from Sabanci University (SU).
In my PhD, I investigated how most common visualisations of certain match-related information on "second screen" affect the watching experience of football matches on TV. My PhD project also explored how the most used and newly emerging interaction gestures for the retrieval of match-related information via second screen influence the watching experience of football matches on TV.
My MRes final project was user experience evaluation of Emoto2012. The Emoto2012 project aimed to visualise the emotional response towards the London 2012 Olympic Games on Twitter in an interactive online visualisation.
Janissary FC, my practice-based MA thesis, was an effort to solve a variety of problems regarding visual identities of football teams. For this, I designed the visual identity of a virtual football club that included corporate identity, promotional materials, official magazine and website, match kits and merchandise. I also produced an animated TV spot for the club.
Prior to MRes, I worked as a graphic and web designer at a leading tourism agency in Istanbul, Turkey. I also worked as a freelance graphic and web designer during and after my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at SU.
Contact: ege.sezen [at] uws.ac.uk