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Item Open AccessA tool for generating three dimensional animation on computers(Bilkent University, 1991) Türün, Cemil ŞinasiIn this work, a three dimensional computer animation system has been designed to be employed in schools, for the training of art students on basic three dimensional animation techniques. Puppet Theater, as we have called the system, utilizes the flexibility and effectiveness of the low-end hardware, namely IBM PC™ computers supported with Targa 16™ graphics board and gives special emphasis to user friendliness. It Is basically a software to design three dimensional objects and choreograph the object data in the computer's memory, before rendering the resulting scenery with shading methods. The system is the result of reflecting the recent advances in the field of computer graphics and pushing the potentials of the existing platform. Software is Implemented in C language, thus the code is transportable. A custom designed object oriented windowing system called WODNTW is used as the user Interface. This open windowing system supports pull-down menus, interactive buttons, scalable windows and other popular user interface elements. Item Open AccessIllustrated children's books in Turkey(Bilkent University, 1991) Özcivelek, LeylaThe aim of this study is to offer a product which will constitute a visual alternative and a supportive report by combining my own creativity with the views of thp experts who have wide experience in this area. Item Open AccessThe contemporary Turkish poster and its evolution in parallel with the economic structure(Bilkent University, 1992) Yücel, EmrahThe aim of this tliesis is to analyze the development o f the ‘Turkish poster' in connection with the development o f the economic structure and to take a critical look at its contemporaiy problems. This thesis will be supported by the inclusion o f a poster with social content; a genre which I find to be lacking in our country. Item Open AccessPhotography in architectural periodicals : formulating a typology for the use of a single photographic image per building(Bilkent University, 1993) Şekercioğlu, TanerThe intention of this study is to analyze the interrelationship of photography and architecture, especially within the framework of architectural periodicals. A research is carried on how architectural experience is translated into a two dimensional visual form, and how it is perceived and understood. A thorough investigation of the leading architectural periodicals reveal the common editorial preferences, as well as the common problems. Finally, a typological series is formulated and proposed as a solution to the problems related to the use of a single photographic image per building mentioned in the text of the periodical. Item Open AccessCorporate identity design: a case study and analysis of the visual identity of Yapı Kredi AŞ(Bilkent University, 1993) Akıncı, MuratThe aim of this study is, within a crical look, to determine deficient aspects and to construct a positive suggestive approach to Yapı Kredi A.Ş’s visual identity with corporate design criteria and views of professionals in the held. Item Open AccessThe intertextual circulation: image travelling in consumer culture(Bilkent University, 1993) Cindoruk, Ali V.The aim of the present study is to examine certain characteristics of image travelling in consumer culture through various means and forms of media. Therefore, at the first attempt the relationship and interaction between culture and media is questioned, wherein image is conceived as being the prim ary representational form through this interaction. Consequently, the intertextual circulation of image is examined which is also conceived as to appear as a result of the contemporary relationship between media and culture. Item Open AccessCorporate image : a study in establishing visual identity and the analysis of an existing trademark(Bilkent University, 1993) Aydınalp, AlperOrganizations are most of the time distinguished by their identities and consumers decide on a product or a service according to an organization's identity and structure. An organization may reflect its identity in many ways but a trademark is the most economic and clearest way of declaring what the organization stands for. It is a visual statement and may give a concise message about the organization. So trademarks have to be custom designed in order to give the correct message and desired image. Here graphic design becomes essential. For visual definition of an organization, a designer's task is to organize the visual elements by utilizing some design issues. These design issues are utilized to reach unity in the visual forms. In terms of corporate image, a unique trademark will contribute to convey a unique corporate image. Unity is essential for all "visual organizations". When we consider a trademark as a visual statement within "corporate design", its articulation becomes essential. The wrong usage of a trademark may cause various damages to the corporate image. By utilizing the design issues the trademark can be analyzed both as a separate entity and also in terms of corporate design. The analysis of a trademark in corporate design will prove to be successful in conveying the desired image and may contribute to maintain the conveyed image. Item Open AccessExperimental typography : reviewing the modernist and the current approaches(Bilkent University, 1993) Makal, ErayThe intention of this study is to evaluate the experimental typography within the history of graphic design by taking in consideration of two epochs. The Modernist and The Current. Item Open AccessGraphic images: visual intervention within the architectural environment(Bilkent University, 1993) Özgen, Faik KorayThe intention of this study is to analyze the role of visual communication systems made up of graphic images within the human-space communication framework. The information content of the man-made environment is examined and the effects of graphic images in human-space communication are discussed by illustrated examples. A research is carried on how information is translated into a visual form through examination of steps from conceptualization to juxtaposition of graphic images in space, and how they are perceived a-hd understood. Finally, considerations on how visual communication systems interrelate with the architectural environment to generate messages for identification of particular characteristics of that space. Item Open AccessA sociological study: comics as the sign of popular culture in the 20th century(Bilkent University, 1993) Muratoğlu, ErhanThe intention of this study is to analyze the sociological structure of the comics within its relation to the social phenomena of the 20th century. Therefore, the concept of popular culture is taken as the key word th at opens up the sociological formation of the modern -and even the post modern- man of the late 20th century. The evolution in the formal and conceptual structure of the comics throughout the century is also indicated eventually in this study. The main focusing point is on the genre of "super heroes" which fully indicates this evolution of comics up to this day. Item Open AccessQuiz shows and Turkish television: a study of visual impact and social structure(Bilkent University, 1994) Gürkan, ÖnderThe aim of the study is to define the specific visual and social environment which builds up the popularity of television quiz shows in Turkey. The visual structures of the quiz shows, the symbols within them and the methods of articulation in the quiz shows are analyzed within the context of this thesis. In the study, the television quiz shows are studied after giving a brief summary of the socio-economic and cultural conditions of Turkey in the years that quiz shows emerged and became popular. The quiz shows’ visual and ideological structures will be examined in terms of their narrative structures, knowledge types, symbols, visual layouts - such as stage design, quiz master and assistants, presentation of the commodities, and audience. These main concepts are also examined with the help of the visual materials collected from the most popular quiz shows in Turkey. Item Open AccessThe impulsive effects created by the use of color on food and beverage packages: their relations with the symbolic meanings of foods and beverages(Bilkent University, 1994) Tonak, İrem PetekThe intention of this study is to aiialyze the role of symbolic meanings and physical attributes of foods and beverages reflected by the use of color on their packages in the creation process of impulsive effects. Item Open AccessAirbrushing and texture(Bilkent University, 1994) Canko, AkınBy the expianing the airbrushing technique, the texture in airbrushig is shown as examples. In this thesis, it is explained that this techniques can be used by a freehand or by using different materials to create new textures and effects. Airbrush technique can be used with the richness of texture which can be achieved by softer aparts from static forms method. Item Open AccessCreating a presentation format of interactive media for innovative products(Bilkent University, 1994) Sinman, AslıIn this work, an interactive presentation format to give information about an innovative product is developed. Innovation process is also discussed for communication of users and designers. Accessing the original needs of potential users by making them active participants through this interactive presentation is considered. Target audience for the innovative product is defined with analysing them in terms of education, culture, social status, and age. Besides the presentation format, the visual style is designed which should be consistent and visible. Construction of graphics, text and animation elements of the presentation on a two dimensional computer graphics interface and attractive graphic format for receiving participation of the users are studied as well. Newton, a palm sized electronic notebook from Apple is selected as the irmovative product, to be analysed with the defined presentation format. Within the scope of a graphic designer or/and stack designer, a detailed story board of the whole presentation is developed. Item Open AccessThe use of visual idea in illustrated entertainment posters and approaches in Turkey(Bilkent University, 1994) Özkal, ÖzlemThe intention of this study is to examine the formation of the visual idea as a contributor to the communicative function of the illustrated entertainment posters and to evaluate Turkish entertainment posters in terms of this practice. Item Open AccessA semiotical approach to analyze connoted values in advertising photography(Bilkent University, 1994) Sezgi, OsmanThe aim of this study is to establish a semiotical framework to analyze advertising photographs. In this context, first, the language and signs of advertising photography have been defined. Furthermore, relationships between codes and messages are critically analyzed in advertising photography that is a communication medium of consumer society. Later on, levels of the meaning in photographic images of advertisements are discussed. Lastly, rhetorical figures in advertising photography have been set. Chapter Three of this thesis represents an analysis of automobile advertisements selected from Renault and Tofaş. Item Open AccessGraphics on vehicles: a survey on application of graphics on three dimensional products(Bilkent University, 1994) Meral, S. NurtanIn this study, the reasons that led to the necessities of applications of graphics on three dimensional products and their application types are investigated. Vehicles are selected as an example group to analyze the three dimensional products. The criteria that must be considered while conveying the graphic design-which is often applied on two dimensional media- on to the three dimensional products, iire discussed on illustrated examples. It is concluded that the success of the application depends on considering design values of the product. Another conclusion is the importance of graphics as a variation tool in flexible mmiufacturing systems, which m^ike it possible to manufacture products according to personal needs and tastes. Item Open AccessDeconstructionist typography(Bilkent University, 1995) Tansel, SeprenThis thesis probes into how semiotics and deconstructionism on the one hand, technological progress on the other, have challenged typography. It begins with a short historical account of contemporary typography, focusing especially on modernist movement, and then discusses the consequences of digital revolution and the rising postmodern culture for contemporary type and t)q)ography. After explaining the structural approach to language and semiotics, it discusses critiques directed by poststructuralism and particularly deconstructionism. The influence of deconstructionism on typography is examined in detail, especially in the context of developments in digital technology. The contribution of deconstructionist typography is discussed in both graphetic and graphological aspects. How deconstructionist t)T)ography challenges and transforms the conventional dualities of typography, and consequently ofl'er new, open-ended forms of reading and writing, is demonstrated. Item Open AccessA vanguard of postmodern condition: verbal and visual rhetoric in contemporary advertising(Bilkent University, 1995) Şenova, BaşakThe purpose of this study is to investigate the intersections of rhetoric in advertisements with the postmodern condition and to determine if postmodern condition reflects itself in advertisements. In this context^ semiological framework is taken as an approach to analyze the aspects concerning postmodern issues in advertising discourse. Finally^ it draws attention to consequences of postmodern advertising in respect of contemporary cultural condition. Item Open AccessReading product de(sign): an inquiry into discursive aspects of design culture(Bilkent University, 1996) Timur, ŞebnemEvery design can be considered as an expression, and every expression conveys meanings to the receiver, of different sorts. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the ways of meaning production and consumption through the material forms of our contemporary culture, focusing on product and graphic design. The product's discourse is articulated and received both through the material being of the object, and its representations or reflections on graphical forms. Firstly, in order to demonstrate the existence of the discourse of the designed item, the process is conceptualized as a process of communication, assigning the production stage the role of encoding and the consumption, that of decoding. Secondly, advertising is included in the discussion as an intermediary level of communication with its own independent system of signification. Thirdly, the relationship between design and language is explored through the efforts of integrating semantics in the design process as a methodology. Then related with the debate on language, the finished product's functioning as a sign within the system of signification of semiotics is discussed. Lastly, examples of different readings of design are presented with implications for future readings.