Seda McKilligan

Associate Professor, Industrial Design

Contact Information

Email: seda@iastate.edu
Office: 2624L Howe

Mailing Address

Industrial Design Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Education

Dr. McKilligan is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design. She is also a faculty in Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program and the ISU Site Co-Director for NSF-funded Center for e-Design.

 

Research and Teaching:

Dr. McKilligan teaches design studios and lecture courses on developing creativity and research skills. Her current research focuses on identifying impacts of different factors on ideation of designers and engineers, developing instructional materials for design problem and solution spaces, and exploring foundations of innovation. She often conducts workshops on design thinking for a diverse range of groups including student and professional engineers and faculty members at different institutions.

 

Education:

PhD, University of Michigan, 2010

MFA, University of Michigan, 2004

BID, METU, Turkey, 2001

On the Web

http://www.sedayilmaz.me
LinkedIn

Research Interests

DR. McKILLIGAN researches design approaches and ideation, ethnography in design, foundations of innovation, creative processes, and cross-disciplinary design team dynamics. Many of her studies involve multiple disciplinary professional and educational contexts, as she often collaborates across disciplines, working with scholars in engineering, education, industrial design, and psychology.

She is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She frequently serves on review, advisory, and scientific boards of various journals and conferences. She also has a faculty affiliation with Human Computer Interaction and she is the Site Co-Director for NSF-funded I/UCRC Center for e-Design. 

 

Full text copies of some of McKilligan’s publications: https://works.bepress.com/seda-yilmaz/

For updates on her ongoing research: sedayilmaz.me

A direct link to her interview with the everydayinnovator: http://theeverydayinnovator.com/050 

A summary of her work on Design Heuristics: http://www.design.iastate.edu/news/8/24/2016/design_heuristics

A summary of her work on Ideation Flexibility: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/04/08/yilmaznsf

http://www.iprt.iastate.edu/news/vrac-affiliate-yilmaz-studies-ideation-flexibility 

Current Projects

Her current research focuses on identifying impacts of different factors on engineers' and designers' ideation, the role of feedback intervention in ideation pathways, and developing evidence-based pedagogical materials for  ideation. She conducts workshops on the outcomes of her research and design thinking practices at education conferences, businesses, organizations, and other universities.

Supporting Files

Current Scholarship

  • Conference Proceeding in ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC/CIE), 08/22/2016
  • Workshop at ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC), 08/22/2016
  • Workshop at Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE), 07/15/2016
  • Journal Article in International Journal of Engineering Education, 07/08/2016
  • Journal Article in Journal of Mechanical Design, 07/07/2016
  • Journal Article in Design Studies, 07/02/2016
  • Journal Article in Design Studies, 07/01/2016
  • Workshop at Capstone Conference, 06/22/2016
  • Invited Paper for Design Research Society's International Conference, 06/20/2016
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/15/2016
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/15/2016
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/15/2016
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/15/2016
  • Workshop at Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/15/2016
  • Workshop at Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/14/2016
  • Workshop at Penn State University, 05/10/2016
  • Workshop at ASME Student Professional Development Conference, 04/22/2016
  • Workshop at Minnesota State University, 04/21/2016
  • Workshop at Olathe Northwest High School, 04/15/2016
  • Workshop at Harding University, 03/22/2016
  • Workshop at Rowan University, 02/22/2016
  • Workshop at Arizona State University, 02/14/2016
  • Workshop at Iowa State University, 01/22/2016
  • Design Thinking Workshop, 01/16/2016
  • Journal Article in Design Science, 12/17/2015
  • Journal Article in Journal of Mechanical Design, 12/17/2015
  • NSF Grant - IUSE - $166,263, 12/17/2015
  • Book Chapter in PDMA, 09/07/2015
  • Book Chapter in The Psychology of Design: Creating Consumer Desire, 08/30/2015
  • Book Chapter in Analyzing Design Review Conversations, 08/30/2015
  • Journal Article in Advances in Engineering Education (AEE), 08/30/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC/CIE), 08/02/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC/CIE), 08/02/2015
  • Workshop at ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC), 08/02/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), 07/27/2015
  • Workshop at LearnxDesign Conference, 06/28/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/14/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/14/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/14/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/14/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/14/2015
  • Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/14/2015
  • Poster Presentation at the Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/14/2015
  • Workshop at Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/14/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in Harvey Mudd Design Workshop: Design Thinking in Design Education, 05/28/2015
  • Poster Presentation at Harvey Mudd Design Workshop, 05/28/2015
  • Design Thinking Workshop, 05/05/2015
  • Center for e-Design Grant - $35,000, 05/01/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in International Conference for Design Education Researchers, LearnXDesign, 04/28/2015
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association (AERA), 04/16/2015
  • Workshop: Taking a Creative Thinking Approach to Business, 01/06/2015
  • Panel Presentation at the National Conference of The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), 11/05/2014
  • Panel Presentation at the National Conference of The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru), 11/05/2014
  • Panel Presentation at CEAH Research Summit, 10/28/2014
  • Invited article in Engineering Designer Magazine, 09/07/2014
  • Conference Proceeding in Design Thinking Research Symposia, 09/07/2014
  • Director of Research Development Search Committee, 09/07/2014
  • Workshop at ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC), 08/17/2014
  • Industrial Design Chair Performance Review Committee, 07/07/2014
  • Workshop at Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/23/2014
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/16/2014
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/16/2014
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/16/2014
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) - DEED Best Paper Award, 06/16/2014
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) - Nominated for DEED Best Paper Award , 06/16/2014
  • Conference Proceeding in Psychology of Design: Creating Consumer Desire, 05/29/2014
  • Invited Book Chapter in Strategies for Creative Problem Solving, 05/07/2014
  • Poster Presentation at International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC), 04/28/2014
  • NSF Grant - I/UCRC - $764,242, 04/28/2014
  • Design Thinking Workshop, 04/10/2014
  • Presentation for the President of Iowa State University on Design Thinking, 04/09/2014
  • Invited Panel Paper at Annual Meeting of American Education Research Association, 04/06/2014
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association (AERA), 04/03/2014
  • Innovation Workshop, 01/18/2014
  • Workshop: Collaborative Problem Solving and Ideation, 10/30/2013
  • Workshop: Idea Generation with 77 Cards: Design Heuristics for Inspiring Ideas, 10/01/2013
  • NSF Grant - TUES Type II - $602,333, 09/07/2013
  • Journal Article in International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 09/07/2013
  • Conference Proceeding in International Conference of Engineering and Product Design Education (EPDE) - Best Paper Award, 09/05/2013
  • Workshop at Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/23/2013
  • NSF Grant - REE - $702,199, 05/07/2013
  • Vice President for Research Search Committee, 01/07/2013
  • Invited Article in ASEE Prism, 12/01/2012
  • P&G Higher Education Grant - $6,800, 11/27/2012
  • Journal Article in Journal of Engineering Education - AERA Division I Outstanding Publication Award for 2012, 11/15/2012
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/10/2012
  • Workshop at Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/10/2012
  • Workshop at International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition Conference, 06/06/2012
  • Conference Proceeding in International Design Conference, 05/02/2012
  • Journal Article in International Journal of Engineering Education, 01/23/2012
  • Journal Article in Design Studies, 10/28/2011
  • Journal Article in International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), 09/07/2011
  • Conference Proceeding in International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED), 08/15/2011
  • Conference Proceeding in Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 06/26/2011
  • NSF Grant - TUES Type I - $199,859, 05/11/2011
  • Journal Article in Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing (AIEDAM), 09/07/2010
  • Conference Proceeding in International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (EPDE), 09/02/2010