Mehnaz Aydemir
Sessional Instructor, Alumni, Research Assistant
Faculty of Design

Area(s) of Expertise

Industrial Design, Design Fundementals, Drawing & Painting, 3D Digital technology RP, Digital Futures, Materials & Processes


Mehnaz is an Industrial Designer, art & design professional with Interactive Design experience. She has been  working in design industry both in Europe and Canada for more than two decades in various areas of design such as manufacturing, store planning, furniture design, interaction design and jewellery design. She completed her Master in Design degree at OCAD University in Digital Futures department after exploring the needs and future of Industrial Design discipline.  Mehnaz believes in and works for connecting digital technology with physical products while executing as well as at the innovation stage of product development. She pursues the idea of fundamentals of design matter for benefits of physicality of product development and works to fill the gap between two worlds to reshape and connect user experiences with digital technology. She gives seminars, and creates workshops with various universities in Europe and in Canada. She has been recently working on development of her thesis project "The Face and Emotion Recognition to Enhance Learning in Children with Autism" with South Asian Autism Awareness Center (SAAAC). Mehnaz holds publications in Industrial Design and design for health.


Digital Futures, Master in Design, OCAD University 

Industrial Design, BA, Humber College Applied Technology,

Industrial Design, (BA.Honours) MU Fine Art Academy, Istanbul, Turkey

Awards \ Grants

1st. Place in Mixed Media Art Competition, Humber College, 2004

2nd. Place in Soheil Mosun Ltd.
Bathroom Accessories for Marriott Hotels, 2003

3rd. Place in in ABC Group Project,
“Mid Console Design” for Cadillac Escalade, 2004

Selected Publications

Creative Techniques Handbook 2014,

A Journeymap, a recipe..

Emerging Technology Workshop, Commerce University - Istanbul, Turkey March 2018

Florida State University, Experiential Design Conference 2020
Experiential Design – Rethinking relations between people, objects and environments

Digital Tools for Children with Autism: Enhancing sensory development and the recognition of faces and emotions AMPS YouTube channel

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries


ACIDO - Association of Charted Industrial Designers of Ontario