Faculty Member, PhD

Dilek Gürsoy

+90 212 311 7729

Santralistanbul / E1-215B


Dilek Gürsoy is a faculty member at Istanbul Bilgi University Visual Communication Design program. As a Parsons School of Design (The New School) BFA graduate, her academic background embraces both design thinking and communication studies. She carried her undergraduate interest in the field of biomimicry to her graduation project titled Biomimicry: The Inspirational Nexus at Istanbul Bilgi University Visual Communication Design graduate program. She received her Ph.D. degree in communication studies from Istanbul Bilgi University with the thesis titled Transmedia Journalism Toolkit (TJT): A design thinking guide to creating transmedia news stories (2018).  She is the author of Transmediality in Independent Journalism: The Turkish Case (Routledge, 2020). She is also a member of the advisory and organizing committee of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Communication Conference (IPCC) held annually at Istanbul Bilgi University. Her academic interests are design thinking and transmedia studies in Turkey, where she currently resides.


VCD 203 Concept Development for Design

VCD 292 Interface and Interaction Design

VCD 293 Design by Code

VCD 322 Experience Design in Digital Media

VCD 324 Branding

VCD 331 Publication Design

VCD 425 Project Writing and Planning

VCD 421 Senior Project I

VCD 422 Senior Project II

Areas of Interest

- Transmedia Studies

- Design Thinking

- Media Studies

- Visual Communication Studies