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Importance of the internet

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As is becoming the custom all over the world, the internet has also become the main medium for following and sharing news related to industrial design. The following web sites are the main portals that the Turkish designers and academics follow:

 

http://www.dexigner.com

http://www.etmk.org

http://www.arkitera.com

 

Among them etmk.org is the official web site of the Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK). The Society also has a discussion platform (etmk_platform@yahoogroups.com) which is the main medium to announce any design related event in Turkey. Dexigner.com is a notable example of entrepreneurship by a young ITU graduate as to create a web portal fulfilling the needs of designers or design followers from a wide range of design disciplines all over the World. The portal has an index of Turkish designers and distributes monthly e-newsletters to an international audience.

 

Arkitera.com on the other hand is the official publication of Arkitera Architecture Center with a claimed aim of sustaining a better quality built environment. Although the web site is specializing on the news which is of interest to architects, it also contains content relating to different disciplines of design.

The monthly journal, XXI Mimarlık, Tasarım ve Mekan has recently started an archiving application under the name of “Blog Yuvası” (can be translated as Blogs Nest) to bring independent blog writers from various design disciplines together so as to introduce them to each other and to the design audiences in general.