USER FRIENDLY BOATS READY IN MAY
The boats designed by Izmir University of Economics (IUE) with a slogan “2 yaka 5 dakika (2 shores in 5 minutes)”, will begin Istanbul Bosporus marine transportation in May. Interior designs of 14 double ended boats by IUE EKOTAM Design Research and Application Center for Dentur Avrasya are almost complete. The first boat will carry the passengers comfortably between Usküdar – Beşiktaş in 5 minutes.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Markus Wilsing, Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre Ergül, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Can Özcan, Lecturers of IUE Yacht Design Graduate Program, Alperen Gören, grad student at Yacht Design Graduate Program, and Mert Karaman, Undergrad student at IUE Industrial Design, worked on the interior design, furniture, and brand design of the boats together.
‘Comfort Meets Elegant Design’
Asst. Prof. Dr. Can Özcan, Director of IUE EKOTAM, reported that they had an experienced team when it came to marine transportation design and reminded that they have successfully taken part in interior design and furniture design of ferry boats of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality IZDENIZ Inc. Özcan said that these experiences allowed them to have new offers from Istanbul, and they started to work on interior design of Dentur Avrasya boats, the first of which would be sailing in May. “In addition to working on interior design of 14 double ended boats, we worked on the identity design for the company as well. Next generation boats will be equipped with user centered designs. They can board passengers using both ends. Our innovative designs on furniture, lighting, service area, etc. allow a comfortable journey for passengers. We developed a user centered design,” said Asst. Prof. Dr. Can Özcan.
‘2 Shores Getting Closer’
Asst. Prof. Dr. Can Özcan said that the boats would serve between Usküdar – Beşiktaş just in 5 minutes and that they made arrangement to make passengers comfortable with a custom design.