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Elif Sener

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Elif Şener is a Fulbright research scholar and a Ph.D. candidate at the College of Design, North Carolina State University. After earning her bachelor’s degree in visual communication design at the University of Economics, she started her master’s program in the same field at Sabanci University, Istanbul in 2015. Simultaneously, she taught history of modern art and visual literacy. In 2018 she was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship and since 2020 she has been an instructor of record at the Graphic and Experience Design department at NC State University. She is about to graduate from her Ph.D. program in May 2023, with her thesis titled “The Effect of Spatially Distributed Typographic Layout and Egocentric Navigation of Text on Lexical Recognition and Location Recall Of Information (In Virtual Reality)” under the direction of Dr. Matthew Peterson. Elif is passionate about immersive typography and contributing to democratization of XR technologies by adopting a user-centered approach.

▸ Advisor: Matthew O. Peterson


Ph.D. in Design NC State University, 2018-present

MFA in Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design Sabancı University, 2017

BFA in Visual Communication Design İzmir University of Economics, 2014

Area(s) of Expertise

▪︎ 3D Learning Environments
▪︎ Role of Typography in Virtual Reality