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Hamide Somuncu

Ph.D. Student

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Hamide is a Ph.D. in Design student at NC State University since 2022. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Yildiz Technical University, she worked as an architect in several offices. Then she pursued her education in Architectural Design Master’s program at the same university. While studying, she organized several workshops, which refer to design theory and urban image. Her Master’s thesis was about the characteristics that contribute to timelessness in today’s public designs. She was awarded Provost’s Fellowship to join at NC State University as a Ph.D. student in 2022.

Currently, she focuses on the user experience disparities in virtual spaces to explore the relationship between users and digital context.

Advisor: Dr. Celen Pasalar


Ph.D. in Design NC State University, 2022-present

Master’s in Architectural Design Yildiz Technical University 2022

Bachelor’s in Architecture Yildiz Technical University 2019

Area(s) of Expertise

▪︎ User Experience
▪︎ Virtual spaces
▪︎ Urban Design
▪︎ Qualitative Research