Gökhan Mura received his Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design in 2001 from the Department of Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University. After completing his Master of Arts degree at Istanbul Bilgi University Deparment of Visual Communication Design, he recieved his Ph.D degree from the Department of Industrial Design at Istanbul Technical University. During his Ph.D study he spent an academic year as an exchange student in Malmö University School of Arts, Culture and Communication where he also taught courses and participated in a research project. After a year's leave to work as a Research Associate for an EU funded ENGAGE project at Loughborough University, he resumed his PhD study.