Yasemin Afacan is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. She holds a PhD in interior architecture obtained from Bilkent University in 2008 and master of architecture obtained from Middle East Technical University in 2004. Before joining in Bilkent University, she has worked as a lecturer in Queens University Belfast, UK. Dr. Afacan received numerous research grants and published articles in leading journals, including Applied Ergonomics, Journal of Engineering Design, the Design Journal and Knowledge-based Systems and in various in refereed journals internationally. She teaches design processes and sustainable design for interiors, and her research interest has been focused on inclusive design (processes, tools, and methodology), aging studies, and architectural design education.