After completing my first year of my Master's degree in Interaction Design at Umeå Institute of Design, I am now currently doing one year internship before proceeding to my second year of my Master’s in autumn 2019. I have a Bachelor degree in product design, and before that I studied sketching, art and craftsmanship.

My passion is user-centered research processes in social contexts, cognitive, emotional and physical aspects of human behavior as well as building early prototypes to explore human reactions and actions. The combination of physical and digital interactions is something that I find complementary to each other and a way to create and improve the user experience. I am curious in how people can interact with a product, or with each other through a product depending on the situation, time or environment, and what role technology can play under specific circumstances. I believe in having a close collaboration between the designer and the user. In tandem we can explore and create solutions for the globalized society of today, and for the future.

 
 
 

EXPERIENCE


 

Making Waves, Service Design Intern

Oslo, Norway (March 2019 - present)

 
 

Philips Design, Interaction Design Intern

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Aug 2018 - Feb 2019)

As a part of the Digital Innovation team I worked on assignments over several product categories, both in Personal Health and Professional Health Care.

 
 

Gröna Lunds Tivoli AB, Supervisor

Stockholm, Sweden (summer seasons 2010 - 2017)

In charge of the daily service and management of a division comprising a group of 150 staff members.

 
 

Parks and Resorts Scandinavia, Recruitment assistant

Stockholm, Sweden (2011-2012)

Recruiting seasonal staff including cv scanning, personal interviews, group auditions and final selection of staff.

 
 

EDUCATION


 

Umeå Institute of Design

MFA in Interaction Design

Umeå, Sweden (2017 - 2020)

 
 

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences  

BFA in Product Design

Oslo, Norway (2014 - 2017)

 
 

Nyckelviksskolan

Art, Crafts and Design

Stockholm, Sweden (2012 - 2014)

 
 

Konstskolan i Stockholm

Sketching, painting, color theory 

Stockholm, Sweden (2011)

 
 

Södertörns University

Creativity and creative problem solving

Stockholm, Sweden (2010)

 
 

RECOGNITIONS


 

IxDA Interaction Awards

Shortlisted project: Ellay

Connecting Category - Facilitating communication between people and communities

Seattle, USA (2018)

 
 

iF Design Talent Award 2018 - “Best of the Year”

Awarded project: Otto

Munich, Germany (2018)

 
 

BraunPrize 2018 - Student Silver Award

Awarded project: Otto

Kronberg, Germany (2018)

 
 

Hi/stories of Change

Exhibited project: Weaving your identity

Västerbottensmuseum, Umeå, Sweden (2018)

 
 

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

Exhibitor and in charge of the project management of the design of the exhibition stand.

Stockholm, Sweden (2014 & 2017)

 
 

Reaching Norway

Exhibited project: Co-work

Oslo City Hall, Norway (2016)

 
 

LANGUAGES


 

Swedish - mother tongue 

Turkish - proficient user

English - proficient user

Norwegian - fluent

German - beginner

Italian - beginner

 

SKILLS


 

Methods:

ethnographic field work, participatory research/design, interviews, observations, co-creation, facilitating workshops, field notes, mapping, storytelling, prototyping, mock-ups, user testing and sketching.

Adobe:

InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, Audition, After Effects

Prototyping:

laser cutting, Arduino, Sketch, Flinto, workshops (wood, metal, clay, plastic, foam)