Hello, I am Selvi!

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


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Service Design Intern

Making Waves
Oslo, Norway
March 2019 - Aug 2019

 
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Interaction Design Intern

Philips Design
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.

 
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Team leader

Gröna Lunds Tivoli AB
Stockholm, Sweden
Summer seasons 2010 - 2017

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

 
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Recruitment assistant

Parks and Resorts Scandinavia
Stockholm, Sweden
2011-2012

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

 
 

EDUCATION


 

MFA in Interaction Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden
2017-2020

 
 

BFA in Product Design

Oslo Metropolitan University
Oslo, Norway
2014 - 2017

 
 

Art, Crafts and Design

Nyckelviksskolan
Stockholm, Sweden
2012 - 2014

 
 

Sketching, painting, color theory 

Konstskolan i Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden
2011

 
 

Creativity and creative problem solving

Södertörns University
Stockholm, Sweden
2010

 
 

RECOGNITIONS


 

IxDA Interaction Awards

Shortlisted project: Ellay
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 design
Interviews
Observations
Co-creation
Facilitating workshops
Mapping
Storytelling
Mock-ups
User testing
Sketching

Soft skills:

Interaction Design
Service Design
Design Research
UX/UI Design

Hard skills:

Adobe Suite
Sketch
Flinto
InVision
Arduino
Keynote
Workshops (wood, metal, clay, plastic, foam)