On New Material Culture
Industrial Design is modern craftsmanship
Until a few hundred years ago, craftsmen had been the heart of societies. They created tools to meet humans' needs in their daily lives and rituals. Their workshops were their workplaces, trade points and homes, where they were able to live and connect with people whom they created for.
Today craftsmenship has become creation of limited objects mostly used for decoration, since industrialization offered diverse products for masses. With the rise of industrialization, face to face relationship between users and makers had declined and understanding users' emotions and meeting their needs had become impossible to practice. In order to solve this problem, the modern craftsmen came into the scene to fill the gap between industry and people. They created new tools and ways to study human needs and introduced themselves as empathetic creatives.
Industrial designers are the modern craftsmen who give form to the world that surrounds not only humans, but all beings and becomes a medium for all to live, experience and form a common culture.
Industrial Design is a modern craftmanship that crafts our habitat, changes our expectations from human-object relations and codes our instincts. It builds a human-centric world with its creations, which embodies tangible and virtual experiences. These experiences establish a new social culture with pre-designed emotions, stories, behaviors, even myths.
We are witnessing formation of industrial human culture which is designed from scratch to be experienced in our homes, offices, parking lots, airports, highways, pet-shops, parks and our own bodies. These experiences do not last long enough to be passed from older to newer generations and create a common cultural heritage. In fact, they are very momentary (compared to human history) technology-driven experiences that do not last longer than a lifecycle of an industrial product.
In other words, we are witnessing a shift in cultural heritage which becomes less about shared stories that are passed through generations, and more about our experiences of product generations..
Design Continuum - since 2011
Working in Continuum, International Design and Innovation Firm since January 2011.
Happy to contribute Product Design projects as well as some exciting Healthcare, Brand, Service and Design Strategy projects.
All Design Istanbul Conference, 2013
Attending to All Design Conference Istanbul as a speaking guest on 22nd & 23rd February.
Elle Decor -2012
Received the "Young Designer Of Year" award by Elle Decor Magazine Turkey.
The award ceremony took place in Istanbul, 8th February 2012 .
Learning Curves -2011
Rescue Bottle's design process is shown as a case study in Learning Curves (2011, Klara Sjölén and Allan Macdonald), which is "a brand new sketch book, aimed at teaching how to really learn to sketch".
It's a perfect source book for design students and professionals with it's variety of contents and it's quality.
Seoul Design Olympics 2010
Rescue Bottle was exhibited in Seoul Design Olympics 2010 in "Design For All" exhibition, which was a show case of eco design and social design.
Shanghai Expo, 2010
Rescue Bottle was exhibited in Shanghai Expo at Design Inspiring Humanisim Exhibition, organized by Tongji University.
Cumulus Green Award, 2009
Rescue Bottle Project won Cumulus Green Award.
The award ceremony took place during Cumulus 38º Conference in Melbourne.
Design Inspiring Humanism -Silver Prize, 2009
Rescue Bottle won silver prize in "Design Inspiring Humanism Award" and received the award in a ceremony organized by Tongji University in Shanghai.
Designing Water's Future -Finalist, 2009
Rescue Bottle is selected as a finalist in INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challange: Designing Water's Future.
As a part of the challange, two workshops were attended in Aspen Colorado and Copenhagen Denmark to refine the concept and develop a business plan with social entrepreneurs and other 6 finalists.
read FastCompany article on the project and award
Umeå Institute of Design -MFA, 2009