Hi!

I am a Turkish designer, currently pursuing MFA in Interaction Design at Umea Institute of Design in Sweden. I graduated with a BA in Industrial Product Design from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and found a chance to study in Politecnico di Milano, Italy for a semester during my bachelor. My story has taken part in Turkey, Italy and Sweden so far. Thanks to experiencing different cultures and educations, I found a chance to compare, combine and get more aware of different design approaches.

I took part in various design projects, worked with various poeple and companies from different fields so far. The ones that I enjoyed more were the ones that focuses on experiences, the ones that combines digital and physical worlds, the ones that are simlpy smart… Above all, I ejoyed the ones that I have learned the most. Because what motivated me all along these processes was my curiosity for seeing, learning and doing new stuff. Looking forward for projects that will keep it going… 

Don’t hesitate to contact me via

e-mail
hi@aylinalpay.com

phone
+90 554 504 3626


Curriculum Vitae

Education

Umeå  Institute of Design
MFA in Interaction Design, Umeå, SWEDEN
Expected June 2016

Middle East Technical University
Bachelor of Industrial Design, Ankara, TURKEY
4th rank student with 3.46/4.00 cgpa Honor list, 2013

Politecnico di Milano
Design del Prodotto Industriale, Milan, ITALY Exchange
2012 Spring


Experience

Adore Furniture        
Full-time Product Designer,
R&D Department, Ankara, TURKEY
6 Months, Jan – August 2014

Kale Seramik R&D Department
Intern, Design Development Office, Çanakkale, TURKEY
6 Weeks, 2012

OMC Design Studios
Intern, Design Office, Como, ITALY
4 Weeks, 2012

Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikası
Intern, Manufacturing and Assembly, Bursa, TURKEY
3 Weeks, 2012

Karsan Otomotiv
Intern, Manufacturing and Assembly, Bursa, TURKEY
4 Weeks, 2011

Legambiente Youth Camp
World Heritage Volunteers, Summer Camp, Venice, ITALY
2 Weeks, 2010


 Skillset

Design Process

User research
Interviewing
Facilitating workshops
Personas
Storytelling
Wizard of Oz
Video Documenting
User testing

Design Expertise

2D/3D sketching
Wire framing
Video prototyping
Experience prototyping
Storyboarding
Model Making

Softwares

Photoshop / Illustrator
InDesign
PremierePro
After Effects
Pixate
Framer (basic)
Audition (basic)
Processing / Arduino
Rhino3D
Vray
KeyShot

Languages

Türkçe (native)
English (fluent)
Italiano (intermediate)


Honours

OzCHI 24Hours Student Design Challange
Runner Up -2014
www.ozchi24.org/2014

IMMIB Industrial Design Contest – 2013
Desig for All Concept – Student Category
2nd Prize
tasarim.immib.org.tr/2013/

IMMIB Industrial Design Contest – 2012
Desig for All Concept – Student Category
Mention
tasarim.immib.org.tr/2012/


Exhibition

KADK – Design Anthropological Futures Conference
Interactive Exhibition and Workshop with participants
“Between You and Me: Using us as an Exploration Tool”
Programme for Conference Workshops

Turkey Innovation Week Exhibition – November 2013
“Drop” as Finalist of IMMIB Design Contest

UNICERA International Ceramic Bathroom Kitchen Fair – 2013
“Crystile” as a product of IDA Ceramic
Seprember 2013

Publication

Personalised Food Printing
OzCHI24 2014 Student Design Challenge
Proceeding available here

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