Creative Thinking with UX tools
+ With Happern Research Group, Koç University + Language Turkish
This workshop aims to provide an experience of UX ecology and to create UX awareness for participants with different experiences, interests and from different backgrounds. Participants will be playing different roles already existing in UX ecology, and they will be discussing their daily life needs, experiences and desires as well as co-imagining and co-ideating throughout the workshop. The role-playing will serve as a platform where they will realise the contributions they could make in a UX ecology, by being a part of it. Their discussions will form future concepts which will create awareness for different ideas, needs and experience as well as how to put them together. Moderators will empower the discussions, participant engagement and ideation by utilising different UX methods and tools with minimum intervention.
Happern is a group of researchers interested in exploring interaction design ideas. The research group is a part of the Design Lab, in KUAR-Researcher Center for Creative Industries, located in Koç University. We specifically focus on interaction design research oriented into the problem space of complexity. We collaborate with people from many different disciplines such as psychology, sociology, history, computer science, political science and others.
We intensively explore the world around us, spot complexities, research and dream possible solutions for simplifying these complex situations we all face during the daily life. To elaborate on how we do it; we focus on the complex, unexpected, uncommon interaction and communication experiences happening between human and information, human and human via technology, or human and system. We spot these situations and analyze, ideate, dream, alter and design about them while looking for authentic interaction patterns. Our research outcomes might be a concept, prototype, product / application / service and most probably a scientific publication.
Who is Asım Evren Yantaç
Asım Evren Yantaç is an academician/researcher in the interactive media design field. Finishing his PhD in 2009 with the supervision of Prof. Dr. Oguzhan Ozcan, he started the Post Doc studies and research collaboration with Prof. Morten Fjeld, T2I Lab in Chalmers, Sweden. He has been teaching Interactive Media Design in Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg and Koç University, Istanbul. In 2013, he received Assoc. Prof degree and started working in Koç University where he runs the Happern, interactive information design research group of the KUAR, Research Center for Creative Industries. He has several research awards from TÜBİTAK. His main research focuses are “interaction with complex data”, “mobile and fixed interactive surfaces”, and “interface design for disabling situations”.