ATÖLYE brings together a Creative Hub, a Strategic Design Studio, and an Academy to tackle wicked problems and create positive impact.
In 2019, ATÖLYE joined kyu Collective members IDEO and Palmwood to design a transformative learning journey for the government of the UAE with the project “Design Gov.” The project addressed the nation’s goal of transforming towards a human-centered approach by empowering future leaders, aiming to embed creative mindsets and skills into the ways government officials think and work—enabling them to imagine and co-create meaningful solutions together with the people they serve.
ATÖLYE transformed Private Sezin School’s primary school and kindergarten into a flexible pedagogical space that fosters meeting, learning, and working. Collaborating with the School Board, ATÖLYE employed a mental model that flips knowledge-centered experience towards a learner-centered one. To achieve this transformation, ATÖLYE went beyond architectural procedures to make the design process a truly user-centered one. ATÖLYE’s participatory method created room for co-imagining a future that the institution “eases into,” rather than “finds itself within.”
As the leading digital operator in Turkey, Turkcell’s CX department aimed to adopt a human-centric organizational model while developing products & services. Our learning design-centered project focused on educating and empowering the high-potential employees of Turkcell’s CX teams to lead the customer-centered transformation through the creation of innovative solutions.
The Dubai Future Accelerators space hosts startups in cooperation with the government and private sector entities. With the right interventions, and by utilizing the strengths of the existing design, we set out to design an exploration and production space that is never underutilized. Out of the 80 hours of field research, a scenario-based layout system that enables different modes of interactions emerged.
A collaborative product service system concept design to reimagine the future of Automotive Retail for Mercedes-Benz. Starting from the Dealer Management System (DMS) – the system used by dealers to conduct their business – we expanded the scope using Design Thinking methodology to develop a portfolio of physical and digital solutions for both dealers and customers. With a multidisciplinary team over two months, we developed interventions for the complete user journey, from initial consideration to after sales services.
At ATÖLYE, we believe that the boundaries between organizations and education institutions are blurring. Knowledge cannot be contained between walls and needs to be transparent and fluid to diffuse between disciplines as well as organizations. Together with Istanbul Bilgi University, we have created LITE, a progressive graduate program that explores the frontiers of hybrid learning in a university setting.