ATÖLYE’s Strategic Design Studio tackles some of the most complex challenges organizations face.
Our team of strategists and designers work with a range of impact-focused partners including companies, NGOs, and governments. Our disposition towards design is to co-design and implement strategic design solutions through a transdisciplinary approach and a fluid team structure.
At ATÖLYE, we aspire to create long-term impact in every endeavor we choose to be a part of. In order to achieve such impact, we base our approach around a few principles to guide our way of working.
In order to skillfully meet the challenge of tackling complex problems our clients face, we have developed sufficient breadth and depth of practices within our offering.
ATÖLYE teamed up with BNP Paribas to develop a client-oriented strategy for the bank’s corporate and SME (small- and medium-sized enterprises) segment clients. On the first phase, a strategic roadmap was constituted in the light of insights formed through four-month-long field research. On this roadmap, plans were made for the digital banking platform to be designed from scratch in a client-focused manner and for suggested modules to be implemented. On the second phase, a joint team of ATÖLYE and BNP Paribas team members worked on a 10-month-long digital platform design project to design a mobile application to set an example for the finance sector.
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.”
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.
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.