At ATÖLYE Labs, we design social objects at all scales. In an age of skills fragmentation and professional alienation, we are curious generalists, and want to tackle the challenge at the appropriate scale.
The project could be a novel interface, a scalable business vision, a tangible product or the architectural volume that envelops us. What matters are the common goal: to bring all stakeholders together, to redefine design at all contexts, to apply systems thinking and to create long-term value.
We believe in interaction and collaboration: among diverse team members, an interdisciplinary community and the wider spectating world. And we believe that through design, one can create new social networks via and around ideas - be it a shoelace, a shared office, a container park, or an educational reform.
Not to forget that good design can only spin out of a good business model, deep empathy with future users, and a good technical foundation. We leverage constraints to make the outcome future-proofed.
Ultimately, our method remains anchored in the tenets of design thinking: to empathize with all stakeholders, to frame problems in a neat way, to ideate without judgments, to document diligently, to value the act of prototyping & making , to have a watchful gaze over the end result and to stay hungry for all the feedback it may receive.
For the visual ones, the values triplet that drives our work is below.
Research: Online & Offline Survey, Global Precedences, Interviews
Analysis: User Experience Audit, Business Model Canvas, Data Visualization
Engagement: Design Thinking, UX & Maker Workshops, Brief Refinement
Interfaces: Branding, UI Design, Packaging, Spatial Graphics
Objects: Product Design (concept through prototyping), Service Design (software and hardware)
Spaces: Masterplanning, Architectural Design, Furniture Design, Engineering Coordination, Construction Control, Post-occupancy Evaluation
Software: UI Prototyping (static, dynamic), Code Specifications, Project Management
Hardware: Mechatronics Engineering, Manufacturing Research, Rapid Prototyping, Manufacturing Control
Our team is ever-evolving with project-specific collaborations and a wider creative network that surrounds us. Yet, here is a shortlist of people for the curious ones.
As a keen advocate of new generation work environments, we are operating as an anchor tenant at ATÖLYE, a post-industrial creativity and interaction platform, shared by freelancers and small companies. We believe that the fluid network that surrounds us both fuels our creativity and enables serendipitous encounters. Moreover, it helps us remain nimble and venture into new domains via project-specific collaborations around designs of varying scale.
* Excerpt from Make Space, Doorley & Witthoft, 2012
ATÖLYE's current space is the Historical Bomonti Beer Factory, with resources such as 700 sq.mt. of open space, self-crafted, flexible, CNVS-branded, modular furniture, rapid prototyping tools including 3D printers, and most importantly, an amazing community of designers, architects, engineers, social scientists and entrepreneurs.
Ali Arslan (architecture intern)
Ayşesu Çelik (ninja)
Ayşe Yemişçigil (strategy)
Batuhan Türker (architecture intern)
Beril Odabaşı (communications intern)
Cenk Müdüroğlu (creative technologist)
Deanna Pınar Chase (ninja)
Deniz Küsefoğlu (community manager)
Derya Akdemir (events intern)
Ege Akdemir (events intern)
Erke Can Tellal (engineering intern)
Ezgi Altan (studio coordinator / events curator)
Giray Batitürk (multimedia intern)
Göktuğ Kral (ninja)
Laris Kilimci (graphic design intern)
Mina Yancı (design intern)
Necdet Yağız Özkan (architecture intern)
Nujen Acar (architect)
Öykü Attila (ninja)
Öykü Okuyan (makerlab intern)
Rajan Patel (strategy intern)
Rezzan Hasoğlu (industrial designer)
Selin Baykal (creative technologist / multimedia designer)
Taylan Bülbül (ninja)