About Me

Experience.create.change
I like to loose my time perception. It happens when i am happy or trying to find answers to the right questions. My special interest is behavioral change and holistic services and businesses. If you have any question about me or just want to say hi, do it!
Enjoy your time.

Contact Details

Ahmet Bektes
Markt 9
Zevenaar, Netherlands

+31 614370729
ahmetbektes@gmail.com

Education

TU Delft

Master in Design for Interaction October 2010 8.5/10

I followed Deign for Interaction Master Program between 2008 and 2010. Courses of this programs are Vision in Product Design, Design for Interaction, Design for Emotion, User Testing and Redesign, Design Research, User Experience and Perception, Writing Business Plan, Web standards and more...

Middle East Technical University

Bachelor - Industrial Product Design August 2008 88/100

Our education was really hard on perfection. Courses of this program are Color in Design, Ergonomics, Usability, Art and Industrial Design History, Materials and Manufacturing processes, Computer Oriented Product Design, Design Thinking, Technology and Design,Marketing and various Design Projects...

Work

XXIIPM - 22PM

Designer Apr 2012 -

My company name for my freelance works. I am helping new start-ups and injecting design-driven process to SME's during their voyages.

ASK Community Systems

UI Designer Dec 2012 - May 2014

Business development > UX during this experience. I was responsible to pack know-how under a new service and created ASK-Fast. I used my own network to speed-up the development process with Offshore development and also mentored a self-managing team.

Avira Security

Freelance UX Designer July 2012 - October 2012

Worked together with US, Germany and Romania Offices. It was my first 01:00 meeting with my pyjamas with ironed shirt. At first, I was responsible for Rescue System Project. Due to the successful results, I was invited two other projects and created concepts both in product and new business development level.

MMID

Look and Feel Designer May 2011 - May 2012

After finishing my master education, I worked as Look and Feel for MMID Full Service Team. During this period, I designed a speed radar, gate unit, bike carrier, ethanol fireplace, interfaces of hardware product. My main responsibilities are concept creation, visualization, communication of design choices within production team.

Philips Research

Graduation Project March 2010 - October 2010

Why do people waste food? How can we reduce food waste in domestic kitchen? During my graduation project, I understood the relationship of behavior and intention in food waste domain and tried to solve them. I was part of Human Experience and Interaction Group.

Running between lunch breaks wasn't just a dream...

Farm Design

Junior Product Designer Dec 2007 - March 2009

I had to work during my education years. At first, I worked as intern and later had part-time contract for designing furniture systems. I was part of team that designed one of the best office chair and an international awarded system.

Karel Electronics R&D

Graduation Project Jan 2008 - Jun 2008

Chairs, table, plastic products... I needed something new, Karel Electronics opened my eyes in terms of electronic product development and UI - UX Design process. During six months, I had interviews, tests paper prototypes of an office phone system. I re-learned how to make a model from Tahsin Cetinoglu.

Skills

Tools are important however skills shall not be oriented according to tools. I saw a lot of bars and graphs with Photoshop, html, css and I do not think that it is the right way of presenting skills. For instance, using an axe does not mean that it is the best way of cutting the tree or enough for working in lumberjack area. It should be reflected to the results rather than meaningless bars...

Product Development

Concept Generation, Visualization, Prototype First, Sketch

UX - UI Designer

HTML, CSS3, a bit python for interactive ideas, Behavioral Change, user testings

Businesses Development

Business Canvas, UX Lean, SaaS analytics, Business Plan

Courses

  • Grafist Istanbul
  • Writing Business Plan - YES! Delft
  • Python and Computational Thinking
  • Robust Scrum Master
  • All you need to know about Angular.js
  • Awards

  • 2008 - IMMIB First Prize
  • 2009 - IMMIB First Prize
  • 2009 - IMMIB Mention Prize
  • 2009 - YES Delft! Third Prize with
  • 2010 - Philips Innovation Award Top 10
  • 2011 - The best kitchen concepts - Yanko