Welcome!

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I am a product designer, researcher, and an educator. My passion is designing clean, playful, engaging products to enhance people’s well-being. I work on projects that tackle product & system-level challenges. Here you can find my design + research work, covering a rich set of contexts.

I work as a senior user experience designer at Autodesk San Francisco. I teach on interaction design, communication design, and rituals (upcoming) at Stanford’s d.school, and at the California College of Arts. I also lead workshops & UX design as a part of the Stanford Law School’s Program for Legal Tech & Design.

I am on LinkedIn, and on Twitter — handle @kursat.

My Resume

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Recent Portfolio Pieces

My Design Manifesto


  1. Good design emerges from a thorough, thoughtful process — the art of making.
  2. A designer’s process must be sensitive to the unique character of the user, the culture, and the situation.
  3. And this process must be mixed with the designer’s intuition, with its creative leaps & provocations to the user.
  4. Good design can improve humans’ lives.
  5. Every design proposes an argument, and this proposal needs to be driven by ethics & human values.
  6. Regardless of its scale, design can change the world for good.


My Ongoing Projects



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