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Work

Senior UX Design Specialist, SAP Labs
Sap Tools Team, Palo Alto, CA
November 2015- Present

Senior User Experience Designer, at Autodesk
Infrastructure Collaboration Products UX Team, San Francisco, October 2012- Sept 2015

Senior User Experience Designer, at Autodesk
Infrastructure Collaboration Products UX Team, Waltham, MA,  October 2011- October 2012

Design Research Intern at Yahoo! Insights
Research Study for Social Media, Sunnyvale, CA, June-Aug 2010

Design research Intern at Microsoft Research Cambridge
Interaction design for video-play project, Cambridge, UK, June-Aug 2007

Design research Intern at Technical University of Eindhoven
Industrial design for Reverse Alarm Clock project, Eindhoven, Netherlands, June-Aug 2006

Interaction designer, Cylab Korea-Carnegie Mellon University
Interface design for a network security management software, Pittsburgh, US, June-Aug 2005

Design Researcher, USPS Postal Service redesign project
Information design for Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, US, Aug 2004 – June 2005

Education

Ph.D., Design, Concentrations in Industrial and Interaction Design, August 2011
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design, College of Fine Arts, Pittsburgh, US

Master of Fine Arts, Visual Communication Design, July 2004
Sabanci University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Istanbul, Turkiye

Bachelor of Industrial Product Design, June 2002
Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Ankara, Turkiye

Selected Grants

Cylab Carnegie Mellon, Graduate Fellowship, Pittsburgh, US, Sept 2008
Graduate Student Small Project Help (GUSH), Carnegie Mellon, February 2007
Carnegie Mellon Graduate Fellowship, Pittsburgh, US, May 2004
Sabanci University Graduate Fellowship, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkiye, June 2002


Research Projects

The Muslim Giving Project, Jan 2013- 2014
Stanford D-School, http://themuslimgivingproject.org/

Saferide Alternative Ways of Commuting, Sept 2008 – Dec 2009
The motive of this project is to understand the drawbacks of mobility and adaptation, namely commuting, and to design a conceptual ridesharing service, which leverages technology to overcome obstacles that such services have traditionally encountered.

Exploratory Programming for Interactive Behaviors, June 2008 – April 2009
The motive of this project is to develop tools to enhance creativity in the designing of interactive behaviors

Reverse Alarm Clock Project, Jan 2005 – Sept 2008
The motive of this project is to situate ubiquitous computing at home domain, with a focus on adaptation. We have been looking at ways of improving the quality of morning activities of dual-income families with young children

Digital Self Project, Jan 2005 – May 2007
The motive behind this project is to design persuasive technology artifacts through understanding the social role transitions of freshmen students thorough their first semester in college


Teaching Experience

Civic Dreams, d.school & Urban Studies
Stanford University, California, Autumn 2015

Experience Design, 3rd Year class
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, Spring 2015

Ritual Design: designing for meaning, d.school
Stanford University, California, Winter Quarter 2015

Designing for Complex Communication, d.school
Stanford University, California, Spring 2014

Designing For Experience, Instructor
School of Design, Human Computer Interaction Institute,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Spring 2008

Advanced Interaction and Interface Design, Co-Instructor with Jodi Forlizzi
School of Design, Human Computer Interaction Institute,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Fall 2007

Sophomore Product Design Studio, Teaching Assistant
School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Spring 2007

Product design through movement Studio, Teaching Assistant
School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Spring 2006

Web-design studio, Teaching Assistant,
Visual Arts and Communication Design Departmen, Sabanci University, Istanbul,
Turkiye, Fall 2003

Workshops

Developing Interactive Behaviors Workshop II: Exploration of Future Generation Sketching
Tools, Co-organizer with Miso Kim and John Zimmerman, Human Computer Interaction Institute, CMU, April 2009

Workshop  on Real-Time Rides: A Smart Roadmap to Energy and Infrastructure Efficiency
Presenter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA , April 2009

Workshop at CHI 2009: Building a unified framework for the practice of Experience Design
Presenter, Cambridge, MA, US April 2009

A Working Conference on Service Design, Interaction, and Social Environments,
Presenter, Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2009

Developing Interactive Behaviors Workshop I: Identifiying Actionable Dimensions of
Interactive behaviors, Co-organizer with Miso Kim and John Zimmerman,
Human Computer Interaction Institute, CMU, July 2008

Designing for Experience Workshop: Routine and Ritual construction
Co-organizer with Anne Mundell, School of Design, January 2008

Workshop at CHI 2005: Social implications of Ubiquitous Computing
Presenter, Oregon, Portland, US, April 2005

Seminars

Sustainability and Computer Science,
Why People Don’t Want to Share Rides and What We Might Do To Change That?
Carnegie Mellon University, November 2009

Publications

Fatih Kursat Ozenc, Modes of Transitions: Designing interactive products for harmony and wellbeing, 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology DesignIssues: Volume 30, Number 2 Spring 2014

Eiji Hayashi, Bryan Pendleton, Fatih Ozenc, and Jason Hong. 2012. WebTicket: account management using printable tokens. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’12). Austin, Texas, US.

Fatih Kursat Ozenc, Lorrie F. Cranor, Jim Morris, (2011) Adapt A Ride: Understanding the Dynamics of Commuting Preferences through An Experience Design Framework, DPPI 2011, Milano Italy.

Fatih Kursat Ozenc, Shelly Farhnam, (2011) Life Modes in Social Media, CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, [pdf] Vancouver, Canada.

Fatih Kursat Ozenc (2010) , Transitions Heuristics in the Pursuit of Well-being: Situating Interactive Products and Services in Transitions, Design Research Society (DRS) International Conference, Design & Complexity, Montreal, Canada.

Fatih Kursat Ozenc, Miso Kim, John Zimmerman, Stephen Oney (2010), How to support Designers in Getting hold of the Immaterial Material of Software, 28th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). [pdf]

Fatih Kursat Ozenc (2009), Transitions Research for Experience Design: Designing Interactive Products and services for Role and Environmental Transitions, International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), Seoul, Korea. [pdf]

Fatih Kursat Ozenc, John Zimmerman (2009), Reverse Alarm Clock: An interactive system, 5th International Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC), Chicago, IL. [pdf]

John Zimmerman, Kursat Ozenc, Bong-keum Jeong (2009), New Methods for the Design of Products that Support Social Role Transitions, Artifact, 2(3&4). Taylor and Francis: 190-206. [pdf]

Stuart Taylor, Shahram Izadi, Kursat Ozenc, Richard Harper (2007), Videoplay: Playful and Social editing of Video using Tangible Objects and Multi-touch Interaction, 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems (TABLETOP), Newport, RI. [pdf]

Kursat Ozenc, Bong-keum Jeong, James P. Brommer, Nina Shih, Karen Au, John Zimmerman (2007), Reverse Alarm Clock: A research through design example of Designing for the Self, Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces Conference (DPPI), Helsinki, Finland. [pdf]

John Zimmerman, Kess Overbeeke, Jodi Forlizzi, Philip Ross, Kursat Ozenc (2006), Nurturing the Wakeup Routine, UbiComp Workshop on Nurturing Technologies in the Home, Newport, RI.

John Zimmerman, Kursat Ozenc (2005), Exploring Social Relations Between Smart Homes and Their Occupants, 23th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI): Technology, safety, community, Portland, OR. [pdf]

Kursat Ozenc (2004), Dynamics of Pleasure in Interface Design, 4th International Conference on Design & Emotion, Ankara, Turkiye. [pdf]

Kursat Ozenc (2004), Intertwining Nature of Virtual Reality, M.F.A. Thesis Paper, Sabanci University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Istanbul, Turkiye.