Tuesday 18 December 2018 - 19:00

Please join us for a talk on Design Thinking and Enterprise by Colum Lowe, UK based specialist on Design, Design Management, Innovation and Creativity.

Design Thinking has become one of the most popular and discussed concepts over the past years. Leading innovators in art, music, technology and business have practiced it, some of the world’s leading brands have adopted the approach, and Design Thinking is being taught at leading universities around the world.

Colum will explore why Design Thinking is important to start-ups and business enterprise. The talk will be followed by a discussion moderated by Can Güvenir, Founder of Can Güvenir Design Studio.

Date: Tuesday 18 December 2018


Time: 19.00 - 21.00

Colum Lowe

Colum Lowe is a UK based advisor on Design, Design Management, Design Strategy, Innovation and Creativity. He has spent 30 years in the creative industries in a variety of successful and challenging roles. His design and management expertise crosses over the disciplines of interiors, products, graphics and branding with experience in both public and private sectors from large national organisations to small private consultancies. Colum has led several leading London design agencies and has held senior positions at Sainsbury’s and the NHS. He is currently working Nesta, Innovate UK while also running his own social enterprise, The Independent Safeguarding Service.

Can Güvenir

Can Güvenir finished his Bachelor in Industrial Design Department of Anadolu University in 2009. He published his master thesis, finished in Istanbul Technical University in 2014, in the National Design Research Conference. Istanbul and Izmır based Can Guvenir Design Studio has been giving design consultancy (product design, graphic and stand design) since 2011. He took charge as a board member in Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK). He has been making Research as a PhD student in Istanbul Technical University Industrial Design Department about Design Thinking / Design Thinking Toolkits and also coaching Design Thinking workshops since 2014. He had been Visiting Researcher in D.School Potsdam in 2018. He has been part time lecturer in Yasar University Industrial Design Department since 2014. One of his design, Flamingo Crutches has founded by TÜBİTAK as startup in 2017.

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