what if you could read

my mind?

design was more than form and function?

it was actually about the stories?

99% of great design was invisible?

design could glue business, innovation, and technology together?

playing wasn’t for kids?

innovation came from playing and great trust in team?

design could encourage team to speak up and share ideas?

those ideas snowballed and tickled few minds?

couple minds transformed dreamers into do-ers?

planners and non-designers became creators? 

collaboration of the designers and business people could lead to amazing discoveries?

this synergy to disrupt the design and business world?

helping people was, in fact, helping yourself? 

being a people watching enthusiast could be useful?

listening was more important than talking?

 

your name was aslı akdemir?

your name meant essence?

you were born and raised in Turkey, but felt at home

just about anywhere?

design dragged you across ocean and land, from turkey to california, to portland, to denmark, to singapore?

your life quest was about finding the essence of design and help others gain clarity and find their vision?

you designed products, services, and experiences to create vision and tell authentic stories? 

the meaning of life was committing to take care of people around you?

 

asking too many questions was a good thing? 

questions were better than answers?

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