LEGENDARY INTERVIEW

Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Ufuk Ogul Dülgeroglu ("UOD") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?

UOD : I have a B.A. in Industrial design and been working as a professional designer with 9 years of experience. I have previosuly worked in in children playgrounds & urban equipments industry and now am in a lead designer position in defence industry.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?

UOD : I always wanted to be a designer even since when I was a little kid. I've always found it fascinating how commonplace items are designed to improve user experiences.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?

UOD : A design is successful when it effectively communicates its intended message or function to the audience.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?

UOD : Businesses can benefit from improved user experiences, higher productivity, and competitive advantages through good design. Investing in quality design yields long-term cost savings, enhanced customer loyalty, and favorable brand perceptions. It also promotes inclusivity, sustainability, and social effect, which helps to create a society that is more inclusive and environmentally conscious.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?

UOD : There are lots of legendary designers I get inspiration from. It's impossible to list all of them. But some important names that comes to my mind first are Frank Stephenson, Daniel Simon and Murat Günak.

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?

UOD : Design to me is transforming an idea, a function; to a usable, real product. Creating a bridge between abstract to concrete. Creating an item which is easily understandable and effortlessly used, while still appealing to the eye, being an object of desire.

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?

UOD : I think it's a chicken-and-egg situtation. It's an infinite loop but the most important thing as a designer is being always up-to-date and trying to follow the latest news related to your work, the industry you work in and technological developments in general all around the world.

LEGENDARY DESIGNER

UFUK OğUL DüLGEROğLU IS A TALENTED AND PASSIONATE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER WITH A KEEN EYE FOR DETAIL AND A KNACK FOR TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO TANGIBLE, INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS. WITH 9 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY, HE HAS HONED HIS SKILLS IN CONCEPTUALIZATION, PROTOTYPING, AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. HAVING WORKED IN VERY DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES SUCH AS PLAYGROUND & URBAN EQUIPMENTS AND DEFENSE INDUSTRIES, UFUK BRINGS A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE TO INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, BLENDING ELEMENTS OF SAFETY, DURABILITY, AND INNOVATION. THIS DIVERSE EXPERIENCE ENRICHES HIS APPROACH, FOSTERING CREATIVITY AND ADAPTABILITY IN HIS DESIGNS.


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Robuddy Autonomous Guide Dog by Ufuk Ogul Dülgeroglu

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