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Cansu Kaya

Experience Designer and Movement Enthusiast

Who Am I?

Dreamer | Fun-seeker | Passionate | Eager | Motivated | Team-player | Initiator

I am an UX Designer currently based in Istanbul. I have been working professionally since February 2017 first in an UX design agency and now in a product based company starting from May 2018. However, my introduction to UX, interaction design and service was long before.

I have discovered my passion towards these areas in 2013, when I was in the Netherlands as an exchange student. Being an exchange student in TUDelft is my milestone in terms of rediscovering myself and where design can lead me. My design background was followed by business studies resulted in earning MBA.

With the hands-on and academic experience I gained about UX and interaction design as well as business field, I wish to connect people, business and technology in unique yet instinctive ways.

I am also taking part in voluntary projects out-side work. I am one of the co-creators of UX Folks which is is like a user-centered, content-driven Lego bricks consisting of designers from different companies. As Team Folks, we curate our events with the units already defined, by analyzing audience needs and sparks from the local scene. In addition, I contribute as facilitator/mentor in workshops with NGOs like Karakutu and associations like TurkishWIN.

Living in Istanbul now teaches me about distinctive differences among many cultures and gives me opportunities to unite them around good experiences. As a story maker, my aim is to enhance people's lives by learning from their stories and designing meaningful, enjoyable and dynamic products and services for them.

Skill Set

UX Design

User flows, storyboarding and journey mapping, persona development, wireframing, design documenation

User Research

Qualitative and quantitative techniques such contexual interviews, usability testing, surveys, heatmap and funnel analysis


Low fidelity prototyping through wireframes, high fidelity prototyping through UI designs

Agile Methods

Design sprints, working in cross-functional teams, kanban and scrum methods

Design Thinking

Facilitating workshops, design thinking and UX training

Tool Usage

Sketch, Invision, Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Figma, Zeplin, JIRA


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Thrive Responsive Web Application

Case study of a responsive web application to learn variety of dancing styles and enhance skills with complimentary training at the comfort of your home.

Wireframing, use case analysis, UI design, creating a design system

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İşin Olsun Mobile App and Responsive Web

Mobile application and responsive website to help connecting blue collar workers with employers.

Wireframing, use case analysis, user research, prototype testing

Karakutu Narrator App with Patica

The digital transformation project of Karakutu, an NGO aiming to create awareness about human rights violations by organizing memory walks, through an app facilitating story-telling and social exchange.

Workshop facilitation, in-depth interview, usability testing through low&high fidelity prototypes, wireframing, basic UI design, prototyping

Task Following and Forecast App for Airplane Maintenance Engineers

A mobile application for airplane mechanical engineers to help them follow inventory levels, planning repair activities on daily basis and being prepared for extreme weather conditions.

In-depth interview, persona creation, benchmarking, to-be storyboarding, to-be journey mapping, wireframing, UI design, style guide

Emergency Room Helper and Training App for ER Nurses

A mobile application for ER nurses especially targeting junior ones to help them organize their responsibilities, call for immediate support and access training.

In-depth interview, literature research persona creation, benchmarking, to-be journey mapping, wireframing, UI design

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