I am a programmer + engineer + economist + academic + musician + writer + strategist + photographer + YouTuber + philosopher + teacher designer + computer scientist born in Turkey, currently based in Istanbul Gothenburg.

I’m currently teaching at the joint Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, and working on two strands of research:

I also produce and host Design Disciplin – a video podcast and website that seeks to illuminate diverse patches on the vast landscape of “design”.

Academic Bio

Dr. Mehmet Aydın Baytaş is a scholar of design and computer science.

To date, he has co-authored 30+ research publications, as well as research grants which collectively received $4M+ from state, non-profit, and corporate benefactors in Turkey and Sweden.

A native of Istanbul, he was a founding team member of the first Design Lab in Turkey for human-computer interaction at Koç University, where he received the first graduate degree granted by their innovative Design, Technology & Society program. He served as the founding coordinator of Koç University – Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries (KUAR), completed a Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD fellowship in Sweden, held a postdoctoral research and teaching position at Chalmers University of Technology, and supervised research at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

He has degrees in mechanical engineering, economics, and design, certification as a yoga teacher, and a collection of credentials in design, engineering, and business topics.