Aras Bilgen helps designers, product teams, and executives use human-centric approaches in product development. He led the experience design and front-end development teams at Garanti BBVA, managed digital product teams at Lolaflora and monitize, and worked as a UX planner at Intel. His clients include Huawei, Unilever, Visa, Vodafone and eBay. The products he worked on are used by more than 160 million users worldwide. He is the author of Product Research Rules from O’Reilly, a book about research in product teams.
Aras holds a Masters degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors degree from Bilkent University. He carried out academic research projects in Lancaster University and Microsoft Research Cambridge, and is currently teaching research methods in Kadir Has University. He is an avid cook and drives his colleagues nuts by winning all food-related trivia games.