deniz designs spaces and systems

… or at least he tries.

My background is in software engineering and product management. Now, I mostly play in the following areas.

designing joyful spaces

When it comes to our built environment, ethical and aesthetic considerations are intimately tied together. Places that serve people effectively must also be places that people want to be in. I believe the potential for what we can do with our physical space is greater than what we’ve imagined to date.

building functional systems

How we organize and systematize information can significantly impact the availability of existing knowledge and the synthesis of new ideas. Both for individuals and for organizations, I believe creating systems and processes that make knowledge more cumulative and interoperable while remaining simple and usable will unlock significant gains in how we share knowledge and how we learn.

promoting effective government

The most important ethical institution a society has is its government, and government is the primary entity we must look to to ensure our human rights. Whether it be through federal policy or local ordinances, I aim to help improve government’s effectiveness in guaranteeing those human rights. I believe this starts with a outcome-oriented focus on government impact, and a continued effort to expand our moral circle.

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