Balkan Business Analysis 2021

Business Analysis, Design Thinking & Metaphysics

Business Analysis, Design Thinking & Metaphysics

3rd place is a concept that was created by Sociologists Ray Oldenburg which refers to places other than home and work. Most people use Starbucks as a 3rd Place to meet, work and socialize. As our lives get more digitalized, the need for virtual 3rd places have substantially increased. Physical 3rd places are designed by architects. On the other side the design of Virtual 3rd places needs transdisciplinary collaboration between architects and software engineers. Business Analysis and Design Thinking techniques are serving as a perfect medium to intersect the competencies of these two separate disciplines. Techniques are super helpful in modelling most functional, usable and smart systems. But what about if we go beyond this and want to create virtual 3rd places that interact with us likewise the magical relationship of universe with every single being. Emrah Yayıcı as a software engineer and Meltem Bayrak as an architect will explain how they blend Business Analysis and Design Thinking techniques with metaphysical interpretations to create most meaningful “Software with a Soul”