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Safak Korkut is awarded in Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano and in Master of Arts in Visual Communication and Iconic Research at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). He is a research associate in the Institute for Information Systems FHNW since 2009 as well as a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Communication Sciences at USI Università della Svizzera Italiana since 2018.

His research interests are for advancing new technologies and innovations towards sustainable business applications, specializing in tourism and cultural heritage. He is applying augmented and virtual reality technologies, information communication concepts and visual storytelling in his research as well as within industry-oriented projects.

Apart from this, he has been the co-founder of YAAY (information design agency, 2011-2016) and Kleinhafen (coworking space, 2016-2018) in Basel. He served as a board member in Coworking Switzerland Association from 2016 to 2018.