Akar Şümşet

Head of UX at Ozan


Akar Sümşet is the Head of UX & Product Management for a global fintech company, Ozan. He’s also a UX, product management, startup and gamification consultant. He is an author for Webrazzi.com and Unreasonable.is. He is heavily involved in startups as an ex-accelerator and incubation center (Startupbootcamp and Startup Kitchen) program manager. Akar holds a Master’s degree on Persuasion and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Engineering. He enjoys hosting workshops and ideation sessions for all things UX.


Altug Yilmaz and Akar Sumset will explain us why gamification shouldn't feel like games. Altug will tell us what fun actually is. He'll talk about the history of games, types of fun and player types. Akar will build on this and show us surprising modern examples of gamification. He'll explain why it works the best when it feels least like a game from a UX perspective.