Yaniv Jacob Turgeman is a designer and entrepreneur. Today he is a Research Fellow at the MIT Senseable City Lab, a masters candidate at the Design & Computation Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the principal and cofounder of Built Environment Designers (BED) in Tel Aviv, a practice exploring increased designer stakeholdership.
Yaniv's research is positioned at the junction of design and technology. His research focus is on applications of realtime predictive analysis for personal and collective intelligence. Currently, he is leading projects involving pervasive computing, robotics, big data analytics and visualization, and natural language processing.
Yaniv engages novel challenges and value creation through design problem solving. His work spans the domains of business development and strategy, intellectual property, product development, identity and brand, creative direction, and architectural, visual, and interaction design. Today he contributes to the direction and management of several ventures across these domains. He has lead notable projects in Paris with Shigeru Ban Architects, Amsterdam with ADP Architecten, Madrid with SCM Medialab, Tel Aviv with BED, and Boston with Senseable City Lab.
Yaniv graduated Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem (BArch 2009). His thesis project investigated intervention strategies for informal environments, for which he received the Parallel Cases Biennale Award at the 4th International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam.
Yaniv has a brother who is a sales & business development guru in the financial sector, a sister studying law and accounting, and a mother who is enjoying retirement god bless her soul. In his spare time (?) Yaniv likes to read, kiteboard, snowboard, rock climb, and take long walks on the beach.