Prior to digital product design, I worked on several different projects ranging from designing smart parking systems for cities and visual communications for a university to researching users' trust to autonomy via products such as smart toilets.
As a designer, I'm motivated to be part of teams, who design interactive systems that increase meaningful social interactions through technology.
Mentee — Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)
One of 30 students of Gen. Design Program Cycle V '18
IBM Watson Prize — Emirates ML & AI Hackathon ‘17
Designed “EM: A Conversational Travel Companion”
Works Shortlisted — Interaction Awards ‘18 by IxDA
”Future Voices” and “Project Sheeperd”
Thesis Grant — kynamatrix Research Network ‘18
Thesis Proposal: “Designing ‘Trustworthy’ Interactions for Opening the Black Box of Autonomous Agents”
Participated — Google SPAN Pittsburgh 2017
Assisted a Product Demo: “Dranimate by Ali Momeni”
To give back to the community, I've been sharing photos on Unsplash since October 2017. They've been viewed over 50 million and downloaded over 300,000 times so far.
I also enjoy discovering music (at my cave) and collecting it on playlists.