Aug 2017Oct 2017
- Engineering and building, X Cube, an installation participation for Amman design week. Work included, full development of construction documents and process and engineering of the 544 motors automation, in addition to designing interactive scenarios that helped reveal the architect's message of how citizens see themselves within the city. I focused on an individual approach of how one sees themselves within the city. I mainly used Arduino and other open hardware boards for implementation.
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Feb 2017Aug 2017
- Working as a manager for the first Fablab in Jordan. The lab is part of an EU funded project, which corresponds to creating job opportunities and innovative problem solving for Syrian and Jordanians in the Northen region of the country. Successfully provided capacity building for staff, and launched lab training and public community engagement programs and workshops, while supporting 25 incubated startups through their hardware development process. More details on supported programs are here.
- Successfully planned and lead the launching of Wikipedia features such as related articles, Wikidata descriptions and others.
- Designing methodologies for integrating broader audience in an agile product ideation process.
- Facilitated and communicated the reading strategy in 2015
- Data analysis and defining community engagement strategies to help translate users requests into product specs.
- Sample references of work are found at: Wikimedia blog, and on the wikis here and here, here and here
- OpenCare was an EU funded projects that produced open hardware projects that served the notion of care. My role was creating and implementing strategies for co-design process in order to ideate products that solve a "care" related challenge. Products were created as part of academic research or community collaboration, and those included fall detection bracelet, parkinsons workout support, jaudance treatment kit, and others. Details are here.
- Working as a consultant for global development department of Wikimedia Foundation, my duties included program design for new initiatives, workflow management and monitoring, budget planning and supporting shared and transparent decision making strategies for global nodes and Wikimedia Chapters. I bootstrapped Wikimedia Programs in the middle east, with online and offline programs and partnerships across 6 countries, which helped shift Arabic Wikipedia from declined trends to a 40% increase, in less than a year.
- Working as a manager for a project funded by the Canadian Cook Foundation and operated in the Moroccan Sahara, by American firm BureauEast in partnership with social design Dutch agency ButterflyWorks. My role was overall project management with a focus on design development, construction drawings, construction management, architectural and building technology research, material research, in addition to social design data gathering and analysis.
- Working as a senior architect for a project funded by the European Commission and operated in Sinai. My duties included design development, full site and construction management responsibilities, training local tribe on environmental building techniques (rammed earth, earth bags, masonry blocks, earth cast) co-editing and compilation of "South Sinai: Building Technologies Manual", a manual providing guidelines for best construction practices in the region. Successfully completed construction for a center for building crafts, the first rammed earth building in Egypt, and Mount Sinai ecolodge.
- Working as a communication designer for the ICT department, my responsibilities, focused visual identity for interiors of International School of Information Science, visual advisory for outreach material and publications. Workflow management for print-on-demand facility, budgeting, fundraising and planning for opensource initiatives.
- I kicked off a portable, modular, cheap, DIY laser cutter machine, that interfaces with mobile phone. Using the phone, anyone can communicate to the machines through images that they take photos to from their phone, without CAD knowledge or computer ownership. The idea is to expand the user-base of technology by removing barriers of specialised knowledge of complex interface.
- Jebaleyatalks is a project for empowering women of Jebaleya tribe of Sinai, to help them tell their stories through through media and products. Tribal ladies were introduced into smart textiles and new materials and techniques that they blended in their traditional crafts. I coufounded the project, together with my partner with we wrote the grant and got funded by UNWomen.