Hanieh Khosroshahi, Designer in Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
Hanieh Khosroshahi

Designer in Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda

Member since July 27, 2020
Hanieh is a social impact designer specializing in Human-Centred Design, product strategy, and user experience. She has worked in international development, public health, and community engagement, designing chatbots, mobile apps, design systems, and responsive websites. With nearly 10 years of experience, Hanieh uses qualitative research methods, stakeholder engagement, and participatory design to build impactful and equitable solutions for clients, individuals, and communities.
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Employment

  • Senior Product Designer

    2021 - PRESENT
    YLabs
    • Led the design of CyberRwanda, a digital platform that aims to improve the health and livelihoods of adolescents (12-19 years) in Rwanda.
    • Conduct design research, build and test prototypes, and create scalable design solutions for health challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Create and facilitate design trainings for clients, partners, and youth to build HCD capacity within organizations and communities.
    • Helped draft the first-ever digital and product strategy for the organization, supporting gap identification, recruitment, and capacity building.
    Technologies: Figma, Jira, MURAL
  • Senior UX Strategist

    2019 - 2021
    Art & Science
    • Prepared and facilitated client discovery sessions and other UX workshops to understand target users, business requirements, and project goals.
    • Led UX design for a variety of digital campaigns and products, working with clients, leadership, marketing specialists, and developers to launch on time and on budget.
    • Applied human-centered design methods to uncover user needs, goals, challenges, and behaviors to inform the design of inclusive and feasible solutions for various clients.
    • Presented findings, UX strategy and design solutions (sitemaps, personas, user flows, wireframes) to clients in engaging and creative ways.
    • Advocated for and helped advance UX practices through thought leadership, mentorship, and building and fostering the design team.
    Technologies: Shopify, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Sketch

Education

  • Master of Science Degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
    2013 - 2014
    University of York - York, United Kingdom
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Journalism - New Media
    2012 - 2013
    Sheridan College - Oakville, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Arts & Humanities
    2008 - 2012
    University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada

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Location

Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda

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