Taslim Arefin Khan

User Experience Researcher | Programmer

I am a User Experience Researcher, programmer, and a life-long learner. I design and shape digital technologies to solve real world human problems. My research interest broadly spans across personalization, multimodal interaction, and accessibility.

I am currently a second year Master's student of Computer Science at The University of British Columbia (UBC). My specialisation is in Human-Computer Interaction. I am supervised by Dr. Joanna McGrenere and Dr. Dongwook Yoon. I am part of the Designing for People (DFP) research cluster in UBC.

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How I work

Design Thinking is an interesting methodology to approach a problem. It is an iterative process to understand the user, define and redefine problems, explore alternative strategies, and challenge existing assumptions.

Among the five stages of design thinking, the first three stages (Empathize, Define, Ideate) are the ones that I enjoy the most. I am specially very fond of the empathize stage. I enjoy observing human activities to learn how and why they do what they do. For human-centered design, I believe that observing human processes help you find the right design.


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