Fatema Qaed

Fatema Qaed is an assistant professor at the University of Bahrain. Her research interests include design thinking, interior design, virtual reality exhibitions, and using the "convivial tools" concept to make tools that empower users.

Design research and social media

Posted: Thu, April 13, 2017 - 11:37:54

The timing of my fieldwork about learning spaces in Bahrain was during the Arab Spring of 2011. This initially created significant cultural and political difficulties, not just for me, but for many others attempting to collect data about any topic in many Arabic-speaking countries. At the same time, this created a great opportunity. People‚Äôs voices were raised in social media,…