Taghreed Alshehri

t.alshehri2@newcastle.ac.uk | Doctoral Trainee

Taghreed Alshehri

I'm a doctoral trainee in the area of Interaction Design, in OpenLab at Newcastle University. I did both my bachelor's and master's degrees in MIS (Management Information Systems). My background in MIS, which is a multidisciplinary area, has been an eye opener for me to many other disciplines such as Business, E-commerce, Interaction Design and Information Security. Combined with my interests in activism, particularly in women's related issues in the middle east, I found that my passion falls in the area of HCI which combines all of the previous areas.

Now as a PhD student, I am looking at value sensitive approaches to design (i.e. Value Sensitive Design) and their adaptation in the context of Saudi Arabia, but particularly as digital activism tool. My project focuses on, but not limited to, perceptions of women and the role of digital technology to reshape these perceptions. I am also interested in incorporating critical analysis and prosocial activism philosophies in my project. In short, as I am working in an interdisciplinary project, my main interests fall in:

  • Design: value sensitive approaches, critical design
  • Philosophy: prosocial activism
  • Research methods: qualitative studies, Action Research
  • Social studies: feminism and gender studies

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