Ismail 's Talk
Simply put, I love design. Everything that I am passionate about is centred around creating. In my world, design and life are inextricably linked and design is the channel through which we experience things. Design enables us to interpret meaning, to solve wicked problems, to express and understand ourselves and our world - ‘we design and therefore we are’.
In my profession, I occupy the space between humans and the digital products they use and ensure that the products are usable and that the needs of the key stakeholders are met by the product.
I have had the opportunity to work with teams in Silicon Valley, designed a healthcare tool for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as conducting user research in more than five countries in Africa. When I’m not wearing my product design hat, I’m looking through my camera’s viewfinder and shooting something I like.
When I’m not shooting, I’m wearing my design cape and trying to save the world through design. When I’m not trying to be a superhero, I’m wondering why I never have time to paint my canvas that’s gathering dust!