Komal Faiz

Komal Faiz is a UX researcher. She is a global shaper at the World Economic Forum (WEF); founder of Design Pakistan; runs a podcast called ‘South Asian Female Travellers’; and is a member of the 'Design Research Society.' She has a master’s in strategic foresight & innovation from OCADU, Canada. Prior to her current role at Zensurance, she worked as a design researcher for a project on 'women's mobility' funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, UK, in collaboration with Coventry University, University of Malaya, and Design Pakistan.

RRS '19 Talk

Women’s mobility in UK, Pakistan, and Malaysia

WEMOBILE, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK, was a collaborative, global project which brought together 6 design researchers from the UK, Pakistan, and Malaysia. We spent 18 months, traveling to these countries together to experience and understand barriers to women’s mobility, using auto-ethnographic, participatory, and empathic design methods. The journey not only brought in powerful insights about the issue but also informed our practice as design researchers collaborating at a global scale.


Through this talk, I will share learnings from our journey and insights on women’s mobility, building a case towards why it should matter to change-makers, leaders, and women around the world.

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