Hi, I'm Johara
I find insights through user research and data synthesis. I'm currently pursuing my MS in Data Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
My techniques range from data mining and machine learning, to interviews and field studies. I also like presenting my findings through visual stories. I've found that engaging visuals create a better experience for people to explore and connect with.
Previously I worked as a UX analyst at Zenuity, a research specialist at Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) and as a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
I am passionate about working with people and data to find solutions to real world problems.
In my life, I enjoy cooking, salsa and yoga :-)
- Alsaati, A., Aljishi, F., Alfayez, A. and Al-Wabil, A., to appear in 2018. A Semiotics Analysis of Icons in Open Data Portals. Human Computer Interaction International Conference – HCII'18. (Accepted for publication)
- Alfayez, A., Awwad, Z., Kerr, C., Alrashed, N., Williams, S. and Al-Wabil, A., 2017, July. Understanding Gendered Spaces Using Social Media Data. In International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media (pp. 338-356). Springer, Cham.
- Alfayez, A. and Aldawood, S., 2017, July. Visual Exploration of Urban Data: A Study of Riyadh Taxi Data. In International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media (pp. 327-337). Springer, Cham.
- Al-Rubaian, A., Alssum, L., Alharbi, R., Alrajhi, W., Aldayel, H., Alangari, N., Al-Negheimish, H., Alfayez, A., Alwaalan, S., Aljindan, R. and Alshathri, A., 2014, June. The Design and Development of Empathetic Serious Games for Dyslexia: BCI Arabic Phonological Processing Training Systems. In International Conference of Design, User Experience, and Usability (pp. 105-112). Springer, Cham.
I am also contributing to a paper titled "Measuring the Realistic Commute Cost for Saudi Females in Riyadh And Its Impact on Employment" which measures employment accessibility in terms of commute cost for women, and in the study, we measure the impact of accessibility on employment through a multivariate regression model. This work has not been published yet.
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