romy el sayah

designer . artist . technologist

Interaction Design . AR/VR . Experiential Design . UX/UI

I’m Romy - a designer, artist and technologist, interested in innovating with media and technologies to create interactions and immersive experiences that bridge the physical and digital realms.

Design Strategy ︎︎︎

Pixels of Participation @MIT Senseable City Lab

Cloud Center 2.0 @MathWorks

Smart Planning Table + AR app @CannonDesign

Collective Design for Collective Living @Harvard LDT

unBox Machine Learning @MathWorks

SociaBowl @MIT Media Lab

Art ︎︎︎

Body as Building @MAXXI Museum of Modern Art, Rome

MemoryEcho + Letter to Pan @Harvard’s Computational Design

I’m For You @Supernormal

Materializing the Scroll @MIT Media Lab

Thank you for checking out my work! Click the image on the right, if you are interested to see some of my 3D worlds and spaces ︎︎︎

My name is Romy, I am a designer, artist and technologist based in Boston, USA. My work involves experimenting with new media to bridge the space between the physical and the digital.
I recently graduated with a Master in Design Studies in Technology from the Harvard’s Graduate School of Design where I learnt computational & experiential design, machine learning tools and interactive media.

I am passionate about participatory futures, collective creativity and love to explore these fields through speculation and computation. Since graduating, I held a  research position at the Laboratory for Design Technologies where I have been developing community co-design tools and in parallel have worked as a Product designer at MathWorks where I have shipped products in for coders, researchers and scientists.

I am formally trained as an architect, with a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut. My previous professional experience includes design consultancy at Dar Group, and more recently creative technology in places like Supernormal and CannonDesign.