romy el sayah

architect . designer . technologist

Spatial computing . AR/VR . Behavioral Science

I’m Romy - an architect, designer and technologist interested in understanding the impact of new technologies on human behavior. 

Design Strategy ︎︎︎

Pixels of Participation @MIT Senseable City Lab

dataDialogue @MIT Media Lab

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 an architect, designer and technologist from Beirut. I  graduated with a Master in Design Studies in Technology from the Harvard’s Graduate School of Design where I learnt spatial computing, tangible interfaces and new forms of social media.

I am passionate about understanding the impact of digital technology on  human relationships, behavior and physical/digital identity, and explore this field through speculation and computation. Since graduating, I held a  research position at the Laboratory for Design Technologies where I led the development of community co-design tools and am currently an XR designer at Magic Leap.

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.