Hi there!

I’m Romy - a designer, researcher and recent Harvard grad, dedicated to unlocking civic innovation, rethinking humane technology and experimenting with any new tool that comes my way. 



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Currently researching / interested in:
︎ Collective intelligence
︎ Design Fiction
︎ Civic Futures
︎ Fixing Social Media

Favorite / recommended podcasts:
︎ Your Undivided Attention 
︎ Invisibilia 
︎ Recode Decode

Currently reading:
︎ Adverdarial Design
︎ Speculative Everything

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ABOUT ME





Welcome!



I am currently a Researcher at the Laboratory for Design Technologies at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where I am developing co-design web tools for the community of Mattapan, Boston. I recently graduated with a Master in Design Studies in Technology from the GSD where I learnt UX design, programming and data science to design scenarios and products in cities and for the public good.
I am passionate about participatory futures, civic technology and the future of social media, and love to explore these fields through speculation and computation.

I am formally trained as an architect, with a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut. My professional experience includes design consultancy at Dar Group, and more recently creative technology in places like CannonDesign and have earned design awards and publications such as CHI 2019 and Holcim Awards.

Say hello at romysayah@gmail.com