Rabia Tanvir


I am a first-year graduate student pursuing a MASc in Industrial Engineering. I am specializing in human factors and knowledge media design. I am very interested in user experience research and human-computer interaction. The focus of my thesis project is healthcare data visualization. I’ll be working with healthcare providers to gain their feedback and interest in working with different data visualization techniques and what works best for them. I joined knowledge media design to allow me work on creative and unique projects and learn skills that I can apply to my user experience design research. Apart from school, I love listening to music and reading fiction novels.




Why did you get involved in this project?

This project was part of my class assignment. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed working on the videos and I loved the anonymity of the assignment and the surprise of how the video turns out at the end.

Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?

The one week turn-around was a good deadline. It allowed me to come up with some ideas on one day and take a couple of days to work on those ideas. If I had more time, I would spend too much on planning and the essence of the project is to quickly come up with ideas and bring forth your creativity.

How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?

It was a very nice and new experience. There was a lot of anticipation on how the project would look like at the end. It was also nice not to worry about the person doing their part or not as in a class group project.

Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?

I think this project made me realize that I don’t need to spend too much on planning a certain project. Sometimes, just diving right into it works out better.

If you worked on several videos, what kept you coming back for more and how many did you do?

The project helped me hone my skills on video and sound editing. I was already looking for ways to learn these skills and the project was a perfect opportunity.

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