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Farrukh sahar´s portfolio
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Farrukh sahar´s portfolio
Farrukh sahar´s portfolio
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  • 1. Farrukh Sahar´s Portfolio Farrukh Sahar PhD Student Majors: User Experience Tampere University of Technology Human-Centered Technology (IHTE) Tampere University of Technology Korkeakoulunkatu 6, P.O. Box 589, 33101 Tampere, Finland Room TF217 Phone: +358 40 3730 157 http://www.cs.tut.fi/ihte/
  • 2. Contents • As a UX specialist…… • Specialties • Education • Professional Experience • PhD Research Case 1: Long-term User Experience Evaluation of Suunto Quest • Publications • Teaching Roles • Peer Review Roles 10.6.2014 2
  • 3. As a UX specialist.. 10.6.2014 3 • I have unique combination of leadership and business development competencies strengthened with UX professional skills both specialist and management roles from innovation to end products. I conceptualize and orchestrate UX strategy that effectively reinforce user engagement and loyalty and I excel at making UX goals, innovation, time and technological constraints match with business challenges. • I have earned considerable experiences on different R&D projects during my PhD studies in Finland and past professional career as a R&D executive in Pakistan, and as a project assistant in Sweden. I am an experienced and passionate ICT industry professional specializing in UX area with excellent communication skills and ability to work in multidisciplinary, multi-cultural, and global organizations.
  • 4. Specialties 10.6.2014 4 • I have substantial expertise on conducting structured interviews, semi-structured interviews, paper-based questionnaires, online questionnaires, usability tests, surveys, electronic diary study, UX Curve method, user experience (UX) evaluation, long-term UX evaluation, multi-component products UX evaluation, and use case testing. • In addition, during my postgrad studies, I have developed my personal skills e.g. in task analysis, usability and UX research methods, UX evaluation and design methods, contextual inquiries, personas, user scenarios, storyboards, wireframes, user experience design, PLEX cards, experience driven design, paper prototyping, focus groups, participant observation, human-centered design, and project management. These experiences have polished my abilities to analyze the problems from users´ perspective in order to provide optimal solutions complied with users´ requirements.
  • 5. Education • July, 2011-Present Tampere University of Technology, Finland PhD student at Dept. of Pervasive computing Majors: User Experience • 2007-2009 Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden M.S. in Computer Science Majors: Usability GPA 3.8/5 Thesis Grade: 4.0/5 • 2004-2006 University of Balochistan, Pakistan Master´s in Computer Science Majors: Computer Sciences GPA 3.53/4 • 2002-2004 PIMSAT, Pakistan. BS in Information technology Majors: Information Technology GPA 3.9/4 10.6.2014 5
  • 6. Professional Experience 10.6.2014 6 • Jan 10 - Sept 10 Research and Development Executive Combnet Broadband Communications, Pakistan • My role was to deliver the solutions on projects and coordinate with the project services team. Execute all elements of the research and project management process. • Sept 09 - Nov 09 Project Assistant Blekinge Tekniska Högskola - Ronneby, Sweden • My role was to fulfill the project requirements and perform evaluation after redesigning the overall system architecture. Leading, controlling and monitoring the overall execution of the project. • March 09 - June 09 Project Assistant Blekinge Tekniska Högskola - Ronneby, Sweden • My role was to participate in the designing, execution, analysis, and evaluation of research project. Provide strategic leadership regarding the use and implementation of IT.
  • 7. PhD Research Case 1: Long-term User Experience Evaluation of Suunto Quest 10.6.2014 7 • In July, 2011 I started my journey as a PhD student at TUT. During the Licentiate degree, I have finished a research study with Finnish company Suunto. The research case is based on long-term UX evaluation of multi-component product named “Suunto Quest”. During the Licentiate degree, I have written 2 research papers and the papers have submitted to the conferences. The titles of the research papers are: 1) Identifying the User Experience Factors of a Multi-Component Sports Product. 2) Comparing the Efficiency of Electronic Diary and UX Curve Methods in Multi-Component Product Study.
  • 8. Publications (1/2) • Four refereed proceedings 1. F. Sahar, A. Khan, and M. Asim “An investigation on citizen Access to eHealth Services in County of Blekinge, Sweden”, 2nd International Conference on Business, Technology and Engineering (ICBTE-2010). Ref: IUIC/ICBTE10/FPAL116. 2. F. Sahar “Web Based Intelligent Decision Support System for Type 2 Diabetes Patients". IACSIT International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2013. 3. S. T. Raza and F. Sahar “An Investigation on Perspective of Usability and Functionality of Mobile Phones for Elderly". IACSIT International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 3, June 2013. 4. F. Sahar, S. T. Raza, and M. N. Nasir “Communication Tools in Offshore Development with Scrum". IACSIT International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 4, August 2013. • Two research papers submitted to the conferences as a first - author 1. Identifying the User Experience Factors of a Multi-Component Sports Product. 2. Comparing the Efficiency of Electronic Diary and UX Curve Methods in Multi-Component Product Study. 10.6.2014 8
  • 9. Publications (2/2) • One accepted workshop paper 1. T. Kymäläinen, F. Sahar and J. Palvianen, ” White knights of the smart city”, Creative-Science 2014 (Shanghai, 30th June - 1st July 2014). PUBLISHED SHORT BOOK 1. F. Sahar and M. Asim “An investigation on Blekinge County Council eHealth services requirements of citizens and Blekinge County Council eHealth services Strategy for citizens”, With LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG Dudweiler Landstraße 99 66123 Saarbrücken Germany. 10.6.2014 9
  • 10. Teaching Roles 10.6.2014 10 1. Sept 11 - Oct 11 Teaching Assistant Tampere University of Technology, Finland • My role was to assist the course IHTE-7106 introduction to human behaviour. 2. Sept 09 - Nov 09 Project Assistant Blekinge Tekniska Högskola - Ronneby, Sweden • My role was to assist the supervision of M.Sc thesis students. 3. March 09 - June 09 Project Assistant Blekinge Tekniska Högskola - Ronneby, Sweden • My role was to assist the supervision of M.Sc thesis students.
  • 11. Peer Review Roles 10.6.2014 11 1. I acted as a reviewer for “Elsevier, Journal of Network and Computer Applications” United States of America. 2. I acted as a reviewer for “Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences”, United States of America.
  • 12. Question?...Please contact me 10.6.2014 12

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