Digital Experience Innovation

Born in Tehran-Iran, as a painter and digital artist, Shadi started painting professionally in 2004. Earlier on, she used to take photos, manipulate them using computer and paint them on the canvas. Later in her career, she stopped painting on canvas and stopped using human figures in her paintings and instead, started to work with objects. She likes to show women in her digital and analog artworks to highlight the problems they are confronted with in society. Shadi is interested in games as a form of creative expression and using games to understand cognitive processes in the brain, for example during human decision-making. Regarding user experience, she is interested in applying her problem solving skills to uncover research problems within games and to find design solutions.

University of Waterloo

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