Omayma Alqatawneh

Lecturer, Graphic Design

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Art

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Graphic design and typography , Design Research , Design Innovation

Courses taught: Graphic Design

Email: omayma.alqatawneh@aru.ac.uk

Background

Omayma’s role involves teaching courses at a range of levels within the school and cognate areas; promoting skills in critical and rational thinking; developing appropriate assessments, supervising, marking, and examining projects, student dissertations and practical work, providing support and guidance on academic and various issues. She also teaches a variety of design software (2D & 3D) to help students to master different phases of a design development process and embrace new technological developments that support learning and teaching and incorporate them into best practice.

Omayma is a PhD candidate at the University of Huddersfield, where she commenced her current studies in January 2017. She holds a bachelors in Graphic Design and completed her MSc in 2015 Computer Animation and Visual Effects.

Omayma's PhD investigated the use of Design Fiction to stimulate the adoption of Autonomous Vehicles by employing video games, narrative, and what-if scenarios. The research highlighted how a new and dynamic language of visual communication could improve the user experience and acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles, and moreover, how this experiment could help overcome the challenge of earning the trust of future customers, as they form the demand in the technology market and future investments in infrastructure.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Research interests

  • User experience (UX)
  • User interface (UI)
  • Design fiction
  • Speculative design and futuristic approaches
  • Design thinking
  • Serious games
  • Persuasive technologies
  • 3D modelling
  • Computer animations
  • Visual effects, and interaction design

Teaching

Omayma currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Graphic Design: Design Specialism
  • Graphic Design: Introduction to Web design
  • Final Year project: Design Portfolio

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Huddersfield
  • MSc, University of Bradford
  • BA, Al Yarmouk University

Selected recent publications

Alqatawneh, O., Wu, S., Pearson, J., Jones, A., Royston, H., Robinson, N., Cowell, A., Fray, C., (2021), 'Usability Study for an Educative Prosocial Game to Combat Child Sexual Abuse in Jamaica'. Elsevier: Computers & Education International Journal - under review.

Alqatawneh, O., Wu, S., Pearson, J., Jones, A., Royston, H., Robinson, N., Cowell, A., Fray, C., (2021), 'Design an Educative Prosocial Game to Combat Gender Based Violence in India'. The British Journal of Educational Technology - under review.

Sutherland, S., Innella, G., Rodgers, P., Bremner, C. & Alqatawneh, O. (2019). 'An Illustrated* A to Z for the Design of Care: H is for Hands, K is for Kin, N is for Noticing'. In Does Design Care…? [2] Workshop. Lancaster University.

Alqatawneh, O., Coles A., & Unver E. (2019) 'Towards the adoption of Self Driving Cars' in 3rd International Conference on Smart Trends for Computing and Communications. Springer: Bangkok-Thailand.

Alqatawneh, O. (2018). 'Research Through Design as an Approach to Investigate Design Fiction Insights and Uses'. In ARCOM Doctoral Workshop Research Methodology.

Al-Qatawneh, S., & Alqatawneh, O. (2018). 'Exploring the Use of Light and Colour to Detract and Enhance the Plot of 3D Rendered Scenes', International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 4:1:74-94.

Al-Qatawneh, S., & Alqatawneh, O. (2017). 'Exploring the Lighting Effects on Human Observation Using a Plot of 3D Rendered Scenes'. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Graphics and Signal Processing. ACM.

Recent presentations and conferences

STEM for BRITAIN Candidate. House of Commons, London, UK, 2020.

Does Design Care [2]? Workshop. Chiba University, Japan, 2019.

Huddersfield PGR Conference. University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, 2019.

2nd place Best Poster Award. Huddersfield PGR Conference, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, 2019.

MMU PGR Conference Risks and Beyond. Manchester, United Kingdom, 2019.

1st place Best Poster Award. MMU PGR Conference Risks and Beyond. Manchester, United Kingdom, 2019.

Sustainable UX: design vs. climate change. Online. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2019.

Third International Conference on Smart Trends for Computing and Communications. Bangkok, Thailand, 2019.

ARCOM Doctoral Workshop Research Methodology. Dublin, Ireland, 2018.

MMU PGR Conference Provoking Discourse. Manchester, United Kingdom, 2018.

University of Huddersfield PGR Symposium. Huddersfield, United Kingdom, 2018.

The International Conference on Graphics and Signal. Singapore, 2017.