Rhied Al-Othmani has diverse graphic design experience, having worked on projects ranging from print to web and branding for a wide variety of clients over the past nine years. In 2011, Rhied received her BA in Digital Communication from the Hogeschool Utrecht and in 2020 her MA degree in Data-driven Design. Her enthusiasm for user experience, combined with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, drew her gradually into research and education. Along with her current positions as lecturer at Communication and Multimedia Design and Master Data-driven Design, she is inspired by the role of open data in facilitating government transparency, trust and citizen participation.
Her current project focuses on the development of conversational agents that expand citizens’ access to open government datasets and equip them with the knowledge and tools necessary to comprehend, interpret, and apply the data they encounter. Another project working on right now is a study on gender bias in the tech industry.