About Me

On the second day of August 2019, after a year and a half of preparation and patience, I landed in Austin to start studying UX design at UT Austin. Years before that, I started the design practice as an architect and I loved it. Within recent years, I started noticing the effect of digital experiences on the quality of life, spatial perceptions, and social communications. I learned about UX and Interaction design and found myself so passionate about it.

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What does motivate me?


Mastery, purpose, and autonomy are the key motivators of my life. Living in an era of rapid transformations and having a sense of curiosity combine to start a never ending journey. I have a passion for mastering skills and I love learning new tools and technologies and gaining a high-level understanding of the ideas behind them. I love to define a problem,  start ideating for solutions to that problem, and design a solution within a collaborative and iterative process. I need autonomy and trust to stay motivated and confident in this journey and try my best to earn it in the early stages.

What are my values?

I like to contribute in leaving the world a better place than I found it. Anything that helps educate people and keep them happy and motivated is of my type. I am an advocate of environmental sustainability, inclusive design and accessibility. I love to work on products that are in alignment with these values! 

Want to know more?

I believe you can know people better from the books that they read and they like to read. You can visit my Goodreads profile to see what I like to read and make me happy with  sharing yours!

Or a shorter path, shoot me an email at handalib@utexas.edu and we can start a friendly talk!