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Nawar Almutlaq

MA work

WEAVE

As living standards rise in Doha, the demand to develop an effective transit system is also increasing. Qatar’s population is becoming more city-based, which results in increased congestion.

WEAVE is a project exploring how Doha’s future metro system can help reimagine intermodal transportation in Qatar. It is an integrated ticketing service and a corporate portal provided by Qatar Rail designed to facilitate the transition from car-based to mass transit commuting. WEAVE offers packages targeting different kinds of people living in Qatar, but mainly focuses on professionals who will be using the train for their daily commute. It offers them the opportunity to use their commuting time as paid work time, and at the same time collect points that are then redeemable with reward partners. Users also get the privilege to use Karwa taxi rides to get dropped in the WEAVE drop points, park in WEAVE designated parking spots, and work in the work-friendly WEAVE carriage. Having recognised that there is a clear discontinuity in the transport system, the aim of WEAVE is to try to make this discontinuity as smooth as possible.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Service Design, 2015

  • My practice is focused on creating meaningful experiences through user-centred design and visual communication in a way that adds value to people’s lives. I explore issues, work with people, frame problems, co-create, iterate, and design feasible and sustainable solutions that deliver effective and user friendly end-to-end experiences. During my Service Design MA at the Royal College of Art, I have focused on creative and design-led solutions, such as: design for the transport sector, community capacity building, reinterpreting public services and organisational research that has lead to systemic response in order to provide smoother day-to-day user interactions. 
  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art (Hons), Graphic and Communication Design, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, 2011; Diploma in Traditional Arts, Prince's School of Traditional Arts, 2015
  • Experience

  • Branding specialist and graphic designer, Anti-Doping Lab Qatar, Doha; Communication designer, Qatar Foundation, Doha, 2012; Internship, Saffron Brand Consultants, London, 2011
  • Awards

  • The Helen Hamlyn Design Award, 2014; I&E START! Challenge Award, 2014; Q-Media Award, 2012