I remember before the pandemic, my friends and I would sometimes jokingly and other times not so jokingly, swap phones and Swipe for one another on dating apps. We mostly used Bumble and hinge.
I thought it would be interesting to make this possible even when there’s a pandemic happening. In other words: have a feature that allows friends to swipe for one another and matchmake. I decided to test how this feature would present itself in Bumble as it is one of the most popular dating apps on the market.


This feature was designed independently from bumble and purely…

I’ve known I wanted to leave my home-country ever since I was 12- probably even younger. I remember being in high school and daydreaming of the day I was going to apply and get accepted into a university abroad somewhere… anywhere.

Let me lay down the reasons why: Lebanon is… a mess, one that often gets romanticized and as a result, its flaws become “justifiable”, even necessary to the rose-tinted image some people may have of it. Lebanon’s history still infuses the everyday life of its citizens. …

At the core, UX design and architecture are both subcategories of product design; the nature of the product is where these two industries differ. UX’s product is digital, whereas architecture’s is physical and spatial, and the more I learnt about the process and thinking behind UX design, the more I found that this process could benefit architecture. Granted, all design professions have their similarities, but I strongly believe that there is so much we can learn from different fields. By incorporating different approaches and strategies, we can elevate any profession, including architecture. …

Razane Hanna

Razane is a UX and Innovation designer with experience in architecture and public art. She also dabbles in photography and feels very strongly about ice cream.

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