LOOKOUT

Ahsan Iftikhar

LOOKOUT is a mobile app that uses community-driven data from marginalised groups to identify un/safe hotspots in a city, and provides navigation routes, recommendations, and suggestions by prioritising safety over speed.

Ahsan Iftikhar

A mobile app that uses community-driven data from marginalised groups to identify un/safe hotspots in a city, and provides navigation routes, recommendations and suggestions by prioritising safety over speed.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Running my own design agency

What is a good design for you?

One that is innovative and new, but feels familiar and intuitive

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Remote studying

Who or what inspires you?

Inspiration can and does strike from anywhere, you just need to be open to the possibilities and then adapt it into your own style

How do you approach a new project?

By asking why we're doing what we're doing, what problem are we solving, and for whom

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

You get what you invest in it; the more time and energy you put into this course (and you will have to!), the more you will benefit from it.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

I'm able to think and look at things and design challenges much more broadly from newer perspectives than before

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

Some of the courses offered I hadn't seen being offered elsewhere

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

Early morning lectures

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

At the lakes

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