About.

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Momen Zakaria serves as an Experience Manager at PwC, boasting an impressive track record of 12 years of in experience design and innovation consultancy. Throughout his career, he has significantly contributed to various industries, encompassing government, telecommunications, financial services, startups, and education. His core expertise lies in delivering comprehensive end-to-end user experiences.

 

Beyond his primary responsibilities, Momen Zakaria has taken on an instructive role, mentoring over 600 students and designers in mastering the fundamentals of design, user experience, and design thinking methodology. His contributions extend to conducting and preparing various research and service design activities. These include interview sessions, heuristic evaluations, journey mapping, and service blueprinting. He also specializes in developing information architecture and screen flows, rigorously validating them through user feedback. His skill set further encompasses crafting user epics, stories, and acceptance criteria, effectively guiding development teams toward realizing design solutions.

Momen Zakaria is adept at transforming conceptual models into low-fidelity prototypes, which he rigorously assesses with key stakeholders. He excels in orchestrating design thinking sessions, ideation workshops, and prioritization exercises, judiciously considering factors like feasibility and impact. His meticulous planning and facilitation skills shine through in services walkthrough sessions, workshops, and project management. He is known for meticulously crafting project plans and efficiently onboarding team members, ensuring clarity of responsibilities and ownership.

 

In addition to his professional endeavors, Momen Zakaria has made a significant impact in the realm of education and knowledge sharing. He has recorded and conducted multiple courses and talks on various subjects, reaching an audience of approximately 3,000 viewers and attendees.

 

Momen Zakaria is no stranger to multitasking and leadership roles, often concurrently participating in and spearheading numerous projects. He consistently defines clear project goals, formulating effective experience strategies. His project portfolio encompasses the successful delivery of both digital and service experiences.

Work Experience

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

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Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Responsibilities:

    1. Participate in delivering various projects simultaneously as an IC/project lead; while clarifying the project's objectives to the team and setting the experience strategy.
    2. Attend business development & scoping meetings, besides developing technical proposals that define project scope, objectives, and deliverables.
    3. Contribute to healthy team motivation and morale, offering technical and logistical support, managing the hiring activities, and resource utilization.

 

Projects: Designing Telecom. Executives Dashboard, Shaping Consumers' Personal Endowment

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Responsibilities:

    1. Communicated and delivered conceptual models & designed low-fidelity prototypes, and validated them with the stakeholders.
    2. Prepared the project's plan & onboard team members on responsibilities and ownership.
    3. Conducted & prepared research and service design activities, interview sessions, heuristics evaluation, journey mapping, service blueprinting, etc.
    4. Reviewed and critiqued my team members' work.

 

Projects: Designing Initiatives Management Service, Employees' Intranet Portal Journey Mapping, Heuristic Evaluation, Health Partitioners Portal.

Location: Makkah, Saudi Arabia

 

Responsibilities:

    1. Worked as a solo designer to implement and deliver designed solutions, planned the user experience from the ground up, conducted research to align design scope, sketched initial concepts, guided user testing sessions, created user flows and IA.
    2. Created Low & High Fidelity prototypes and interactive prototypes (Principle, or sometimes an HTML demo).
    3. Converted visual designs into interaction layout using HTML5, SASS & Javascript.
    4. Trained & mentored, and help develop junior designers and team members.
    5. Used Google Maps API to visualize data on heatmaps & other map styles and used different data visualization libraries to display end-user statistics and dashboards.
    6. Produced single-page applications using JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS and VueJS.

 

Projects: Kader - Job Transferring Requests, Daif - Transportation Crowd Management, Reassure - Relative Health Updates, Hashtails - Twitter Streaming, Manasikana - Pilgrims Guidance & Tools.

Location: Alexandira, Egypt

 

Responsibilities:

    1. Designed UI layouts across website & mobile channels.
    2. Worked as a front-end developer to build HTML/CSS architecture for websites and web-based applications.

Responsibilities:

    • Worked as an independent contractor to create complex, highly usable, responsive websites and mobile applications.

Education & Certifications

NNg - UX Certificate - UX Research Specialty
Certificate, UX Research Specialty

2021

MIT - Executive Program
Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience

2020

Emeritus - Postgraduate Diploma
Postgraduate Diploma, Innovation & Design Thinking

2019-2020

Udacity - Front End Nanodegree
Nanodegree, Front End Developer

2015

Assuit University - Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry & Physics

2003-2009

Recorded & Live Courses

Publications.

Among my colleagues, I’m known for always striving to explore new areas and learn new things, not only for my own sake but to share this with the community and newcomers to the design field.

 

I have recorded and conducted multiple courses and talks on different topics with around 3000 viewers and admissions.

How to become User Experience Designer?
How to become User Experience Designer?
UX Writing Course
UX Writing Course
User Experience for Startups
User Experience for Startups
Design Thinking Phases
Design Thinking Phases
Volunteering efforts

Community & Volunteering.

Giving to the community makes me feel happy to inspires me to learn more to share more.

Volunteering - Adplist Mentor Designers
Design & Career Mentor

Volunteered to mentor designers in the community-based platform Adplist for Career Advice, Interview Techniques, and Portfolio Review.
Conducted 10 sessions with different mentees.
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Volunteering - WIAD Local Organizer
Saudi Local Event Organizer

Followed WIAD guidelines and the 2021 theme ” Curiosity ” to deliver the event artifacts.
Sent and responded to registration surveys and assembled a team of volunteers and co-organizers to help deliver the event.
Provided event experience that matches the year’s theme, suggested the talks’ topics content, and agenda, and selected the speakers and onboard them to the event.

Volunteering - Udacity Career Counselor
Career Counseling Specialist

I have been selected from the Udacity team to be part of the Career Counseling Program, which is meant to develop a meaningful connection with senior experts who have spent many years in the local Saudi market.

I have been assigned to 5 apprentices ranging from student, graduate, unemployed, and employed to guide them in 2 sessions for each (each session was 1 hour) in career-related topics that include, General career guidance, Specific tactical (career) guidance on either: Company navigation, Networking, Job search, and Interview preparation (technical and behavioral).

Volunteering - NGO Exc. Director, Media & Design
Exc. Director, Media & Design

Volunteered in Education Awareness and anti-literacy campaigns as Media Coordinator and graphical Designer.
Volunteered in Drug Awareness and Anti-Drug campaigns as Media Coordinator, graphic designer, and Executive Director.
Volunteered as a Social Media Team Leader for the entity’s Official Pages.

Since 2009, I helped +30 different businesses, startups, and governmental entities shape people's experiences.

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