Tamara Chehayeb Makarem
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Tamara Chehayeb Makarem

I am a user experience designer based in London. Using an agile approach, I design desktop, tablet and mobile web apps. At Scott Logic, I work with clients mainly in financial services enhancing their trading platforms, analytics dashboards and Intranet tools. I am an enthusiast of Data visualization and interactive projects using code for art.

UX Design
In this article, I share my take on the recent Big Data LDN 2018 conference and delve into some particular highlights from Dr Hannah Fry's keynote.
UX Design
Protecting users’ privacy and security is often seen as a task for developers. However, UX designers can work alongside developers and play a role in that. In this post, I present a few ways in which designers can help users protect their data.
Delivery
An MVP is a product that has just enough features to add business value. Typically you quickly learn from it to improve on subsequent releases or inform business decisions. MVP is also a buzzword and many have tried to constrain its definition. However, when people talk about MVPs, they mean different things. In this post, I describe the 3 types of MVPs that I encountered.
UX Design
In this post, I go over the similarities and differences between Sketch and Illustrator when working with type.
UX Design
This post looks at the pros and cons of some of the automated handoff tools available for designers to share style specs with developers.
UX Design
Facilitating UX workshops can be challenging when ideating with non-designers who have not participated in a UX workshop and are sceptical about its value. In this post, I suggest four tips for achieving successful UX workshops and gaining the trust of the more sceptical participants.
Data Engineering
Big Data can help businesses run more efficiently. Their main challenge is getting the best value from the data they have to turn it into actionable information
UX Design
Body as interface is plausible either when the body is in a controlled environment or when the device becomes part of the body. Exploring this notion allows us to stop designing interfaces and start designing experiences.
UX Design
The size of things is relative to the scale that we set. This might sound like a trivial notion, but it is key to creating meaningful data visualisations.