Maisarah, or perhaps just Sarah, has always loved the idea of creating things for people that would better their lives or/and their ways of living. Always inquisitive, she is intrigued by the human behaviour and would make it a point to understand the people around her.
Her day-to-day work involves design research and designing user interfaces. She has also assisted in conducting usability testings and user research.
How did you learn about UXSG?
I learnt about UXSG during my internship at UX Consulting in year 2014. As a student at that point in time, it was really interesting to learn of such a community and to see how tight the community & its people are. What’s also interesting is how it doesn’t matter whether one is an experienced practitioner, a beginner or even a student in this community as everybody learns from each other.
What made you volunteer for the UXSG Conference this year?
Ahh, I volunteered because I am very keen to be part of the intimate design process of a conference, which I find to be extremely interesting. (Design a conference? You can actually do that?). Also, having been a student volunteer for the last UXSG Conference in 2014 kind of ignited that spark for me to continue as a volunteer for this year’s conference and contribute to the community.
How has the journey been?
Extremely fruitful and insightful. There has been a couple of setbacks at the start but I’m glad we all managed to get back up on our feet again.
What are your personal quirks?
I very much like my things to be organised though subtle clutter do happen sometimes, guilty. I also love Oreo with a passion, in whatever forms they’re in; doughnuts, chocolate bars, cupcakes, cheesecakes, and the list goes on. I would also choose tea over coffee any time.
Is there any words of advice or quotes you live by?
I feel strongly for this quote I came across when I was 15 at a bookstore. It’s by Lewis B. Smedes and the quote reads ‘You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.’ It stuck to me since then.