Professional background: Student

A native of Afghanistan, Iranian born Shaqaeq was always curious and enthusiastic about learning. Despite a number of challenges she faced, she refused to give up and continued to pursue her education as much as she could. After a long journey from Iran to Australia, Shaqaeq grasped at the opportunity to further her education through Academy Xi’s User Experience Design course. Here, Shaqaeq was able to apply Design Thinking principles in numerous aspects of her life.

Since completing the course Shaqaeq is now the Founder of Directa Australia — a resettlement organisation that supports migrants and refugees reach their full potential in Australia.

Interview with Shaqaeq

“It was so amazing being able to learn at Academy Xi. UX has helped me in many areas of life. Now when doing research, I brainstorm ideas and place them down on post-its to look for patterns and key concepts.”

Learned at Academy Xi

Become a UX Designer in 10 weeks

Jul 2020


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