Khalid Shakran

User Experience Researcher

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Khalid Shakran

User Experience Researcher

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Khalid has a passion for urban development and product research with a focus on participatory research methods. He holds his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from San Francisco State University and his Master of Urban and Regional Planning from University of California, Irvine. Khalid’s enthusiasm for user-centered design lies in uncovering the needs of users to design solutions for social impact.

Before joining Anthro-Tech, Khalid was a researcher on an urban development project in North Africa. He interviewed underrepresented participants about the impact of slum upgrading on their neighborhoods using participatory design approaches. Khalid has also worked with a product team at Google to understand users' needs and develop user-centered technology.

While he's not in the office, Khalid attends live sporting events, hikes, and travels abroad. You may also find him exploring Seattle's many consignment stores.

Work of which you’re most proud

For the Informal Settlements Redesign Project, my team developed two affordable housing projects. We created housing for more than 1,500 low-income residents of North Africa.

Biggest Influences

John Friedmann, Jane Jacobs, and Noam Chomsky.

Cause that means the most to you

Affordable housing

Favorite artist

Local underground hip-hop groups such as Hieroglyphics and Seattle's-own Blue Scholars.


Treat others like it's you living another life.

Favorite place in the world

Cairo, Egypt

Alternative universe career

Debating with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s First Take.

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