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Rafiq Elmansy

Design author, founder of Designorate.com, consultant and lecturer
The American University in Cairo

Rafiq Elmansy is a design researcher, author, consultant and lecturer. He teaches design at the American University in Cairo and hold a master degree in Design Management. His books are published by Taylor and Francis, John Wiley and O'Railly Media. He is the founder of Designorate.com, an open-access platform for design thinking, design management and innovation. Rafiq is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Education Leader and part of their prerelease program. He writes Adobe exams for Certiport.

Biography

Rafiq Elmansy is a design researcher, consultant, author, and lecturer at the American University. His professional experience includes more than 15 years in the design industry, working with clients from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Australia. Also, his experience includes design research and his articles are published in the Design Management Review published by the Design Management Institute. Also, he is the founder of Designorate.com project, an online open-source learning platform for design management and strategic design.

His design creative work is exhibited in many locations including Croatia, South Africa, and Spain. He is also a jury member and mentor in acknowledged design competitions including the Adobe Design Achievement Awards and Poster for Tomorrow. He writes academic articles for the Design Management Review and a published author for industry books for Taylor and Francis, John Wiley and O’Reilly Media.

Elmansy is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Education Leader working with Adobe to develop their applications and write Adobe certification exams for Certiport. His design work is exhibited in many countries and he is also a jury member in design competitions including the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, A’Design Awards and Poster for Tomorrow.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My research focus on design-related topics including the following:
    - Digital design and future of design
    - Design management and innovation
    - Design thinking and process
    - Sustainable design and development
    - Human-centered design and user experience

Personal Interests

    The design role in community and education.

Websites

Books

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Articles

Design Management Review

arriers Facing Design and Creativity in Middle East SMEs.


Published: Sep 10, 2015 by Design Management Review
Authors: Rafiq Elmansy
Subjects: Ergonomics & Human Factors

Education, knowledge and experience, helpful banking systems, and above all, an understanding of design's role in business strategy and competitive advantage—all these will play a role in making life better for designers and design-aware SMEs and, in turn, the economies of the countries of the Middle East.

Design Management Review

Designing the 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand


Published: Sep 03, 2015 by Design Management Review
Authors: Rafiq Elmansy
Subjects: Ergonomics & Human Factors

3D printing is remarkably affordable and lends itself to this collaborative—and philanthropic—endeavor. A lot of people, a little kindness, and a new technology make a huge difference around the world, especially for children.

News

Writing Adobe Animate CC Official Exam

By: Rafiq Elmansy
Subjects: Computer Science & Engineering

In this project, I have been invited by Certiport to write Adobe Animate CC ACA exam for Adobe Systems Inc. The project includes working with exam questions writing and reviewing activities.