Ibrahim Mohedas is currently a Post-Doc in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2016 and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011. His research focuses on the design of medical devices for resource-limited settings, particularly associated with development of mechanical devices for rural areas.
The focus of his dissertation is in the use of design ethnography in developing these technologies and how undergraduate students learn these methods. Ibrahim is particularly interested in understanding how design ethnography data collection techniques (such as in-situ observations, formal/informal interviews, film/audio recording, “deep hanging out”, etc.) and data analysis methods (such as narrative analysis, constant comparison, theme identification, coding, etc.) can be leveraged in resource-limited settings to inform medical device design. He has experience traveling to and designing in/for low-resource settings in Cameroon and Mexico (University of Texas) and, more recently, in Ghana and Ethiopia.
Ibrahim can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org