Janset Shawash is an architect, urban designer and planner, as well as a researcher at the Gamification Group and a doctoral candidate of Human-Technology Interaction at Tampere University. Her research focuses on implementing extended reality in contexts of urban heritage, creating engaging urban experiences, and reconceptualizing the creation of built environment in the virtual realm. Janset already holds a doctoral degree in development planning from Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London and has worked as an Assistant Professor in the field of architecture, urban planning and design on undergraduate and graduate levels. She also worked as a development and urban planning consultant for several major projects in the Middle East. Her research interests include exploring the history of the built environment, socio-economic development in the Global South, and architectural education.