Douha Youssef Attiah

Assistant Professor, King Abdulaziz University

Douha is a Saudi interior designer and educator; graduated from Dar Alhekma University in 2007 and resumed her passion of design in England between 2010 and 2016 where she obtained her Masters and PhD degrees..

Her masters dissertation followed a dream of having an inspiring brainstorming platform for architects and designers, this later was awarded a degree of distinction by The University of Leeds, UK. The dream was shared with all professionals worldwide when Douha decided to mass produce The sketchiniZer (the all-in-one designer sketchbook) in 2015 and the production takes place up until now: edition1, edition2, and edition3 soon..

Between 2012 and 2016 Douha studied colour in relation to the interior design process in The University of Leeds and participated in many relative workshops and conferences.

Since 2017 Douha is an assistant professor in King Abdulaziz University and a visiting assistant professor in other private sectors.

Her teaching modules include: freehand sketching, colour-design, professional practice, and mainly design studios for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels where she focuses much on the spatial thinking and thinking three-dimensionally ..

Douha’s students excelled in these..

Since 2017, Douha is known for implementing the rules of visual merchandising within teaching commercial interiors and was consulted for it in many universities and platforms to train and speak, as well as being known for colour-in-interior design in the region, this makes her excel in colour schemes for all kinds of designs, materials selections, and relative studies in relation to the spatial components (size, lighting, textures, patterns, etc..) indoors and outdoors.

Douha’s current research interests include:

Design process, Colour design, Brainstorming, Commercial interior spaces, Visual merchandising and store fronts, Design for Wellbeing.

Douha’s under-process publications for 2020 include:

  • A trilingual design book
  • VM in store design: teaching methods
  • Colour for interiors: teaching methods
  • The 4Ds interior design process framework examined
  • Colour in The History of The Region
  • Colour in The Urban Context
  • Post-covid19 indoor spaces