Research Training Subjects offered by the Research Unit in COD Since 2016

The Vice Deanship for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research in the College of Design offers a variety of research training workshops through its Design Research Hub. These workshops may be offered on demand for groups or as a 1:1 session when requested. The subjects of the workshops are mostly tailored based on faculty surveys sent annually or as respond to an emerging demand.

  1. Writing research proposals/abstracts and applying for research grants.
  2. Where and how to publish – journals and conferences.
  3. Allocating Journals for your Research through WOS/Scopus
  4. Different approaches (methodologies) to design research.
  5. Identifying a research subject/problem.
  6. Structuring your research proposal.
  7. Publishing Articles from your Thesis.
  8. Applying for a Postgraduate Program.
  9. Identifying collaboration opportunities (from industry and academia).
  10. Organizing your literature and research material (Mendeley/Endnote).
  11. Technical writing for research.
  12. Citation methods.
  13. Avoiding plagiarism and using Turnitin.
  14. Creating ORCID Researcher ID.

College of Design Research Seminars by Faculty

The Vice Deanship for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research in the College of Design offered a variety of research seminars through its Design Research Hub. The seminars are presented either by its faculty and or by guest speakers. The aim of these short sessions is to exchange knowledge and support possible collaborations, as well as, enhancing the research culture in the college through constantly presenting new research outcomes.

Presenter Seminar Title
Dr. Zainab Faroqi and research group Funded research:  Environmental Performance of the Traditional Buildings of Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Abeer Al-Lahham Traditionalism or Tradition-lieism.
Dr. Maha Al-Saaati Reading Popular Culture and Teaching with it.
Lecturer Natali Visual Documentation and Culture.
Dr. Razan Qassas Brands Traveling to Arabia.
Lecturer Nur Omar Malay Craft: The Potential of Traditional Games towards Commercialized Product.
Khadijah Al Khwaitem Hybrid Retail Experience. Experience and Service Design in Retail Spaces.
Mysan Ashgar 7 Things they DON’T Teach you in Design College!
Haya Alyahya Contemplation as a Design Methodology.
Rawan Hammad Meditation.
Sarah Alseikhan Naqsh
Fatmah Al-Dokhi Designing for Developing Countries.
Lecturer Zati Hazira Scents as a Design Element in Product.
Lecturer Shaima’s Alumran The Built Environment Effect on Quality of Life and Memory.Case study: ʻAliskanʼ Low-income Neighborhood.
Hinda Al Rawaf (external presenter) Saudi Design Week… What's the story?

Scholarships to International Universities

The College of Design focuses on the development of its junior teaching staff and supports their advancement in their academic career through offering scholarships to reputed international universities with a focus on variation of sources and the programs future needs.

Some of the universities that our members have earned scholarships and PG degrees from are:

  • Brunel University London, UK
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
  • De Montfort university, UK
  • Glasgow School of Art, UK
  • Kingston university, UK
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Pratt Institute, USA 
  • Savannah College of Arts and Design, USA
  • The New School: Parsons School of Design, USA
  • The Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • The University of Manchester, UK
  • The University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Leicester, UK
  • University of Michigan, USA
  • University of Reading, UK
  • University of Sheffield, UK
  • University of Southampton, UK
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Published on: 05 October 2020
Last update on: 05 October 2020
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