Dr Maha Shams

Local Researcher

Area: Middle East

Maha specialises in user-research and delivers projects in various commercial design disciplines.

As a Design Lecturer and Consultant, Maha is passionate about helping private and governmental sectors resolve problems through design innovation. She focuses on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), because she believes they energise the region’s economic growth and prosperity. Maha has also published a paper for the Design Management Institute and participated as an expert in various conferences and workshops.  

She has a BSc qualification in Interior Architecture from Dammam University, an MA in Design Management, and a PhD in Strategic Design & Innovation. Having lived in the UK and USA, Maha is currently based in Saudi Arabia. She speaks English and Arabic.