%0 Journal Article
	%A Nouf Saad Alnassar and  Susan Grant and  Ray Holland
	%D 2013
	%J International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 76, 2013
	%T Design Management Applications to Improve Work Environment for Female Academics in Saudi Arabia
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/13818
	%V 76
	%X This research study examines cases of Saudi Arabian
universities and female academics for work environment issues
within the context of design management applications. The study
proposes use of design research, ergonomics and systems design
thinking to develop the university design which facilitates removal of
physical and cognitive barriers for female academics. Review of
literature demonstrates that macro and micro ergonomic combined
with design management and system design strategies can
significantly improve the workplace design for female academics.
The university design model would be prepared based on the analyses
of primary data obtained from archived documents, participants'
observation logs, photo audits, focus groups and semi-structured
interviews of currently employed female academics in the selected
case universities.
	%P 919 - 923