I am an information and process designer with experience in visualization, workshop facilitation, and field research. My interests orbit around design-led research, participatory methods, systems thinking and storytelling, all tools I use to address pressing social issues and complex problems. I have an MFA in transdisciplinary Design from Parsons the New School for Design and am a Fulbright scholar.
I am is currently deputy director of the design department at A.L.B.A (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) and a board member of the MENA Design Research Center -organizers of the Beirut Design Week. I am also a design trainer/facilitator who introduces design thinking methodologies through interactive hands-on workshops. In the past few years, I have helped organize several design events such as the Beirut Service Jam (Lebanese edition of the Global Service Jam), Disrupt!/Design!/ an initiative in partnership with Hivos, and Design Toolbox with GAIA heritage. In my free time, I am a freelance information architect at Visualizing Palestine, a writer at the Outpost magazine and an avid podcast listener.
Lteif, Diala (2015). I am violence, Design and violence, MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, p.118-119.
Lteif, Diala and Joubanian, Vrouyr (2014). Engaging differently with a familiar context, DPU SummerLab report, UCL, London, p.32-34.
Lteif, Diala (2013). Lost in Transition, The Outpost Magazine, Issue 03, Beirut, p.165-171.
Lteif, Diala and Ollove, Maggie (2013). Integrating systemic thinking and storytelling, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design ISBN: 978-82-547-0263-5, RSD2 systemic-design.net, Oslo.
Lteif, Diala (2013). The story of an Oud in eleven strings, Anamesa Interdisciplinary Journal, Spring 2013, NYU University, New York, p.56-67.
Lteif, Diala (2012). Framing Barakat, Anamesa Interdisciplinary Journal, Spring 2012, NYU University, New York, p.100-103.
2014 / 11 - BDL ACCELERATE, Beirut, Lebanon - Co-lead Visualize your blueprint session.
2014 / 08 - TEDxLAU, Beirut, Lebanon - Co-lead public design intervention.
2013 / 11 - AGILE TOUR, Beirut, Lebanon - Co-lead Design the box session.
2013 / 10 - SECOND SYMPOSIUM OF RELATING SYSTEMS THINKING AND DESIGN, Oslo, Norway - Conference speaker.