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Design Studies

ADM-HEA  
This list is for announcements and discussion related to the activities of ADM-HEA, the Art, Design and Media Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy. The Subject Centre promotes high quality in the learning and teaching of ADM in HE by enabling knowledge exchange, innovation and enterprise.

AHRCDESIGN  
This list is used by those funded under any Design Research theme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to make announcements and to discuss issues related to their design projects.

APPLIEDSEMIOTICS  
This group is for academics interested in the study or application of semiotics to various contexts, whether communication, design, marketing or other contexts.

ARCH-HISTORY  
Announcements of interest to architectural historians in further and higher education and heritage bodies: calls for papers; conferences; lectures; publications; courses; funds; vacancies; organisations.

ARCLIB-MEMBERS  
The arclib-members list is a closed list and is to be used for the discussion of topics of interest to members of arclib. It will enable members of the group to raise any concerns, ask any questions or seek help from other members.

ARLIS-STC  
This list has been retained 02/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This is the list of the Students & Trainees Committee of ARLIS/UK & Ireland: the Art Libraries Society.

ART-SUBJECT-FOCUS-GROUP  
This mail list is for the Art Subject Focus Group which is a group comprising of art teachers in schools, arts organisations and University staff interested in the furtherance of collaborative arts projects and research. Members from all areas are welcome although meetings are usually held in the West Midlands.

ART-TECHNOLOGY  
The programmes may be called Multimedia Arts, Interactive Arts, Electronic Arts, CyberArts, Design, Graphic Design and so on; this list is for discussion of issues relevant to Programme and Module Leaders on such courses. Teaching ideas, problems, technology and of course developing Creative content should all get discussed.

ARTSCAPESNET  
This list is used for the participants and presenters of the Artscapes: Urban Art and the Public conference to keep in touch and exchange research ideas.

ASCA  
The list will provide a forum for the sharing of information between teachers of computing and digital design in schools of architecture in the UK.

BSA-SOCIOLOGY-OF-THE-ARTS  
The mailing list will be used by the BSA Sociology of the Arts Study Group, which brings together individuals interested in, and working with, creative industries, artists, designers, curators or those in other artistic fields. The list will be used to encourage academic discussion, to advertise events, and to facilitate collaborations between academics, practitioners and enterprise.

BUISKA  
This mailing list is to support activities for the British Universities in South Korea Arts group. It is to help support collaborative activities in South Korea for this consortium of universities who specialise in Art.

CAD-IN-DESIGN  
The CAD-IN-DESIGN mailing list is used for the discussion of computer aided design in the product design workplace, with the mission of establishing how 'CAD' should be correctly employed in this specific workplace.

CAS  
The Computer Arts Society was founded in 1968.

CEBE-SUS  
This list has been retained 21/07/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list- contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list will enable discussion on the teaching of a wide breadth of sustainability issues within architectural education.

CEPHAD  
CEPHAD aims at stimulating the flow of ideas between research in philosophy and research in design

CIBEA  
CIBEA is an educationally focussed association which intends to be: -an expert hub for creative thinking related to business -bring creativity and business closer together -be a common voice for postgraduate research and teaching -define and contribute to the development of skills -provide a focal point to develop and disseminate research into creativity in business and the business of creativity & Sharing expertise and knowledge

CMCA  
This list has been retained 29/04/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list if for people involved or interested in the computational modelling of creative behaviour and/or analysis in the fine, applied and performing arts.

CREATIVEPEDAGOGIES-ADM  
This list has been retained 22/04/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list For all academic and technical staff interested in developing and researching innovative and creative learning and teaching experiences in art/design/media HE/FE education - (Wales-based but not exclusive!)

DASH  
Announcement list for digital and electronic arts histories

DEED  
DEED represents Departments, Schools, Faculties and Courses offering advanced level design education, including post-graduate studies and research in a variety of design areas. DEED recognises the increasing significance of interdisciplinary practice in all areas of design with the advent of the new information technologies, multimedia and computer-based design. In tandem with the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of design education with the growth of modularity, hybrid design disciplines and research. DEED supports its members and the broader academic community through a variety of activities including annual conferences, seminars, workshops, papers, and representation to the media, Government and other interested organisations.

DEFSA  
This list has been retained 06/12/2013 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list DEFSA seeks to develop design education in Africa. The UK can play a significant role by facilitating and contributing to an international dialogue, news and conference announcements via a jiscmail list.

DEMI  
This list has been retained 29/11/2013 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list demi looks at the introduction of sustainable development concepts within UK HE (design) curricula. This list will augment the development of demi and raise the profile of ecodesign and sustainability across a range of design disciplines.

DESIGN-FICTION  
A list for discussing issues around design fiction research and practice.

DESIGN-HISTORY  
A forum for the discussion of design historical issues, and the exchange of related information and reviews, administered by the Design History Society for members and interested others.

DESIGN-RESEARCH  
This list has been established by the Design Research Society to distribute Design Research News, an electronic newsletter that communicates related news throughout the world. It is mailed automatically at the beginning of each month and is free.

DESIGN-RESEARCH-ALLIANCE  
This list has been retained 29/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The Design Research Alliance aims to support academic research across a broad range of design disciplines. It builds on the activities of world-leading centres of excellence and provides a range of collaborative activities to celebrate, highlight and promote #meaningful academic design research. The list will support development and delivery of these activities, and the dissemination of information and resources to a growing membership.

DESIGN4HEALTH  
This list is used by the organisers of the Design 4 Health European conference 2011 and beyond to communicate with contributors and participants. This conference is open to researchers and practitioners in design and health. <HTML> This list is used by the organisers of the <strong>Design 4 Health European conference 2011</strong> and beyond to communicate with contributors and participants. This conference is open to researchers and practitioners in <strong>design</strong> and <strong>health and wellbeing</strong>. </HTML>

DIGITALTEXTILEDESIGN  
This list provides a communication resource for those who are interested in the art, design, research and technologies associated with textiles. Examples include digital textile design and printing, 3D textiles, smart textiles and wearables, digitally enabled interior fabrics, etc.

DJCAD-RAS  
This discussion list is used by the Art and Design research community in and beyond DJCAD, University of Dundee.

DRS  
DRS Design Research Society Discussion List operated by Conall Ó Catháin

DT2  
This list has been retained 24/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list DT2, The Centre for Design & Technology Education at Sheffield Hallam University is the Regional Support Centre for the South Yorkshire area. Our key aims are to; Identify the needs of local teachers, Offer training opportunities for beginners and experienced teachers of electronics, Enable teachers to gain ECT accreditation and Provide support to teachers and schools offering electronics in the design & technology curriculum.

EARLYCAREERRESEARCHERS  
This list has been retained 29/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This is a platform of support for early career researchers (current students & recent graduates) in human factors & ergonomics to share experiences, research and knowledge.

EARLYMODERNDRESSTEX  
This list is used by members of the AHRC Early Modern Dress & Textiles Research Network to make announcements, raise discussion and disseminate information relating to the Network projects and themes

EDENBULLETIN  
This list supports the engineering and design educator community. This list will enable members to receive regular updates of relevant information.

EKSIG  
EKSIG is concerned with understanding the nature and role of knowledge in research and practice in order to clarify fundamental principles and practices of using practice in research.

ENQUIRE  
enquire is a space within which diverse forms of art & design research practice and documentation are explored. Where 'knowledge', in its many different forms, is examined, and where methodologies from various disciplines are compared. It is where new forms of knowledge production and consumption are considered, and where the existing categories, abstractions and concepts that define knowledge and enquiry are challenged, and alternatives put forward.

EVERYDAY-FUTURES  
This list is used by members to make announcements about everyday futures and related projects, programmes, conferences and publications.

FCNETWORK  
The main aim of the email discussion group is to enable dialogue and debate between researchers, artists and curators whose interest is in museum and exhibition practice influenced by feminism.

FOODDESIGN  
This list is used by the International Food Design Society to make announcements about conference calls and to stimulate the research community to share knowledge and create a network of people interested in the emerging Food Design discipline.

GAMES  
The purpose of this list is to provide a forum for discussion for those involved in emergent field of games technology and design.

GDEN  
The Graphic Design Educators Network (GDEN) advocates graphic design education

GLADNET  
The Group for Learning in Art and Design (GLAD) is well known in the art and design education community for its annual conferences which focus on issues of teaching and learning. GLADNET offers an opportunity to extend this dialogue between academics working in art and design HE.

HFRN  
The Historical Fictions Research Network aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of fictional historical narrative. We welcome people working on prose, drama, visual art, reception studies, musicology, museum displays, film, tv, gaming, wargaming, graphic novels, transformative works and any other areas engaged in the narrative construction of the fictional past.

IFS  
IFS exists to provoke debate on the future direction and current challenges affecting the creative industries, to support excellence across interior research & practice, and seeks to embed these into the learning experience of ug's and pg's. It acts as a regional authority on, and advocate for, Interior Design/Interior Architecture education, research, practice and collaboration.

ILLUSTRATION-RESEARCH  
This list has been established to create new and reinforce established networks for disseminating information about events, conferences and publications related to Illustration Research.

INCLUSIVE-DESIGN  
This list is for those interested in the process of inclusive design and its application across all design disciplines

LANDSCAPE-GARDENS-HEALTH  
This list has been retained 28/07/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list will foster information sharing and collaboration between academics and practitioners interested in the idea of healing and restorative landscapes. It will be of interest to garden and design historians, landscape researchers and practitioners and policy-makers in the field of healthcare.

LUXURY  
Luxury is an email list that provides an academically informed global forum for all those in the arts, humanities, and social sciences interested in the transformed and expanded nature of the multifaceted concept of luxury. <HTML> Luxury is an email list that provides an academically informed global forum for all those in the arts, humanities, and social sciences interested in the transformed and expanded nature of the multifaceted concept of luxury. </HTML>

MEDICALMOBILITIES  
News, announcements & CfP related to medical mobilities research and the Medical Mobilities Reading Group

MEG-ART-DESIGN  
This list is used for the collaboration and the sharing of good practice in the teaching, learning and assessment of art and design subjects, in the MEG (mixed economy group) colleges.

MIND  
The MinD list provides a public forum for the discussion of research into the application of design to support people with dementia, their carers and anyone else involved in dementia care.

MODERNISTFASHION  
A mailing list to share research, news, Call for Papers, etc, among those working on the intersection of fashion and modernist literature.

ONLINELEARNING  
This list is to create a communication and dialogue vehicle for the expansion and sharing of knowledge about teaching online in HE

OPENSIG-LIST  
The SiG exists to explore questions about human-object interactions focusing on objects and engaging with social Practices, which involve Experiences of objects in networks of relationship.

PCL-ENGAGEMENT  
This is a Special Interest Group around Creative Engagement and Consultation. The list aims at exploring how design universities and local governments can work together to carry out local engagement in more creative and possibly more inclusive ways by using participatory design approach; and fostering opportunities for collaboration between local government and higher education design institutions. The list is specially aimed at local government officers and design academics interested or active in new opportunities for collaborative learning and societal impact join the mailing list now and do not miss the opportunity for further collaboration.

PHD-DESIGN  
PhD-Design was created to discuss, and exchange information about PhDs in design.

PHOTODIS  
This list has been retained 14/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Initially set up for students following the BA (Hons) Documentary & Fine Art Photography course at Stockport College, this list is open to anyone studying photography at degree level. The list will invite students to make comments on technical, conceptual or contextual issues & debates relating to the medium of photography.

POPP  
This list service is used to support dialogue, networking and collaboration between practice-as-research postgraduate students and early career researchers across the Arts and Humanities in Scotland.

PRODUCT-LIFE-SPANS-NETWORK  
This list has been retained 11/01/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used by the EPSRC funded Network on Product Life Spans to post information related to the Network. It also intends to promote discussion and the transfer of knowledge between those interested in this field.

PROFILE-GROUP  
A forum for research and mutual support of practitoners of performance lighting in uk higher education.

PUBLISHING-STUDIES  
This list is a forum for discussion of issues around the development of publishing studies as a discipline in the UK and internationally, and for the dissemination of news about forthcoming events, funding opportunities and publications in this field of study. Included within this topic are publishing culture generally, book, serials and publishing history; economic, political and social issues associated with the development, sale and dissemination of intellectual property; design, typography and production of print and electronic media; audience and reception studies, among others.

RIDE  
This list was started as an outcome of the conference 'Re-inventing design education in the University' in Perth 11-13th December 2000. The views and exchanges at the conference were stimulating and it is hoped that such discussion will be continued on this list.

SCULPTURALTHINKING  
Sculptural Thinking is a mailing list which brings together research in practice and theory around the concept of sculptural thinking. This may include areas of research interest in sculptural practice, the history and theory of sculpture, curation and archiving. Themes include: sculpture and the archive, sculpture and materials, sculpture in public. The mailing list is also open to new forms and modes of sculptural thinking in research-creation.

SCULPTURALTHINKING  
Sculptural Thinking is a mailing list which brings together research in practice and theory around the concept of sculptural thinking. This may include areas of research interest in sculptural practice, the history and theory of sculpture, curation and archiving. Themes include: sculpture and the archive, sculpture and materials, sculpture in public. The mailing list is also open to new forms and modes of sculptural thinking in research-creation.

SDN  
This list supports the work of the SDN by providing a discussion forum for people with interests in sustainable design.

SHARE  
This mailing list is run by Hedley Roberts, for Staff, Students, Alumni and Associates of the School of Architecture and the Visual Arts to share of information about upcoming events, openings and opportunities.

SHOES  
The Shoe Network is an opportunity for like minded and interested people from higher education, other museums, research communities, artists and designers to share shoe related projects of any type and current research. Quite often such a diverse group find it difficult to link up and share information. This would be an invaluable tool to achieve this.

STUDIESOFHOME  
This list is linked to the Centre for Studies of Home, a joint venture between Queen Mary University of London and The Geffrye Museum, UK. It serves as a forum for advertising and discussing events associated with the Centre and as a place where others can advertise events and share opportunities relevant to the study of home and domestic life.

TECHNICALTEACHING  
This group has been made to develop research into where and how Technical staff are involved in Learning and Teaching. It will discuss and develop 'best practice' encouraging a collaborative approach between academic and technical staff to deliver the best possible learning experience.

TEXTILE-DESIGN-RESEARCH  
This list is to facilitate and stimulate research in textile design and practice including cross-disciplinary collaboration and textile design education. It is used to make announcements to the textile design research community.

THE-THURSDAY-CLUB  
The newly formed Centre for Cognition, Computation and Culture has formed a research environment to consider Art and Technology application with Goldsmiths Digital Studios and BT. The group is an open discussion forum to compliment realtime sessions occuring each month. The list is for artists/technologists/researchers interested in pushing the envelope.

UKCOMICSCHOLARS  
This list circulates information regarding scholarly activity around comics, manga and graphic novels across a number of disciplines and institutions in the UK.

UKVRSIG  
UK Virtual Reality Special Interest Group e-mailing list.

WEDGWOOD  
This list managed by the Wedgwood Museum. It is for use by those with an academic interest in the ware and history of Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd and its subsidiaries.

WIP  
the 'Women in Print' list exists to promote research, discussion and #writing into the overlooked contributions and legacies of women to print #culture - whether as writers, publishers, artists and designers, art #directors, teachers and through their domestic lives.

WIRAD  
WIRAD aims to become Wales' premier Art & Design research institution and an internationally significant player in the Art & Design research field by building on the research excellence and talent that Wales possesses. This list is part of a pan-Wales resource for Art & Design research.

WRITING-PAD  
The Writing-PAD network is led by Goldsmiths, University of London and now works with over 100 institutions worldwide. The network has been set up to support those students on art and design courses who are often highly adept in the visual domain but less expert in writing. The network seeks to disseminate good practice and as such will work with institutions across the art and design sector.

YEAROFLIGHT2015  
This list is for all parties interested in organising events as part of International Year of Light 2015.

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