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Design Research News, January 2018


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DESIGN RESEARCH NEWS Volume 23 Number 1, Jan 2018 ISSN 1473-3862
DRS Digital Newsletter      http://www.designresearchsociety.org


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o   DRS2018 Conference REMINDER

o   Design Studies, January 2018

o   Design Studies editorial, January 2018

o   Calls

o   Announcements

o   DRN search

o   Digital Services of the DRS

o   Subscribing and unsubscribing to DRN

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DRS2018 Limerick, 25th-28th June 2018.

There is only one month remaining for submissions to the DRS2018
Limerick calls for Workshops, Conversations, and PhD by Design. The
final submission date for all three is 15th February 2018. Please note
the details for each of these calls below:

Call for Workshops

Submission Deadline: 15th February 2017

Workshops are half and full day sessions which provide an opportunity to
learn in a practical and engaged way about the latest tools, methods and
techniques of Design Research, Practice, and Education. They aim to
bring together design researchers and design practitioners in academia,
in the public sector, and in business and industry. Workshops will take
place over the four days of the conference, though most will take place
on Monday 25th June 2018. Further information and Workshop Template is
available on the website. If you have queries please email
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Call for Conversations

Submission Deadline: 15th February 2018

Conversation is the DRS2018 format for sessions conceived as alternative
to the traditional paper/presentation format, with the ambition of
providing innovative venues for project-based research and work that is
not easily captured or conveyed by the scholarly paper. A Conversation
can be a structured discussion or experimental session format that
advances dialogue around emergent forms of design research. The aim of
the Conversation format is to engage a limited number of attendees in
open exchange in arriving at new understandings about a topic. Each
Conversation is facilitated by convenors who will produce a concluding
document from their Conversation discussion. Dissemination results will
be featured on the DRS2018 site following the conference. Further
information and Conversations Template is available on the
Any enquiries about Conversations should be directed to:

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Call for PhD by Design

Submission Deadline: 15th February 2017

PhD By Design will hold a one-day event at DRS2018 to vocalise, discuss
and work through some of the many issues of conducting a practice-based
PhD in Design. This event will be made up of informal presentations of
work as an opportunity to explore what the future holds for
practice-based PhDs. It will bring together designers undertaking
practice-based doctoral research, as well as supervisors, MRes students,
and MPhil students within and outwith Design Departments. On the day we
will produce an Instant Journal documenting discussions and outcomes and
available during the conference. Further information on PhD by Design
Limerick is available on the website. Information about past events is
available at:


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Contact Us

Any enquiries about the conference should be directed to:
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Conference website: www.drs2018limerick.org

For regular updates follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/DRS2018 and
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DRS2018

The Design Research Society is a multi-disciplinary learned society for
the design research community worldwide. The DRS was founded in 1966,
and since then has established a record of significant achievements in
contributing to design knowledge.

You can visit the DRS website at: http://www.designresearchsociety.org



Contents of Volume 54, January 2018

Editorial: Back to the future
Nigel Cross and Peter Lloyd
Pages iv-vi

Acknowledgement of Referees
Page vii

Just design
Matteo Bianchin, Ann Heylighen
Pages 1-22

The machineries of user knowledge production
Il Oygr
Pages 23-49

Exploring uncertainty perception as a driver of design activity
Philip Cash, Melanie Kreye
Pages 50-79

Regional designing: A strategic design approach in landscape
Annet Kempenaar, Adri van den Brink
Pages 80-95

Inclusive design and making in practice: Bringing bodily experience into
closer contact with making
Rachael Luck
Pages 96-119

Imagination's hand: The role of gesture in designdrawing
Douglas Cooper
Pages 120-139

Special Section: DRS 50th Anniversary Conference

Introduction to the DRS 50th anniversary conference Special Section
Peter Lloyd
Pages 140-141

Thinking design: A personal perspective onthe development of the Design
Clive Dilnot
Pages 142-145

Objective measures of design typicality
Stefan Mayer, Jan R. Landwehr
Pages 146-161

Design ethics: Reflecting on the ethical dimensions of technology,
sustainability, and responsibility in the Anthropocene
Jeffrey K.H. Chan
Pages 184-200

Designing frames: The use of precedents in parliamentary debate
Darren Umney, Peter Lloyd
Pages 201-218


Design Studies Volume 54, January 2018

Editorial: Back to the future

This first issue of Design Studies in 2018 marks a significant event in
its history: it is only the second time in the journal's 38 years of
publishing that it has had a change in chief editor; and the last time
was 34 years ago! Sydney Gregory was the first editor, from 1979 to
1983, and ever since it has been Nigel Cross, who has now retired from
the role. There have been several long-serving other editors, varying in
roles from Co-editors to Regional Editors and Associate Editors, who
have made important contributions in handling, reviewing, improving and
approving the submitted articles; one of those has been Norbert
Roozenburg, who also retires from his Associate Editor role at this

At such a change point, it seems opportune to look both backwards and
forwards in terms not only of the journal itself, but also the wider
field of design research.

1. Looking back

The Design Research Society was instrumental in establishing the new
Design Studies  journal (the first of its kind) in 1979. At that time it
seemed a risky exercise, given the lack of much prior history in
publishing works of design research. In fact, there was not a great deal
of work going on in design research. Nearly forty years later, both the
Society and the journal are thriving - as, indeed, is the whole field of
design research - and design practice has been transformed.

There still seem to be some doubts about the achievements of design
research with respect to practice, but the critics need to realise that
it takes a long time for research to bear fruit in practice. It is clear
to those of us with long memories that some of the things that today are
taken for granted in design practice, or are marked as best practice,
are things that thirty to forty years ago were obscure novelties within
design research. Probably the strongest example is computer graphics and
computer aided design, which are now widespread in conventional design
practice but forty or more years ago they were things only design
researchers were interested in and were trying to develop. It was 1963
when design researcher Ivan Sutherland unveiled his novel and
extraordinary (but by today's expectations extremely limited and clunky)
interactive 'Sketchpad' CAD system; it was 20 years later before
Autodesk's 'AutoCAD' system was launched, and another 20 years before
'SketchUp' appeared.

Within the pages of early issues of Design Studies other examples can be
found. In Volume 1, January 1980, we published an article by Charles
Eastman on 'Information and databases in design' - pioneering work that
led to Building Information Modelling (BIM), now a widely-used process
in designing, constructing and operating not only buildings but all
kinds of physical infrastructures. In that same 1980 issue Tom Maver's
article on 'Appraisal in design', not only described then current work
in computer aided assessment of design performance but also looked
forward to immersive technologies for 'experiential appraisal' of design
proposals and computer supported distributed collaborative design work
facilitated through telecommunications. A few years later, in January
1984, Jack Ingram's article on 'Designing the spatial experience' was
about using prototypes and full size mock-ups not just for evaluating
final design proposals but as integral parts of the initial design
process. He also wrote about 'designing the user experience', using
methods such as user trips, pre-figuring all the current usage in design
practice of early prototyping, user-centred design, participatory design
and experience design. A little later, in July 1984, Donald Schn was
writing about 'Problems, frames and perspectives on designing',
introducing the concept of problem framing, describing design thinking
as a process of inquiry and experimentation, and setting many of the
foundations for the current understanding and practice of design

Many new techniques, methods and approaches in design practice - ranging
from design method cards and toolkits to computer modelling and virtual
reality - originated in design research. It seems that it takes a
generation, at least twenty five years, maybe thirty years or more, for
the things that seemed 'ivory tower', pointless or perhaps even foolish
research projects and ideas to become commonplace in practice. Usually,
the practitioners don't realise that what they are doing or using are
something that originated in the design research world. Often,
contemporary observers and commentators don't realise either, because of
course the practitioners don't reference their work back to its origins.

However, the aims and objectives of design research are not just focused
on applications for design practice; there are also many other kinds of
achievement to mention. For example, research also feeds into education.
One of the significant achievements of design research has been what it
has contributed to the broadening of design education beyond
apprenticeship training; the understanding that has grown of the nature
and relevance of design thinking. Design schools that have the culture
of research within them are producing different graduates from those
schools that dont have that background. These design graduates are now
better educated; more self-aware about designing and the design process,
how to be a designer and the contribution designers can make to society.
Even beyond that, design research has made it possible for, and actually
encouraged design to interact with many other disciplines, from
computing science to cognitive science, anthropology to psychology,
management to philosophy.

2. Looking forward

The interdisciplinarity that design researchers publishing in Design
Studies have naturally embraced has been a distinctive feature of the
journal from the first issue. While it now seems that all Universities
promote interdisciplinary research, Design Studies can justifiably lay
claim to being an early innovator in this area, realising the need to
speak other languages of research in pursuit of a commonly held
interest. Occasionally people have criticised the overly technical
orientation of some papers in the journal, along with the mainly
empirical nature of the studies reported (though in fact we report many
other types of study) but what remains distinctive is the focus on the
process of design as a basis for all types of research inquiry. The full
international range of contributions to the journal demonstrate the
universality of studying the process of design.

What might the future hold for the journal? Most readers experience
Design Studies online in its digital format (we now publish less than
100 physical copies of each issue, although authors can purchase print
copies on demand) and this presents new opportunities for engaging with
the research reported. The entire back catalogue of the journal now
exists digitally and new tools in publishing allow us to exploit this
rich resource as a kind of database. Special Sections mean we can theme
past and new work, or a mixture of both; Virtual Special Issues allow us
to publish specially commissioned work over an extended period, without
having to wait for the full set of papers to be complete. Indeed the
wait for a paper to be published is becoming shorter and shorter as
papers appear online soon after they are accepted for publication.
Monitoring a papers performance in terms of citations and downloads is
becoming easier and more accurate.

Digital formats also allow a loosening of the idea of a research paper.
Traditionally viewed as a definitive endpoint, digital access means that
a paper can now become part of an evolving and more complex research
dialogue, structurally linked across many types of media. It is now
possible to submit video to Design Studies, for example, as well as
research data, software code, and CAD models. These elements provide
researchers with the tools to verify and reproduce results, which will
only make the design research knowledge base more robust. As we move
forwards the journal will seek to experiment and explore what is
possible with these new ways of capturing and presenting research.

The move to be more open with research data comes at a time when open
access publishing has become widespread and that trend will surely
continue. Though Design Studies remains a subscription-based journal, an
increasing number of papers that are published are done so through open
access agreements and the first volume of every year remains open to all
for the duration of the year of publication.  The sharing of data in
design research has long been an innovative feature of a number of
Special Issues from the Design Thinking Research Symposia series, first
published in 1995 and with the latest (the eleventh in the series)
appearing later in 2018. We also have two further Special Issues planned
for 2018 on Participatory Design and the emerging research area of
Service Design.

This is an exciting time for Design Studies. It is certainly a time to
reflect and review what has been achieved, but it is also a time of
change and an opportunity for a new generation of design researchers to
engage with the journal. In this volume and the next we publish a
Special Section featuring some of the best papers from the 50th
Anniversary Design Research Society conference held in 2016. Though
slightly wider in scope than usual, the papers nevertheless point the
way to different kinds of design research that we may consider in the
future. The core themes and values of the journal will not change, the
design process will remain central along with the various ways in which
designerly ways of knowing can be understood, explained, and enacted. We
carry a sense of our growing history, but look forward to a productive
future for design research, and continued success for Design Studies.



Special Issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications on Advances in
Multimedia for Human-Computer Interaction with special track on Games in
Human Computer Interaction

Call for Papers

Multimedia Tools and Applications an International Journal (Springer)

Special Issue on
Advances in Multimedia for Human-Computer Interaction

Guest Editors:

Maria De Marsico (Sapienza University of Rome) [log in to unmask]
Laura Anna Ripamonti (PONG - Playlab fOr inNovation in Games, University
of Milano) [log in to unmask]
Davide Gadia (PONG - Playlab fOr inNovation in Games, University of
Milano) [log in to unmask] 
Dario Maggiorini (PONG - Playlab fOr inNovation in Games, University of
Milano) [log in to unmask] 
Ilaria Mariani (Dipartimento di Design - Design Department, Politecnico
di Milano) [log in to unmask] 
Carmelo Ardito (University of Bari) [log in to unmask]
Carmen Santoro ( HIIS (Human Interfaces in Information Systems)
Laboratory of ISTI-CNR in Pisa (Italy) [log in to unmask]

This Special Issue will include a selection of the best papers presented
at the 2017 Edition of CHItaly, the biannual Conference of the Italian
SIGCHI Chapter, held from 18th to 20th of September 2017 in Cagliari.

Contributions from authors that did not attend the conference are also
more than welcome.

The expected topics include, but are not limited to:

- innovative proposals regarding advanced interaction paradigms and
models, - natural interfaces - ubiquitous interfaces - inclusive
interfaces for users with special needs - new interaction styles for
every-day life, e.g., for healthcare and for cultural heritage

Authors have to submit choosing 1085: Advances in Multimedia: HCI
In addition, a special space will be reserved to papers dealing with
Games in Human-Computer Interaction.
Authors of papers dealing with games in human-computer interaction are
invited to submit choosing 1085: Advances in Multimedia: Games and HCI

Please notice that the authors of the long papers presented at CHItaly
2017 are invited to submit an extended version of their contributions by
taking into consideration the reviewers comments on their conference
paper and the feedback received during presentation at the conference.
It is worth underlining that verbatim transfer of large parts of the
conference paper will not be tolerated, and that the extension is
expected to contain at least 30% of original scientific contribution,
e.g., in the form of new algorithms, experiments or
qualitative/quantitative comparisons.

It is requested to all authors to especially stress aspects of the
proposed approaches related to the multimedia tools, applications and

Papers must be formatted according to Springer requested format.

Important Dates:

- Submission deadline: 10 March 2018
- Review notification: 10 May 2018
- Final version deadline: 10 July 2018


21 or 22 April 2018 - Call for Participation: CHI'18 Workshop
Experience Design meets Service Design  Method Clash or Marriage?
Montreal, Canada

Service design increasingly involves the integration of physical and
digital service offerings. At the same time, user experience design
increasingly involves the design of digital services via a more holistic
view to the customer journey. The scope overlap between these two design
practices is growing; however, the goals, methods, and underlying
concerns remain quite different.

This workshop investigates the growing overlap between service and user
experience design and charts a course for more effective integration
between these two ways of designing. The workshop has four objectives:

1. Discuss the similarities and differences between these two design
2. Share successes and failures when blending service and experience
3. Identify key issues that the service design and experience design
research communities must address.
4. Form connections with a global group of designers and design
researchers working at the intersection of these two practices.

Workshop website: blogs.aalto.fi/xdsd


Deadline for papers: February 2, 2018
Notification of acceptance: February 22, 2018
Final version of papers: March 10, 2018
Workshop: April 21 or 22, 2018 in Montreal, Canada


We invite design practitioners and researchers from industry and the
academe to submit short workshop papers discussing their experiences and
concerns around the overlap between service design and user experience
design. Papers could address any of the following topics.

- Opportunities and challenges for bringing these two fields closer
- Case studies with lessons learned from designing in the intersection
of UX and Service design
- Approaches for designing and evaluating experiences along a service
journey and service network
- Ideology, methodology, and terminology challenges
- Analysis of earlier research in this area

Papers must be 6 pages or shorter and follow the workshop paper format
<http://www.allaboutux.org/files/SIGCHI-WSpaper-Format.docx>. Please
submit your paper through EasyChair
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=xdsd2018>system by February 2,
2018. Based on the submitted papers, we will select a diverse set of
participants to join us and share their ideas and experiences. If your
paper is selected, at least one author must attend the workshop and at
least one day of the ACM CHI Conference.

21-26 April 2018 - ACM CHI 2018 workshop on Maker Movements,
Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI

The organising committee invites submissions, in the form of position
papers, for this one-day workshop to be held as part of the ACM SIGCHI
2018 Conference <https://chi2018.acm.org/> on Human Factors in Computing
Systems, in Montreal, Canada between 21st- 26th April 2018.

The workshop will address questions and themes around the relationships
between maker and DIY culture and participatory design, with a
particular focus on visions, values and the implications of these
interconnections. Submissions can focus on any area of relevance to the
themes of the workshop, including:

participatory design
maker culture
Do-It-Yourself approaches
social innovation
democratic design
research methods and frameworks
user and participant perspectives
creativity and materiality
grassroots activities and activism
research in the wild.

Position papers are statements of interest and/or expertise in the
workshop topic. As the aim of the workshop is to encourage
cross-disciplinary discussions, submissions can include theoretical,
critical or practice-based formats, including frameworks, evaluations,
case studies, etc.

Important dates

Submission deadline: 2nd February 2018
Notification of acceptance: 22nd February 2018
One-day workshop: 21st or 22nd April 2018

Workshop website: https://makersdiyparticipatorydesign.wordpress.com/

Contact email: [log in to unmask]

Submissions should be in the CHI extended abstract format (4-6 pages) in
.pdf format. Submissions will be reviewed by the organising committee
and selected based on relevance to the workshop themes, quality of
submission and potential to stimulate discussion. At least one author
from each accepted submission must attend the workshop to present the

Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
Call for Papers - Human Work Interaction Design meets International

Focus section on
"Human Work Interaction Design meets International Development"
to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)

IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access (OA) road to its contents with no
charge to the authors (submission & paper processing)

If you wish to help us in improving the quality of the journal, please


CFP: http://ixdea.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/index.

Important dates:

- Deadline: January 31, 2018 
- Notification to the authors: February 28, 2018
- Camera ready paper: March 15, 2018
- Publication of the special issue: end of March, 2018


Today, it is a true challenge to design applications that support users
of technology in complex and emergent organizational and work contexts.
To meet this challenge, the Working Group 13.6 (WG13.6) on Human Work
Interaction Design (HWID) was established in September 2005 as the sixth
working group under the International Federation for Information
Processing specifically the Technical Committee 13 on Human Computer
Interaction (HCI). A main objective of the WG13.6 as defined in 2012 is
the analysis of this complexity and its relationships between extensive
empirical work domains studies and HCI designs.

We are particularly interested in observing technology-mediated
innovative work practices in informal settings, in a social development
context. This is why WG 13.6 has decided to promote research jointly
with WG. 13.8 on Interaction Design in International Development, whose
main interest since its creation in 2006 is to promote the application
of interaction design to address the needs, desires and aspirations of
people across the developing world.

Todays technologies change the way we work with pervasive interfaces and
smart places, often shifting our physical boundaries and our operational
modes. From health care, to traffic control, interaction with new
technologies, researchers have raised challenging issues for HCI
researchers and experts. This is even more challenging when one is away
from the mainstream industrial sites of the global north.

In line with recent suggestions that HCI should turn to practice and do
practice based research, the utility and merit of defining a field from
its published works stems from providing a conceptual frame to organize
a variety of issues emerging in recent HCI research. In this focus
section, we take a practice oriented, bottom up approach where one can
analyze and synthesize relevant field work. Stephanidis states that
interactive technologies are entering all aspects of everyday life, in
communication, work and collaboration, health and well-being, home
control and automation, public services, learning and education,
culture, travel, tourism and leisure, and many others. An extensive
variety of technologies are already available, and new ones tend to
appear frequently, and on a regular basis. Because of this we have to be
attentive towards the development of studies that will help the growth
of new technologies itself.

This focus section also aims at analysing the connections between
ecological interface design with other common interface design methods,
enabling participants to better understand how to combine approaches in
the creation of design solutions. We propose to approach this in the
perspective of transforming everyday interactions of people with
technologies, in particular cognitive work approaches, using examples
and case studies. Examples of everyday services and technologies that
are already enabled by multiple cognitive engineering approaches include
Amazons Echo, IBMs Watson, Apples Siri, services like Dropbox, Spotify,
Pinterest and so many others.

Topics of Interest

In the above context, this focus section of IxD&A invites papers around
the following list of topics:

- human-centered design approaches for specific work domains
(workplaces, smart workplaces);
- visions of new roles for workplaces that enhance both work practice
and interaction design.
- can HWID be effectively applied beyond control rooms and other
industrial or manufacturing contexts?
- analyzing the value of the current state of affairs with regard to the
concept of affordance;
- how does HWID can help improve the experience economy, the knowledge
economy (Web 2.0, user-generated content) and the transformation economy
(ethical value change, global and societal issues);
- case studies of applied HWID leveraging on pervasive computing,
Internet of Things, and other work domains or workplace technologies.

Submission guidelines and procedure

All submissions (abstracts and later final manuscripts) must be original
and may not be under review by another publication. The manuscripts
should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format. All papers will be
blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. Authors are invited to
submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors' information, abstract, all
tables, figures, references, etc.). The paper should be written
according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines



Authors' guidelines

Link to the paper submission page:

31 October - 1 November 2018 - CALL FOR PAPERS  Whats Going On? 
A Discourse on Fashion, Design & Sustainability

Centre for Sustainable Fashion is proud to announce it will be hosting
the 6th edition of the Global Fashion Conference, taking place at
University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion on the 31st
October and 1st November 2018, with the aim of stimulating the
international debate around fashion, design and sustainability through
the lens of design thinking and practice, and coinciding with the
celebration of CSFs 10th anniversary.

We humans have always fashioned protection and adornment for our bodies
from the world around us. Beyond this, the activities and artefacts of
fashion act as a barometer of our lives and lifestyles.Today the
activity of shielding and embellishing the body is apersonal processas
well as aglobal industry with powerful ramifications for the ecological
and social world in which we live.

In this conference, the first to exclusively examine this area, we
invite you to explore the dynamics, challenges and propositions of
fashion and sustainability through the lens of design thinking and
practice. That is, we ask you to examine Whats Going On? in this
emerging field of study. The conference theme should be understood in
the broadest of terms, encouraging a diverse range of submissions
addressing design and sustainability research in the context of fashion
and its systems from a variety of philosophical angles and
methodological approaches. Submissions should align with at least one of
the conference themes ofPower, Nature, Culture or Society.

With a multi-disciplinary approach the two-day conference will be the
leading international discussion forum for academics, entrepreneurs,
designers, professionals and business representatives on the topics of

The Organising Committee invites you to participate by sharing your
research and/or innovative projects. All submissions must be original,
unpublished work. They can include long and short papers, interactive
sessions, special sessions, photography, film, performance and other
modes of investigation and representation that can be accommodated
within the space and time of the conference.

All proposals will be submitted to blind peer review and different forms
of publication will be given to the ones accepted.

DEADLINE for submission of abstracts: 31st March 2018

For more information and to download the call for papers please visit
the conference website:


Call for Participation

What does infrastructuring look like? When does it look like that?

Workshop at EASST2018: Meetings - Making Science, Technology and Society

25-28th July 2018, Lancaster University, UK

This workshop takes stock of the recent empirical insights and
conceptual developments around the concept of infrastructuring. The aim
is to collectively and critically map them, disentangle assumptions,
identify blind spots and chart new research opportunities. We will do
this through a hands-on approach in which we will read closely, break
apart and analyze key infrastructure / infrastructuring discussions.
Participants will be asked to dissect related articles and case studies
beforehand, during the WS we will collectively gather insights and
reconfigure the issues. As a starting point to the collective effort we
propose to "draw together" (Latour 2008): "What does infrastructuring
look like? and even more importantly: "When does it look like that?"
(Star & Ruhleder 1996).

NOTE: The website of EASST insists this is a panel and that it is closed
 but this is a workshop and IT IS OPEN for participation; do let us know
if you are interested in joining :), no need to send a paper at this
stage, contributions will be experimental

WELCOME! Pre-registration will commence on April 5, details to follow


14-16 June 2018 - CFP: Collective design of emerging innovation systems

We kindly invite you to submit an abstract and participate to the 7th
STS Italia Conference Technoscience from Below, University of Padova,

We are convening Track 16:
From grassroot to citizen-centric innovation: the collective design of
emerging innovation ecosystems

This track will address new co-productive paths in design-driven
innovation. Grassroots and frugal innovation processes and advocates
have been fostering in recent years new collective-based forms of
knowledge production (collaborative, open, challenge-based).

This change is happening in the framework of a sociotechnical mix, in
which the principles of collaborative economy and co-design are
profoundly influencing traditional design processes, especially in
sectors such as healthcare, food, transportation, and fashion.

We especially encourage abstracts that address how this trend challenges
conventional techno-scientific frameworks, such as academic research,
industry R&D departments, traditional methodologies, closed laboratory
settings. Case studies, as well as theoretical argumentations and field
overviews, are welcome.

Abstracts can be submitted in English or Italian. Papers will be
presented in English.

To read a thorough description go to:


Abstracts should be submitted by February, 10 to the conference email
address ([log in to unmask]) and to ourselves. Submission should
include authors name and surname, institution and email address,
abstracts title, abstracts text (no more than 300 words all included).

The conference (see the website https://www.frombelow-stsitaliaconf.org)
will be an opportunity to present empirical and theoretical work from a
variety of disciplines and fields: sociology, anthropology, design,
economics, history, law, philosophy, psychology and semiotics. By
focusing on Technoscience from Below, the 7th STS Italia Conference will
offer the opportunity to explore alternative co-productive paths of
science, technology, and innovation.

Call for Papers, Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice

Please see below a reminder about the forthcoming deadline for
submissions, apologies for cross-posting:

The editors of the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice would
like to extend the recent call themed Call for Papers to the new
deadline of of 28th February 2018 (see http://tinyurl.com/y8f4w4ck).

The Call Themes are:

1.  Utilising Archives and Collections for Textile Education, Industry
and Practice
2.  Textiles and Co-creation
3.  'Bio' Textiles

Further detail is given below and is also available from the Journal of
Textile Design Research and Practice website http://tinyurl.com/y8f4w4ck

Submissions can take one of the following forms and the instructions for
authors page contains advice for authors.

Academic research papers (approximately 5,000  8,000) words;
Practitioner interviews or studies (approximately 6,000) words;
Position papers and reports of research currently in progress
(approximately 3,000 words);
Book and exhibition reviews (approximately 500  2,000 words)

If you would like to discuss please contact Faith Kane -
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20-24 August 2018 - PDC 2018: Reminder of deadlines for short papers,
workshops, tutorials, doctoral colloquium and situated actions

Deadlines for PDC 2018 are approaching fast, so please find a reminder
of the upcoming important dates as well as the submission instructions

The 16th biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC) Hasselt & Genk,
"Participatory Design, Democracy and Politics"

We invite practitioners and researchers in Participatory Design to
submit proposals before the 9th of February 2018 for our exhibition
(category: Situated actions), our conference (category: short papers) or
workshops and PhD colloquium. Of course, you are also more than welcome
to just visit and participate in the conference in August 2018.


- 9 February 2018: First submission short papers, workshops, tutorials,
doctoral colloquium, situated actions and submission revised full papers
- 14 May 2018: First submission student projects
- 27 March 2018: Final notification of acceptance full papers, short
papers, workshops, tutorials, doctoral colloquium, situated actions
- 18 May 2018: Camera ready versions for full papers, short papers,
workshops, tutorials, doctoral colloquium, situated actions
- 15 June 2018: Final notification of acceptance student projects
- 29 June 2018: Camera ready versions of student projects
All deadlines are at end of day, 23:59 Pacific Standard Time (PST).


All submissions should be made via the PDC 2018 Conference System:


All contributions should be submitted using the ACM recommended
templates. There is a ACM SigConf sample file of the template available
via the PDC 2018 website. Please note that the ACM templates have
changed recently and the ACM resource link now provides you with an
archive of the full catalogue of ACM templates, available as ZIP
archives. Among them, please use the SigConf proceedings template which
is the correct template to use for the International Conference
Proceedings Series published by ACM. You are free to use the text editor
toolbar/plugin provided by ACM, as well as to use the sample file
provided for your convenience in the ACM Sample Files folder (and on the
first link of this paragraph).

You can find more information on how to submit on the conference
website: https://pdc2018.org/submission-instructions/.


At this stage, PDC 2018 invites submissions in the following categories
(to be published in the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series):

- Short papers: (maximum 4 pages, excl. references).
- Interactive workshops: (maximum 3 pages, excl. references).
- Tutorials: (maximum 3 pages, excl. references).
- Doctoral Colloquium: (maximum 4 page proposal, excl. references).
- Situated Actions: (maximum 2 pages text with 2 pages optional images
or plans; or 5 minutes audio/video).
- The Artful Integrators award.

You can find more information on the submission categories on the
conference website:



The ModaPalavra e-periodical Journal makes the call for unpublished
scientific research papers known publicly until January 30th, 2018 in
order to compose the thematic dossier Trends Studies and Fashion

Trends Studies are an emerging transdisciplinary discipline that
aggregates a set of skills, underlining the perspectives of the study of
culture, sociology, cultural management, marketing and design.
Nevertheless, the relationships between Trends Studies and Fashion is
still relatively unexplored and it is important to develop the
articulations between both, solidifying the concepts of trends and
fashion. Mindset trends, reflecting the spirit of time, have the
potential to affect many sectors, and groups of individuals, through the
various creative signals that emerge and change practices and
representations. Fashion, as a system of massification of behaviors,
addresses many of these signals and assigns them a specific evolution

On the other hand, Fashion Branding not only undergoes changes, fruit of
the new sociocultural dynamics, but it is also an object of new mindsets
and perspectives on the fashion system. Fashion Branding represents
today a growing discipline that seeks to manage complex identity
narratives and consumption patterns, which require new practices and
perspectives on the management of a fashion brand, as well as a
reflection of Brand Language as a vehicle between the brand and its
public(s). It is important to consider that Fashion Branding has
specificities that require a conceptual reflection capable of
translating them into proper strategies and actions for the sector.

In this sense, the present dossier seeks works of fundamental or applied
research capable of deepening the concepts and the practices, as well as
provoking a debate on these themes, according to several perspectives
and areas of knowledge. We encourage the submission of articles that
work on Trends Studies and Branding in their close relationship with
Fashion, considering the following topics:

- Articulations between Trends Studies and Fashion;
- New approaches in Fashion Branding;
- Fashion and/or Trends Theory;
- Fashion Design and Branding;
- Brand Language in Fashion Brands;
- The impact of Trend Studies on Fashion Design;
- Fashion Communication and Branding;
- Style and Taste Trends;
- Cultural Branding and Fashion;
- Narratives of Fashion Brands;
- Branding and Consumer Culture in Fashion;
- Urban tribes and Fashion Branding.

Submissions: until 31 January, 2018
Publish: july, 2018

For the regular evaluation process, the articles must be strictly within
the norms of the journal and submitted directly to the SEER platform


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18 June 2018 - Call for applications: "PhD Special Seminar", ServDes
Conference Milan 2018

This is a reminder for the upcoming deadline for applications (January,
29th) to the PhD Special Seminar, a seminar dedicated to PhD candidates
and Early Career Researchers within the ServDes Conference, that will
take place on June, 18th-20th 2018 at Politecnico di Milano.

PhD Special Seminar: unfolding a proof of concept
Politecnico di Milano, Milano


In connection with the ServDes 2018 conference, this 3-hour seminar aims
to be a day of reflection to further discussion on the topics launched
by the conference, with research questions from the participants as a
starting point. It is a space to reflect on the different nuances that
guide service design research and to produce elements to spark
discussions during the conference. Furthermore, it seeks to strengthen
the growing international community around the Service Design

Are you applying to the ServDes 2018 Conference with a paper?
Are you joining the ServDes 2018 Conference as an attendee?
Are you a PhD candidate willing to further your research reflection
around the conference topics with your peers?
Join us in the PhD Special Seminar, a dedicated 3-hour seminar within
the ServDes Conference!

Applications are open!

To download the full call for applications:


Key dates

November 2017: Launch of the PhD Special Seminar: unfolding a proof of
concept call for participation
January 29th, 2018: Deadline for all applications to PhD Special
Seminar: unfolding a proof of concept
February 19th, 2018: Notification of acceptance
June 18th, 2018: Seminar day


The call addresses PhD candidates and Early Career Researchers (with a
PhD Degree) from across the Service Design discipline.


If you need further clarification, please write
[log in to unmask] Know more onwww.servdes.org

23 May 2018 - ICA Pre-Conference Design as Object, Design as Method:
Making Critical Communication Future(s)

Call For Papers & Things
Prague, Czech Republic

Submissions Due: January 31, 2018

Design, making and intervening in the world have captured the attention
of communication scholars in recent years. From explaining algorithmic
bias on social media to the creation of online storytelling platforms,
contemporary questions of communication require an understanding of the
affordances, biases and constraints of communication devices, interfaces
and systemsas well as an understanding the work of designers that create
these technologies. Furthermore, there is also growing interest in using
design as an inventive method in order inquire about the world and build
theory through the making of media, things and prototypes. Finally,
communication scholars are also being drawn from different academic
disciplines and professional practices, collaborating with a wider range
of fields, and forming new identities themselves as they move into new
areas that engage with the field of design.

This pre-conference explores the conceptual, methodological and
pedagogical possibilities of design research in the field of
communication. What are the material and social arrangements that
produce the artifacts that exist in nearly every aspect of our everyday
life? How might we understand these artifacts better if we engage with
them using design research methods? How might design help communication
researchers better address the materiality of information? This
inaugural meeting will bring together scholars from a variety of
communication subfields to begin outlining the core contributions of
design research and identify conceptual bridges between the fields of
design and communication. We aim to engage scholars working in a variety
of formats who take design as an object of study, those who integrate
design as a method of embodied knowledge making, and those who are
forming new scholarly and professional identities through collaboration
and participation in design research and practice. We expect to draw
from communication scholarship about a range of topics including: visual
communication (e.g. graphic design), technology studies (e.g. software
coding), rhetoric of material culture (e.g. architecture), media
studies, infrastructure studies, and social histories of technology. We
pay special attention to the ways in which design and designers play an
important role in the making of communication technologies, as well as
considering their values, ethics, justice and equity. We welcome the
inclusion of projects that go beyond traditional academic texts and
explore the use of multimedia, video, interfaces and prototypes.

Participation in the pre-conference discussion is open to all interested
and registered participants, regardless of discipline or career stage.
If you would like to present your ideas, scholarship, creations or
provocations, please send your submission to [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by January 31st with the subject line ICA Design
Pre-Conference. Please include your name, affiliation and email address
on the cover page of your submission.

We welcome the following types of submissions and formats: Text-based
proposals should be 750-words in length excluding references and may
include 1-2 images; or, Object-based proposals should be 250-words in
length excluding references and should include an example of the visual
materials (diagrams, images, prototypes, videos). These submissions
should materially explore a concept or theory.

More information available: http://www.icahdq.org/mpage/PCCFP8

Organized by Samantha Shorey (Communication, University of Washington);
Laura Forlano (Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology);
Gina Neff (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford); Mike Ananny
(Communication, University of Southern California); Molly Wright
Steenson (School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University)

Call for Papers - Design-Led Research Into Matters of Concern

Focus section on
"Design-Led Research Into Matters of Concern"

Special Issue.

Guest Editors: Stan Ruecker and Marci Uihlein, University of Illinois at

to be published at the
Revista Disea


Design contributes to interdisciplinary research in three ways:

- in the aid of a project within another discipline (e.g. design for

- contributing to a matter of concern (e.g. Latour 2004) that crosses
disciplines, but as a substantive research partner in a project led by
another discipline (e.g. design for smart grids)

- in a leadership role on a project that crosses disciplines, and
addresses a matter of concern (e.g. design of mediating artifacts).

Matters of concern are topics that are not the central research area for
any given discipline, but instead require contributions from many
disciplines. Erling Bjrgvinsson, Pelle Ehn, and Per-Anders Hillgren, of
the Malm Living Labs, talk about matters of concern in the context of
their work as being served by Things (Socio-material assemblies), as
opposed to the usual things of products and services.

The field of Public Health in the United States is another such example,
pulling in those who work on medical issues as well as public policy
into a larger interdisciplinary group. However, research into most
matters of concern is led by a specific field that has a natural
affinity or closest affiliation for the subject matter, so projects
dealing with smart grids, for instance, tend to be led by people from
electrical engineering, even though the social or political aspects may
be as challenging as the technical ones. For that reason, electrical
engineers working with smart grids will often include social scientists
and designers on the research team.

With this issue we ask a series of questions in order to ask researcher
to more precisely articulate and describe design-led research: What are
examples of design-led research projects addressing matters of concern,
what are the defining traits of such projects, and what has design
brought that other disciplines could not? What legitimates the designer
as a leader? What authority, expertise, or qualifications must a
designer possess to lead? What does design contribute to research
projectsa specific ability to form knowledge or an ability to assemble
discrete pieces into a unified whole? What are the design methods or
strategies used in research? And, are these methods succinctly defined
at the commencing of a project or developed as the research unfolds?

Inherent in this examination is the desire to identify and recognize
what design brings to research. Designers are trained to address
multi-parametric tasks, with testing, evaluating, and redefining the
design problem through every stage of the process whether designing a
library or silverware. Designers are necessarily interdisciplinary. To
get something into the physical form, designers may work with a range of
specialists (digital, electrical, material), and then partner with
manufacturing or construction teams. The tools designers use include
sketching, and modeling (virtual and physical) alongside text-based,
visual, and haptic analysis. With these qualities, the discipline of
design brings unique approaches to research and to pressing societal

This special issue of Disea invites authors to contribute papers where
the research into a matter of concern has been led by designers. In some
cases, this may be because there are projects whose subject matter has a
natural affinity for design. In other cases, it may be that the subject
is one that no other discipline wishes to tackle, so design becomes the
de facto leader.

The other disciplines involved can range widely. For example, we are
interested in papers dealing with one or more of the following topic:
Industry, Organizational Design, Social Good, Urban Design, Urban
Hacking and Urban Prototypes, Smart Cities, Water, Electricity, Ecology
Design, Public services as public space, Public Interest Design, Scale,
New Materials, Speculative/critical/provocative prototyping, Design for
disassembly, Infrastructuring, Fashion, Food, Political design or design
for political action, and Visualization.

If interested, please submit your manuscript in
www.revistadisena.uc.cl<http://www.revistadisena.uc.cl/> by February 28,
2018. Revisions and modifications after the peer-review process need to
occur during April 2018, as the issue will come out in July 2018.

Only contributions in English will be accepted. The length of the
manuscripts will be from 3,500 to 4,000 words. All manuscripts should
include figures and images illustrating the argument. Captions are

Authors must also provide an abstract (140 words max.) and five
keywords, as well as a short 150-word bio. Citations and list of
references must follow APA style. Please, see instructions for authors
in attached document.

4-5 July 2018 - Creativity, Knowledge, Cities Conference
Call for Conference Papers

Hosted by the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol
Watershed, Bristol, UK

We are witnessing an intensification of the relationships between
universities and the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs). The
industrialisation of creativity as a catalyst for economic growth and
innovation positions universities as talent pipelines, regional anchors,
and incubators for the creative economy. These trends emerge from
long-standing cultural and creative policies, and the presumed impact of
creativity on regional and national economies has led to similar
university-CCI relationships across Europe. Simultaneously, state
funding for public services continues to contract, the role arts and
culture play in society is instrumentalised, and universities are
increasingly pushed towards student-consumer models. As a result, the
modern university finds itself in a space of contradiction.

Our involvement with creative industries is not new. University
research, particularly in the UK, has been implicated in creative
economies  through practice based research, mapping, scoping,
constituting and challenging - in ways that both contribute to, and
contest CCIs dominant position in political discourse. However, recent
policy shifts have pushed universities into new relationships with
creative industries, as talent cultivators, economic drivers and
placemakers, bringing key tensions and questions to the fore. In the
case of the creative economy, universities are expected to cultivate
creative talent for the job market, yet the creative industries are
beset by problems with inclusivity, precarity and exploitation. What
assumptions, constructs and discourses underpin the relationship between
the current shape of creative labour and the university? Furthermore, as
researchers are called to participate in knowledge exchange and R&D
initiatives with CCIs, how do institutional systems compound problems
particularly around fair and prompt pay, attribution, intellectual
property and the articulation of economic and cultural value?
Universities forge relationships with organisations at different scales,
such as schools, third sector organisations, cultural institutions like
museums and galleries, creative companies, and businesses. The
complexities of these multifaceted, and cross-scalar relationships have
both geographic and political inflections. How do these networks, and
our participation in them, both perform postcapitalist possibilities
while simultaneously constituting the creative economy as a neoliberal

As placemakers, universities may become complicit in gentrification
processes by constructing new urban amenities, student housing and
downtown learning hubs while concurrently supporting social goals such
as inclusivity, education and accessibility. How might universities
participate in broader arts-led regeneration efforts while mitigating
affordable housing crises and the displacement of residents, creative
workers and cultural organisations? How do these dynamics impact not
only city development but also regional economic and cultural vitality?


Creativity, Knowledge and Citiesexplores the contradictions at the heart
of relationships between universities and the creative sector. We invite
creative economy critics and advocates, knowledge users and research
producers, policymakers and practitioners to engage in critical dialogue
using case studies, empirical analyses and theoretical interventions
addressing the following indicative themes.

- The third mission and creative economies
- The role of critical research, and post/ anti-disciplinary approaches
- The university and creative economy as policy objects
- The universitys role in creative networks
- From STEM to STEAM
- Participation, inclusivity and talent
- Universities, CCIs and intellectual property
- Open access and digital divides
- Collaboration and knowledge exchange
- Internationalisation beyond export
- Ecosystems, networks and value
- Universities and the city fabric: regeneration, gentrification and
- Rural-Urban university networks
- Social engagement and everyday creativity

Sessions will be programmed as provocative panels organised around
contrasting perspectives, followed by space for discussion.


Proposals for individual papers, organised panels, informal roundtable
discussions and interactive workshop sessions are welcome. Panel
proposals should be organised to encourage rigorous and productive
debate around key themes or critical case studies.

Individual paper abstracts should be limited to 250 words. Also include
title of presentation, full name, affiliation and 3-4 keywords.

Organised panel and roundtable proposals should include a 250-word
description of theme/topic and 150-word bios of participants. Please
include full names and affiliations.

We welcome contributions from PhD students to take part in a networking
session, which will offer a chance to present their work in a supportive
environment, meet other students and engage with the conference topics.
Please contact us to learn more.

Email proposals [log in to unmask] Friday, 2 February,


18-21 March 2018 - TEI'18 Studio: Sociomateriality and Infrastructuring
of Artifacts

We would like to invite interested participants to the Studio (workshop)
we will organize at the TEI'18 Conference, which will take place in
Stockholm, Sweden

Call for Participation

Novel materials and innovative applications can sometimes outweigh a
reflective perspective on the roles that objects and materials can play
in social life. In this Studio, we want to bring together researchers
and practitioners who are interested in exploring design outcomes from a
sociomaterial perspective. By having prototypes at the center of the
Studio activities, we intend to create prompted speculative fictions
that link the material outcomes of design practice to social agency and
cultural effects.

This Studio will offer an opportunity to examine how objects might
participate in social spheres as well as act as material bridges to
their design process. We will do this through both hands-on examination
of design objects, and inquiry into the infrastructuring and
appropriation of these artifacts. The themes that will be examined are
agency, material participation, and cultural performance of things. We
encourage participants to bring their own prototypes.

We invite scholars and design practitioners from a variety of fields to
register for the Studio through the TEI 2018 website:

For any questions, email the workshop organizers at:
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Call for paper

We are glad to announce that the Journal of Design Thinking has been
approved by University of Tehran, Kish International Campus. It will be
published as biannually. The editorial team are the bests from Iran and
internationally recognized Professors in their field of research.

It would be our utmost pleasure if you could send your research
proposals in the format of academic paper to this Journal. Submissions
could be on different fields of design thinking, design practice, the
role between design theory and praxis, reflective practice and
conceptualization challenges. They would be evaluated through peer
review process and we would put it online as soon as the evaluation
process would be finished. Your support from this movement is much
respected and appreciated.

Alma Zanjanian
Executive Director; Journal of Design Thinking
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

25-28 July 2018 - EASST 2018: Situating designs

We invite you to submit paper proposals for our open panel at EASST 2018
Meetings -Making Science, Technology and Society Together


Lancaster University, UK.
(B07) Situating designs


Yana Boeva (York University, Toronto) [log in to unmask]
Peter Fuzesi (Lancaster University) [log in to unmask]

Design, at the heart of creating new technologies, has a predominant
existence and influence outside the theoretical framework of research as
a professional practice. A plethora of practices identify as design.
These range from traditional product design over design engineering to
more recent conversions in UX/UI or design thinking. Simultaneously, the
boundaries of design have become porous; research in the social sciences
discloses that design is also practiced by those avoiding the term.
Newer approaches at the intersections of design and STS, such as craft
(Rosner & Fox, 2016; Prez Bustos, 2017), critical technical practice
(Agre, 1997; Boehner et al., 2005), hacking (Sderberg and Delfanti,
2015), repair and fixing (Denis and Pontille, 2014; Jackson, 2014),
offer unconventional reconfigurations of both technological expertise
and socio-political worlds. This diversity of locations and approaches
makes it difficult to provide a definition what design meanssomething
even design research has been struggling with.

Rather than seeking a substantive definition, this panel makes an
inquiry into the location, circulation, presences and absences of design
practices. Part of this challenge to situate design, is articulating the
geographical, organisational, discursive and material arrangements that
converge at sites, where design is practiced and reflexively delineated.

We welcome both theoretical contributions and practical case studies
that follow along dialogues on what design means for design, STS, and

To submit a paper please go to the panel website:

Submissions should include: a paper title, a short abstract of max. 300
characters, and a long abstract of max. 250 words.

The call for papers closes at midnight CET on February 14, 2018 (23:59



Call for Editor(s) | Design and Culture: The Journal of the Design
Studies Forum

Professor Elizabeth Guffey, founding editor-in-chief of Design and
Culture, has announced her intention to step down as the journals editor
by June, 2018. As a result, the Design Studies Forum and Taylor and
Francis/Routledge are initiating a search for a new editor or co-editors
of the journal.

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2018.

Design and Culture, the journal of the Design Studies Forum, is an
international journal showcasing rigorous and innovative critical
frameworks for exploring design as a cultural phenomenon today. In-depth
essays analyse contemporary design, as well as its discourse and
representations. Covering a field that is increasingly
interdisciplinary, Design and Culture probes designs relation to other
academic disciplines, including marketing, management, cultural studies,
anthropology, material culture, geography, visual culture and political

As a forum for critique, the journal features a substantial reviews
section in each issue.

Desirable qualifications for the position of editor or co-editor

- A significant record of publications, international reputation, and
strong personal network within the field of design studies
- The vision and energy to advance the journal's prestige and impact
within the field
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, in order to solicit
high-quality submissions from authors, and to foster positive working
relationships with other members of the editorial team
- Strong organizational skills, to ensure that submissions are handled
in a timely manner

The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for identifying suitable
peer reviewers, making publication decisions about submissions following
peer review, and exerting editorial oversight over the content and style
of the journal. He or she will ensure that reviewers and authors adhere
to the Journals Code of Publishing Ethics. To ensure a seamless
transition, the outgoing editor-in-chief will work with the incoming
editor(s) during an agreed handover period. Taylor & Francis will
provide remuneration for the role to cover any journal-related expenses.
The Journals board will also organise regular board meetings; the
Publisher will supply annual reports reflecting on the performance of
the Journal. The Journal currently utilises its own online editorial
office system. The publisher has the resources to build, maintain and
provide training on a new system, as is appropriate. This can be
discussed with the new editor or co-editors following their appointment.

Application materials should include a cover letter, a CV, and a vision
statement. The vision statement should be no longer than two pages and
should address:

- Where you believe the field is going, and the journals place within it
- How you would maintain and increase the quality of submissions
- How you have worked previously with authors (academics and
practitioners) in order to shape and hone their writing
- How you would work in partnership with the editorial board
- Key topics for special issues

Please indicate clearly in your application whether you are interested
in applying for this position as a co-editor and/or sole editor. Please
direct applications and questions to the President of the Design Studies
Forum, Victoria Pass, ([log in to unmask])<mailto:[log in to unmask])> and
Taylor & Francis Managing Editor, Erato Basea

[log in to unmask] by January, 31 2018. Please use Design and
Culture Call for Editors as your email subject line.


The Just Transition towards a low-carbon economy


ISIDC2018 Conference information has been updated.

We are the preparation office for ISIDC 2018 at JEONJU, SOUTH KOREA -
Call For Papers

Please visit ISIDC2018 website to check.

Update contents : The 2016 ISIDC is supported by International Journal
of Design, International Journal of Cultural and Creative Industries,
and Journal of Design


She Ji -- Theme Issue on Systems Design Now Available

The theme issue of She Ji on systems design is now online at


Announcing the release of Volume 1, Issue 2 of Dialectic, the scholarly
journal of the AIGA Design Educators Community

We are pleased to introduce the publication of the SECOND issue of
Dialectic, a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and
practice in the discipline of visual communication design.

The entirety of the contents of Volume 1, Issue 02 (V1, I2) of
Dialectic, the new, fully open access scholarly journal administrated by
the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Design Educators
Community, can be viewed in full at:

A list of the articles and reviews that have been published in
Dialectics V1, I2 appear below, along with links that will allow readers
to download these as PDFs.

The Call For Papers for possible publication in Dialectic Volume 2,
Issue 4 is still open (and will remain open until 5:00 pm CST, January
25). More information about this CFP is available at:


Each of the pieces that has been published in Dialectic V1, I2their
titles and authors names appear belowmay be read or viewed in full
online by navigating to the URL listed above and then clicking on the
CONTENTS box in the upper right corner of Dialectics home page.
Additionally, each of these pieces may be freely and openly downloaded
as PDFs from


The Table of Contents for Dialectics second issue is located at:

Volume 2, Issue 1our third issue to datewill be published in late March
of 2018.

FormAkademisk - New issue out now

In the new issue of FormAkademisk  volume 10, issue 3  we have included
three peer reviewed articles and one book review. In our editorial we
write about our invitation and participation at the Design Journal
Editors' Meeting at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and
Planning (DAAP), University of Cincinnati in late October.

We invite you to review the contents of the issue, other articles and
items of interest at

Please, select the language, English or Norwegian, in the upper right
corner marked CHOOSE LANGUAGE.

Some versions of Internet Explorer does not allow you to log in - if so
please try another browser!

Like and share FORMakademisk at Facebook at

We also remind you of the call for articles to the upcoming Special
Issue: Design for Diversity. Deadline for manuscripts is 1st of March
2018 at



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