Design Studies Journal
Design Studies is the premier international peer reviewed journal of design research. It is the only journal to approach an understanding of design from comparisons of its applications in all areas, including engineering and product design, architectural and urban design, computer artefacts and systems design. Design Studies is published by Elsevier Science in co-operation with the Design Research Society and supports its goal of promoting high quality design research, education and practice by publishing research and scholarship of the highest calibre. The journal impact factor is 1.354.
View a recent list of most downloaded articles here: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/design-studies/most-read-articles/
View a recent list of most cited articles here: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/design-studies/most-cited-articles/
DRS members can subscribe to the Design Studies journal at a special reduced rate. Contact your Elsevier regional sales office (Americas/Europe/Asia) and request the DRS member rate, giving your membership number. Visit the journal website at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/destud and follow links to 'Order Journal' and 'Regional Sales Offices'.
Design Studies Award
The Design Studies Award is made annually, jointly by the Design Research Society and Elsevier Science, the publishers of Design Studies, for the best paper published in the journal that year. It comprises a certificate and a prize of £500.
The criteria for the Award, in order of priority, are:
- Contribution to the development of the field of design research
- Originality of research or scholarship
- Breadth of relevance
- Clarity and style of presentation.
Votes for the Award are cast by the journal Editors and Officers of the DRS.
The nominations for the Design Studies Award 2015 can be seen here
You can view a list of previous winners here