Nominations for the Design Studies 2018 Best Paper Award Freely Available in a Virtual Special Issue

Nominations for Design Studies 2018 Best Paper Award 

We are pleased to announce the nominations for the Design Studies best paper award for papers published in 2018. The award is made annually, jointly by Elsevier Science and the Design Research Society (DRS) in recognition of the contribution to advancing knowledge in the field of design research.

Nominations for the Award are made by the journal Editors and the winner selected by the Editor-in-Chief and the Chair of the DRS. This collection of outstanding research papers has been made freely available as a Virtual Special Issue until March 31, 2020. Please visit: 

The criteria for the Award are:

  • contribution to the development of the field of design research
  • originality of research or scholarship
  • breadth of relevance, and clarity and style of presentation


Nominations for the Design Studies Award 2018

Design, learning networks and service innovation
Lucila Carvalho and Peter Goodyear

Imagining design: transitive and intransitive dimensions
Alfredo Jornet and Wolff-Michael Roth

Timescales and ideaspace: an examination of idea generation in design practice
Kathryn Shroyer, Terri Lovins, Jennifer Turns, Monica Cardella and Cynthia Atman

Principles of maker and DIY fabrication: enabling design prototypes at low cost
Bradley Camburn and Kristin Wood

Participatory design for sustainable social change
Rachel Charlotte Smith and Ole Sejer Iversen