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  • Isabel Prochner posted an article
    JDT is dedicated to academic study of design thinking, creativity and cognition see more

    There is a growing list of great new design research journals, with She Ji and Sciences du Design (est. 2015) as prime examples. The most recent addition is the Journal of Design Thinking (JDT), dedicated to academic study of design thinking, creativity and cognition, as well as the broader topic of industrial design. Dr. Yassaman Khodadadeh, Editor-in-Chief of JDT, kindly spoke with us about her vision for this new journal. Khodadadeh is an Associate Professor of Design at the University of Tehran – and was, in fact, the first person to hold this faculty position in Iran!


    Top Left: University of Tehran during a workshop with TU Delft | Top Right: Dr. Yassaman Khodadadeh

     

    What are your hopes for JDT?

    The goal is to provide a valuable publication space for researchers worldwide and provide a possibility for exchange of ideas.

    How does JDT compare to other journals, locally and globally?

    The JDT is the first International specialized design research journal based in Iran. However, it aims to contribute to high quality design research at international and national levels.

    With these impressive goals in mind, Khodadadeh and the JDT editorial board have announced the call for papers for their first issue:

    In preparation for the first issue of the Journal of Design Thinking, we invite submissions on design thinking, design practice, the relationships between design theory and practice, reflective practice and conceptualization challenges. Please submit a paper title, abstract (max. 300 words) and author bio by February 20, 2019. Submissions must be sent by email to Alma Zanjanian, JDT Executive Director, at jdt@ut.ac.ir.

    We will evaluate abstracts through blind review and invite authors of accepted abstracts to submit a manuscript at a later date.

  • Isabel Prochner posted an article
    Invitation to the 2018 Latin American Design Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina see more

    The Latin American Design Meeting is a popular and important event for Latin American design and design research communities. It’s a free annual event hosted by the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina that attracts approximately 400 presenters and 5000 visitors each year.

    Violeta Szeps, general coordinator of the meetings, explained that the event focuses on “everything that matters to designers.” This includes design thinking and new digital technologies, as well as regionally specific topics like Latin American craft traditions and business and economics for local designers. It also takes place in parallel to other events including a design education conference that attracts design educators and researchers from across the region.

    These annual meetings play an important role by creating new networks and fostering local design collaborations. They also support Latin American design communities by encouraging entrepreneurship and providing a space for local conversations, taking place in Spanish and Portuguese.

    Although a regional design meeting, designers and design researchers from around the world are encouraged to attend. This year’s event takes place from July 30-August 3, 2018. You can see publications from past meetings online at http://fido.palermo.edu/servicios_dyc/encuentro2008/05_publicaciones/publicaciones_encuentro.html

      

  • Peter Lloyd posted an article
    The Design Journal: new section and submission type - PhD Study Reports see more

    This year The Design Journal celebrates its 20th year and we are introducing a new section and submission type. PhD Study Reports provide an opportunity for PhD candidates in design and related fields to outline the scope, research questions and methodology they are using or intend to use and the contributions to knowledge they are hoping to make.

    This new section will highlight emerging areas of research and will enable the Journal’s readers to make contact with students if they have relevant sources, contacts or approaches that might help them.

    Since the purpose of these reports is to describe ongoing research, authors would not be expected to report on findings from completed work, although initial findings might be described.

    PhD Study reports should be no more than 2000 words in length, including the following sections: Overview, Key words, Main report, Acknowledgements (e.g. funding sources), References, Biography, Contact details.

    PhD study reports will be subject to one round of single-blind peer review, following which a decision of accept/revise/reject will be made.

    Submissions are invited at www.tandfonline.com/RFDJ

    For informal enquiries, contact the Editorial Assistant Kirsty Christer at k.a.christer@shu.ac.uk