- Expertise in design
- Design learning strategies and design pedagogy
- Design as a social process
- Gaming and simulation in design
- Designing user interfaces
- The role of visual techniques in the design process
- Design tools
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- To bring together theories, models and actual products from related design areas, including engineering, architecture, industrial design and planning
- To emphasise human aspects as a central issue of design through integrative studies of social sciences and design disciplines
- To offer a platform for high-quality research, theory making, analysis, education, and practice
- To support the dialogue between practitioners and academics, avoiding a purely academic discussion on design science
- To highlight new developments in artifact design
Design is an interdisciplinary and integrative process constituting an intellectual field of thinking and research and a professional field of practice and applied research. Therefore, design research will play one of two roles: (1) the scientific study of the process and the content of design, and (2) the development of methods and tools to enhance the quality of design practice based on the body of knowledge developed by the scientific study. JDR provides knowledge in both areas and helps academics, researchers and professional designers working in the field of design and design engineering to disseminate information and to learn from each other’s work.Contents
JDR publishes original papers, review papers, case studies, conference reports, book reviews, notes, and commentaries. Special Issues devoted to important topics in design will occasionally be published.
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Editor in Chief
- Wever, Renee Linkping University, Sweden
- Stolk, Egbert, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Editorial Board Members
- Bhamra, Tracy, Loughborough University, UK
- Boks, Casper, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
- Bouchard, Carole, Arts & Mtiers Paristech (ENSAM), France
- Christiaans, Henri, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Friedman, Ken, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
- Herder, Paulien M., Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Lindemann, Udo, Technical University of Munich, Germany
- Love, Terence, Curtin University of Perth, Australia
- Manzini, Ezio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- McMahon, Chris, University of Bath, UK
- Poldma, Tiiu, University of Montreal, Canada
- Sariyildiz, Sevil, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Subrahmanian, Eswran, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Winschiers-Theophilus, Heike, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia
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