Journal of Design Research
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Dr. Renee Wever
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
JDR is an interdisciplinary journal, emphasising human aspects as a central issue of design through integrative studies of social sciences and design disciplines. Originally published as an electronic journal publishing articles including multimedia applications and hence allowing visual knowledge transfer, it is now also available in print.
Topics covered include
- 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
- 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.
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.
JDR is indexed in:
- Scopus (Elsevier)
- Academic OneFile (Gale)
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
- Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
- Business Collection (Gale)
- General OneFile (Gale)
- Google Scholar
- Info Trac (Gale)
- Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
- ProQuest Advanced Technologies Database with Aerospace
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Editor in Chief
- Wever, Renee, Linköping University, Sweden
- Karana, Elvin, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Ludden, Geke D.S., University of Twente, Netherlands
- Poldma, Tiiu, University of Montreal, Canada
Editorial Board Members
- Amatullo, Mariana, Parsons School of Design, USA
- Bhamra, Tracy, Loughborough University, UK
- Boks, Casper, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
- Christiaans, Henri, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea
- de Carvalho, Marly Monteiro, University of São Paulo, Brazil
- Evans, Martyn, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
- Friedman, Ken, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
- Gaziulusoy, Idil, Aalto University, Finland
- 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 Bristol, UK
- Mugge, Ruth, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Sariyildiz, Sevil, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
- Sosa, Ricardo, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
- Subrahmanian, Eswran, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Summers, Joshua D., Clemson University, USA
- Winschiers-Theophilus, Heike, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia
A few essentials for publishing in this journal
- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
- All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
- All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
- There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.
- All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
- Submit here.
16 ways to weave in wellness
23 May, 2019
The symbolism inherent in product design can have an impact not only on how the product is used but how it makes the user feel. For instance, a proud parent might cherish their offspring's school medals, an erstwhile traveller might have warm nostalgia for their battered old rucksack, an heirloom might encapsulate one's family history and so on. Symbolism can represent memories, shared experience, aspirations, attachment, love, grief and much more. Indeed, writing in the Journal of Design Research, a team from The Netherlands suggests that there are sixteen design directions that might build on this and inspire deliberate design for personal wellbeing. Their concept is supported by earlier research from others that talks of six enhancing characteristics of products; positive relations with others, personal growth, autonomy, environmental mastery, purpose in life, and self-acceptance [...]More details...