Design Studies

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Design Research





Editor-in-Chief:N. Cross





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Design Studies is a leading international academic journal focused on developing understanding of design processes. It studies design activity across all domains of application, including engineering and product design, architectural and urban design, computer artefacts and systems design. It therefore provides an interdisciplinary forum for the analysis, development and discussion of fundamental aspects of design activity, from cognition and methodology to values and philosophy.

Design Studies publishes work that is concerned with the process of designing, and is relevant to a broad audience of researchers, teachers and practitioners. We welcome original, scientific and scholarly research papers reporting studies concerned with the process of designing in all its many fields, or furthering the development and application of new knowledge relating to design process. Papers should be written to be intelligible and pertinent to a wide range of readership across different design domains. To be relevant for this journal, a paper has to offer something that gives new insight into or knowledge about the design process, or assists new development of the processes of designing. Please refer also the Guide for Authors.

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Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, Ergonomics Abstracts, European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH), INSPEC Computer and Control Abstracts, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
Editor-in-Chief N. Cross Dept. of Design, Fac. of Mathematics, Computing & Technology, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, Associate Editors P. Lloyd The Open University, Milton Keynes, England, UK, R. Oxman Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, N. Roozenburg Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, J. Cagan Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Editorial Board Ö. Akin Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, C. Atman University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, P. Badke-Schaub Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, L. Ball University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, T. Bhamra Loughborough University, England, UK, N. Crilly University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK, A. Dong University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, K. Dorst University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, NSW, Australia, D. Durling Hinstock, Market Drayton, UK, S. D. Eppinger Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, K. Friedman Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia, P. Galle The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, S.-W. Hsiao National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC, L. Justice Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA, T. Kvan University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, J. Z. Langrish Moor, Stockport, UK, B. Lawson University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, UK, K.-P. Lee Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, South Korea, L. Leifer Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, U. Lindemann Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany, R. Luck University of Reading, Reading, UK, P. Rodgers Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, S. Roworth-Stokes University for the Creative Arts,, C. Rust Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, K. Sato Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, W. P. Seering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, E. Stolterman Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA, M. Tovey Coventry University, Coventry, UK, D. Ullman Design & Decision Support, Corvallis, OR, USA
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