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The Design Journal

The Design Journal

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The Design Journal

Established in 1998, The Design Journal is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design. The journal welcomes articles on design in both cultural and commercial contexts. The journal is published four times a year and provides a forum for design scholars, professionals, educators and managers worldwide. It publishes thought-provoking work that will have a direct impact on design knowledge and that challenges assumptions and methods while being open-minded about the evolving role of design.

As The Design Journal celebrates its 20th year, we are excited to introduce 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 is a wonderful opportunity for any PhD candidate in the design field to build a global audience for their research.

Published by leading academic publisher Taylor & Francis, the Editorial Team for The Design Journal is headed by staff in the Art and Design Research Centre. Professor Paul Atkinson is the Editor of the Journal, and research associate Kirsty Christer is the Editorial Assistant.

Researchers involved

Professor Paul Atkinson - Professor of Design and Design History
Kirsty Christer – Assistant Editor

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