Call for papers – New Design Journal

Call for Papers — She Ji. The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation

She Ji is a peer-reviewed, trans-disciplinary design journal published by Elsevier in collaboration with Tongji University and Tongji University Press. The first issue will appear in September 2015. She Ji focuses on economics and innovation, design process, and design thinking. Our mission is to enable design innovation in industry, business, non-profit services, and government through economic and social value creation. Innovation requires integrating ideas, economics, and technology to create new knowledge at the intersection of different fields. She Ji provides a unique forum for this interdisciplinary inquiry.

She Ji addresses how societies, organizations, and individuals create, build, distribute, use, and enjoy goods and services, with an added focus on strategy and management. The journal also explores the way that organisations increasingly use design thinking to achieve organisational goals, and the journal examines how design thinking can inform wider social, managerial, and intellectual discourses.

She Ji also publishes articles in research methods and methodology, philosophy, and philosophy of science to support the core journal

She Ji invites papers on topics within our remit. Articles of interest might cover such issues as:

– Design-driven innovation for social and economic change
– Design practices in management, consulting, and public service
– Alternative economies and industrial transformation
– Design for smart and sustainable living
– Latest design theories
– Methods and methodologies for design research
– Design for social innovation, organisational change, and education
– Design, computation, and algorithms
– Cultural aspects of design and innovation
– Philosophy of design
– Philosophy of science in design research

In particular, She Ji encourages three new dimensions in the literature of design and innovation: (1) serious economic inquiry and management inquiry; (2) rigorous research in design using the methods of the natural sciences, social sciences, and economics; (3) methodological contributions that deploy innovative research methods and processes.

She Ji publishes seven types of articles:

1) Original research articles. She Ji welcomes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical articles. All research articles are subject to double-blind peer review. Following peer review, She Ji works with authors on a final round of copy editing to ensure highly readable articles that will reach and influence a wide audience of scholars, researchers, and professional designers, teachers and students, as well as leaders in business, industry, and government.

2) Review articles. She Ji encourages literature review and research review articles. Review articles use double-blind peer review followed by copy editing.

3) Case studies. She Ji publishes two kinds of case study articles. The journal welcomes original research articles involving rigorous case studies and reflection. Research case studies use double-blind peer review. The journal also welcomes short case reports in the short communications category.

4) Short communications. She Ji welcomes short reports or research announcements that describe work in progress with preliminary research results. Short communications are not subject to peer review.

5) Book reviews. Books reviews focus on analysis and discussion of individual books as well as extended book reviews covering several books. She Ji also publishes short book notes. Book reviews are not subject to peer review.

6) Discussion articles. Discussion articles include interviews, opinion leader commentary, and dialogues. Discussion articles are not subject to peer review.

7) Letters. She Ji encourages written responses to articles and original comments on issues relevant to the journal. Letters to the editor are limited to 1,500 words. All letters commenting on articles will be sent to the author of the original article for response. Selected letters will be published in She Ji. Letters are not subject to peer review. She Ji is fully open access. Tongji University and Tongji University Press support She Ji as a contribution to the design field and a public service to design research. We do not charge author fees and all published articles are accessible free of charge from the journal web site.

To submit articles to She Ji, please go to the She Ji Web site at URL:

Please direct questions and correspondence to the Managing Editor, Dr. Jin Ma:

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Here Come The Millennials: Healthcare Design For A New Generation

Healthcare Design Magazine: Architecture and Interior Design Trends for Healthcare Facilities,Healthcare facility and hospital design news and information for architects, designers and administrators.



Design Research News – May 2015


Design + Research + Society | Future-focused Thinking

Preliminary Call for Participation at the 50th anniversary

27-30 June 2016
Brighton, UK

Over the past 50 years design research has established a firm
basis for our understanding of design. For DRS2016 we invite
you to join us in considering how design research can help us
address the problems we face now and the challenges that lie
ahead. We ask:

How can design research help frame and address the societal
problems that face us? How can design research be a creative
and active force for rethinking ideas about Design? How can
design research shape our lives in more responsible and open

Join us in Brighton, on the UK’s south coast, from 27th to
30th June 2016 to engage meaningfully and productively in
moving design research forwards, into the next 50 years.

Whatever your field of design research we encourage you to
participate, to show the true diversity of our subject area,
and to help us build a conference formed and shaped by the
people that come.  We will be developing new formats for
participation and interaction whilst rigorous peer review and
high quality paper presentation remain central to the
conference experience.

DRS2016 is hosted by the University of Brighton in the UK, in
association with the Royal College of Art and Imperial
College, London (where the very first meeting of the Design
Research Society was held in 1966). The conference week will
give you the chance to experience the energy and creativity of
the dynamic city of Brighton.

Further details about conference themes and submission will
follow shortly.

Preliminary deadlines:
Full papers: Sunday 8th November, 2015 Proposals for
workshops, conversations and student conference: February 2016

DRS2016 organisation

General Chair:
Peter Lloyd, Professor of Design, University of Brighton, UK

Tracy Bhamra, Professor of Sustainable Design, Loughborough
University, UK
Jonathan Chapman, Professor of Sustainable Design, University
of Brighton, UK
Stephen Boyd-Davies, Professor of Design Research, Royal
College of Art, UK
Peter Childs, Professor of Engineering Design, Imperial
College, UK

Review Chairs:
Lin Lin Chen, Professor of Industrial and Commercial Design,
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Paul Hekkert, Professor of Form Theory, TU Delft, The
Tracy Bhamra, Professor of Sustainable Design, Loughborough
University, UK
Nathan Crilly, Senior Lecturer in Engineering Design,
Cambridge University, UK

Submissions and Proceedings Chair:
Erik Bohemia, Senior Lecturer in Industrial Design,
Loughborough University, UK

Debates Chair:
Cameron Tonkinwise, Director of Design Studies, Carnegie
Mellon University, US

Conversations Chair:
Stella Boess, Assistant Professor in Design for Interaction,
TU Delft, The Netherlands

Workshops Chair:
Carlos Peralta, Senior Lecturer in Experience Centred Design,
University of Brighton, UK

Conference Experience Chair:
Dan Lockton, Research Tutor in Innovation Design Engineering,
Royal College of Art, UK

Student Conference Chairs:
Alison Thomson, PhD student and organiser of phd by design,
Goldsmiths University, UK
Maria Portugal, PhD student and organiser of phd by design,
Goldsmiths University, UK
Bianca Eizenbaumer, Research Fellow and organiser of phd by
design, Leeds College of Art, UK

Special Interest Group Leaders:
Michael Tovey, Professor of Industrial Design, Coventry
University, UK
Rebecca Cain, Associate Professor in Experiential Engineering,
Warwick University, UK
Hua Dong, Professor of Inclusive Design, Tongji University,
Tom Fisher, Professor of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent
University, UK
Nithikul Nimkulrat, Professor of Textile Design, Estonian
Academy of Arts, Talinn
Rhoda Trimmingham, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Design,
Loughborough University, UK

Executive Advisors
Carl Di Salvo, Associate Professor in Digital Media, Georgia
Institute of Technology, US
Kees Dorst, Professor of Design, University of Technology,
Sydney, Australia
Janet McDonnell, Professor of Design Studies, University of
the Arts London, UK
Kristina Niedderer, Professor of Design and Craft, University
of Wolverhampton, UK
Johan Redstroem, Professor of Design, Umea Institute of
Design, Sweden
Erik Stolterman, Professor of Informatics, Indiana University,
Anna Valtonen, Dean of Aalto School of Arts, Design and
Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

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Innovation Excellence | Design Thinking: a tested method for creating breakthrough innovation

The two, too common scenarios noted above are not innovation. Real innovation is not a product line extension or an additional feature. Spare us. The world is already surfeited with such nonsense.