Tag Archives: Academia

Research Network for Design Anthropology

VISIT https://kadk.dk/en/research-network-design-anthropology


Design practice research lab from Korea

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, The Design Practice Research lab (dpr.lab) at the School of Design & Human EngineeringUNIST explores the human ability to design (fundamental), employs design as means to examine relationships between products and people and applies design knowledge in the design of more appropriate product experiences.


Creating Accessible Course Content

Professors and educators creating accessible course content.

Credit to following URL:​

Accessible Course Content Checklist

As you prepare for the new semester, keep accessibility in mind! Creating
course materials that are accessible in a variety of formats is helpful to
all students in your classes, including those with disabilities.

Use this checklist as a reference while preparing your courses, and feel free to
reach out to help@colorado.edu.


– Use the accessible syllabus template
to ensure that all students, including those who use assistive technology,
will be able to access the information in your syllabus.
– If you have a D2L course, make sure your HTML course content contains
appropriate headings. To learn more, see our accessible content
structure page

If you receive an accommodation request from a student in your course
for a captioning accommodation, notify the captioning service using the
online captioning request form

*Go Above and Beyond For Your Students:*

– Consult the Universal Design Checklist for Educators
for guidance on designing and authoring accessible digital content such as
PowerPoints, PDFs, and Word Documents.
– Review the best practices for supporting Universal Design teaching
– Review the accessibility of your D2L course content using the
– Review the guidelines for creating accessible course content in D2L
– Consider captioning any video content you use in your courses. Email
captioning@colorado.edu for a consultation or to schedule captioning
training, or review our YouTube captioning tutorials
to caption on your own.

For additional resources related to accessibility
<//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/resources> and universal design for
teaching and learning, please go to the Accessible Technology page
<//www.colorado.edu/accessibility/home>. There, you can also learn more
about CU Boulder’s Accessibility Policy

Design Survey for PhD Thesis and Book

Designers and researchers, please, support the following survey below.

Thanks in advance!

My name is Gonzalo Raineri Bernain, and I’m doing a PhD in Design program at the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, researching Design, Sustainability and Autopoiesis. The purpose of this post is to invite you to please take part in a survey to obtain data from relevant players like you, in various fields of design.

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BIRD New Experimental Research in Design

Call for Papers: BIRD Conference New Experimental Research in Design /NERD, 15-16 June 2017, Braunschweig University of Art (HBK), Germany.

Further information (English PDF)

Additional information about the event + series of Design research books

http://transformazine.de/nerd (German)

Dialectic – Visual Communications Design Journal


A scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design.

Pleased to introduce Dialectic, a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design.

The entirety of the contents of Volume 1, Issue 01 (V1, I1) of Dialectic, the new, fully open access scholarly journal administrated by the AIGA Design Educators’ Community, can be viewed in full at:

A printed version of Dialectic is also available for $19.99 on Amazon at:

Each of the pieces that has been published in Dialectic V1, I1—their titles and author’s names appear below—may be read or viewed in full online by navigating to the URL listed above and then clicking on the “CONTENTS” box in the upper right corner of Dialectic’s home page. Additionally, each of these pieces may be freely downloaded in .pdf form by anyone in the world who has a viable internet connection and electricity.

The Table of Contents for Dialectic’s inaugural issue is located at:

The content of Dialectic is organized in three sections: “Front Matter,” “The Feature Well,” and “Back Matter.”

The Front Matter section contains the following:
It’s time to stir the pot… An Introductory Letter from Dialectic’s Managing Editor and its Producer by Michael R. Gibson and Keith M. Owens

Journaling through the Back Door by Stephen McCarthy

A New North American Design Research Organization by John Zimmerman, Carlos Teixeira, Erik Stolterman and Jodi Forlizzi

The Feature Well section contains the following:
The Concept of the Design Discipline by Paul A. Rodgers and Craig Bremner

First Issues, First Words: Vision in the Making by Jessica Barness

Tip of the Icon: Examining Socially Symbolic Indexical Signage by Terry Dobson and Saeri Cho Dobson

On Web Brutalism and Contemporary Web Design by Aaron Ganci and Bruno Ribeiro

A Visual Essay: My Life as a Fake by Jenny Grigg

A Survey Paper: Doctoral Education in (Graphic) Design by Dori Griffin

A Position Paper: Defining Design Facilitation: Exploring and Advocating for New Strategic Leadership Roles for Designers and What These Mean for the Future of Design Education by Pamela Napier and Terri Wada

The Back Matter section contains the following book reviews:
Developing Citizen Designers by Elizabeth Resnick; reviewed by Ann McDonald

Leap Dialogues by Mariana Amatullo, Bryan Boyer, Liz Danzico and Andrew Shea; reviewed by Annabel Pretty

Are We There Yet? Insights on How to Lead by Design by Sam Bucolo; reviewed by Heather Corcoran

Mapping the Grid of Swiss Graphic Design: A Review of 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design by Christian Brändle, Karin Gimmi, Barbara Junod, Christina Reble and Bettina Richter; reviewed by Richard Doubleday