Academic and scientific journals publish many different types of articles, and the names and categories they use to label and describe those documents are still more numerous. Scientific journals tend to focus on different kinds of articles than humanities journals do, and even when they publish similar kinds of articles, they often refer to them differently. This means that each basic type of scholarly article tends to have more than one name. What might be called a research article in one journal, for instance, might in another be labelled an empirical article, an original article, a full article or simply an article. A review article in one periodical could be referred to as a survey paper in the next, and the Brief Communications section in one journal might be entitled Micro-Articles in another.
In 2011, when I first began my career as a researcher in the context of business and design, I knew almost nothing about the field I had decided to work in. I lacked a basic understanding of how products are designed, how businesses work, and how to work with people in this world.
What I did know was that my anthropology training was highly relevant, but I needed to learn as much as I could to supplement it. I devoured every possible resource I could on these topics, from websites and blogs to journals and books. Doing so helped me effectively transition into being a researcher in industry, translate my skills to non-anthropologists, and do my job with passion and success. I felt less like an impostor and more confident in myself.
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‘Atmosphere’ is an annual, interdisciplinary design symposium advancing academic enrichment and inter-disciplinary research by creating an opportunity for students, instructors, and friends of the faculty to interact with distinguished keynote speakers, scholars and designers from around the world. The three-day event includes invited lecturers, peer-reviewed presentations, exhibitions, student installations, receptions, and numerous casual opportunities for serious exchange.
Atmosphere is the consequence of the projects we make as designers of landscapes, cities, buildings, and interiors. Atmosphere is hard to grasp, and even harder to talk about – yet the production of atmosphere, intended or not, is one of our most apparent contributions to the world. Though palpable, atmosphere resists registration. So fragile and dependent on the world around, atmosphere is also susceptible to our perception. It is not something that can be read or interpreted. It is.
‘Atmosphere’ 11 will explore ADAPTATION. This theme intends to attract researchers from diverse disciplines into an open but topically oriented exchange. ADAPTATION is a mutation, a change that aids organisms to thrive in their environments. ADAPTATION implicates designers as organisms with the particular places, materials, contingencies and intentions that enable survival or better living in an increasingly unpredictable environment. In other words, this symposium will examine not merely what and how we adapt, but the sites and situations of adaptation. The aim is to critically and creatively explore how contextual, cultural and environmental circumstances of our world serve as meaningful catalysts for design, building, teaching and research within a discussion of atmosphere and adaptation. This theme encompasses multifaceted, dynamic scales and terrains including the complexities of our social fabrics, intricacies of environmental function, potentials of adaptation as process, as fitness, the materials and patina of our everyday adaptations, and the stories and arguments that share understandings of our designed world. Do we engage in pre-ADAPTATION? Do we register atmosphere through adaptation?
The Faculty of Architecture has hosted an ‘Atmosphere’ symposium each year for the last ten years. ‘Atmosphere’ invites exploration of the less physical conditions of design: the temporary, experiential, situational, phenomenal and epiphenomenal states of our shared world. Difficult to pin-down, capture and express, ‘atmosphere’ is enveloping yet recessive. It is what we as designers, planners and interpreters of the built and natural world strive to generate, understand, and meaningfully engage.
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*Sciences du Design* is a peer-reviewed French language international
design research journal. We welcome French-speaking design research as well
as international design research submitted in French.
This issue no. 07 includes a special issue on “Design Management” co-edited
by Guillaume Blum (Laval University, Canada) and Véronique Cova
(Aix-Marseille University, France) with 4 papers:
> Blum, G. & Cova, V. (2018). Le design management en discussion. Sciences
du Design, 7,(1), 21-27.
open access right now)
> Borja de Mozota, B. (2018). Quarante ans de recherche en design
management : une revue de littérature et des pistes pour l’avenir. Sciences
du Design, 7,(1), 28-45.
open access right now)
> Glaubert, D., Nyffeler, N. & Bergeron, L. (2018). Le design management
dans les PME : une cartographie pour diagnostiquer les pratiques. Sciences
du Design, 7,(1), 46-55.
open access in 2 years)
> Berger, E., Ocnarescu, I. & Pain, F. (2018). Design et stratégies
d’entreprise : première étude pour modéliser les dynamiques d’engagement
dans un projet de recherche. Sciences du Design, 7,(1), 56-68.
open access in 2 years)
This issue no. 07 includes also 2 original articles on various subjects:
> Aucompte, Y. (2018). Design graphique comme pratique critique ? Étude de
cas à partir d’un poster de Stefan Sagmeister. Sciences du Design, 7,(1),
> Gauthier, P., Proulx, S. & Hamarat, Y. (2018). L’esthétique de la santé
publique : essai d’analyse réaliste des qualités de l’expérience de
services. Sciences du Design, 7,(1), 86-103.
This issue no. 07 includes also 2 visualisations:
> Sabatier, F., Correia, A. & Skoli, A. (2018). Vi(c)e organique. Sciences
du Design, 7,(1), 11-15.
> Borgenheimer, L. (2018). Communication et démocratie participative :
budgétisation participative à Malles Venosta. Sciences du Design, 7,(1),
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Current open call for papers for issue No. 09 on “Sustainable Development”: