Design Principles & Practices

The International Journal of Design Education

ISSN (Print): 2325-128X
ISSN (Online): 2325-1298
Language: English
Frequency: Biannually
Subject Areas: Methodology, Pedagogy, Strategy, Tactics
Editor(s): Lorenzo Imbesi, Loredana Di Lucchio

Quarterly (2013–2020), Biannually (2021–Present)

The International Journal of Design Education explores aspects of learning to become a designer and to develop modes of “design thinking.” It explores design strategies, methodologies, and tactics. It analyzes forms of professional stance, and it examines pedagogies of engagement with design purposes, designed objects, and design.

The journal is part of the Design Principles and Practices Journal Collection. This collection offers an interdisciplinary forum to explore the meaning and purpose of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the network traverses a broad sweep to construct a trans-disciplinary dialogue, which encompasses a wide array of design paradigms and practices. We move between theoretical reflection on the nature of design and case studies of design practice, and from research-based perspectives to the experience-based perspectives of design insiders. We seek to build an epistemic community to make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. The journal collection is defined by our Research Network scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

The International Journal of Design Education is a Hybrid Open Access journal. We offer various pathways to make your research accessible and make accessibility affordable. Please see our Open Access Statement and Journal Author Rights & Permissions support page for more information.


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