Design Research :: Methods (Book)

Editors: David Durling, Lin-Lin Chen, Keiichi Sato
Proposals due 14 May 2010.

This call for chapters is for a handbook of research methods used in design disciplines. The book will provide an overview of past and present research methodologies and methods typical in design related fields of inquiry that are demonstrably robust and successful.


The primary aim of this book is to capture the current state of design research in all its richness at this stage in its development.

Initial submission

The editors seek expressions of interest from authors who feel able to contribute to this book in building an overview of distinctive established and emerging methods in design research.

Full details, including timescale, submission requirements, and latest news are available from

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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