Special Issue of Studies in Material Thinking: Documenting the realities of research through design practice (Aug 2014)

Website: http://www.materialthinking.org/calls
Deadline for full papers: 31 August 2014

A special issues volume in Studies in Material Thinking on the theme of Visual/Textual: documenting the realities of research through design practice.

Studies in Material Thinking (SMT) in collaboration with the organisers of the Praxis and Poetics: Research Through Design conference (http://www.praxisandpoetics.org/researchthroughdesign/) is calling for submissions to a special volume of research articles to be published in February 2015. This special issue aims to open up the debate to a wider audience and enable deeper engagement with the issues and challenges associated with the communication of research through design.


This special issue will signal a constructive break from conventional journal format by inviting: (i) new and alternative conceptualisations of practice-based research; and (ii) work that challenges the expected mechanisms for communicating and translating research to broader audiences. Submissions should document exemplars of research through design practice and, given the online nature of SMT publication format, should further demonstrate a rigorous and critical approach to visual argumentation. We are keen to represent a diverse range of disciplines to capture different methods for practicing research through design. We are also open to authors challenging the current journal publication format to support the visual communication of work. The full paper deadline is on the 31st of August, 2014.

The full call is online: http://www.materialthinking.org/calls

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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 http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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