Design Journal special issue: Emerging Issues in Service Design (Aug 2014)
April 29, 2014 1 Comment
Deadline for submissions: 1 August 2014
Service Design today constitutes a specific field of design research, which focuses on issues, methods and practices in relation with the conception, planning, development, and delivery of services. It is a rapidly growing field that expands our debates on the values, qualities and forms of designing.
This Special Issue strives to contribute to a deeper understanding of the implications and challenges of designing for services with a look at its future developments.
We are interested in: 1) research that significantly develops or challenges current service design practices to include and deal with contemporary issues or demands; 2) studies that explore disciplinary boundaries or integrate relevant theoretical theories or frameworks to advance the foundations of this field or to question its own nature; 3) research that critically investigates and discusses new service models and provisions representing desirable or emerging service futures.
Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Service Design and Ethics
• Service Design and Impact
• Service Design and Social Change
• Service Design and Complex Systems
• Service Design vs. Designing for Service
• Service Design and Policy Making
• Service Design & Design Management in the private and public sector
Prepare a full paper (approximately 5,000–7,000 words in length) for review. You must also include a biography of the author(s) of no more than 60 words on a separate page, an abstract of 100 to 150 words, and a list of up to five keywords.
Authors are advised to consult the website for style guidelines for contributors at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/journal/the-design-journal.
The paper should be submitted electronically via Editorial Manager at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/desj/.
Submission Deadline: Friday 1st August 2014
The Service Design and Innovation conference, ServDes2014, held in Lancaster University the 9-11th April 2014 is focused on this topic and will serve as a pool.
However, submissions for this special issue are not limited to authors of this conference and we welcome new proposals.
Please note that papers already submitted for ServDes2014 won’t be considered for a re- submission in this special issue.