New book: The Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative Industries (Aug 2011)

New book: The Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative Industries
Deadline for abstract: 1 August 2011

Submissions are invited for a forthcoming special book to be published in early 2012, entitled The Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative industries, compiled by Prof. Dr. Giep Hagoort (Utrecht University/Utrecht School of the Arts), assoc. Prof. Dr A. Thomassen (Auckland University of Technology) and Drs. R. Kooyman (Ars Nova).  The book will be published by Publishing House Eburon – in cooperation with University of Chicago Press – in March 2012 as part of the IACCE: International Academic Council for Cultural Entrepreneurship (which was founded in 2010 during the first International Research Seminar at Utrecht School of the Arts and Utrecht university in the Netherlands). This special book invites contributions from across Europe as well as the wider global research community. It will comprise academic articles that address theory, research and practical issues related to the current entrepreneurial principles of cultural and creative industries ranging from socio-economical research, to the cultural dimensions of creativity and innovation, and the entrepreneurial dimension of Cultural and Creative Industries.

Please send a 250-word abstract with a preliminary bibliography (APA Ref.) by August 1st 2011 to Giep Hagoort  (University Utrecht/School of the Arts, ). Our plan is for all 4000-word commissioned papers to be due by November 15, 2011.

More information on specific objectives can be found at:

Graphic Design: sustainable principles and practice (book)

Title: Graphic Design: sustainable principles and practice
Author: Peter Fine, Assistant Professor/Graphic Design, New Mexico State University
Publisher: BERG Publishers

Currently seeking entries from design professionals, academics and students for Graphic Design: sustainable principles and practice.

Offers a complete overview of a topic central to the future of graphic design.
Highlights both key ideas and best practice for students.
Presents cutting-edge work in graphic design from practitioners, educators and students worldwide.

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The Use of Researcher Practice in the Design-Based PhD (June 2010)

Further to recent discussions on the PHD-DESIGN forum and a review of published material, there is a need for a resource that presents documented examples of completed PhD’s that include visually creative researcher practice in the design-based PhD. An opportunity exists for the design research community to generate a resource (with lots of images) that will be of benefit to new researchers, supervisors, and demonstrate the value of design-based researcher practice to the wider academy.

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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.

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New book: Color and Design

We are seeking papers for a peer-reviewed book on color and design to be published by Berg. Working title: Color and Design.
Edited by Marilyn DeLong and Barbara Martinson

Cognition, context and culture are all vital to the way we experience color. From the products we use, the clothes that we wear, and the spaces we inhabit, color provides both visual appeal and information. Our proposed book, Color and Design, addresses how we experience color through specific examples of how color is used in the design disciplines.  While other books devoted to color contain basic information regarding color theory and color use, this book intends to foster a greater understanding of color through the in-depth analysis of specific cases. These examples will explore color as a cultural phenomenon, a pragmatic device for communication, and as a valuable marketing tool.  Based in the disciplines of clothing design, graphic design, interior design, and product design, this book will be a valuable resource for both design practitioners and scholars.

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