structures : the conceptual, physical and ideological structures by which design efforts, actions, processes, objects and discourses impact ...

anti-po-des design research journal #3 invites abstracts for papers that explore or engage with the concept of structure at the intersection of design and society. Whether from the perspective of design in society, or from the social within design(ing), it is the structures that mediate and are mediated by this relationship that we invite researchers and practitioners to focus on for issue 3.

This issue is dedicated to the exploration of interstitial mechanisms, forms, and linkages that afford or redirect influence and impact between design and society. We welcome work from the full spectrum of disciplines associated with the creative industries, including, but not limited to: design research; participative design; practitioners of visual culture from the past; material culture; representation (artefacts, culture, lifestyle) network theory; communication and sociology; spatial or urban design in a social context; and society and technology.

Submission of abstracts

The deadline is 10 November, 2014 for abstract review. Only submit an abstract for which you are able to supply a paper, if accepted. Include major reference sources

Referencing must conform to APA 7 bibliographic style and material that does not do so is not accepted. The Author Guidelines [>call for papers >guidelines] should be read and followed. USA contributors please note that we use Word’s Australian or UK English.

anti-po-des uses double-blind peer review; in most cases these are academic referees drawn from the discipline of the researcher. We welcome established researchers and support new researchers with full feedback. Feel free to email us.

the structures * by which
design efforts/actions/processes/objects/discourses impact on society
social efforts/actions/processes/objects/discourses impact on design

  • what are the social efforts which have impact on design?
  • which social actions effectively utilise design?
  • what are the discourses arising from design?
  • how do social processes benefit from design thinking?
  • what are the artefacts and how do we work with the objects that have history?
  • in what ways does society situate design?
  • what spatial structures and networked spaces are designed to reflect and support the social?
  • which social issues and theories influence—or should influence—design discourses and design practice?
  • how does design act in,on and for society?
  • what design efforts have had significant impact on society?