The Design Principles and Practices knowledge community is a site of discussion exploring the meaning and purpose of ‘design,’ as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artefacts. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism.
In professional and disciplinary terms, the journals in the Design Principles and Practices Collection traverse a broad sweep to construct a transdisciplinary dialogue which encompasses the perspectives and practices of: anthropology, architecture, art, artificial intelligence, business, cognitive science, communication studies, computer science, cultural studies, design studies, education, e-learning, engineering, ergonomics, fashion, graphic design, history, information systems, industrial design, industrial engineering, instructional design, interior design, interaction design, interface design, journalism, landscape architecture, law, linguistics and semiotics, management, media and entertainment, psychology, sociology, software engineering, technical communication, telecommunications, urban planning and visual design.
The Design Principles and Practices knowledge community publishes into a collection of journals. This consists of:
The annual review publishes once per volume; the thematically focused journals publish quarterly.
Authors can request which of the thematic journals they would prefer for the publication of their article. Alternatively, when the author does not opt to make a selection, the Common Ground editorial team will curate each paper into the appropriate thematic journal.
The annual review consists only of articles considered to be of wide interest across the field selected by our editorial team in consultation with the Advisory Board. We do not accept direct submissions to the annual review. Candidates for inclusion in the survey journal will include top-ranked articles, works by invited contributors, papers offered by plenary speakers at the conference, and articles selected from thematic journal submissions for their wide applicability and interest across the field.
Subscribers and conference participants are offered access to the entire collection of journals, organized into thematic sections and the survey journal for ease of access and clearly differentiated focus of interest. While all of the journals in this family have unique ISSNs, they share index listings.