The Design Principles & Practices Research Network is grateful for the foundational contributions, ongoing support, and continued service of the following world-class scholars and practitioners


  • Loredana Di Lucchio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Lorenzo Imbesi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Scientific Board

  • Sam Buccolo, Swinburne University, Australia
  • Flaviano Celaschi, Università di Bologna Alma Mater, Italy
  • Aldo Cibic, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Luisa Collina, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Rachel Cooper, Lancaster University, UK
  • Luigi Ferrara, George Brown College, Canada
  • Jorge Frascara, University of Alberta, Emily Carr University, Canada
  • Christian Guellerin, École de design Nantes Atlantique, France
  • Lorraine Justice, Rochester Institute of Technology, Industrial Designers Society of America, USA
  • Ezio Manzini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Editorial Board

  • Claudia De Giorgi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Albert Fuster, ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Spain
  • Miaosen Gong, Jiangnan University, China
  • Lev Manovich, City University of New York (CUNY), USA
  • Deana McDonagh, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), USA
  • Mario Minichiello, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Guillermina Noel, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Luiza Novaes, PUC-Rio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio), Brazil
  • Ksenia Pozdnyakova, Saint Petersburg State Academy of Applied Arts, Russia
  • Louise St. Pierre, ECUAD Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Canada
  • Higushi Takaiuki, Chiba University, Japan

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The Design Principles & Practices Research Network recognizes the contribution of many in the evolution of the Research Network. The principal role of the Advisory Board has been, and is, to drive the overall intellectual direction of the Research Network. The Research Network also seeks to work in the service of our Advisory Board. Board members are invited to attend the annual conference and are encouraged to contribute articles, participate in the peer-review process of the Design Principles & Practices Journal Collection, and submit manuscripts to the Design Principles & Practices Books Imprint.

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