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Design Research and Product Development

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There has been considerable discussion over the years about what design research is. I have never believed that this was a particularly fruitful debate (although I have entered into it myself at times) - we should just get on with it. I made this point in the launch issue, hoping the journal would be a valuable outlet for design research of all kinds. This volume illustrates that this is occurring - we are publishing papers which report design research in a number of ways, with the emphasis this time on user research.

Document Type: Editorial


Publication date: July 1, 1998

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  • Established in 1998, The Design Journal is an international, refereed journal covering all aspects of design. The journal welcomes articles on design in both cultural and commercial contexts. The journal is published four times a year and provides a forum for design scholars, professionals, educators, and managers worldwide. It publishes thought-provoking work that will have a direct impact on design knowledge and that challenges assumptions and methods, while being open-minded about the evolving role of design.

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