Communication Design, Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research


Communication Design, Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research (formerly Iridescent) is the official publication of ico-D. Communication Design invites academics, scholars, educators, and researchers from disciplines related to communication design to submit their work for consideration. The editors will consider papers from a range of disciplines related to graphic and communication design, including but not restricted to: cultural geography, cultural studies, education, ethnography, design history, journalism, museum studies, semiotics and linguistics, psychology, and sociology.

Communication Design is an international, peer-reviewed publication which aims to develop and critically examine the emerging discourses in research related to contemporary communication and graphic design practice, education and methods as well as their history, theory and criticism. It features theoretical, historical and applied research in communication design, exploring both analogue and digital forms. Areas of emphasis include: craft and critical practice, pedagogy and curriculum development, typography and image-making, book arts and publishing, information visualisation and digital spaces, sustainability and social design, politics and popular culture.

Communication Design aims to enhance this new strategy by emphasising cross- and trans-disciplinary thinking and by including non-traditional academic approaches such as visual essays, archive features, and professional practice case studies. In this way, practice becomes central to the Journal’s rationale.


SUBJECTS COVERED BY THIS JOURNAL

Graphic and communication design; interdisciplinary research with an emphasis in graphic and communication design but including, for example: cultural geography,

cultural studies, education, ethnography, design history, journalism, museum studies, semiotics and linguistics, psychology, and sociology.

Communication Design aims to:

• uphold ico-D’s mission, vision and values by focusing on communication design research and professional practice as it relates to and is informed by policy, advocacy, and education

• develop and critically examine the emerging discourses in research related to contemporary communication design practice, education and methods as well as its history, theory, and criticism
 

The following types of submission are welcome:

· Academic research papers (approximately 4,500–8,000 words)

· Book and exhibition reviews (approximately 500–800 words)

· From the Archives (approximately 1,000–1,500 words)

· Visual essays (4–6 pages)

All submissions are subject to two, or more, ‘double-blind’ peer reviews.


Publication History

Icograda originally launched Communication Design in 2009 as an online publication called Iridescent with the aim of providing a platform to share ideas and findings between scholars and researchers across different cultures and to facilitate collaboration between the members of the Icograda network. In 2014, Icograda changed its name to the International Council of Design (ico-D), in order to reflect, in part, its new strategy for increasing the dissolution of boundaries between disciplines. At the same time, the new strategy is based on the conviction that ico-D will be better positioned and able to address the needs of specific disciplines and especially the field of visual communication from which it has sprung.


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Currently known as Communication Design: Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research (2015 - current)

Formerly known as Iridescent (2011 - 2014)

The Journey of a Design Journal: This feature recaps the flash narrative created for the recent launch of the first issue of Communication Design, Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research 3(1) and takes a more in-depth look at the new leading research it comprises.

 

  • Edited by an international editorial team, led by Teal Triggs, the new incarnation of the journal builds on the rich groundwork already established in its online form. As a full double-blind peer reviewed publication, available in print and online, it will develop and critically examine the emerging discourses in research related to contemporary communication and graphic design practice, education and methods, as well as their history, theory, and criticism.

    Editor-in-Chief 

    Teal Triggs, Royal College of Art, UK

    
Editors
    
Leslie Atzmon, Eastern Michigan University (USA)
    Karel van der Waarde, Graphic Design Research (Belgium

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    Marina Emmanouil, Visual Communication Design Department, Faculty of Fine Arts & Design, Izmir University of Economics (Turkey)

     

    Past Editors
    Hyunsuk Kim, Hongik University, South Korea
    Paul J. Nini, The Ohio State University, USA 



    Reviews Editors 

    Priscila Lena Farias, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
    Deborah Littlejohn, North Carolina State University, USA
    Joyce Yee, Northumbria University, UK

    Editorial Board
    Sean Adams, Art Center College of Design, USA
    Alison Barnes, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK
    Audrey G. Bennett, Rensselaer Poytechnic Institute, USA
    Sherry Blankenship, Ohio University, USA
    Anne Burdick, Art Center College of Design, USA
    Hernan Casakin, Ariel University, Israel
    Selby Coxon, Monash University, Australia
    Rebekah Davis, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia 
    Cees De Bont, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Florian Pfeffer, University of Art and Design, Germany
    Robert Harland, Loughborough University, UK
    Ashis Jalote-Parmer, Ahmedabad University, India
    Jongdeok Kim, Hongik University, South Korea
    Susan King Roth, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
    Ruth Klotzel, Estúdio Infinito, Brazil
    Simon McIntyre, The University of New South Wales, Australia
    Leila Musfy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    Danne Ojeda, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Arne Scheuermann, Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland
    Ria (Heila Maria)Van Zyl, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Xio Yong, Central Academy of Fine Arts, China
    Evert Ypma, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
    JeremyYuille, RMIT, Australia
    Lawrence Zeegen, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK

  • News

    The Journey of a Design Journal: This feature recaps the flash narrative created for the recent launch of the first issue of Communication Design, Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research 3(1) and takes a more in-depth look at the new leading research it comprises.
     

    ico-D announces the release of Communication Design 3(2) November 2015 with cover design by South Korean designer Ahn Sang-soo. Read the story
     

    ico-D announces the release of Communication Design 4(1/2) May - November 2016 with cover design by London-based design studio Pony. Read the story

     

    Call for Papers

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