1st Announcement

The journal welcomes submissions of research-based design works and scholarly design research that address one (or more) but not limited to the following connected general keywords:

Sub-Theme 1: Social Change

Examining the nature of design as a mean of social transformation.



-social entrepreneurs





Sub-Theme 2: Collaborative Design

Investigating the wide range of design approaches, research, methods, creative thinking, processes and multi-disciplinary collaboration.






-community of designer

-designer as professional


Sub-Theme 3: Social Media

Exploring the social effects of design and current communication technology.

-branding, logos, advertising

-cinema, television, traditional and new media




-the past, present and future of the media


All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. All accepted papers (after the review process) will be included in the Gradients Journal. The journal will invite the accepted submissions to present the paper at the annual Journal symposium that will be held in May 2018 prior to the Journal publication in August 2018.

Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the symposium (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the symposium).


Design discourse submission template: https://d.pr/f/KT5G8x+

Design works submission template: https://d.pr/f/E5JTGM+