Gradients is an international refereed journal on visual, product, architectural and interior design research, focusing on researched-based design works and design discourses. This journal holds a belief that the activity of research constitutes a critical place to design disciplines.

The journal aims to publish design research undertaken through the design works where the research is embodied within the works. The journal seeks significant contemporary design issues, problematics, emerging design strategies and practices, scholarly design critiques and extended discourse by authors relating to visual, product, architectural and interior design field. The interplay of investigating, situating, framing and communicating design-research activities makes the design works and design discourses to contribute to the knowledge within the realm of design.

The editors welcome the submissions of research-based design works and scholarly design discourses embodied within design academia and practice. These two kinds of submission bring together a productive and informed dialogue between design academia and practice.



1st Announcement

Main Theme:

Gradients 01 - SOCIAL DESIGN; Journal of UPH School of Design 



Design is the study and practice of general, strategic, fundamental and practical everyday problems. Design serves a diverse social user groups needs and desires. Especially in this contemporary era of connectivity, we are witnessing rapid societal, economic and global progress that are unfolding at an unprecedented pace. This is both challenging and promising for our design field to engage in fresh ways of looking and solving design problems of the social world. We believe that design thinking as a human-centered perspective and approach to innovation and problem solving could become the key to contextualize and to give new future perspectives.

These theme focusses on the social aspects of design, in general. Particularly, in fields of visual, product, architectural and interior design.

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