Best Practices in Ph.D. Education for Design LO27326

From: Ken Friedman (
Date: 09/27/01

>>>>> Call for Papers

>>>>> Special journal issue

>>>>> Best Practices in Ph.D. Education for Design.

Special issue

The journal Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education will publish
a special issue on best practices in Ph.D. education for design in
November 2002.

We seek articles offering examples of best practice and models for what
should be done in developing the Ph.D. in design.

We invite submissions on topics on all aspects of doctoral education.

Suggested themes:

Content of taught courses
Management of courses-by-research
Admission practice
Curriculum development
Program planning
Staffing needs
Resource allocation
Thesis requirements
Research methods requirements
Operational definitions of degree programs.
Research funding
Quality assurance

This issue will focus on exclusively the research doctorate. In most
cases, this is the degree titled Ph.D. We will not consider the doctorate
in professional practice (f.ex., D.Des.), the studio doctorate (DFA, DCA),
or the teaching doctorate (DA, Ed.D.)

We recognize that doctoral awards differ among nations and across
disciplines. We will consider articles on doctoral research degrees with
different titles as long as the award is a research degree with a clearly
defined research component.

The editors of the special issue are David Durling and Ken Friedman.

David Durling is director of the Advanced Research Institute at
Staffordshire University School of Art and Design. He is also chair of the
Design Research Society and editor of Design Research News.

Ken Friedman is Associate Professor of Leadership and Strategic Design in
the Department of Technology and Knowledge Management, Norwegian School of
Management. He is also Visiting Professor at Staffordshire University.

Together, Durling and Friedman organized and chaired the international
conference on doctoral education in design in La Clusaz, France.

Submission Guidelines

Aims and Scope

Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education is a refereed journal
which aims to inform, stimulate and promote the development of research
with a learning and teaching focus for art, design and communication
within higher education. This issue is focused on design.

Notes for Contributors

We will only consider papers that are not being considered for publication
elsewhere. If there is more than one author, please attach to every
submission a letter confirming that all authors have agreed to the
submission and that the article is not currently being considered for
publication by any other journal.


Submissions will be circulated for double blind peer review. It is the aim
of the journal editorial team that authors will normally be informed of
the submission's suitability for the journal within eight weeks. Authors
of accepted papers will, in due course, receive proofs of their articles
and be asked to send corrections to the editor.

Types of contribution

There are three possible types of contribution:

Major Papers - suggested length is 5000-6000 words.

Material presented will contribute to knowledge in its field and should
include original work of a research or developmental nature and/or
proposed new methods or ideas which are clearly and thoroughly presented
and argued.

Shorter Items of length 1,000 - 2,500 words.

These could include reports of research in progress, reflections on
the research process, research evaluations of funded projects.


Of relevant recent publications, electronic media, software and conference
reports. Separate guidelines for reviewers are available, please contact
Paul B Clark for details -


Each manuscript should contain:

i) title page with full title and subtitle (if any). For the purposes
of blind refereeing, full name of each author with current
affiliation and full address/phone/fax/email details plus a short
biographical note (150 words) should be supplied on a separate sheet.

(ii) abstract of 100-150 words

(iii) 3-6 key words

(iv) the main text should be clearly organised with a hierarchy of heading
and subheadings, with quotations exceeding 40 words displayed, indented,
in the text. Main headings should be typed in capitals, secondary headings
should be in lower case.

(v) the style should be clear and concise, using straightforward language.
If technical terms or acronyms must be included, they should be defined
when first introduced. UK spellings should be used.

(iv) footnotes should be avoided

(v) references in the text should be made thus - author's name, year of
publication in brackets, relevant page numbers. If reference is made to a
number of publications by an author in the same year, these should be
distinguished by using suffixes (2001a, 2001b etc)

References should be listed alphabetically at the end of paper as the
following examples:

Cina, C. (1994) TINA's Academy, in De Ville, N and Foster, S (Eds)
The Artist and the Academy: Issues in Fine Art Education and the
Wider Cultural Context. Southampton: John Hansard Gallery

Dudley, E & Mealing, S. (2000) Becoming Designers: Education and
Influence. Exeter: Intellect

Gregg, P. (1996) Modularisation: what academics think, in Higher
Education Quality
Council, In Focus: Modular Higher Education in the UK. London: HEQC

Higher Education Quality Council (1994) Choosing to change: extending
access, choice and mobility in higher education. The report of the
HEQC CAT development project (the Robertson report) London: HEQC

O'Sullivan, T. (1998) Nostalgia, Revelation and Intimacy. In
Geraghty, C. and Lusted, D. (eds) The Television Studies Handbook,
London: Arnold

Prosser, M. & Trigwell, K. (1999). Understanding learning and
teaching: The experience of higher education. Buckingham: SRHE/Open
University Press.

(vi) A total word count, including references should be provided.

Tables and figures

Tables and figures should be prepared on separate sheets, clearly
labelled and their position indicated by a marginal note in the text.
Tables contain numbers, figures contain diagrams or mainly words. All
tables and figures should have short descriptive captions and their
source(s) typed below.


Illustrations should be numbered consecutively and be accompanied by
short descriptive captions. Line diagrams should be presented in a
form suitable for immediate reproduction (ie not requiring
redrawing), each on a separate A4 sheet or as scanned images.
Photographic images should preferably be submitted as JPEGs scanned
full size at 300 dpi and given clear titles (other formats, GIFFs ,
TIFFs and EPS files can also be accepted).

NB Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright
holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy
quotations previously published elsewhere.


Before publication, authors are requested to assign copyright to the
ADC-LTSN subject to retaining their right to reuse the material in
other publications written or edited by themselves and due to be
published at least one year after initial publication in the Journal.


The authors of the Journal warrant that their works, collectively or
individually do not infringe any Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
or violate any laws. The authors shall indemnify the association and
hold the association harmless from any damages and liabilities
arising from any breach of IPR in connection with their literary or
artistic contributions to the Association and its journal.


Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as a Word file in the
form of an attachment to an e-mail. If the file is large because it
contains images it should compressed with StuffIt or ZipIt.
Alternatively it may be sent on a Zip disk (Mac compatible).

Send to:

Kath Bowden,
Editorial Assistant:

Review submissions should be sent to Paul B Clark
( Please consult the Reviewers guidelines for
further details.

For further information about the journal, contact the Editorial
Assistant: Kath Bowden, ADC-LTSN, University of Brighton, 68 Grand
Parade, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 2JY.

Tel / Fax: 01273 643119 Email:


Ken Friedman <>

Learning-org -- Hosted by Rick Karash <> Public Dialog on Learning Organizations -- <>

"Learning-org" and the format of our message identifiers (LO1234, etc.) are trademarks of Richard Karash.