Journal of Design Processes (JDP) is an open-access European journal, peer-reviewed, devoted to publishing research papers on creative processes in all fields of art and design. The journal is published once a year and provides a forum for design and art scholars, professionals, educators and managers worldwide. It seeks the analysis, development and discussion of fundamental aspects of process of designing, from cognition and methodology to values and philosophy. Therefore it welcomes researches in other formats than the academicals ones. Researches not as an article, not necessarily as a text representing a research on issues of development, management, planning, management, execution of design. Journal of Design Processes (JDP) is an academic journal edited by the University Research Group Design Processes & Innovative Practices in Art & Design at EINA/UAB.

Recent Submissions

  • Biología sintética, robotización y biomodificación, diseñando nuevos mundos 

    Zabala Mena, César (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2017)
    This article drives attention about the potential problems that occur due to with the technological development related to the fabrication of products in which we are immersed, and which are likely to be the main focus of ...
  • Designing dissent: some counter-hegemonic tactics in contemporary design 

    Rispoli, Ernesto Ramon (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2017)
    Since the 1950s, two conceptions of design - the embellishment of artifacts and the functionalist problem-solving - have been progressively imposing themselves as hegemonic. In recent years, nonetheless, the consciousness ...
  • First approximation to a meaning translation interface 

    Sòria, Francesc (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2017)
    The topics and interests introduced in this article are part of an ongoing research that had its beginnings as the final thesis for the Masters on Architectural Communication at ETSAM, UPM. Part of the theoretical frame-work ...
  • ZICLA, efficient, sustainable, friendly cities with recycled materials. 

    Saiz, Pau (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2017)
    Since 2005 Zicla has been working to convert waste into new materials for the industry and new products recycled for the market. With the ecodesign we make the cities more accessible, safe and welcoming for people.
  • L’Espai Quiró under construction : the story of a neighborhood project and a related learning activity within the bachelor of design studies 

    Morales Moras, Joan (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2017)
    Design pedagogy is increasingly highlighting the role of this discipline as an agent of social transformation, so the idea of students intervening in projects of social interest and in close collaboration with local ...
  • In conversation with Terry Irwin : research through design and the transition design perspective. 

    Costa, Tània; Irwin, Terry (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2017)
    Terry Irwin, director of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, delivered the inaugural and inspirational conference of symposium Southern Perspectives on Transition Design, held on June 8th and 9th , 2018 ...
  • La transició en el mercat mediterrani 

    Bullich Vilarrubias, Elvira; Palau Julià, Txell (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2017)
    We are located in the context of the Mediterranean market. This local area of commerce, full of needs and benefits to the traffic of fresh food, which at the end of the day generates food accumulations that have not been ...
  • Cc. Carbon copy: artists, human rights defenders, dissent and artistic freedom 

    Saura Freixes, Núria (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2017)
    Freedom of expression and artistic freedom are human rights. Sometimes artists are also human rights defenders. This concept emerges in connection with Soviet dissidents. They used the clandestine self-publishing system ...
  • Exposicions sostenibles, perspectives de canvis 

    Alcubierre, Anna (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2017)
    When we talk about heritage and sustainability, often we make reference to the education in sustainability, about how to disseminate social and environmental values for a more respectful world with his people and his present ...
  • Estética de la eficiencia 

    Sánchez Grisales, David (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2016)
    Design methodologies subordinate the creative process to a hierarchy, linearity and control that limit the possibilities of creating by the designer to a kit of pre-established values set on from the start. The indiscriminate ...
  • Cómo dar forma física a la información digital 

    Pujadas, Anna (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2016)
    The article is a survey of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) that seeks to realize seamless interfaces between humans, digital information, and the physical environment by giving physical form to digital information and ...
  • Los músicos en deconstrucción / reconstrucción: una artesanía tradicional popular en tiempos de fabricación digital 

    Palomino, Gianfranco (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2016)
    Musicians in Deconstruction / Reconstruction is a reflection about what happens with traditional folk crafts in times of digital manufacturing. The project is theoretical as well as a practical research. Taking as background ...
  • Mixed reality locative serious games as a means for teaching social and participative design skills in art and design schools: a case study: Itine-rart-L’H 

    Morales, Joan (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2016)
    In this article we will present Mixed Reality Serious Games (MRSG) as a va-luable learning tool for art and design students, considering its advantages to put into practice social design principles, participative and ...
  • Diamantes: representación del cuerpo afectivo en el espacio digital 

    Manuel Lozano, Alicia de (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2016)
    The spread of new information technologies has led to the transformation of social structures and ways of relating to others. In this process of chan-ge, the logic of social relations is characterized by fragility and ...
  • Enough for the body: emergencia de una nueva cultura del vestido y del vestir para el siglo XXI 

    Capdevila Cugat, Fiona Carmen (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2016)
    The fashion system as a whole is in a phase of crisis, announced by some authors for years. Dress is a necessary material object from many points of view although the present system has vanished and devalued. Therefore, ...
  • Emotions: emancipation of the emotions through the artistic process 

    Angeleska, Biljana (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2016)
    Can the art be used as a helping tool of understanding emotions and vice versa? Learning and understanding the emotions through art could help better understand the art? Can art therapy be taken as a form to liberalize ...
  • The practice of disorientation: searching for an aesthetic of absence 

    Talavera Oré, Pilar (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2015)
    The purpose of this article is to analyse some performative practices of a participatory nature that took place through the workshop entitled How to get closer with your eyes closed, held at the Universitat Autònoma de ...
  • From Greenland to Cottage: metaphors, design, and workspaces 

    Ventura, Oriol (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2015)
    This essay proposes the use of the rhetorical figure of the metaphor as a method for creation in design. It refers to previous theories in order to make use of this design strategy based on a literary application. It then ...
  • Model making as a form of knowledge in the industrial product design process 

    Fàbregas Domingo, Ariadna (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2015)
    In industrial design, models are a necessary tool for the development of a product. They are a part of the thinking process and can be said to represent a form of knowledge, connecting abstract thought and manual action. ...
  • Ágape Insípido (a flavourless feast) (performance / workshop) 

    García Cassinelli, Vera Livia; Bellonzi, Marco (Research Group Design Processes. Advanced Practices in Design & Art; EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona, 2015)
    This performance was given during the Feeding Creativity workshops held at the UAB and Fundació Miró. Ágape Insípido recreates the traditional ceremony of a classic banquet, but transforms it into a new experimental ...

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