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13th International European Academy of Design Conference, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, 10-12 April 2019 13th International European Academy of Design Conference, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, 10-12 April 2019


The European Academy of Design (EAD) is a voluntary community of academics and practitioners committed to fostering new and existing relationships, in an effort to increase knowledge of the discipline and deepen understanding of how design contributes to improving the quality of life.
Established in 1995, its core principles are to grow an appreciation of the complexity of design and design research, its human centred nature, and its rich diversity of subject, form and context. It is to be of value and service to local and international communities of practice, within design and across other fields of endeavour, such as health, ecology, science, humanities, and medicine.

EAD is a friendly, inclusive, tolerant, inquisitive, challenging and dynamic community. It seeks to:

  • support the development and growth of design research in a collegiate manner
  • nurture new talent both within design research and across disciplines, acting as a critical friend to help expand the possibilities of self and community
  • energise scholars, professionals and friends in a European location, every two years
  • facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration, innovation and invention
  • present world leading research for peer review, challenge and discussion

To date, its geographical journey has so far taken the conference to (in chronological order): Salford, England; Stockholm, Sweden; Sheffield, England; Aveiro, Portugal; Barcelona, Spain; Bremen, Germany; Izmir, Turkey; Aberdeen, Scotland; Porto, Portugal; Gothenburg, Sweden; Paris, France; Rome, Italy.

We continue this chain with the 2019 conference in Dundee, Scotland.

The Design Journal

The Design Journal is the official journal of the European Academy of Design.

Established in 1998, The Design Journal is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design. The journal is published six times a year and provides a forum for design scholars, professionals, educators and managers worldwide.

The journal welcomes articles on design in both cultural and commercial contexts. It aims to publish thought-provoking work which will have a direct impact on design knowledge and which challenges assumptions and methods, while being open-minded about the evolving role of design. It invites high quality, original articles which have relevance to design practice, theory, management and education.

The Design Journal is published by Taylor & Francis Publishing.

Editorial and Advisory Boards


  • Paul Atkinson, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Associate Editor

  • Louise Valentine, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, UK

Editorial Board

  • Brigitte Borja di Mozota, Designence, France
  • Priscila Farias, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Mark Evans, Loughborough University, UK
  • Paul Hekkert, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Wolfgang Jonas, Braunschweig University of Art, Germany
  • John Knight, Aalto University, Finland
  • Deana McDonagh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Isil Onol, University of Greenwich, UK
  • Lisbeth Svengren Holm, University of Boras, Sweden
  • K. Scott Swan, Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary, USA
  • Stuart Walker, Lancaster University, UK
  • Artemis Yagou, MHMK Macromedia University for Media and Communication, Munich, Germany

Advisory Board

  • Tevik Balcioglu, Yasar University, Ä°zmir, Turkey
  • Vasco Branco, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Anne Chick, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Tom Inns, The Glasgow School of Art, UK
  • Birgit Jevnaker, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway
  • Pekka Korvenmaa, Aalto University, Finland
  • Tore Kristensen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Julian Malins, Inntuito, Aberdeen, UK
  • Catherine McDermott, Kingston University, Kingston Upon-Thames, UK
  • Penny Sparke, Kingston University, London, UK
  • Michael Tovey, Coventry University, UK Editorial Assistant
  • Kirsty Christer, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Founder


  • Rachel Cooper, Imagination Lancaster, Lancaster University, UK


  • Jack Ingram, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Birmingham City University, UK

Editorial Assistant

  • Kirsty Christer, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

PhD Study Report Editor

  • Christopher Lim, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, UK


If you would like to subscribe to The Design Journal, please visit the Taylor & Francis website.

From 2010 all institutional subscribers have access to the complete online archive. Institutional print subscriptions include free online access through Abstracts of all issues can also be found at this site.

Print ISSN 1460-6925 Online ISSN 1756-3062


6 times per year (January, March, May, July, September, November).

“Part of an ensemble show is realizing it’s a collaboration.
It’s like a symphony. Everybody takes their turn,
but it’s really the collective group that matters.”
Jurnee Smollett-Bell