The journal is published twice a year by the international academic publisher Intellect. The Journal of Design, Business & Society works in collaboration with a range of universities, specialties and international conferences; including the publication of invited special issues from a particular event or theme.
Currently we are inviting manuscripts that explore any of the following themes, particularly from multi-disciplinary perspectives with a view to business, social or strategic impact.
Including but not exclusive to:
- Design management and leadership
- Applied design methodology and research
- Designed artefacts, services or systems
- Designed experiences and user-centred design
- Product or service innovations
- Branding and design
- Business model design and innovation
- Strategic design
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Template for submissions is found here.
All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
The journal uses our Harvard referencing style guide.
Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.
Please read the Notes for Contributors document that outlines how to prepare your abstract, full paper and submission of this journal.
You will need to complete the Publishing Agreement form and upload this when submitting your paper.
The Journal of Design, Business & Society is an ongoing journal and is not contained to a set deadline.
'In Pursuit of Luxury 3': Luxury in the Age of Technology
Luxury, innovation and technology have always been intertwined. Whether rooted in the manufacturing techniques developed during the eighteenth century or the emergence of the kinds of digital processes that impact on design, craftsmanship and production today, this fundamental relationship persists. Technology continues to influence our lives and decision making processes, as it always has. Circular economic models address the need to be aware of the impact of our actions on the production of goods and services. Data driven information informs and enhances our understanding of the customer and can provide goods and services to address their individual needs.
This is in stark contrast to mass produced products and ‘services’ which – through global portals –contradict the very nature of luxury, with its emphasis on the unique, the bespoke and the singular, over mass consumption.
It could be said that the roles of manufacturing and craftsmanship are, and remain, critical components of how luxury is defined. But is the impact of digital technologies changing our very understanding of what luxury means today? Should the notion of luxury be adapted/re-examined? If so, what form should luxury take in terms of reflecting and reacting to continued advancements in technological processes, opportunities and services? Current concerns that need addressing include consumption, waste and the impact of our actions on the planet, health and well-being, equality and change. An emphasis on corporate social responsibility has enabled the tracking and tracing of finished goods and the materials used in their construction, including their environmental impact and the well-being of those involved in production. As the industry becomes more transparent, can luxury continue to remain beyond scrutiny?
The luxury customer has historically demanded the best. But now customers are also demanding transparency, traceability and accountability. Through recognition of how mass consumption is polluting the environment we are beginning to better understand the importance of circular practice within the supply chain. Technology is instrumental in organising and defining this new process. As artificial intelligence becomes common place and aids our decision making process, will the exponential growth of luxury prove to be the most effective or efficient course of action, or the least?
With this in mind we welcome papers that contribute to the emergent debates and discussions concerning the relationship between luxury, innovation and technology.
We welcome papers that explore these links in all product and service categories including manufacture, on-line (including e-commerce), marketing, the virtual luxury experience, bespoke products, design, materials, the circular economy and innovation.
400 word abstract to be submitted by 10 July 2020
First draft of full paper due 24 October 2020
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