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Temes de Disseny #35: Call for papers

02.10.2018 to 07.11.2018


Temes de Disseny is a scientific publication born from the research anxiety and vocation of ELISAVA. Annually and since 1986, the centre makes the journal available for the readers. The publication addresses from an analytical perspective a great variety of subjects related to design’s connection with fields such as culture, communication, technology or economy from an analytical perspective.

The 35th issue of Temes de Disseny (TdD), will focus on 'Artificial Intelligence and emerging digital technologies as design material', and aims to bring experts from different disciplines to share their knowledge. As Artificial Intelligence is integrated in the design of everyday objects, services and systems under different forms and with different levels of agency, visibility and transparency several questions emerge for design practice. All these questions open up new research questions.

This new issue will be published with open access, peer reviewed content, and indexed. TdD is a journal that locals and foreign designers can use to share their knowledge at an international level. We call for papers (original journal articles, state-of-art reviews, design case studies or pictorials) to gather knowledge regarding the following generic topics:

  • New (digital) materials
  • New hybrid practices
  • New design skills
  • New emerging aesthetics
  • New ethical challenges
  • New interactive possibilities
  • New sustainable approaches

Guest Editors: Ramon Sangüesa, Ariel Guersenzvaig.

Editors in Chief: Laura Clèries, Oscar Tomico.

Editorial Board: Pau Alsina, Miquel Bruns, Tomas Diez, Delia Dumitrescu, Danae Esparza, Jéssica Fernández, Albert Fuster, Ariel Guersenzvaig, Pere Llorach-Massana, Ezio Manzini, Sonia Massari, Viviana Narotzky, Javier Peña, Anna Petit-Boix, Valentina Rognoli, Ramon Sangüesa, Ron Wakkary.


Do you want to participate with an article?

Authors who aim to submit their manuscript should select a generic topic of this TdD special issue and send an extended abstract proposal (800-1200 words) to before November 7th 2018 (EXTENDED DEADLINE). On November 21st, authors will be confirmed. They must submit their manuscript before January 9th, 2019.

Please find in the link below all the information about the special number, calendar and requirements (Call for Authors), and the template for the extended abstract submission.

If you have a proposal but doesn't fit the dates or formats proposed, please contact us at with the details.

ELISAVA guarantees a wide diffusion of the content and the possibility of reaching academic agreements between the researcher and the center. If researchers want to receive more information or have any doubt about the publication, please contact with us sending an email to