Issue 05 explores how Design is changing. The impact of design is being accepted and acknowledged more broadly in industry and society. But this exposure and acceptance brings its own challenges. In this issue we attempt to understand and digest the new directions for design. Exciting times are upon us but how we move to, across and between the edges of these new directions is important.
The articles in this issue offer different, often contrasting, views on the shifting shapes of designers now and into the future. They move from general, larger conversations to specific company reflections and perspectives on how these changes can play out in reality. Editing Issue 05 of Iterations has been a pleasure, from the first submission, right after we posted the call, to the enthusiasm of the authors in reacting to the double blind peer reviews.
The response to the call was the highest to date and what is perhaps the more exciting is that over half the submissions were from international parties. This means our reach is widening and Irish design is gaining traction within global conversations. We can take confidence in this. It is also exciting for us to share our design stories within the Irish community and beyond I hope these articles start conversations, cultivate dissent and agreement and provoke reactions of all types.
As we move swiftly towards ITERATIONS Issue 6 let’s keep the discussions going. Thank you, most sincerely to the editorial board, the reviewers, the graphic designer and the authors for making the process so seamless and enjoyable.
- Dr. Muireann McMahon
Editorial A welcome to the fifth edition of Iterations Design Research and Practice Review from Editor, Dr. Muireann McMahon
IDI: President’s Address Kim McKenzie-Doyle addresses the IDI theme of gender balance in design
Experience Design: Embracing Transdisciplinary Dennis Cheatham
90 years of Philips Design: from designing artistic advertisement to designing for ecosystems with data Sander Bogers & Janne van Kollenburg
The Politics of Interdisciplinarity: an interview with Experimental Jetset Richard Hudson-Miles
New ways of thinking about the future Design fiction for public reflection to new and emerging technologies Marie-Lena Heidingsfelder, Kora Kimpel & Martina Schraudner
Older adults and self-service banking: A user centred study into the behaviour of older adults interacting with automated teller machines, collected and synthesised using visual research methods Alan Grincell, Hilary Dempsey & Dr. PJ White
Reality of Embedding Design Hilary Dempsey