DMI welcomes submissions of articles, case studies, interviews, opinion pieces, and ideas that support these themes, for upcoming issues of the DMI Review. Find out how to become a Review author!
The Role of Play & Storytelling in Design Management
Vol. 24, No. 1, Winter 2013
How do you stimulate a design culture? How can the emotional aspects of story and play benefit organizations? Is play a higher form of learning, and what are the links between play and design? What is the role of narrative in design management and innovation and what are the methods of storytelling? How is this impacting creativity and change in public and private sectors? How do these aspects of culture fit in traditional business models and processes today?
Design Thinking & Doing: Defining Design Leadership for the Future
Vol. 24, No. 2, Spring 2013
Deadline for proposals: December 1, 2012
Now that the idea of "design thinking" has been with us for some time, the question is: What does it really mean for business? What is working and what needs to be rethought as we define a future role for design in business, in government, in healthcare, in education? Has the spread of design thinking and doing across corporations and nonprofits delivered results? What vocabulary and principles will improve the understanding, adoption and outcomes for design managers globally?
The Changing Nature of Service & Experience Design
Vol. 23, No. 4, Summer 2013
Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2013
The ubiquitous nature of smart products and smart systems underscores the fact that the definitions of “service design” and "experience design" are becoming moving targets. Many products are becoming services and experiences are becoming products that differentiate brands. What does this mean for design and design managers? What does it mean to “design services?” How do you design services “in the cloud”? How do designers contribute to and lead systems planning strategies? How does design management effectively integrate online and offline experiences? How can designers successfully transition to the intangible opportunities in service design systems? What kinds of new alliances will form? What kinds of tools will be needed?
What Is Design Worth?
Vol. 24, No. 4, Fall 2013
Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2013
Available: December 2013
Beyond "beautiful": We'll move beyond qualitative to quantitative. What is the business case for design as a strategic investment? What are the optimal processes and methodologies for objective-setting and metric definition? What key performance indicators should be measured, and managed, using what tools? How can design be quantified when measuring brand equity and loyalty? What is the correlation between design management and innovation? What is the link between design management and process? Between design management and product sustainability? What is the role of design and design management in aligning corporate strategy?
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