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“Innovative Approaches in Rethinking Design Studios”

Dear colleagues,

Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science is preparing a special issue that will host exciting and original research. In this special issue, under the theme of “Innovative Approaches in Rethinking Design Studios”, various contributions from different disciplines will be brought together to address original theoretical and applied research aimed at enhancing design studios. In the context of design education evolving into a learner-centred process, where different modes of thinking exist, interactive approaches and pathways become prominent. The learning environment needs open content that is receptive to the innovations of the era. Design studios, which create an experiential environment, have the potential to directly contribute to personal and professional development. Studio participants should be directed towards processes where they can showcase their knowledge and experiences, enhancing their professional development. Such an environment enables the development process in the studio to go beyond its internal boundaries and establish connections on a global scale. Within this framework, individuals act on what they already know and explore what they don't know. The studio's collective interactions and various extracurricular practices undoubtedly create unlimited freedom in thinking and envisioning. Design education should be approached as a living practice that is nourished by the interaction of all actors involved in the process. The studio framework possesses a participatory and flexible structure based on the content integrated into the learning program. It also expects the filtering of knowledge acquired through theoretical courses and the inclusion of informal educational potentials. The learning process, which cannot be limited to purely formal education, should be supported by any informal educational opportunities that contribute to professional development. Design studios should provide an environment that allows learners to discover knowledge themselves. We welcome articles for this special issue that includes research from disciplines related to design. Potential topic headings may include, but are not limited to:

Learning in design studios

Experiences in the design process

Interdisciplinary approaches in design studios

Art, design, and digital transformation

Guest Editors

Assoc. Prof. Hare Kılıçaslan

Karadeniz Technical University

Topics of interest: Architecture, Building Information, Architectural Design

Authors should submit their manuscripts for the special issue by emailing them as an attachment to specialissue@hillpublish.com or by using the online submission system. The manuscript should be submitted by one of the authors, and submissions by anyone other than the authors will not be accepted. Additionally, the submitted manuscript should include a cover letter that specifies the special issue to which the manuscript is being submitted.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). The submitted papers should be properly formatted and written in fluent English. All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Guidelines page.

Deadline for manuscript submissions

December 30, 2023

List of Publications in This Special Issue