Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal is a site of discussion exploring the meaning and purpose of 'design', as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artefacts. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism. In professional and disciplinary terms, the journal traverses a broad sweep to construct a transdisciplinary dialogue which encompasses the perspectives and practices of: anthropology, architecture, art, artificial intelligence, business, cognitive science, communication studies, computer science, cultural studies, design studies, education, e-learning, engineering, ergonomics, fashion, graphic design, history, information systems, industrial design, industrial engineering, instructional design, interior design, interaction design, interface design, journalism, landscape architecture, law, linguistics and semiotics, management, media and entertainment, psychology, sociology, software engineering, technical communication, telecommunications, urban planning and visual design. The journal is relevant for academics in the design and applied sciences, professions, social sciences and humanities, research students, design practitioners, industry-based designers, professionals and managers, public administrators and trainers and industry consultants. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal is peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, ensuring that only intellectual work of the greatest substance and highest significance is published.