Design processes

CFP: Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis issue: Design processes

The peer reviewed journal Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis calls for papers to be published in the 102nd volume at the end of 2021. The issue is devoted to design research topics.

We would like to invite researchers and designers to investigate various subjects and problems related to design processes, as very broad and essential topic. 

In his classical work "Vision in Motion" (1943) László Moholy-Nagy advocated for designing as complex and intricate task: “It is the organization of materials and processes in the most productive, economic way, in a harmonious balance of all elements necessary for a certain function“. 

Thus, today we have so many and very differentiated forms of design activities from very traditional roles of designers (product design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, art or conceptual design) to critical design, service design, neurodesign, performative design etc. The issue welcomes historic, contemporary and interdisciplinary approaches to the topic and invites contributions from design historians, designers, and scholars in related fields; as well as practitioners, and managers who engage with design. 

The issue celebrates the 60th anniversary of Design Department at Vilnius Academy of Arts. The Design Department was established in 1961 under the initiative of Feliksas Daukantas (1915–1995), the first Head of the Department, which at the beginning was entitled as the Department of Artistic Construction of Industrial Products. 

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Design theory and history: personalities, events, tendencies, narratives
  • Design processes from the perspective of designers: research methods, experimental practices and case studies 
  • Design thinking and management: theories and practice
  • Social functions and meanings of design 
  • Design from the point of view of the user: social, psychologicalaspects
  • Design and policy: identities, strategies and priorities
  • Reviews of books and exhibitions
  • Case studies
  • Sources

Papers will be published in English or Lithuanian languages. For submission guidelines see:

All papers will be evaluated by two peer-reviewers and, when published, included in the SCOPUS and EBSCO Publishing data bases.

Please send short abstracts for articles (up to 300 words) and authors’ bios (up to 200 words) by 15 May 2020 to

The authors of selected (and not selected) papers will be informed by 20 May 2020.
The deadline for full papers is 15th November 2020