Special Issue "Cultural Industries and Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2022) | Viewed by 6555
Interests: ergonomics in product design; human–computer interaction; design education and cognitive approach in design; cultural and creative product design
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: craft and design education; cultural product design; metal arts and contemporary jewelry; placemaking
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Affected by the pandemic, many activities in human society have had to change, which has allowed us to reexamine the past ways of getting along with the world. The concept of sustainable development, whether it is the construction of a theoretical level or the promotion of practical applications, still needs more efforts from us. After all, design and cultural creativity will eventually be implemented into specific designs. The complexity of the design itself requires careful consideration in all aspects. Especially in the engineering field, how can we make the design more in line with human nature? How can we implement the spirit and concept of sustainable development in the process of R&D? This requires mutual assistance between designers, engineers, and companies. Meanwhile, how to make consumers more rational and let them realize the necessity and urgency of sustainable development through design and creativity is also worthy of further consideration. In the field of cultural industry, it is also worth thinking about how to strike a balance between “Design Thinking” and “Design Decision” to meet the vision of sustainable development. This Special Issue is focused on discussing the development, application, potential, and boundary of cultural industries as well as creative practices from the perspective of sustainable development. Thus, theoretical research via scrupulous literature reviews in various scopes of design, and empirical studies of significant design cases are welcome.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Frameworks for cultural industries and sustainable development with creativity and critical thinking;
- Theoretics and practice within cultural industries and sustainable development approaches;
- Cultural industries and sustainable development of cross-disciplines;
- Design implementation for sustainable development;
- Research of creative design strategy;
- Design for society;
- Special topics of design case studies.
- Agbedahin, A. V. (2019). Sustainable development, education for sustainable development, and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development: Emergence, efficacy, Eminence, and future. Sustainable Development, 27(4), 669-680. doi:10.1002/sd.1931
- Cross, N. (2011). Design thinking: Understanding how designers think and work. Oxford and New York: Berg/Bloomsbury.
- Lin, R.-T. (2007). Transforming Taiwan aboriginal cultural features into modern product design: A case study of a cross- cultural product design model. International Journal of Design, 1(2), 47-55.
- Calabrò, G., D’Amico, A., Lanfranchi, M., Moschella, G., Pulejo, L., & Salomone, R. (2012). Moving from the crisis to sustainability. Emerging issues in the international context: Emerging issues in the international context. Milan, Italy: FrancoAngeli.
- Cooper, T. (2012). Longer lasting products: Alternatives to the throwaway society. Aldershot, UK: Gower Publishing.
- Jonas, H. (1985). The imperative of responsibility: In search of an ethics for the technological age. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
- Jordan, P. W. Pleasure with products: Human factors for body, mind and soul. In: Green, W., & Jordan, P. W. (1999). (Eds.). Human factors in product design: Current practice and future trends (pp. 206-217). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
- Durning, A. (1991). Limiting consumption: Toward a sustainable culture. The Futurist, July–August, pp. 11-15.
- Ekins, P. (1991). The sustainable consumer society: A contradiction in terms. International Environmental Affairs, 3(4), 243-258.
- Guiltinan, J. (2008). Creative destruction and destructive creations: Environmental ethics and planned obsolescence. Journal of Business Ethics, 89(S1), 19-28. doi:10.1007/s10551-008-9907-9
Prof. Dr. Rungtai Lin
Prof. I-Ying Chiang
Dr. Jun Wu
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- cultural industries
- sustainable development
- design thinking
- design strategy
- cross-cultural design