Critical Practices and Design Scholarship

/ongoing project/

The design discipline is continually changing; scholarly work in graphic/communication design takes many forms as we integrate it with teaching and practice. This ongoing collaborative work addresses issues specific to faculty development, writing/research support, and creative scholarship.


Barness, J., Wong, D., Sherin, A., Landa, R., and Girard, A. (2020). Basics of Peer Review for Communication Design Scholarship. White paper for Design Incubation.

Sherin, A., Barness, J., and Landa, R. (2020). Advice to Authors Navigating Peer Review. White paper for Design Incubation.

McCarthy, S., Barness, J., and Modrak, R. (2019). In What Ways Does Critical Practice (Re)Invigorate Design Research? Decipher Vol. 1. New York, NY: AIGA Design Educators Community.

Wong, D., Sherin, A., Gorman, C., and Barness, J. (2018). Writing an Academic Research Abstract: For Communication Design Scholars. White paper for Design Incubation.

Barness, J. and McCarthy, S. (2017). Critical Practices as Design Scholarship: Opportunities and Strategies. White paper for Design Incubation.

Barness, J., and McCarthy, S. (2018). Coding and Decoding: Collage as Communication Design Scholarship paper presented to Collage, Montage, Assemblage: Collected and Composite Forms, 1700-Present conference, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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