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Design Debates, Reader Voices, and the Histories within Design Blogs

2022, by Jessica Barness in Design History Society 2021, Memory Full? Reimagining the Relations between Design and History conference proceedings.


2022, by Jessica Barness in Message journal, no. 5, special COVID-19 research issue.

Readable, Serious, Traditional: Investigating Scholarly Perceptions of the Visual Design and Reading Experiences of Academic Journals

2021, by Jessica Barness and Amy Papaelias in She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation.

Turning Points: Publishing Visual Research in Design and Anthropology

2021, a dialogue between Jessica Barness, Amy Papaelias, Stephanie Sadre-Orafai, and Mike Zender in Visual Anthropology Review.

Inquiries on the Everyday Online Conversations of Design: Typologies, Comments, and Threads

2020, by Jessica Barness in The Design Journal, vol. 24, no. 1.
Accepted Manuscript (AM) version (PDF) Barness_Inquiries-Everyday-Conversations_AM2021.pdf

Basics of Peer Review for Communication Design Scholarship

2020, by Jessica Barness, Dan Wong, Aaris Sherin, Robin Landa, Alex Girard, for Design Incubation. PDF

Advice to Authors Navigating Peer Review

2020, by Aaris Sherin, Jessica Barness, and Robin Landa, for Design Incubation. PDF

Expanding the Discourse: Future Practices in Scholarly Publishing

2019, by Jessica Barness, Amy Papaelias, and Tania Schlatter, in Decipher Vol. 1.

The Colliding Discourse of Cutting-Edge Design Practice and Serious Design Research

2019, by Jessica Barness and G. Mauricio Mejía, in Decipher Vol. 1.

In What Ways Does Critical Practice (Re)Invigorate Design Research?

2019, by Steven McCarthy, Jessica Barness, and Rebekah Modrak, in Decipher Vol. 1.

Forme et fonction éditoriales : étude sur le design des revues académiques

2019, by Jessica Barness and Amy Papaelias, in Sciences du Design no. 10. Original manuscript (English)

Episode 84: Jessica Barness

2018, interview on Scratching the Surface design criticism podcast.

Dancin’ to a New Tune: The Subversive, Entrepreneurial Flexi Disc

2018, by Jessica Barness, on Design Observer.

Like a Letter, You

2017, by Jessica Barness and Vince Giles, in MATLIT: Materialidades da Literatura. (PDF)

Critical Practices as Design Scholarship: Strategies and Opportunities

2017, by Jessica Barness and Steven McCarthy, for Design Incubation. PDF

Network Effect et la cacophonie humaine

2017, by Jessica Barness, in Spirale, no. 260. Original manuscript (English)

First Issues, First Words: Vision in the Making

2017, by Jessica Barness, in Dialectic (AIGA scholarly journal), vol. 1, no. 1.

Designing the Emigre Magazine Index: Theory and Practice in an Alternative Research Tool

2016, by Jessica Barness in Design and Culture, vol. 8, no. 2.
Accepted Manuscript (AM) version (PDF) Barness_Designing-Emigre-Index_AM2016.pdf

Critical Making at the Edges

2015, by Jessica Barness and Amy Papaelias, Visible Language special issue Critical Making: Design and the Digital Humanities, vol. 49, no. 3.

Letters are Media, Words are Collage: Writing Images through A (Dis)Connected Twenty-Six

2015, by Jessica Barness in Message, vol. 2. Message Research Group, Plymouth University, UK.

Social Disruptions: WYSi-WE, What You See is What Emerged

2015, by Jessica Barness, in Visual Communication, vol. 14, no. 1.

Pushing Design’s Edges with Sound Interactions

2014, by Jessica Barness, in SEGD Research Journal: Communication + Place. Web version:

Performing Human Pixels in Glitched: Portraits of Transformation

2014, by Jessica Barness and Steven McCarthy, in 9th ICDHS: Tradition, Transition, Trajectories: Major or Minor Influences? Proceedings, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

Common Sounds

2011, by Jessica Barness, in Currents in Electronic Literacy, vol. 12.

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