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Call for Papers

Design for Health - The new journal for design and creative practice in health and wellbeing

Design for Health is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design in the context of health and wellbeing. The journal provides a forum for design and health scholars, design professionals, health-care practitioners, educators, and managers worldwide. Design for Health aims to publish thought-provoking work based on rigorous research and invites high quality, original submissions that make a contribution to knowledge and practice in the context of the design of health products, services, and interventions that promote dignity and enhance quality of life. 

It adopts the World Health Organisation’s definition of health as the ‘state of complete physical and mental wellbeing and not only the absence of disease’ (1948).

The journal publishes work which utilizes design and creative practices as methods and tools within research to engage people to understand problems, and visualise new possibilities and future scenarios.

Design for Health

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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The Editors welcome content

  • A typical Article for this journal should be more than 5000 and no more than 7000 words
  • A typical Review for this journal should be more than 1500 and no more than 2000 words
  • A typical Opinion Piece for this journal should be no more than 2000 words
  • A typical Visual Essay for this journal should be no more than 2000 words
  • A typical Case Study for this journal should be more than 2000 and no more than 4000 words
  • All word counts are inclusive of abstract, endnotes, biographies, tables, figure captions and references
  • The use of images to accompany articles is welcomed, where appropriate; between three and eight images is suggested, subject to overall word count and page length
  • Three to eight key words summarizing the paper should be indicated
  • For further information on submissions please click here
  • Your paper should be submitted electronically to designforhealth@shu.ac.uk

Editorial Board

Prof Paul Chamberlain, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Dr Claire Craig, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Prof Paul Atkinson, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Assistant Editor
Kirsty Christer, Sheffield Hallam University, UK