RMIT Publishing’s book list includes qualitative research, engineering, social sciences and design research under the RMIT University Press imprint.
Current call for proposals in Design Research
RMIT University Press is actively publishing new monographs in the area of Design Research. The Press welcomes the submission of project-based design research undertaken through investigation, speculation, and scholarly reflection upon design research methodologies. Also welcome are essays and critiques addressing significant contemporary design practice and problematics, as well as emerging design strategies and practices.
Design is a core activity in many disciplines, yet there are few publishers who specialise in design-driven research. Research can be conducted through designing, and the process of designing also parallels “traditional” research in interesting ways. Designers have a way of thinking and communicating that is different to traditional researchers, but which is equally robust when applied to its own kind of questions.
RMIT Publishing’s Design Research series, published under our RMIT University Press imprint, is based on the premise that the activity of designing constitutes a crucial mode of research specific to the design disciplines. It primarily aims to publish research embodied within the design of projects, their investigations and outcomes. Accompanying exegeses will contextualise the design research in relation to existing traditional research; these may be text-based, but may also encompass other modes of representation.
To submit a proposal for the Design Research Series, or for general book proposals, please download the book proposal submission form.
Design Research Advisory Board Members.
The publishing process
The key stages of publishing with RMIT University Press are:
- » Submission of a new proposal (template form available for download below)
- » Initial evaluation of proposal for our list
- » Sending out sample chapters for peer review
- » Return of reports or revision of material
- » Author contract
- » Delivery of final manuscript
- » Editorial, design and production process
- » Marketing, reviews and sales plans
- » Publication day
- » At Home in Sprawl: Selected Essays on Architecture by Aaron Betsky
- » Architectural Projections by Andrew Benjamin
- » Porosity: The Architecture of Invagination by Richard Goodwin.
- » Live Projects: Designing With People by Melanie Dodd, Fiona Harrisson and Esther Charlesworth (eds).
RMIT University Advisory Board
Richard Blythe (Professor and Head of School, Architecture and Design)
Peter Downton (Professor of Design Research)
Leon van Schaik (Innovation Professor of Architecture)
SueAnne Ware (Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture)
External Advisory Board
Henri Bava (Agence Ter)
Malene Hauxner (University of Copenhagen)
Kate Heron (University of Westminster)
Gini Lee (Queensland University of Technology)
Zeynep Mennan (Middle East Technical University)
Elizabeth Meyer (University of Virginia)
Michael Oswald (University of Newcastle)
David Porter (Mackintosh School of Architecture)
Li Shiqiao (Chinese University of Hong Kong)