Design Scholarship Practices: Analysis of ITAA Professionals’ Design Abstracts and Dissemination from 1999 to 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore how design scholarship has been cited in the discipline for the past two decades. The specific objectives were to analyze: (1) design abstracts cited in scholarly works and (2) design abstracts that were not cited but related to designers’ scholarship. Design abstracts from 1999 to 2017 within the ITAA proceedings were used as the primary data source. The results showed that authors of design abstracts tend to not choose to self-cite their previous works from which these were derived. Since citation is the evident way to increase the prestige of the discipline, design scholars need to continuously strive to cite design abstracts in their scholarly work in order to grant more credits to design scholars in the discipline. This study provides an awareness of the strong need to establish a citation practice for design scholars.
Keywords: citation practices, design scholarship, content analysis, ITAA design abstracts
How to Cite:
Koo, H. S. & Min, S. & Lee, Y., (2019) “Design Scholarship Practices: Analysis of ITAA Professionals’ Design Abstracts and Dissemination from 1999 to 2017”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 76(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.8821