Aims and scopes

Since 2005 IxD&A (Interaction Design and Architecture (s)) Journal bases its existence on the following beliefs:
– the complexity of today’s society requires the development of new visions and new tools to address new systemic problems;
– one needs at large to promote a deeper understanding of the nature of the experience, of the concept of wellbeing, and of the interaction mechanisms embedded in techno-ecosystems, whatever the scale and the phenomena involved, from which originate the dynamic and static of the ecosystems and all forms of architectures;
– within complex systems, processes, architectures, and cultural stratifications the focus should be always the individuals (people-centered) and their continuous co-evolution with the technology-augmented place (people in place centered) that they populate;
– integrated thinking (experimental + design thinking, augmented by computational thinking), the project and the ability to meta-design, and getting competent are central elements necessary to live experiences with full awareness, including those mediated by the machine.

IxD&A aims to offer an interdisciplinary arena where everybody can present top-level research and discuss ideas on the future of technology-mediated experiences in the field of communication, learning, working, entertainment, healthcare, etc…) a future that can be made possible by a joint effort in research and education, by a full social awareness and by active citizenship.
IxD&A, indeed, offers the ideal forum for a meeting among frontier research, education, social commitment, cutting-edge technology development, and application.
Indeed, there will be no future if research and education will not be able to meet the world of production, or, in other words, if we will not be able to transfer the ‘lab’ into real life to achieve the well-being of humans and of the planet.

IxD&A is therefore a veritable ‘think tank’ from which to proceed to the design for future learning, working, entertaining, growing, aging, etc.
IxD&A is expected to cover future and state-of-the-art technologies, theoretical concepts, field trials, ongoing research projects, cultural media studies, and innovative applications.
We encourage cross-disciplinary contributions from interaction designers, technology developers, computer scientists, cognitive scientists, anthropologists, designers and architects, educators, researchers, and practitioners to address new trends and challenges in the interactive ecosystem and system design, nomadism & ubiquity, personalization and contextualization, identities and glocalities, mixed/enhanced environments, design for experiences, experience styles and monitoring, etc. (see also Topics of interest)

Editorial policy

IxD&A is an open-access journal, peer-reviewed, that implements the Gold Open Access (OA) road to its contents with no charge to the authors (see also Copyright policy).
Donations, however, are welcome to sustain the costs and efforts to maintain such an editorial policy.

IxD&A adopts a continuous submission process. The articles will be published immediately after their acceptance. In the following months, then, they become part of an issue. Issues are published at the end of each quarter, tentatively: April-May, July-August, October-November, and January-February.

Around IxD&A offers a book series, ‘Living Labs’, for the publication of comprehensive essays in electronic (e-book) versions. The proposals for the publication of essays will be also peer-reviewed.

IxD&A over the time intends to develop itself as a veritable ‘place’ (in contrast to the largely diffused ‘electronic no-place’) trying to balance the sense of belonging to a community and promotion of the individual. This is the reason which prompted the editors to organize, for example, the video-recorded Meet the authors events.