Analysing the status of communication designers’ role and interdisciplinary collaboration

Seung Jin Chung, On Shim, Soyeon Kim

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Several studies have highlighted the expanding role of designers through interdisciplinary collaboration. However, the literature rarely covers the public perception regarding design, and it is unclear whether collaboration with designers in the early stages of development is generally acceptable in practice. Thus, this study aimed to examine the status of communication designers’ role and collaboration in a multidisciplinary team to make suggestions and recommendations that can maximise organisations’ potential competency in using designers. In-depth interviews were conducted to investigate the current roles of communication designers in organisations and clarify the determinants of the collaboration. Consequently, the propositions for maintaining a better collaboration with designers, together with the concluding remarks, were presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-415
Number of pages19
JournalDesign Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Yonsei University Research Grant of 2021.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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