Frequently Asked Questions: Editors-in-Chief
Typical FAQ's of our editors-in-chief
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If you (or your authors) are looking for a case to write about, here is a list of design thinking organisations that is regularly updated.
Articles on the blog have different lengths, and all of the following examples are good stories. If you like, you can model your own article after them in length.
- (Almost too) extensive case: https://thisisdesignthinking.net/2015/05/intuit-design-for-cultural-change/ (2068 words)
- Perfect length case: https://thisisdesignthinking.net/2015/05/the-rise-fall-of-design-thinking-at-oticon/ (1306 words)
- Short case: https://thisisdesignthinking.net/2015/05/airbnb-design-thinking-example/ (677 words)
We compiled a little presentation on this. You can view it in your browser or download it below.
Authors can be from industry and academia alike. We believe that they need a certain level of seniority and reflection regarding the topic already, though. Thus we suggest that master students, PhD students, young professionals or senior (faculty) staff are a good fit. What’s most important is that they are intrinsically motivated to write their article. It’s no good idea to ‘force’ or ‘motivate’ them with credits or the like.
We’d love to see 3-5 stories a year per institution but you are actually totally free regarding that. What’s more important is the quality of the stories, which is hard to maintain as we’ve experienced. Thus constructing one rich and informative story per year is worth more than having five ‘quick’n dirty stories’ in the same time range.
Do you have an example of how the case should be prepared in WORD before getting published on the blog?
Sure! Why don’t you have a look at these two examples. One was written by Caroline Szymanski, the other one by Jan Schmiedgen. Especially in the Mobisol draft (which is more recent) you can see how certain styles of the Word file correspond with styles in the later blog post. So it might gives you good idea, which layout elements you will have at hand.
|Preparation in the Word file (.doc, .docx)||Final styling in WordPress (the blog post)|
|Mobisol – Word Draft||Mobisol – Final Blog Post|
|AirBnB – Word Draft||AirBnB – Final Blog Post|
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Author: Jan Schmiedgen | Last modified: March 8, 2016