01 | 项目背景 Background
For human beings, there has never been a word like "future", which integrates dynamic change and tremendous mystery, and makes us so yearn for it. In this uncertain era, enterprises, governments, organizations and institutions are facing intensified changes, which make them seek new ways of thinking and behavior from design. The responsibilities of today's designers are not only focusing on dealing with the relationship between people, stuffs, systems, space, environment, etc. but also playing the role of thought leaders, strategists, activists, technological innovators and promoters dealing with complex social problems in private, public, civil and charitable organizations all of the world. Facing the massive changes in this era, mastering the skills to define and shape the future through uncertainty and change contains unprecedented innovation opportunities for designers. "Design futures" is an emerging academic field, which is committed to exploring the impact of the short-term and long-term future on the current society, leading industrial transformation and social evolution through future thinking, designing a more desirable future which work for everyone and realizing the vision of a community of shared destiny of all mankind via co-creative mode, speculative method and reflective practice. As a new design form combining design thinking and future thinking, there are a great quantity of fields of "Design Futures" need to be explored, developed, popularized and discovered.
02 | 项目目的 Purpose
为了让广大实践者、教育者及研究者们对“设计未来”领域的知识有一个更为清晰和系统的认知，以提升实践者的未来素养和设计预见，推动“设计未来”教育和研究领域的新进展，进一步发挥设计在推动人类社会可持续发展及命运共同体塑造中的作用，清华大学中意设计创新基地设计未来教研室（Design Futures Studio）现发起《设计未来辞典》编纂项目，系统探讨“设计未来”学术领域的前沿知识点和核心关键词，以为相关领域的实践者、教育者和研究者们提供引导和参考。我们想要招募一支对“设计未来”学术领域充满研究热情和探索精神的团队来推动和实现我们的项目落地，现开启《设计未来辞典》编纂团队招募令，欢迎加入我们！
In order to inspire practitioners, educators and researchers to have a clearer and systematic understanding of the concepts and knowledge in the field of "Design Futures", so as to improve practitioners' future literacy and design foresight, promote new progress in the education and research field of "Design Futures", and further exert the effect of design in promoting the sustainable development of human society and shaping the community of shared destiny, the Design Futures Studio of China-Italy Design Innovation Hub in Tsinghua University is now launching the compilation project of “Design Futures Dictionary” to systematically explore the cutting-edge knowledge points and keywords in the academic field of "Design Futures", so as to provide guidance and reference for practitioners, educators and researchers in relevant fields. We want to recruit a team full of enthusiasm and exploration spirit towards "Design Futures" to promote the implementation of our project and ensure our outcomes quality. Now, we sincerely invite you to join the editorial team of the“Design Futures Dictionary”project and looking forward to working with you together！
03 | 招募对象 Appliants
The position is open to students, researchers, young scholars or in-service designers who share the education background, research or work experience in philosophy, futurology, anthropology, sociology, economics, design science, architecture, ecology, life science, computer science and other related fields.
*Applicants with overseas education background are preferred.
04 | 招募人数 Recruit Number
6-10人 （6-10 People）
05 | 招募要求 Qualifications
a. Education background: Master's degree or above
b. Capability requirements:
● Logical thinking: the applicants should have relatively strong logical thinking ability
●Information retrieval: the applicants should have relatively strong information retrieval ability
● Reading & understanding: the applicants should have relatively strong Chinese and English reading and understanding ability
●Translation & writing: the applicants should have relatively strong Chinese and English translation and writing skills
● Cooperation & communication: the applicants should have relatively strong team communication and cooperation ability
● Abundant time: the applicants should have flexible and abundant time to engage on the project
● Execution ability: the applicant should be available to the online meeting of the editorial team and complete the assigned work on time.
*The applicants who meet the following conditions are preferred:
● The applicants who have published academic papers in international conferences and journals are preferred;
● The applicants who are familiar with the usage of international mainstream search engines and academic databases are preferred.
06 | 工作内容 Responsibilities
The editorial team need to take charge of the compilation work of the “Design Futures Dictionary” in Academic Keywords, Character Keywords, Journal Keywords, Book Keywords and other relevant aspects. The details can be seen as follows:
● Academic Keywords
To collect and sort out important academic keywords in the field of "Design Futures", and systematically compile and proofread the source, definition and Chinese translation of the keywords.
● Character Keywords
To collect and sort out the characters who have an important impact on the formation, evolution and development of relevant theories in the field of "Design Futures", and compile the basic information, life stories, research achievements, academic opinions, representative theories, etc.
● Journal Keywords
To collect, sort out, screen and recommend domestic and international journals that call for academic papers and articles in the field of "Design Futures", compile information such as impact factor, index and collection scope of different journals to provide reference for researchers in related fields.
● Book Keywords
To collect, sort, screen and recommend books that have an important impact on the formation, evolution and development of relevant theories in the field of "Design Futures", summarize and introduce the main contents of the books.
07 | 主办单位 Organizer
Design Futures Studio
The China-Italy Design Innovation Hub
08 | 项目收获 Acquisitions
● Internship certificate
the editorial team members will obtain the internship certificate issued by the China-Italy Design Innovation Hub of Tsinghua University.
● Internship subsidy
the editorial team members will receive certain economic subsidies according to the amount of their work engagement.
● Domain knowledge
the editorial team members will be fully and systematically exposed to the world's cutting-edge concepts, ideas, theories, tools and research methods in the field of "Design Futures".
● Activity priority
the editorial team members will acquire the priority in participating in various practical and academic activities organized by China-Italy Design Innovation Hub of Tsinghua University (CIDIH) and International Conference on Design Futures (ICDF).
● International friendship and cooperation
the editorial team members will have the opportunity to communicate with scholars from diverse academic backgrounds all of the world, and build valuable friendship with teachers and friends who sharing similar aspirations in the field of "Design Futures".
09 | 招募方式 Application Method
● Please send your CV to the following email address：
● Please use the following format as the email title:
“Design Futures Dictionary” Editorial Team Recruitment + Name
*Representative theoretical achievements or design works can be added as supplementary materials.
10 | 招募截止时间 Deadline
November 30, 2021
*For the applicants who pass the resume screening process, we will further contact you through email after the deadline. For those who fail, we will not give extra notification. The application materials will not be returned, and visiting and calling will not be responded.