Collection of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards.
Time-span1973 - present
Resource TypesArticle Database
DescriptionThe Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI) contains over 130,000 annotated references from more than 500 design and craft journals and newspapers published from 1973 onwards. , Types of material include major articles; short articles; news items; conference and seminar reports; reviews of books, videos, films, CD-ROMS, and exhibitions; obituary notices, and illustrations. In addition, it includes data on more than 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms, etc. All areas of design and craft are covered, including industrial design, interior design, environmental design, computer-aided design, furniture design, ceramics, jewellery, textile design, graphic design, book design, photography, advertising, exhibition design, theatre design, ergonomics, and design and craft theory, among other areas. Between 10,000-15,000 references are added annually. There are four ongoing supplementary databases: Education Directory, Organizations Directory, Archives Directory, and Periodicals Directory. (Updated monthly)