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Journal Articles

Downs, S (2019) A drawing emerges: the drawing as a complex adaptive system, Emergence: Complexity and Organization, 20(4), ISSN: 1521-3250.

Downs, ST (2010) Editorial. Vol.1, Iss.1, The Poster, 1(1), pp.3-6, ISSN: 2040-3704.

Downs, ST (2007) The Joyful Passion of Production: Spinoza and Disruptive Technologies, The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 3(5), pp.11-18, ISSN: 1832-3669.

Downs, ST (2007) Saving the Soul of Graphic Design: How Technology Can Help Designers Meet their Social Obligations, The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, 2(7), pp.151-162, ISSN: 1832-3669.

Downs, ST (2007) It's all about communication: graphics and cybernetics, Kybernetes, 36(9/10), pp.1286-1300, ISSN: 0368-492X.

Downs, ST (2005) Is it a book, is it a screen, no it's .. graphics and the interface in electronic paper, Digital Creativity, 16(1), pp.31-42, ISSN: 1462-6268. DOI: 10.1080/14626260500147751.

Downs, ST (2005) Designing the Paper-Like Book, The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 1(3), pp.69-78, ISSN: 1832-3669.

Downs, ST, Minichiello, MA, Selby, A (2004) Sol Robbins, The Journal (of the Association of Illustrators), pp.28-29, ISSN: 1474-1679.



Conferences

Downs, ST and Lerpiniere, CA (2018) The Future of Heuristic Fossils. In Design Research Society Conference 2018, DRS2018: Catalyst, University of Limerick,ISBN: 9781912294299. DOI: 10.21606/drs.2018.612.

Downs, S (2016) I know this one, but the answer is complex…. In The Design Research Society Conference 2016, Brighton University.

Downs, ST (2014) Emerging Drawing: the drawing as a complex adaptive system. In DRN / Thinking Through Drawing Conference, In Press, Columbia University + The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p.00.

Downs, ST (2013) Drawing in the University Today 2013. In Drawing in the University Today - Keynote - The Drawing Research Environment, University of Porto.

Adams, A, Downs, S, Walton, KA (2013) Three Fields and a Common Practice: Three views on drawing as a pedagogic tool in universities. In Downs, S (ed) Drawing in the University Today, University of Porto Portugal, pp.1-1.

Downs, ST (2009) The Truth - working towards and epistemology of Visual Communication Design. In IASDR, TCFT (ed) The International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009: Design Rigor and Relevance, Proceedings of International Association of Societies of Design Resarch 2009: Design Rigor & Relevance, The World Trace Center Seoul, Korea, Day 4/Des Philos 1, ISBN: 978-89-963194-0-5.

Downs, ST (2008) Culture/Feedback. In Haruhiko, (ed) The 6th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies' Another name for design: Words for Creation, The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies 'Another name for design: Words for Creation, The Center for the Study of Communication Design, pp.278-281.

Downs, ST (2005) Paper-Like Displays and Paper-Like Books. In Designs on eLearning, London College of Fashion, London.

Downs, ST (2005) Designing the Paper-Like Book. In Lacy Landrum, (ed) S/W P/A Culture Association, The Proceedings of South West and Texas Popular Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Downs, ST (2004) Computers in Art and Design Education 2004. In Malmborg, L, Eriksen, MA, Neilson, J (ed) Computers in Art and Design Education 2004, Is it a book, is it a screen, no its ., Copenhagen Business School and University of Malmo, pp.28-29.



Books

Downs, S (2011) The Graphic Communication Handbook, Routledge, ISBN: 9780415557382.

Sawdon, PJ, Tormey, CJ, Downs, ST, Selby, A, Marshall, R (ed) (2007) Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, ISBN: 978 184511 533 3.



CD Objects

Downs, ST (2005) Paper-Like Displays and Paper-Like Books,University of the Arts, London.

Downs, ST (2005) Designing the Paper-Like Book,Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association.

Downs, ST (1995) mith-Klein Beecham Training,.

Downs, ST (1993) Kabi-Pharmacia Blood Products,.



Chapters

Downs, S (2020) Representing leaders in Britain. The portraits of Winston Churchill, Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. In Cheles, L and Alessandro, G (ed) The Political Portrait. Leadership, Image and Power, Routledge | Taylor & Francis Group, pp.59-73, ISBN: 9781138054233.

Downs, ST (2011) Saving the Soul of Graphic Design. In Graham, L (ed) Sustainability Research by Designers, Common Ground Publishing,ISBN: 9781863358767.

Downs, ST (2006) The Merits of Flash. In Paul Wells, (ed) The Fundamentals of Animation, AVA Publishing, pp.140-142, ISBN: 2940373027.



Reports

Downs, S (Accepted for publication) A brief guide to operating a design studio.



Other

Robertson, E (2012) TRACEY Drawing and Visualisation Research: Drawing Knowledge.

Downs, ST (2010) The Poster - the journal of visual rhetoric in the public sphere.

Selby, A (2009) TRACEY Contemporary Drawing Research: Fragmentation.

Downs, ST (2008) TRACEY Contemporary Drawing Research: What is bad (good) drawing?.

Marshall, R (2007) TRACEY Contemporary Drawing Research: What is Drawing For?.

Sawdon, PJ (2006) TRACEY Contemporary Drawing Research: Ambiguity.

Tormey, CJ (2005) TRACEY Contemporary Drawing Research: Performance.

Downs, ST (2005) The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society.

Selby, A (2004) TRACEY contemporary drawing research: Narrative.

Downs, ST (2003) 'Quality of Life ' logo, Logo to represent EMA Services Quality of Life/Work campaign.

Downs, ST (2003) French Values, Design of look of the printed material for the CCF (Credit Commerce Francais) hosted conference "French Values"..

Downs, ST (2003) S&P cover 1.

Downs, ST (2003) Voyager Systems, Web design and interface development for Voyager Systems..

Downs, ST (2003) Exploring DNA (illustration).

Downs, ST (2003) Siemens IC World (cover artwork).

Downs, ST (2003) Computer Titans (group of linked covers 2000-2003).

Downs, ST (2002) Intermedia.

Downs, ST (2002) Living Room (illustrations).

Downs, ST (2001) Interactive Television (illustration).

Downs, ST (2001) Design consultancy for HSBC Investment Bank, Contract design consultant for a range of products (illustration, graphics, multimedia) for HSBC Investment Bank..

Downs, ST (2001) Cover art for Dell Computers promotional magazine.

Downs, ST (2000) Mix Master Soft.

Downs, ST (2000) Designing illustrations for supplement.plement.

Downs, ST (2000) Cover illustration for supplement.

Downs, ST (2000) "Gartner's Promotional supplement".

Downs, ST (1999) A Perfect Marriage (of utilities), Corporate multimedia presentation for UBS Warburg (movies, text and graphics)..

Downs for Quantum Publishing, ST (1999) Mediaweek Awards, Design of the Mediaweek Award, from initial sketches to the award itself, through to a videowall used at the award ceremony..

Downs, ST (1999) 5 Go Mad (illustrations).

Downs, ST (1999) Multimedia/presentation graphics.

Downs, ST (1999) Pentium II vs Pentium III (illustrations).

Downs, ST (1995) mith-Klein Beecham Training, Worked as a freelance graphic designer/illustrator on the First Information Group's multimedia training application for Smith-Klein Beecham..

Downs, ST, The, R, Green, Blue, C (1994) The Mousehole Cat, Computer generated version of the children's book "The Mousehole Cat", shown on Channel 4. Worked as a computer artist on the movie. The Red, Green, Blue, Co. (www.rgbpost.com) / Grasshopper Productions for Channel 4..

Downs, ST (1993) Kabi-Pharmacia Blood Products, Graphic designer on the First Information Group's state of the art CD-ROM for Kabi-Pharmacia, Swedish Pharmaceutical company..



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