Skip to main content

Fast Facts

Definitive abstract and index database
Covers all areas of design and craft
Coverage from 1973 to current

Intended For

  • Download a short description
  • Share

Overview

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) is the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards. An indispensable tool for students, researchers, and practitioners worldwide, DAAI covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century, surveying disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture. DAAI contains more than 212,000 records, with around 1,200 new records added in each monthly update.


Subject Coverage
Major areas of coverage include:

  • Product design
  • Interior design
  • Graphic design
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Jewellery
  • Textiles
  • Furniture
  • Fashion and clothing
  • Illustration
  • Typography and type design
  • Metalsmithing
  • Retail design
  • Architecture
  • Industrial design
  • Sustainability
  • Advertising
  • Packaging
  • Theatre
  • Vehicles
  • Exhibitions
  • Book design
  • Web design
  • Computer aided design
  • Computer graphics
  • Animation
  • Garden design
  • Landscape architecture
  • Urban design
  • Education
  • Design management
  • Inclusive design
  • Universal design
  • Design history


Update Frequency
Monthly

  • Content Type: Scholarly Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

Related Products

Arts Premium Collection

The Arts Premium Collection provides cross-searchable access to thousands of journal titles, ensuring deep searches of extensive international collections in specialist subject areas that are not covered in more general databases.

Learn More

The Vogue Archive

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.

Learn More

Blog

Understanding the Refugee Experience

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Learn More

How a Japanese University Used Video to Support its International Curriculum

When Tokyo-based International Christian University received a government grant for multi-lingual teaching and learning, the library had to rethink its content strategy.

Learn More