Publications and Conferences


Walker, S. et al. (2018) Design Roots, Bloomsbury, London, Lead Editor, ca.500 pages

Walker, S. (2017) Design for Life: creating meaning in a distracted world, Routledge, London, 288 pages.

Walker, S. (2017) Keynote Talk: Progressive Design Practice, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology Symposium, 24 September 2017.

Panel Coordinator and Paper Presenter: International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Science (IUAES) Inter-Congress – 2-7 May 2017, Ottawa, Canada. Paper: Intangible cultural heritage, design ecologies and creative industry, Sessions 2&3 02 May, 2017.

Zhan, X. and Walker, S. (2018) Value Direction: Moving Crafts toward Sustainability in the Yangstze River Delta, China, Sustainability, MDPI, Basel, Switzerland, 10, 1252; doi:10.3390/su10041252, Open Access, available at:

Zhan, X., Walker, S., Hernandez-Pardo, R. & Evans, M. (2017) Craft and Sustainability: Potential for Design Intervention in Crafts in the Yangtze River, Delta, China, The Design Journal, Bloomsbury, London, Vol.20:sup1, S2919-S2934, Open Access, available at:, accessed 6 September 2017.

Gumus Ciftci, H., Walker, S. (2017) Design for Grassroots Production in Eastern Turkey through the Revival of Traditional Handicrafts, The Design Journal, Bloomsbury, Vol. 20:sup1, S2991-S3004, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352808, Open Acess, available at:, accessed 6 September 2017.

Walker, S. (2017) The Object of Nightingales, in Chapman, J. (ed.)The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxford, pp.53-68.

Walker, S. (2016) Design for meaningful innovation, Chapter 33, The Routledge Companion to Design Studies, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxford, pp.395-408.


Walker, S. (2018-19) Design Realities: creativity, nature and the human spirit, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxford [IN PRESS]

Walker, S. (2018) Another Reality: The Creative Gift and the Spiritual Sense, Journal of Interior Design, Wiley, New York, NY, an invited ‘Perspective’ piece. (IN PRESS).

Walker, S. (2018) Spirituality and Design: creating a meaningful material culture through progressive design praxis, in Part 6: Knowledge and Education of Laszlo Zsolnai and Bernadette Flanagan (Eds.): The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality and Society. New York and London, Routledge 2018 (IN PRESS).