The Journal of Design Communication was formerly the Journal of Computer-Aided Environmental Design and Education. JCAEDE was initiated with its inaugural issue in October 1995. The Editorial Board included:
1995-1997 Founding Co-Editors:
- JOAN MCLAIN-KARK
- BOB SCHUBERT
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
1995-1997 Editorial Board Members included:
- KATHY ALEXANDER, University of Texas - Austin
- LYNN BRANDON, North Texas State University
- RICHARD HELMICK, University of Missouri-Columbia
- DENNIS JONES, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- PAT LINDSEY, East Carolina University
- ANNA MARSHALL-BAKER, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- JANET SCHROCK, San Francisco State University
- RUSS WATSON, Resources Online
In addition to the editorial board, Gail McMillan, Director of the Virginia Tech Scholarly Communications Project, provided assistance with the establishment and ongoing maintenance of JCAEDE. Jeonglim Han was editorial assistant for the first year.
From 1995-1997, JCAEDE received seven manuscripts for review. Of these, four were published in the refereed section for a total of three issues. Two other articles were published for the non-juried section in two issues. The co-editors believed that for JCAEDE to be viable that it would need to ally itself to a professional organization for support. A proposal was made to the membership of the Design Communication Association at their biannual meeting in January 1998. This proposal was to rename JCAEDE and broaden its focus to design communication, including traditional drawing tools along with computing applications. Submital and review policies remained the same. This proposal was accepted by the DCA members at their annual meeting on January 10, 1998. Members of the 1998-2001 editorial review board as well as the editors are members of DCA although articles can be published by non-members.