Latest Article of Communication Design Quarterly

Ethical Deception: Student Perceptions of Diversity in College Recruitment Materials

by Chris Dayley

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Volume 10, Issue 1

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About the Publication

Communication Design Quarterly (CDQ) is the peer-reviewed research publication of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group for Design of Communication (SIGDOC). CDQ is in the ACM Digital Library.

Communication Design Quarterly’s Online First Model

Communication Design Quarterly’s new Online First model allows cutting-edge research to be published in a timely fashion. As articles are accepted, CDQ will publish an online-accessible version of the article, accompanied by an individual pdf and a DOI (digital object identifier), on the CDQ website.

You may cite your article using the date of online publication and the DOI. After publication of the journal containing your article you may cite your article including the volume, issue, and page number as well, along with the DOI. The DOI remains the same for both versions.

The DOI associated with your article is a permanent locator for your online document. Though the web address for your article will change as your work moves from Online First to our quarterly publication, the DOI will not change.


We invite you to contribute in any of the following areas:

  • Original research. Articles that cross disciplinary boundaries as they focus on effective and efficient methods of designing and communicating information.
  • Experience reports. Reports presenting project- or workplace-focused summaries of important technologies, techniques, methods, pedagogies, or product processes.
  • Book reviews. Short reviews of books you think may be of interest to the communication design field. Please query ahead of time before sending.

All submissions except book reviews are peer-reviewed. Book reviews are reviewed by the Book Review Editor.

By submitting your work for distribution in this Special Interest Group publication, you hereby grant to ACM the following non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide rights:

  • to publish in print on condition of acceptance by the editor
  • to digitize and host your work on the CDQ website
  • to digitize and post your work in the electronic version of this publication
  • to include the work in the ACM Digital Library and in any services related to the Digital Library
  • to allow users to make a personal copy of your work for noncommercial, educational or research

As a contributing author, you retain copyright to your article or review, and ACM will refer requests for republication directly to you. ACM asks all authors to include their contact information in their submissions. Opinions expressed in published works are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily express the opinions of the ACM or SIGDOC. Author(s) should be contacted for reprint authorization. For more information, please see the ACM notice to contributing authors at

We are also interested in proposals for guest editing special issues. As a guest editor, you would be responsible for soliciting three to five peer-reviewed articles on a specific topic along with an article-length introduction to the issue’s topic. You may propose a special issue individually, or as a group. Your proposal should demonstrate expertise on the topic being proposed and demonstrate the topic’s current interest to members of the communication design community. Each proposal should include a résumé/CV for proposed guest editors and a draft call for submissions. Guest editors are responsible for publicizing calls for papers, recruiting subject matter experts as peer reviewers, coordinating double-blind peer reviews, corresponding with authors and reviewers, editing final drafts, and submitting final drafts and any necessary forms to the CDQ editor.

Communication Design Quarterly’s Statement on Inclusivity and Ethical Data Visualization

Communication Design Quarterly invites work by authors of all ethnicities, colors, faith identifications, genders and sexualities, abilities, and levels of academic and professional expertise. Work will be considered for publication based on its potential value to our readership population, as primarily illustrated by members of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group for Design of Communication (ACM SIGDOC), and the article’s methodological, intellectual, and ethical rigor, as appropriate. Submissions will be assessed by peer-reviewers chosen by the Editor based on how potential reviewer’s expertise relate to the submitted work’s area of focus.

Communication Design Quarterly is committed to publishing inclusive and ethical work, and expects that any work on or with human subjects meets Institutional Review Board or Ethics Board approval, as appropriate. We also respectfully request that authors consider the ethical implications of data visualization, including accessibility issues. Many articles in Communication Design Quarterly are fundamentally based in examination of visuals created by a person or persons external to the author(s), contain visuals created by a person or persons external to the author(s), contain visuals created by the author(s) or in service to the author(s) work, or some combination of the above. We ask that, as authors, you please respect the rights, needs, and expectations of those whom you portray in your work. We also ask that you respect the rights, needs, and expectations of your audience. We at Communication Design Quarterly recognize that this statement cannot address all potential vulnerabilities, but ask that you, as readers, authors, and editors in your own right, carefully consider the implications of your work for those whom it engages as both subject and audience.

CDQ Editor in Chief
Derek G. Ross
Auburn University

Editorial Assistant
Desire Ameigh
Auburn University

CDQ Book Review Editor
Erika Sparby
Illinois State University

CDQ Alumni


2019 Ailey Hall

2018 Caitlin Johnson

Editorial Assistants

2020 – 2021 Sahajiya Nath

2018 – 2019 Kathleen Franks

Research Assistants

2018 Kayleigh Pears

Book Review Editors

2019-2021 Dr. Avery Edenfield

2017 – 2019 Dr. E. Jonathan Arnett

2016 – 2018 Dr. Ben Lauren