The March issue of Design Studies (Volume 27, Number 2), the International Journal for Design Research in Engineering, Architecture, Products and Systems, has a user focus.

Articles include: "Towards user design? On the shift from object to user as the subject of design" by Johan Redstrom and "Architect and user interaction: the spoken representation of form and functional meaning in early design conversations" by Rachael Luck and Janet McDonnell.
ScienceDirect gives free access to abstracts and charges for the full paper.

The next issue in May 2006, will be a special issue on Digital Design, guest edited by Rivka Oxman. The papers for this issue (and others already in accepted proof) are also now available online.

Design Studies prides itself on providing a forum for the development and discussion of fundamental aspects of design activity and experience, from cognition and methodology to values and philosophy. It is
published in co-operation with the Design Research Society.

(via Usability News)