PhD Studentship in Design, Goldsmiths University of London

Deadline: 31/08/2010
Open to: students that hold or expect to have attained a masters degree by the time the studentship commences
Fund: £13590 per year

The Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London, is pleased to announce one 3-year, fully funded, PhD studentship in Design, available from October 2010 or January 2011.The student will be expected to make a strong contribution to research in the department, working with established researchers on topics close to their own. Examples of relevant research groups and interests within the department include:

*The Interaction Research Studio : socially-oriented and speculative interaction design. Current projects focus on design for interpretation and re framing online information for specific situations.

*The PI studio : ubiquitous computing, product innovation, and design for public spaces.

*Technology Education Research Unit : exploring design processes, including through digital capture, in the contexts of learning, teaching, assessment and research.

*Environmental Design : critically sensitive design interventions focused on environmental issues. Current projects focus on ecological urbanism, designing for political engagement and participation, and creative practice for climate change.

*New Materials : the nature, attributes of and applications for new materials for design


*The University is looking for a truly top calibre student to receive this award. Applicants should hold, or expect to have attained, a masters degree (distinction or merit) by the time the studentship commences. The University is particularly interested in applicants with significant design experience or experience in academia, with a good track record of design in professional or research contexts, and/or a track record of research and publication.

Application process

*Applications should be sent by e-mail to Prof Bill Gaver, Postgraduate Convener, on, and should consist of:

1.short covering letter,
2.research proposal (maximum 2,000 words)
3.full CV, including names of two academic referees.

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The submission deadline is August 31st, 2010.

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