APPLICATIONS FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP CLOSE 28 FEBRUARY 2020.
The Design & Creative Practice research platform is looking for talented interdisciplinary and collaborative students to undertake a PhD focusing on care-full design in humanising technologies.
Digital technologies are increasingly embedded in everyday lives of people living in urban environments. Active discussions and design of robots and artificial intelligence question how they are perceived to care and be cared for those living in cities. As importantly, they raise questions around particular anthropocentric design choices, one of which is how “cuteness” is used to make them feel more approachable, acceptable, or even loveable. In this project, we study – i.e. explore, question, problematise, and experiment, among others – the current cute-scape of smart and robotic technologies designed for “caring” in different cultural setting and speculate its possible-tomorrows.
We seek research candidates who are passionate about exploring transformational possibilities of care-full design through transdisciplinary work in/across different fields of design – including but not limited to interaction/experience/visual/multisensory/service. Experience and/or interest in co-creative methods and Asian contexts is highly valued.
To be considered for the PhD Scholarship, applicants must hold or be currently completing:
If you do not hold one of the above qualifications, you will only be considered for scholarship if you have previous publications or significant research experience. All other applicants will be considered ineligible.
Applications will close 28 February 2020 for a midyear intake.
Before applying for the Scholarship, contact the Design & Creative Practice ECP and establish if your research is aligned with RMIT’s research focus and strengths. Contact details are listed below.
The research proposal is a key part of the application process where applicants must demonstrate the value of their research and their suitability for scholarship selection.
Your proposal should be divided under the following headings:
See the research scholarship terms and conditions for further information.