PhD Studentship – Industrial Design/Thinking

Funded by: Coventry University
Fees: UK/EU fee equivalent for three years
Maintenance grant: £13,726 maintenance per annum (tax free)

Studentship academic contact  Professor David Durling

External collaborators (if applicable) Design Industry

Details of proposed research:
It is proposed to offer a PhD study to investigate the indications of futures in the industry, and to develop a system to measure trends, indications, and expectations. The study will give an opportunity for involved collaboration with the Industrial Design sector, and the identification of applications to expand opportunities for our graduates. These may include the application of design thinking as a knowledge based methodology.

Candidate specification

Masters degree in design or cognate area, with a strong interest in design process. Applicants must meet standard entry criteria for Research study at Coventry University.

Please note that only UK/EU fee payers are eligible to apply
This is a re-advertisement- previous applicants need not reapply
Further details

The practice of Industrial Design is an 80-year-old profession created in the UK and USA in response to mass-production of products and creation of consumer based market places. It has also been strongly informed by more traditional craft and other forms of making and manufacture. Coventry School of Art and Design is one of the longest established Industrial Design Schools in the UK having very accomplished alumni in the industry.

The profession is going through a time of transition, strongly affected by the globalism of product design and production, and the graduation of large numbers of new designers. The future of the industry in the UK is uncertain, and its consequences must be understood for the optimum education for our Product Design students.

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Closing date: 28th August 2013
Interview date: to be notified to shortlisted candidates

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Complete the application form and return with a covering letter to:
Research Recruitment and Admissions team
Student Centre
Coventry University 
Priory Street
United Kingdom


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