In 2012 CSM will offer a fully funded bursary for Home and EU research degree students based in the UK.
The studentship of £20,200 per year for three years (with potential to extend to up to 4 years) will cover both tuition fees (For the 2012/13 academic year the full-time tuition fees is £4,390 for Home/EU students) and a stipend of between £15,000 & £16,000 per year. Additional budget is available to encourage/maximise the dissemination of key practice led outputs during the research programme.
The focus of this doctoral award is behaviour change in public space linked to either spatial, communication and/or interaction design innovation.
The bursary is supported by LINK, the UK’s cash machine network who wish to catalyse new approaches to safety, security and social sustainability in the public realm. They wish to promote design exploration that will lead to Innovation Against ATM Crime by developing a practice-based and design led approach to enhancing customer experience, as well as, improving customer security. This should be understood as a key focus of this PhD investigation.
An industry steering group, comprising a broad cohort of key stakeholders, including LINK and the Metropolitan Police will be established to inform the programme of research, linked to participatory research and design processes. Whilst this aspect of the project may suggest a niche focus, ATM security would certainly need to feature in the PhD but the broader themes of the PhD will ensure that the successful applicant’s work is relevant to diverse design areas in respect of user/product/system interactions and behaviour change.
The studentship will be supported by the award-winning Design Against Crime Research Centre (DACRC) and its Socially Responsive Design and Innovation hub (SRDI) based at CSM. DACRC/SRDI exemplifies a socially responsive design approach; that is design that takes as its primary driver social issues, its main consideration social impact and its main objective social innovation.
Candidate Requirements: Successful applicants will have strong abilities in design and/or architectural practice/design strategy and will already have a postgraduate qualification and a good first degree (2:1 or above) in a design-related discipline. Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal, written, visual) are also required to benefit from this exciting opportunity.
To apply: Applicants interested in applying should complete a standard application form RF1 which can be downloaded here
The completed forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need any further information on the application procedure, please email Research Management and Administration Students section at email@example.com or telephone 0207 514 8187. The completed forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need any further information on the application procedure, please email Research Management and Administration Students section at email@example.com or telephone 0207 514 8187.
Further Information on the Socially Responsive Design and Innovation Hub of the Design Against Crime Research Centre who will manage the project can be found at http://www.designagainstcrime.com/methodology-resources/socially-responsive-design/
Prospective applicants should also look at the special edition of the CoDesign journal on Socially Responsive Design edited by Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe and also the Designs Against ATM Crime publication which is downloadable free of charge from http://www.designagainstcrime.com
Deadline: Applications must be received by 3rd May, 2012