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We have 22 Art & Design (self) PhD Research Projects

Developing resilient hospitals through agent-based modelling

Approximate one-fifth of UK confirmed COVID-19 cases and the majority of the infected frontline healthcare workers are associated with healthcare-acquired infections due to contaminated built environments. Read more

Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Games for health, life and accessibility

Artificial Intelligence, games, intelligent and interactive applications are becoming more integrated in our everyday lives, as well as becoming important areas of focus within the fields of Creative Computing, Digital Media, Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction research. Read more

The role of sound in people’s experience of smart products and services

This study will investigate the role of sound in people’s experience of smart products and services, and aim to develop a taxonomy and guidance for sound design based on experimental data. Read more

Filmic Visions and Pushing Boundaries

The proposed project will involve an investigation into filmic forms that push against, cross and/or transgress boundaries between fiction, ethnographic, essayistic or documentary cinema. Read more

Life transitions in the lifespan of LGBTQI+ people in Edinburgh. Participatory research through creative expression.

The primary objective of this PhD project is to work with young people and older people in Edinburgh on enhancing communication, exchange and shared community experience focussing on those who identify in various, partly generationally specific ways as lesbian, gay, bi, non-binary, trans, queer, intersex or in other ways as non-conforming with heteronormative expectations. Read more

Innovation inspired by disability

Many mainstream innovations were initially a specialised solution for disabled people, i.e. remote control. This PhD study will investigate innovation inspired by disability and develop relevant design heuristics. Read more

Photography, Landscape and Trauma

The proposed PhD project is an in-depth investigation into the complex relationship between photography, landscape and trauma. PhD projects should be concerned with the overlap between these three keywords by analysing a specific, well-defined and highly original case study proposed by the applicant. Read more

Visual Culture in Times of Political Change

The proposed project will explore the relationship and tensions in visual culture and politics/ideology in moments of intense socio-political change brought about by rebellion, protest, revolution, regime change, ideological ruptures, collapse of political systems and so forth. Read more

Understanding Cultural Legal Studies: Interrogating Legal Meanings in Artistic and Popular Culture

Emerging out of traditions of law and literature, critical legal studies, and law and popular culture, cultural legal studies is an international field that has recently emerged at the cutting edge of the interdisciplinary study of law. Read more

How much is that (knitted) doggy in the window? Valuing creativity in the craft sector

With the advent of digital platforms like Etsy, Folksy, Ravelry, Amazon Handmade and Craftsy, there has been an explosion in makers selling handmade products and services online directly to consumers (Anderson, 2013; Hatch, 2013). Read more

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