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Could you disseminate the announcement below in an appropriate forum in
your network, please.

Thanks & Kind Regards,
Simone Gumtau

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Dear all,

the following PhD (fees only) bursaries are also available at the
University of Portsmouth, in the areas of
a) Digital Interaction
b) Drawing Practice in biomedical imagery
c) Typography and Graphic Design

Application deadline 7/01/2013


"Design of human interactions in their environment mediated by digital
channels<http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=42850&LID=1308>
"

Applications are invited to a three year PhD studentship at the Centre for
Art, Architecture and Design at the University of Portsmouth.

We are looking for a PhD candidate who is interested in the research and
design of meaningful human interactions in their environment, mediated by
digital channels. The proposal should be focused on the research of
sensory, affective, cognitive, philosophical and/or metaphorical aspects of
human relationships, interaction or communication with technology, objects,
environments and/or other humans, including particularly those with special
needs.

An interest in designing and developing a series of interactive embodied
experiences, that will allow meaningful synaesthetic (multimodal)
relationships and mappings to emerge, would be welcome. With digital
interfaces addressing a number of our senses becoming more ubiquitous,
there is a design challenge in how to map sensory input across experiences
in a salient way. There is also philosophical discussion, and some
neuro-scientific evidence that metaphors have a bodily basis, which could
be further utilized and examined as a particular affordance of a
synaesthetic interface.

Some emphasis is placed on holistic, people- and experience focused
research and design approaches such as phenomenology, story-telling and
affordances.

How to apply:
Applications for the studentships should include:
• a full CV including personal details, qualifications, educational history
and, where applicable, any employment or other experience relevant to the
application
• contact details for TWO referees able to comment on your academic
performance
• a statement of 1,000 words outlining your suitability for the specific
studentship selected.

Applications can be submitted electronically to:
[log in to unmask]<[log in to unmask]" target="_blank">http://www.findaphd.com/search/EmailEnquiry.aspx?fapjid=42850&LID=1308&[log in to unmask]>


or by post to:
CCi Admissions, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of
Portsmouth, Mercantile House, Hampshire Terrace, Portsmouth PO1 2EG

http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=42850&LID=1308



b) "From drawing to digitization: performance, skill and knowledge in
biomedical imagery"

Applications are invited for a three year PhD Studentships in the Centre
for Art, Architecture and Design at the University of Portsmouth.

In the biological and medical sciences, drawing has long been important to
processes of observation, communication and conceptualization, and also for
training students and demonstrating the expertise of the master scientist.
However, in the age of rapid, powerful digital imaging techniques, what is
the current value of drawing in the scientific laboratory and classroom?

Our interest in this question was informed partly by research into the
views of medical students at King’s College, London, to evaluate their
experiences of anatomy classes using human tissue specimens. They were
impressed by the possession and command of these rare materials by an
authoritative and skilled anatomist, who is often able to ‘perform’ his or
her knowledge by making lucid drawings on a board or flipchart.

A historically informed investigation of the role of drawing in selected
current areas of the biological and medical sciences could help to inform
debates about the relationship of art and science, and, more specifically,
build upon insights into the effectiveness of ‘embodied knowledge’ in
science teaching and research. It may also be of relevance to the growing
field of research into the practices of science and technology.

The supervisors have a record of successful and innovative research
collaboration in the visual culture and history of neuroscience.

This is an interdisciplinary project, and applications are welcome from
candidates with a broad variety of relevant backgrounds, whether in the
arts, humanities, sciences or social sciences. However, awareness and
understanding of salient themes and debates within art, design, visual
culture in science and its histories (particularly drawing) would be an
asset. The University and supervisors could offer the successful candidate
advice and support for an application for further funding.

How to apply:
Applications for the studentships should include:
• a full CV including personal details, qualifications, educational history
and, where applicable, any employment or other experience relevant to the
application
• contact details for TWO referees able to comment on your academic
performance
• a statement of 1,000 words outlining your suitability for the specific
studentship selected.

Applications can be submitted electronically to:
[log in to unmask]<[log in to unmask]" target="_blank">http://www.findaphd.com/search/EmailEnquiry.aspx?fapjid=42845&LID=1308&[log in to unmask]>


or by post to:
CCi Admissions, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of
Portsmouth, Mercantile House, Hampshire Terrace, Portsmouth PO1 2EG

http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=42845&LID=1308

c) "Design knowledge, process and expertise in Typography and Graphic
Design"

Applications are invited to a three year PhD studentship at the Centre for
Art, Architecture and Design at the University of Portsmouth.

Typography and Graphic Design are perceived as well defined subjects in
terms of professional practice. However, many aspects of knowledge relating
to practice within these subject areas still remain unexplored or
unexplained. Often referred to as tacit knowledge, the knowledge that a
designer draws upon in the process of designing is little understood in
relative terms. Methodology and opinion are also often mistaken for theory
in relation to way in which design knowledge in these discrete subject
areas is articulated.

We would welcome PhD applications in the areas of Typography and/or Graphic
Design with a focus on design process, design knowledge and/or design
expertise. We are particularly interested in applications that seek to
address enquiry the areas of epistemology and expertise in relation to
Typography and/or Type Design. Proposals are welcomed that focus on
philosophical, theoretical and/or historical perspectives, as well as
practice based or practice-led forms of enquiry.

How to apply:
Applications for the studentships should include:
• a full CV including personal details, qualifications, educational history
and, where applicable, any employment or other experience relevant to the
application
• contact details for TWO referees able to comment on your academic
performance
• a statement of 1,000 words outlining your suitability for the specific
studentship selected.

Applications can be submitted electronically to:
[log in to unmask]<[log in to unmask]" target="_blank">http://www.findaphd.com/search/EmailEnquiry.aspx?fapjid=42852&LID=1308&[log in to unmask]>


or by post to:
CCi Admissions, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of
Portsmouth, Mercantile House, Hampshire Terrace, Portsmouth PO1 2EG

http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=42852&LID=1308

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For more information, contact:
Dr. Simone Gumtau
Research Coordinator - School of Art, Design & Media
Centre for Art, Architecture & Design

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http://www.port.ac.uk/research/caad/

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