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Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:17:34 +1000
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PhD and Masters openings in the Exertion Games Lab at RMIT University,
Melbourne, Australia
The Exertion Games Lab ( at RMIT University
(Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, in Melbourne,
Australia, is seeking exceptional PhD and Masters candidates to
research the future of human-computer interaction (HCI) in terms of
digital play.

We are interested in the following broad topics:

* PLAYFUL HUMAN-FOOD INTERACTION: Designing the playful side of our
interactions with food.

* HUMAN-BODY INTEGRATION: Designing and exploring novel forms of
bodily play through mini-exoskeletons.

* DIGITAL WATER PLAY: Designing and exploring novel bodily
interactions around water sports.

* FLYING ROBOTIC PLAY: Designing and exploring interactive sports
systems with flying robotic companions.

* EXTREME SPORTS: Designing and exploring extreme sports.

* BODY AND HCI: Your topic around the body, play and HCI

We are looking for motivated individuals with keen interests and
passion towards play.

If you have Bachelors or Masters education in the following:
human-computer interaction, game design, interaction design, computer
science, industrial design, electrical engineering, human movement,
sports science, performing and media arts, that's even a plus.

Prior research experience (with publications) is desirable and so are
hardware prototyping abilities (Arduino, etc.) and programming skills.
We are looking at the potential for creativity, excellence, and drive.

Please get in touch with us. All applicants will need to apply for and be
accepted to the respective program in the School of Design at RMIT
University, see

1) Australian applicants: ** 4 May 2018**,
2) International applicants:   **AS SOON AS POSSIBLE **
International applicants must have an offer for a "place" by 23 April
so that they are eligible for the scholarship, therefore they will
need to apply for the place approx. 3 weeks earlier.

The Exertion Games Lab offers candidates an interdisciplinary design
studio environment, with an excellent track record in publishing at
high-quality venues such as CHI and CHI PLAY.

Please email your interest with CV and portfolio URL to:
exertiongameslab[at] with subject line "APPLICATION".

We are also at CHI'18 if you want to talk to us.

The Exertion Games Lab

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