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PhD studentship - Develop sophisticated digital timelines of cultural data
within an academic-industrial partnership

List members,

This opportunity has a strong HCI element, as of course it should!

A PhD studentship is available at the Royal College of Art in London, funded
by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The funding
includes the fees and a living allowance. This is a collaboration with
industry, based at System Simulation, a research-led software engineering
company in central London with a distinguished record of working with
museums and other cultural organisations. The studentship provides a strong
base on which to develop an industrial or academic career.

The aim of the research is to reveal new knowledge by visualising diverse
large datasets in rich interactive timelines, other chronographic formats
and related graphical displays. Our principal aim will be public
understanding of historical and other data - making complex patterns visible
to the lay viewer at a glance - though the visualisation tools will be
adaptable to advanced use by researchers, curators, historians, and others.

The right applicant will have a strong desire to combine in-depth study and
practical development. Their experience will include the design and
development of interactive software. A software engineer may be the ideal
candidate, but others with significant development experience are welcome to
apply. They will be enthusiastic (and preferably knowledgeable) about
visualisation and visual analytics, and have some understanding of working
with large datasets. They will be committed to evaluation as well as making,
since it is essential that the products of the research are usable and
likeable as well as functioning to a high technical standard. See the
documents online for further details.

http://www.rca.ac.uk/Default.aspx?ContentID=161457&amp;GroupID=161452
(scroll down to "EPSRC-funded PhD Studentship")

Closing date 28 February 2012.  Studentship to begin as soon as possible
after 23 April 2012.

To discuss academic / industrial aspects of the studentship, email
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To discuss administrative / financial aspects, email
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An indication of past work by the academic director of this research can be
seen here: http://rca.academia.edu/StephenBoydDavis/Papers

You may also be interested in other funded research opportunities listed at
the same URL, including The AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub: Innovation and
Knowledge Exchange in Digital Public Space.



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Stephen Boyd Davis | Research Leader, School of Design | Royal College of
Art
Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU, United Kingdom

Telephone 
Wanda Polanski (School of Design) 44 (0)20 7590 4352
Pauline Watkins (InnovationRCA) 44 (0)20 7590 4249
Personal extension 44 (0)20 7590 4343

www.rca.ac.uk
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