PhD opportunity: Experience Design in the Internet of Things

REACT and the CREATE Lab in the Department of Psychology, University of Bath, are inviting applications for a three year PhD Studentship in Human Comp

REACT and the CREATE Lab in the Department of Psychology, University of Bath, are inviting applications for a three year PhD Studentship in Human Computer Interaction and Experience Design in the Internet of Things.

This PhD position will be based in the Department of Psychology at The University of Bath, which has a strong research emphasis on human computer interaction and technology enhanced learning and the Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, a creative technology lab exploring experience design across commercial and cultural projects.

The PhD will begin with an in-depth engagement with REACT’s Objects Sandbox scheme. The student will collaborate with the funded teams to inform and evaluate cutting-edge projects in this fast-moving sphere.

The student will conduct their research under the supervision of Professor Danaë Stanton Fraser (Director of the CREATE Lab) and Clare Reddington (Director of Pervasive Media Studio).

Research areas include, but are not limited to:

- Human computer interaction techniques in the internet of things
- The design and evaluation of connected objects
- Understanding the potential for connected objects in gaming (for example gestural and collaborative input)
- Designing environments and spatial interaction techniques for connected objects
- Ethics, trust and social acceptability in the internet of things



The successful candidate will be supported for three three years of full-time study, and the award will include a £13,726 annual stipend and fees. Full details of the opportunity and how to apply are here.

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