The programme's focus is knowledge exchange through project and practice led work to develop new experiences, products, services, value and research with creative companies in something we are calling digital public space. The digital public space is about the ability of anyone, anywhere, anytime to access, explore and create with digital content.
This is a directed PhD addressing particular themes related to digital public space, including participation, experience, personalisation, connectivity, narrative and identity and how exchange between academic, commercial partners can encourage innovation in this area. The doctoral student will develop their PhD around practice and reflection on case studies of co-design experiments with companies and academics. Doctoral students at Lancaster University may specialise either on practice based digital design of products, services or experiences or on knowledge exchange.
The three universities involved in this collaborative project will each have a distinct and complementary focus: Lancaster University, designing experiences; Royal College of Art, communication innovation; and Newcastle University, digital prototyping.
For more information please visit: www.imagination.lancaster.ac.uk/news/CX_Funded_PhD_Studentships .