lunes, abril 25, 2011

Doctorado en Diseño en Kolding School of Design, Dinamarca

Parecería interesante esta nueva opción:

The research at Kolding School of Design is focused on research subjects that have been prioritised in unison. Through these subjects, Kolding School of Design aims to contribute to the frontiers in international design research. The research at Kolding School of Design unfolds within four fields of force, which share the common objective of strengthening the school's research based knowledge on:
  • Creation processes and cognition in design
  • Processes and methodologies of designing
  • The cultural, organisational, and technological embedment of design processes
  • Challenges for current design practises - value creation, ethic, sustainability, inclusion, and multi-cultural dimensions.
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Doctorado en Diseño en Northumbria, Reino Unido

Excelente oportunidad, ojalá que nuestros lectores la consideren:

Northumbria University School of Design invites applications for PhD
studies focused on its eight areas of research interest.  Selected
applicants will be nominated for competitive university studentships to
fund three years of PhD study.  Interested applicants should contact the
relevant research grouping lead (see details below) as soon as possible,
complete an application form, and submit before the deadline of May
13th, 2011.

The School has significant research activities and outputs across eight
research themes, organised into three groupings that combine to express
the  fundamentals of design research (i.e., that we make changes by
making sense through making connections).

The research themes for Making Connections are: Making and Design
Issues. This grouping focuses on what design should do. Its two themes
focus on the fundamentals of designing through making and designing
through reflecting on design practice at all scales. Applicants are
sought with an interest in design craftsmanship, new luxury, the roles
of touch or storytelling in design, design activism, the future roles of
design, and fundamental aspects of design processes.

The research themes for Making Sense are: Experimental Media, Future
Materials for Living and Insights. This grouping focuses on what design
could do. Its three themes focus on the potential for new design content
and process within design's core tributary disciplines of creative arts,
science and technology, and the human sciences and humanities.
Applicants are sought with an interest in: the creative potential of
communicative media (static, dynamic and interactive); the use of new
printable, paintable and programmable materials capable of being made
intelligent through design; and the untapped potential for design within
knowledge, insights and practices from the human sciences and

The research themes for Make Changes are: Design Value Innovation,
Social Innovation and Design for Social Equity. This grouping focuses on
what design can do. Its three themes focus on demonstrating the value of
design through innovation with commercial, community and global
collaborators. Applicants are sought with an interest in: commercial
innovation, design management for business, service design, public
sector innovation, third sector innovation, responsible design practice,
sustainable design, design against crime, creative entrepreneurship or
workers rights for developing countries, and co-design with
disadvantaged groups.

Research group leads:
Making Connections: Professor Paul Rodgers, email: 
Making Sense: Professor Gilbert Cockton, email: 
Make Changes: Professor Robert Young, email: 

Please send applications, and if you have any additional enquiries, to
Mark Grant, email:, tel:+44 (0)191 243 7536   

Professor Paul Rodgers
Northumbria University : School of Design
City Campus East : Newcastle upon Tyne
m : +44 (0)778 718 2119
t : +44 (0)191 227 4111
f : +44 (0)191 227 4655
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miércoles, abril 20, 2011

Master en Innovación, Chile

Parece interesante esta alternativa en Chile:

Se agradece a quienes puedan compartir información u opiniones al respecto... ya que sinceramente no tengo referencia de la Universidad ni del programa. Más información aquí:

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miércoles, abril 13, 2011

Curso de verano junio 2011: Design Science Lab

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Students and young professionals from around the world* are coming to the 2011 Lab. They will be briefed by UN experts (from the UN Development Program, UN Environmental Program, UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO and other UN agencies),** develop comprehensive strategies for solving some of the world's most critical problems, and then present their work at the UN. They will learn a powerful strategic design and planning methodology that will be of use for the rest of their life, as well learn about leadership, problem solving and the design revolution. They will learn about global problems, options, technology, culture, resources and what they can do to make a difference. They will meet others with similar passions about the state of the world— and what we can do to make things better.


June 19 - 27, 2011


Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA, and
United Nations, NY


• Using mobile computers (a.k.a. cell phones) to meet the world's basic human needs
• Innovations and designs to support the regeneration and greening of cities

The goals of the Lab include:

  • Increase our understanding of global dynamics,
    world resources, human trends and needs, and
    options for humanity’s success
  • Learn design science and how to apply it to global and local problems
  • Develop viable strategies for improving the well being of humanity and achieving one or more of the UN's Millennium Development Goals*
  • Increase the public’s understanding of these issues through disseminating the strategies as widely as possible
  • Serve as an incubator and growing force for developing and disseminating design science techniques for complex problem solving and development of viable solutions to the worlds problems
  • Learn a methodology for changing the world.

Who should attend

The 2011 Design Science Lab will be of particular relevance to people interested in:
  • The state of the world and what can be done about it
  • Comprehensive problem solving, strategic planning, design, and leadership skills
  • The interconnections between local, regional and global issues
  • Sustainable and socially responsible business opportunities
  • Issues of global energy and climate change
  • Renewable energy, energy conservation, and other environmentally sound technologies
  • State of the art energy technology
  • Human rights
  • Experiential education
  • Social, environmental, and political science data visualization and analysis
  • Global citizenship, responsibility, and prerogative

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lunes, abril 11, 2011

Doctorado en Turquía

Design Lab. Istanbul, Koc University
Industrial PhD Grant  in Interaction Design

Ref number: MAVA / 2011-001
Employment: Time-limited employment
Closing date for application: 2011-05-31
Campus location: Istanbul Rumelifeneri

Koc University in Istanbul, is an expansive university with a strong focus on  interaction design. the School of MediaVisual Arts is a research intensive environment.The research will take place within Design Lab. Istanbul at the School of Media and Visual Arts, in collaboration with the School of Computer Science  Koc University (KU), Istanbul Rumelifeneri Campus. Design Lab. Istanbul aims to develop  research on future media, product  and space.

The Schools offer education and carry out research within computer science and design in close cooperation with IT industry. The development of the individual’s knowledge and ability to analyze, understand and handle different aspects of IT and interaction design is at focus. Regardless of the application, an artistic design perspective, and programming based on interactivity, are central issues.

Job description

This PhD position, within School of Media and Visual Arts is financed by KocSistem in Istanbul. As a pioneering organization of the IT sector in Turkey, KocSistem offers a full range of services for business and network applications. Over the years, KocSistem has collaborated with some of the biggest industry partners including Intel, Microsoft, SAP as well as various cross the industries such as Ford, Fiat and Arcelik.

As a PhD student you are employed by KocSistem and will receive a salary according to current salary agreements. A maximum of 20% of your time will be devoted to departmental duties in School of Media and Visual Arts, mainly teaching. The remaining time will be devoted to your own graduate studies and research within the project related to KocSistem. You are expected to obtain a PhD within a maximum of 4 years.

Required qualifications
Only someone who can be or already has been enrolled for PhD studies at a university can be employed at this PhD position. The requirement for being qualified for PhD studies is to have at least four years of university studies, corresponding to a Master’s degree.

Admittance to the post-graduate education will be handled in conjunction with the employment procedure. In general anyone who has graduated with a Bachelor’s or Master's degree with a major in Computer Engineering or Computer Science is eligible as graduate student in Computer Science. Students with corresponding qualifications, for instance from similar programs at other universities, may also be admitted.

Special requirements
The focus of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree should be on interaction design. The interest in and capability of doing research work is a basic demand. A good Master’s thesis, research project’s output and/or publications with research focus can add extra value to the application.  Experience of creative practice and programming is preferable. It is an advantage if the applicant has artistic experiences and/or graphic design skills.
The applicant should have proficiency and skills in writing and communicating in English. Knowledge in Turkish is not a prerequisite for this position. The start of this position is planned for September 19th, 2011.

Application procedure
Please send following document to us:

1.      Application Form (
2.      Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
3.      Recommendation Letters (3 for PhD)
4.      TOEFL Requirement (for those whose native language is not English) 
 (New Internet Based: Minimum Score 80 ; Computer Based: Minimum Score 213 ;Paper Based: Minimum Score 550
5.      ALES scores (required for all Turkish nationals)
6.      GRE scores (required from Foreign students; optional for Turkish students)
7.      Official transcripts from all the universities attended
8.      Statement of Purpose
9.      Areas of Interest
10.   Application fee of (35 TL or 20 USD or 15 Euro) must be paid to one of the below account numbers.  Please indicate student name and 'GSSE Yuk.Lisans' explanation in the payment. Please include your bank receipt in your application pack.
·       TL Account Details: 35 TL Application fee, Account number: 386235, Yapi Kredi Bank, Koc University Branch.
·       USD Account Details: 20 USD Application fee, Yapi Kredi Bank, Koc University Branch, Swift Code: YAPITRIS, Account Number: 00540749, IBAN Code: TR500006701000000000540749
·       EURO Account Details: 15 EURO Application fee, Yapi Kredi Bank, Koc University Branch, Swift Code: YAPITRIS, Account Number: 05437105, IBAN Code: TR290006701000000005437105
Promising candidates will be called for an interview before a final decision is reached on their application. The application shall preferably be sent electronically as PDF by e-mail to the address: indicating reference number on subject line in e-mail. The applicants name and the reference number (MAVA/2011-001) must be also written on the first page of the application.
You can also send your application by surface mail but we suggest you to use an e-mail application.
Address for surface mail application:
Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü
Koç Üniversitesi, Mühendislik Fakültesi
Rumelifeneri, Sariyer
Istanbul, TURKEY 34450
212 338 1371
Fax:212 338 1395

For any question for application please contact to Oguzhan Ozcan,
However application must sent electronically as PDF by e-mail to the address:, otherwise your application cannot be processed. 

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miércoles, abril 06, 2011

Doctorado en Diseño y Sistemas en Oslo, Noruega

Esta podría ser una excelente oportunidad para diseñadores: se trata de una beca para estudiar el doctorado en diseño orientado a sistemas.

Ph.D. fellowship. Systems Oriented Design

Application deadline: May 16th, 2011

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) calls for applications to one full-time Ph.D. fellowship for a three year period starting September 2011. Applicants must hold a master’s degree in industrial design, interaction design, graphic design or interior design. The successful applicant will join the research project Ulstein Bridge Concept which is an innovation project together with the Norwegian shipyard company Ulstein Group and other partners from the maritime sector.

The position is based at the Institute of Design (IDE), and requires full-time attendance, including participation in AHOs one year research education program (Research school) starting September 2011.

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