ECA is part of Design in Action (DiA), an innovative Knowledge Exchange Hub funded by the AHRC.
This Scotland wide partnership also includes the University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Universities of St Andrews, Abertay Dundee, The Robert Gordon (Gray's School of Art) and The Glasgow School of Art.
DiA is a national network of organisations (academia and industry) committed to working in effective collaborations, through the ethos of knowledge exchange. The aim is to research, develop and evaluate new products, processes and services through the strategic application of design principles. DiA will drive innovation through the operation of a radical 'sandpit' methodology.
Each institution will host two PhD candidates, working with a post-doctoral researcher and a senior Co-Investigator. Each team will work as part of the collective whole to deliver the methodology and study its application and outcomes.
The PhDs will produce papers for conference presentations, nationally and internationally and will also do the following:
The PhDs will be part of a peer group of ten research students focused on the collective task of understanding design at a strategic level.
This article was published on Jun 20, 2012