PhD by Design is a conference that explores the messiness that is practice-based research.
The event will vocalise, discuss and work through many of the topical issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in Design.
The aim of the event is to share questions that emerge through doing practice-based research. Some of the questions we aim to tackle are: What counts as practice-based research? What are the politics of designing and conducting practice-based research? Where are the boundaries of theory & practice? How can we make practice-based research accountable?
The conference invites designers undertaking a practice-based PhD, as well as supervisors, MRes students, MPhil students within and outwith Design Departments. It is an opportunity for you to present work and discuss the diverse aspects of what it means to do a practice-based PhD in design.
This two day event will include twelve discussion sessions, presentations from leading design researchers and a public lecture by Professor Bill Gaver.
When you register for the conference, you must submit three questions related to issues your are uncovering through your research. These questions will be grouped with others into thematic discussion sessions. Each discussion session will start with five, five minute presentations from participants which will lead into discussions around the groups questions. The discussions will be facilitated by a researcher in the field. Every participant will have the opportunity to present throughout the duration of the event.
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