Creative technology is a broadly interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field combining computing, design, art and the humanities. The field of creative technology encompasses art, digital product design, digital media or an advertising and media made with a software-based, electronic and/or data-driven engine. Examples of creative technology include multi-sensory experiences made using computer graphics, virtual reality, augmented reality, software engineering, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and wearable technology.
We invite research proposals that investigate the use of Creative Technologies for the design of compelling new user experiences that research processes for humans' artistic and emotional integration with machines to "disrupt" the way people today interact with computers, and usher in a more integrated, immersive experience.
The successful applicant will join a vibrant multi-disciplinary team of active researchers in Deakin’s new research facility for Creative User-based Experiences (CUBE). CUBE provides researchers with access to most recent Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, sensor-based tracking equipment and facilitates investigation into the creative use of the technology to enable humans in a world changed by technology. CUBE is the home of Deakin’s Creative Applications Network and regularly houses Creative Technology related workshops and symposia.
This PhD project aims to investigate the development of creative user experiences using a combination of emerging technology such as led displays, sensors and indoor positioning systems to facilitate engaging, natural, immersive and playful user experiences. The successful candidate will utilise a research through design approach to progress knowledge through the systematic research and development of a series of prototypes/creative works followed by subsequent user testing.
The ideal candidate has a design background and some experience in programming digital media systems.
Applications close 5pm, Thursday 7 February 2019
This scholarship is available over 3 years.
- Stipend of $27,596 per annum tax exempt (2019 rate)
- Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate or overseas
To be eligible you must:
- be a domestic candidate (domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or New Zealand Citizenship).
- meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements
- be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component.
Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.
How to apply
Learn more about submitting a successful application on the How to apply page.
Candidates interested in this research topic should contact Professor Stefan Greuter to arrange a meeting. Applicants only need to supply two referees and a CV. A research proposal is not required.