Posted on Monday 27th June 2011
The Carol Kennedy PhD is a fully funded studentship, covering fees and standard living costs at Home Student rates. The successful applicant will explore the use of multi-touch technologies in museums, libraries and archives (MLAs). The student will represent existing digital content held by these institutions, creating novel and exploratory ‘demonstrator’ projects that build on existing databases of text, 2D and 3D datasets. The candidate will use the world class facilities at the University of Birmingham to build their outputs and test them with diverse user groups. The thesis will contextualise this work in relation to current theory and practice of multi-touch and the use of mobile technology within MLAs, investigate the design process for multi-touch displays and communications between mobile devices and how best to utilise and evaluate these technologies to effectively meet user needs.
The successful candidate will work within cross-disciplinary, cross-sector teams using leading edge technologies. This highly technical Computer Science PhD will be co-supervised by staff from the Heritage and Cultural Learning Hub (College of Arts and Law) and the new Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Centre of the school of Computer Science (College of Engineering and Physical Sciences).
Closing date for applications Monday 18thJuly.
For further particulars and details of how to apply please contact
Postgraduate Administrator (Research Team)
College of Arts and Law Graduate School