Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree and have experience in one or more of the following: design engineering, task analysis, visualization.
The School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University is accepting applications for a fully-funded PhD position. Many museums in the industrial heritage sector have working displays that give visitors insights into the experience of workers. While museums may be able to provide visitors with a theatrical experience that gives an impression of the past, often the exhibits themselves, machines, buildings, materials, are relatively static.
This PhD project is part of an international, cross-disciplinary project that draws on psychology, computing, art and design, and humanities to address this problem. It will establish and test principles through which such skills can be captured and analyzed in museum environments. The candidate will work with three leading researchers to design, prototype and test elements of museum displays that can connect visitors with workers’ experience through a range of media.