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Research workshops 2016

Another two day research workshop for research students will be held on 14-15 June 2016 at Coventry University. This hands-on workshop will be taught by David Durling and Carlos Sapochnik, and will cover a range of issues important to research students ranging from asking research questions through to forming your argument and presenting your work to others.

Details will be posted here soon, together with online registration.

Details of previous workshops may be found under events>past events.

Research exchanges online

DOCTORAL EXCHANGES ONLINE — call for partners

The Design Advanced Research Training project (DART) is
dedicated to open resources for doctoral studies in design,
and to developing novel ways for early career researchers to
broaden their expertise in research. DART is hosted by
Coventry University UK.

A number of online seminars (webinars) are being held on
aspects of research suitable for design PhD students at any
stage in their study. These online sessions allow sharing of
student and academic staff expertise, and the exposure of
research topics across national and cultural boundaries.

We are looking for further design departments who are
interested in partnering with us in this venture.

The common language for all webinars is English. If you have a
small number of interested design students, and perhaps one or
two experienced supervisors to participate, we are interested
in hearing from you.

We are using these sessions not only for valuable interaction
between students and tutors across departments and cultures,
but also as a platform for developing new ways of teaching and
learning online. All resources will be freely shared with
partner institutions.

For further information, please send expressions of interest
to: david.durling@coventry.ac.uk

Students who are interested either in their department collaborating in this scheme, or wishing to be kept up to date about future developments, should also send an expression of interest.

 

online sessions

The Design Advanced Research Training project (DART) is dedicated to open resources for doctoral studies in design, and to developing novel ways for early career researchers to develop expertise in research.

DART is to hold a number of webinars (online seminars) on aspects of research suitable for design PhD students at any stage in their study. These sessions will be led by David Durling who is Professor of Design Research at Coventry, and coordinator of the DART project.

In this pilot phase for design PhD students, the intention is to hold a number of 1:1 seminars in the UK with live broadcast to another PhD student group located outside the UK. It is expected that academic staff expertise will be on hand at both sites. Depending on the theme chosen for the webinar, a small number of student presentations may be followed by academic staff critique and advice.

We are looking for a number of partner design departments who are interested in joining us in this venture over the next few months.

The common language for all webinars will be English, both for presentations and discussion. It is not necessary that you have experience of this kind of online seminar. Technical advice can be provided as required. It is necessary that you have a number of interested design students, and perhaps one or two supervisors to participate.

We are interested in using these sessions not only for valuable interaction between students and tutors across departments and cultures, but also as a platform for developing new ways of teaching and learning online.

Please send expressions of interest to: david.durling@coventry.ac.uk

New section – applying

A new section applying is under development following requests for more information for masters students thinking of applying for PhD study. This section gives general advice together with links to further resources.

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Research resources

Most of the DART+ resources are online at this time. Some categories are under construction and not yet visible – these will be switched on as they are completed. But please bear in mind that this is a development project, and the aim is that content will be constantly refined and added to over time. Please come back to see what’s new.

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