PhD by Design is a series of events that explore the messiness of practice-based research.
The aim of these events is to vocalise, discuss and work through many of the topical issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in Design. They enable early career design researchers to explore a variety of aspects of knowledge production within an academic institution.
A secondary aim of the events 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?
PhD By Design event timeline:
The first PhD By Design conference was organised by current and former PhD students in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London in November 2014.
One-day satellite sessions at Leeds College of Art on the 14th May 2015. This one-day event focused more specifically on issues raised at the first event.
The second PhD By Design conference took place on the 5th and 6th of November 2015 again in Goldsmiths.
PhD By Design were invited to replace the traditional PhD consortium at the Design Research Society conference in Brighton, June 2016.
A group of PhD students from the University of Sheffield delivered the third, two day PhD By Design conference on the 3rd and 4th of April 2017.
PhD By Design are again, working with the Design Research Society to deliver a one day event before their conference on the 25th June 2018 in Limerick Ireland. Application process has now closed.
If you would like to know more about our events please sign up to the PhD By Design mailing list on the JISC Mail website.