Grant Call: MDes / PhD in Interaction Design

6 Apr 2012 - 11:11am
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Koc University MA/PhD in Design Technology and Society opens calls in the following projects in 2011-2012 academic year.
The program admit all students with full tuition waiver: admitted students do not pay tuition. In addition to tuition waiver and above benefits to all admitted students, we may also offer monthly stipend to the majority of our students.

The applicants must read the 2-month application process carefully, before application.
We are seeking candidates for the following projects:

Smart furniture design for learning centers
Main Investigator: Professor Oguzhan Özcan
The research is about transformation of classic library spaces. Applicant’s research proposal should specifies what is the best smart furniture for future library/learning center. Our furniture company sponsors will help to register and then will commercialize the candidate innovative solutions.

Grants: Furniture Firms
Applicant Qualification: B.A./M.A. Degree in Industrial Production Design
For Appointment: (designlab[at]ku.edu.tr)

Gestural Design Education
Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yemez
This research aims to investigate how to improve the pedagogical model how to teach gestural interface design to students who used to design classical user interface. In this regard, applicants are expected to make original research proposal referring the good reasons. Successful proposals will be developed in our new creative drama laboratory.

Grants: National Research Funds
Applicant Qualification: BA/ MA Degree in Graphic/ Visual Communication/ Interactive Media Design
For Appointment: (designlab[at]ku.edu.tr)

Interface Design on Tactile sensed Mobile Display 
Main Investigator: Professor Cagatay Basdogan
Applicants can study with Tactile sensed Mobile Display developed specifically in Koc University Mechatronic Laboratory. The applicants with original proposal will be considered to experiment in the Lab.

Grant: National and International Mobile Computer Companies / Communication Companies
Applicant Qualification: BA/ MA Degree in Graphic/ Visual Communication/ Interactive Media Design
For Appointment: (designlab[at]ku.edu.tr)

Tactile Game Design:
Main Investigator: Professor Cagatay Basdogan
A new tactile based media platform developed specifically in Koç University Robotic Laboratory will be used in new game concepts. The applicants with original proposal will be considered to experiment in the Robotic Lab. If candidate applies summer research school with the code of project no: 57 until April, 15, it can help students’ acceptance. For further information: http://design.ku.edu.tr
Grant: National Research Funds
Applicant Qualification: Intensive Game Design Skills and BA/ MA Degree in Graphic/ Visual Communication/ Interactive Media Design
For Appointment: (designlab[at]ku.edu.tr)

Design for two side viewed displays:
Main Investigator: Professor Hakan Urey
This research will be based on advanced two side viewed display developed specifically in Koc University Advanced Media Laboratory. Applicants are expected to make creative and original research proposal for those technologies. If candidate applies summer research school with the code of project no: 58 until April, 15, it can help students’ acceptance. For further information: http://design.ku.edu.tr

Grants: National Research Funds
Applicants Qualification: Intensive Graphical Interface Design Skills and BA/ MA Degree in Graphic/ Visual Communication/ Interactive Media Design
For Appointment: (designlab[at]ku.edu.tr)

Creative Design for Mobile Platforms
Main Investigator: Professor Oguzhan Ozcan
In this research, new concepts on creative content- visual interface will be explored for mobile computer and phone. In this regard, applicants are expected to make original research proposal.

Grant: National and International Mobile Computer Companies / Communication Companies
Applicant Qualification: BA/ MA Degree in Graphic/ Visual Communication/ Interactive Media Design
For Appointment: (designlab[at]ku.edu.tr)

Use of Media Technologies in Emergency and Crisis Communication by the Public

Main Investigator: Assist. Prof. Dr. Lemi Baruh
This project aims to identify and create a typology of communication needs in crisis situations (e.g., political crises, protests) and emergencies (e.g. earthquakes, radioactive spills, violent attacks on civilians); describe the various roles that citizens may assume in emergency communications; examine how conventional and new media technologies (and particularly mobile technologies and social media) can be utilized by various citizens groups involved in emergency communications; and summarize ethical issues concerning citizens’ involvement in emergency communications.

Applicant Qualification: Qualified candidate who will work as a Ph.D. or a Master’s student in this project should be highly versed in new media technologies, recent developments in hardware and software applications for social media and mobile communications. Also the desired candidate should have a working knowledge of qualitative data collection methods, including interviews, focus groups, and textual analysis. Proficiency in English and in Turkish is required. Proficiency in additional foreign languages will be a plus

Grant: European Union Fundings
For Appointment: (lbaruh[at]ku.edu.tr)

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