EPSRC DTP Studentship - Developing Design Creativity: The Potential for Using Engineering Computer Games.

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Dec 2020

The development of design creativity is important for professional training and student education. The latest generation of physics-based engineering computer games offer many opportunities for this. These games provide an engaging way for individuals and teams to explore how they frame problems, how they generate solutions and how their building and testing of solutions changes their understanding of the problems being addressed.

This research project will investigate the potential for using engineering computer games for developing design creativity. This builds on recent work conducted by Dr Nathan Crilly and colleagues investigating design creativity, how it becomes inhibited, how it can be enhanced and how it can be measured. The project is open to a wide range of research methods, including those suited to remote working. There is scope to tailor the project to the background, interests and skills of the successful applicant.

Further information on the project is available at

The EPSRC DTP studentships are fully-funded (fees and maintenance) for eligible UK students. International (including EU) students will be considered for partial funding (home-level fees and maintenance) from the DTP and will be put forward for funding from the Cambridge Trust for the home-overseas fee difference if selected.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain by the start date) at least a good 2.1 degree in a related subject, including (but not limited to) Engineering, Design, Education and Psychology (or a combination of those).

Applications should be submitted via the University of Cambridge Applicant Portal www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/egegpdpeg , with Nathan Crilly identified as the potential supervisor.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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