Design Informatics combines Data Science with Design Thinking in a context of critical enquiry and speculation.
The central premise is that data is a medium for design: by shaping data, we shape the world around us. Data Science provides the groundwork for this, with Design Thinking underpinning reflective research through design.
You will use the above concepts in working with:
the internet of things and physical computing; basics of data science; usable privacy and security; data ethics; blockchain technologies.
You will connect technology with:
society; health; architecture; fashion; bio-design; craft; finance; tourism.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in computer science, informatics, artificial intelligence, physics, engineering, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, or neuroscience. Your application should show evidence of solid computer programming skills in a programming language.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Edinburgh College of Art