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Advanced Design Informatics

University of Edinburgh

Venues

Central Campus

Content

Design Informatics combines Data Science with Design Thinking in a context of critical enquiry and speculation. We build a value-aware, reflective practice at the interface between data and society by combining theory and research with an open-ended process of making and hacking.

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 this in working with the internet of things and physical computing, machine learning, speech and language technology, usable privacy and security, data ethics, blockchain technologies.

You will connect technology with society, health, architecture, fashion, bio-design, craft, finance, tourism, and a host of other real world contexts, through case studies, individual, and collaborative projects. You will understand user experience in the wider socio-cultural context, through an agile programme of hacking, making and materialising new products and services.

Entry Requirements

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.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

21 months

Faculty

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Edinburgh College of Art

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.ed.ac.uk

Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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