Design Informatics creates a meeting point between data, culture and design. We imagine alternate futures, disrupt thinking and play with data as a material.
Within Design Informatics, you critically explore a world facilitated and experienced through data as a lens to being human. Our bodies, cities, architecture, and cultures are embedded with data.
Both data and design are implicit to our approach to creating new experiences and artefacts. You will explore these areas with data technologies as our material including Internet of Things, AI and Machine learning, blockchain, immersive experiences and physical computing. We ask questions, explore industry challenges, and interrogate ideas by hacking material and immaterial data things to create real-world, yet future facing speculative artefacts and experiences.
Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in any subject relevant to themes within design informatics. You must submit a portfolio as part of your application.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Edinburgh College of Art