Lancaster University is seeking to recruit five PhD students in creative and digital industries

Lancaster University is seeking to recruit five PhD students to participate in an exciting collaborative project with a range of academic and industrial partners in
the creative and digital industries. The five studentships are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council via The Creative Exchange, one of four Knowledge Exchange (KE) Hubs for the Creative Economy established in January 2012 by the AHRC. Details: The Creative Exchange Studentships

Start date: October 2012.

Got and Idea How Technology Could be Used Creatively? Join Tag 2012 in Dundee


aims to bring together the various business sectors of Scotland with smart technology and creative brains: the hope is to find gaps in markets out of which some design thinking, technology and companies with existing routes to market can create new business.

We are really keen to get you involved in one of our forthcoming events with your creative and ideation skills, with a view to joining one of the teams and/or creating new business for yourself (

We’re holding four events around the country, and would love you to attend one or more. The kinds of teams taking part will include technologists, creative industries people and companies from the wider business world looking for gaps in their own markets through which technology could help generate new opportunities. Coming along to an event helps you team up with the right kind of business who already have a route to market, but need your help to turn these into profitable opportunities. You’ll effectively be part of a new business, with a chance to win investment to grow the idea produced at the StramashLab event.

The kinds of ideas we’re expecting blend technology with sectors outside the pure tech domain:

a) You could build a digital app  that helps the food and drink sector reach new customers

b) You could design a range of textiles that charge the products the wearer carries

c) You could create an app that helps you measure how much electricity you are using

d) You could make an app for the financial sector that helps you measure how much you spend

e) You could manufacture a product that enables you to survey your own home

Our tagline for the StramashLabs

| TAG Challenge 2012 is “Stop dreaming. Start Doing.” We hope you can join us to make this pragmatic innovation happen in Scotland.

SNOOK is hiring

Master of Design graduate, Lauren Currie is creating  jobs in a growing market.

SNOOK are the Scottish service designers making social change happen

SNOOK co-director, Lauren Currie (M.Des 2009) is keen to hear from designers who are passionate about using design to transform services and experiences.

Sound like you? Apply by sending a CV, 250 words explaining why you want to be Snookster and 2xA4 sheets of your best work that shows us why you are the right person for this job to

You must be available for a face to face interview on the 17th Feb in Glasgow.

Deadline for applicants is the 10th Feb at 12pm, Read more here.

What Do Tomorrow’s Service Designers Need to Know?

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Preparing for workshop at Service Design and Service Innovation Conference  8-10th February in Finland. We aim to gather insights and set up a platform for co-designing Service Design Masters  curricula. Workshop participants include Stefan Holmlid, Katarina Wetter Edman, Elena Pacenti, Birgit Mager, Daniela Sangiorgi, Stuart Bailey and me, Hazel White. We are keen to hear what you think should be future Service Designers need to know. Leave us a comment below. Continue reading

NESTA are recruiting a Scotland Programmes Intern

We have a preference for a Design Graduate who can help us communicate our work in creative ways and can add value to our thinking on new programme streams and they would get to be involved in some great projects! Our closing date is 31st January and we will conduct a short interview with candidates during the week of 13th Feb in Dundee. Hours to suit the right person.

Gillian Easson  |  Development Manager – Innovation Programmes Scotland |  t: +44 (0)1382 228580  |  m: +44 (0)7814 229283






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