::fibreculture:: PhD Studentship in Interface Studies, University of Warwick

nathaniel tkacz n.tkacz at warwick.ac.uk
Wed Apr 23 17:08:53 CEST 2014

ESRC DTC Collaborative Studentship - Dashboard Interfaces

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at The University of Warwick
is pleased to announce a new 3-year ESRC Doctoral Collaborative
Studentship, on the topic of Dashboard Interfaces.

The primary objective of the Studentship is to investigate the function and
use of Dashboard Interfaces by individuals and organisations. Such
interfaces bring together a range of data flows and visualisations into one
or multiple screens for the purpose of monitoring and decision-making.
Dashboard interfaces are a site from which to examine the changing role of
software in organisations; the relationship between visualisation and
control; the social life of metrics and numbers; the nature of the screen
interface; and transformations in organisational and individual monitoring
and decision-making, among other things.

Dr Nathaniel Tkacz (CIM) will act as the primary supervisor for the
successful applicant. The collaborating organisation is Intel and the
successful candidate will spend a portion of the candidature at Intel’s
main office in Portland, USA, where they will have the opportunity to work
with social science researchers.

Outcomes: The main output of the research will be a PhD dissertation, but
the successful candidate will also be encouraged to write academic journal
articles as well as disseminate the project’s findings through other
outreach activities to relevant stakeholders and wider publics.

Eligibility: We welcome applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds
with relevant qualifications (at least a 2:i Honours degree or equivalent
in a relevant subject), with preference given to students with a relevant
Masters degree. The competition is open to Home/EU candidates; full details
on eligibility are available from the ESRC (
and should be consulted before applying. Only candidates who also hold
offer for a place of study on the PhD programme at the University of
Warwick (CIM) will be considered. Please note that you must apply to the
PhD programme via the University application system before you submit your
DTC application.

Deadline for application: 12 noon GMT May 15, 2014

Contact: Dr Nathaniel Tkacz: n.tkacz (at) warwick.ac.uk

Nathaniel Tkacz - Assistant Professor  |  CIM - The University of Warwick
Research: CIM <http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/cim/people/tkacz/>
|  Twitter: @__nate__ <https://twitter.com/__nate__>  |  Current Project:
MoneyLab <http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/>
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