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Design PhD Unit Set


Design research at ECU concentrates on creating and expanding design knowledge in cross- and trans-disciplinary fields, through philosophical investigation and practice-based/led research.

Specific postgraduate research topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisor, however applications are particularly encouraged from those with an interest in: Visual literacy and visualization; Service design; Graphic design; Game design; Interaction design; User experience design. Researchers in the school are currently involved in projects investigating service design approaches for accessibility, visual communications and impact in health education. The School also provides access to high-end design and printing facilities.

Special entry requirements

It is desirable that all applicants do not contact potential supervisors before applying. If suitable supervisors are available, applicants will be matched to them during course admission.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online


Important notes

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Design Researcher (academic and in practice), Design Consultant

Possible future job titles

UX Design Research, Design Thinking, Design Research, Service Design, Social Design, Human-Centred Design, Design Education, Gamification

This PhD Unit Set can be studied in the following courses

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