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PhD position: Intelligent Tools for Responsible Data-Driven Design
At Delft University of Technology, our Data and Intelligence section of the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty blends design and computer science to …
- Landbergstraat, Delft, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 2325 - € 2972 per maand
At Delft University of Technology, our Data and Intelligence section of the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty blends design and computer science to develop tools and methods for design engineering. We specifically aim at supporting the evolving role of designers in the design of products.
Data-Driven Design (DDD), i.e. the intensive use of quantitative data to inform and evaluate solutions throughout the design process, is becoming more important. The availability of heterogeneous data from sensors, digital media and documents enables DDD by revealing for example the behaviour of potential users or product usage. At the same time, DDD processes require methods and tools to do it responsibly, that is accounting for data subjects privacy, data collection and processing transparency, involvement of stakeholders, data confidence and design process traceability.
The objective of this PhD project is the design, development, and study of methods and tools that support Responsible DDD processes. Thus, enabling an ethical use of data to deliver products that fit better the needs of people, the society and the planet. In the project, the student will investigate how intelligent data tools can facilitate responsible design. Specifically, the focus of investigation will be the understanding of the designers use of data in the context of product design and the limitations of the existing data tools for designers with regards to responsibility.
We are looking for a person with an aptitude for independent creative work, good team working skills, and excellent English language skills. Ideally, the candidate should have experience in machine learning, prototyping interactive systems, and conducting user studies.
TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.
For information about this vacancy, you can contact Jacky Bourgeois, Assistant Professor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 015 27 82625.