Each year, Design Informatics invite a variety of practitioners - from local business people to academics to artists - to share their story in our Research Seminar Series.

Welcome to Advanced Sustainable Design. My name is John Brennan and I will be your Programme Director. I’d like to talk about the skills you will develop over your year with us as it’s a question you often ask at this stage of the process.

For Zidong, studying Design Informatics at ECA presented the opportunity to explore and become familiar with a variety of design research methods while the interdisciplinary nature of the course also allowed him to establish a strong and individual research proposal.

"Data Pipe Dreams: Glimpses of a Near Future" forms part of the Summer at ECA programme, with many projects coming out of collaborations with Tesco Bank.

After transferring from the MA Architecture programme, Joe found an interest and excitement for product design and a specific interest in the conceptual areas of design that cross over with other disciplines like synthetic biology and computer science.

As a successful recipient of the Andrew Grant Scholarship, Olga decided to embark on her studies at ECA in the pursuit of an education into innovative digital design software. Which she hoped to combine with her existing skills in photography and graphic design.

Monthly talks on research-related career issues for academics and postgraduate students.