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PhD Student Explores Art As Therapy

A Duncan of Jordanstone PhD student is looking to use his artistic process to explore the way that mental illnesses are treated in the UK, and how this can be challenged. Eight years ago, Drew Walker, now aged 28, developed acute anxiety and found himself plagued with intrusive thoughts. “I was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder and then shortly after with Asperger’s Syndrome,” he says. While a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy and prescribed drugs helped Drew manage his illness, he wondered whether there was a disconnect between his creativity and mental health which...

Fully Funded PHD Scholarship Opportunities Available

  PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, Product Design, Interaction Design: “Meaningful Metadata: The things I wish I knew”   Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD scholarship at the University of Dundee, within Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, supported by a prestigious Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship, and in collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney. You will have a background in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Product Design, Interaction Design, or a related area. You will join a growing interdisciplinary research group with backgrounds in...

Job Opportunities at the GROW Observatory and Making Sense

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for job opportunities on major citizen science and digital social innovation projects in DJCAD at the University of Dundee – see job opportunities below. University of Dundee is leading a major new project, The GROW Observatory, a citizens' observatory that will empower tens of thousands of growers across Europe with knowledge on sustainable practices and make a vital contribution to global environmental monitoring. Dundee is also a partner in Making Sense, a social innovation project enabling citizens to become active in capturing, sharing and making sense...

Graduates Tay give birthday Bridge mural makeover

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As the Tay Road Bridge enters its 50th year, it is being given a colourful mural makeover by renowned urban artists and graduates of the University of Dundee. Fraser Gray and Martin McGuiness have spent a month, largely under the cover of darkness, transforming the forgotten space under the bridge with bright colours and visually striking murals, having being awarded a £20,000 grant back in July. Choosing a vivid colour palette derived from the primary and secondary colour scale – CYMK – their mural ties in both the City of Design movement as well as acknowledging Dundee’s historic ...

Student film reaches almost 250,000 views

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A film by The University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Animation students has been watched world-wide, almost 250,000 times. The students, which include Alex Heywood, Mark McGinty and Steven Buntin, submitted their animation as part of a TV Licensing competition earlier in the year, entitled ‘King of Scotland’, and became the winner of the People’s Choice film. Student teams from around the UK produced a range of animations illustrating the dubious explanations for non-payment, which visiting officers and call centre staff have heard this year. Sharon...

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