Open PhD position in Universal Design within industrial design/product design

We hereby invite proposals for PhD research projects that focus on Universal Design within industrial design/product design. It is a prerequisite that the project
a) contributes to the field of Universal Design (UD) or its cognates, Inclusive Design and Design for All by involving people challenged by certain physical disabilities,
and b) is based upon approaches and methods of artistic design research which means it is based on a body of new, creative design.

Universal Design is a relatively new research field in Denmark, and as a PhD-student you will play a prominent role in building up this important field. The PhD project is part of Design School Kolding’s new strategy that focuses on development of Universal Design in our research and teaching. The work is partly funded by a grant from the Bevica Foundation. The successful applicant will be able to make use of Bevica´s extensive and well established network in disability support and advocacy. You will also be part of the Bevica Foundations National Network for PhD-students and Post Doc’s working in the field of Universal Design in Denmark.

The full description of the vacancy at Design School Kolding in EnglishPhD-position in Universal Design

Det fulde Ph.d. opslag på Designskolen Kolding på dansk findes her: Ph.d. i Universel Design

The application can be written in English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish.

Deadline is October 1. 2021.

For further information, please contact the secretary of research and development
Christina Stind Rosendahl, phone +45 91 33 30 04 or mail: csr [at]
or professor in social design Eva Brandt, brandt [at]

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