Designing ubiquitous interface to improve digital reading experience on mobile devices

Country: United Kingdom;

Deadline: 28.07.2015



Digital reading has become more and more dominant in everyday life but the total equivalence in computer- and paper-based reading tasks is not possible to achieve despite the development in computer technology today (e.g, e-ink, mobile devices, touch screens). This means an adapted mechanism for supporting efficient digital reading should be considered rather than purely mimicking the affordances of paper in a computer-based system. This PhD research aims to explore new collaborative reading empowered interface technologies that can be used to improve reading efficiency on the screen through the use of some cost-effective approaches such as crowdsourcing and cloud computing.

We are looking for a PhD candidate who has demonstrable knowledge in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and strong programming skills.

How to apply: Applications are made via our website using the Apply Online button below. If you have an enquiry about this project please contact us via the Email NOW button below, however your application will only be processed once you have submitted an application form as opposed to emailing your CV to us.

Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years.
All candidates must satisfy the University’s minimum doctoral entry criteria for studentships of an honours degree at Upper Second Class (2.1) and/or an appropriate Master’s degree. An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (or equivalent) is essential for candidates for whom English is not their first language.

In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful and timely completion.

Funding Notes:

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £14,000 (unless otherwise specified) per annum, to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 36 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.
Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.