Opportunity – Design Brief: Telling the Bees Project Worker

4th May 2017

This opportunity comes from the Department of Theatre, Film & Television, University of York – for more information please visit their website.

Deadline: 9:00am, Monday 15th May

We are looking for a designer to help us shape and develop design fiction prototypes, working with the wider Telling the Bees project team and two primary schools in Sheffield.

We anticipate that the prototypes will take a tangible aspect (e.g. 3D printed, Raspberry Pi, Arduino) coupled with digital assets (e.g. RFID), so we are looking for strong design and digital development skills (visual, conceptual, problem solving and prototyping) and experience as well as an empathetic, people-centred design approach.

You will have the opportunity to work with the academic research team and partners, and to contribute to research publications should you wish to do so.

Telling the Bees is an interdisciplinary arts and humanities research project (Feb 2017 – Jan 2018) between Universities of York, Sheffield and Lancaster, working with GrowTheatre (Sheffield) and Explore York Libraries & Archives. Telling the Bees aims to develop and promote understanding and new ways of thinking about bees and beekeeping through design, drama, and digital making. It builds on the outputs of a previous project that worked with beekeepers, storytelling and designers in Scotland.

This opportunity will suit a self-employed designer or digital maker, or an early career academic (e.g. a doctoral student in creative practice). However, we are open to proposals from other individuals.

Download the full Design Brief (PDF <100kb)

Contact & Further Information

In the first instance please indicate if you are interested in this project, with your availability, CV and a brief outline plan of your approach, experience and any relevant work. Please note, we do have a budget for commissioning this work and we are open to discussion regarding estimated cost, however please provide an indication of cost too.

For further information or to discuss the project and/or design brief please contact Debbie (email below or 07884018724).

Please send proposals to Debbie Maxwell – debbie.maxwell@york.ac.uk by 9:00am Monday 15th May

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