Exploring the design and use of IT from a humanistic perspective
I’m Peter Dalsgaard, Professor of Interaction Design at Aarhus University. I explore the design and use of digital technologies from a human-centered perspective with a focus on how humans use technology to think and create in new ways. Theoretically, I draw on and contribute research into human-computer interaction, design, innovation, and creativity. And in practice, I collaborate with external partners in industry and public organisations to study real-life cases, co-develop new digital tools and systems, and examine the implications of new technologies.
News and recent publications
[May 10]: Article accepted for Design Studies: Dalsgaard, P., Biskjaer, M. M., Frich, J. “Capturing and revisiting ideas in the design process: A longitudinal technology probe study“.
[May 5]: Late-breaking work accepted for Creativity & Cognition: Rafner, J. et al. “Picture This: AI-Assisted Image Generation as a Resource for Problem Construction in Creative Problem-Solving.”
[April 20]: Article accepted for Creativity & Cognition 2023: Rosselli del Turco, E. & Dalsgaard, P. “I wouldn’t dare losing one”: How music artists capture and manage ideas“.
[January 15]: Accepted for ACM CHI 2023: Yoo, D. et al. “More-Than-Human Perspectives and Values in Human-Computer Interaction“.
[December 7]: Workshop accepted for ACM CHI 2023: Integrating AI in Human-Human Collaborative Ideation. Application deadline February 7.
[October 10]: Presenting a new article at NordiCHI 2022: Dalsgaard, P., Frich & Riisgaard, T. 2022. “Four Challenges of Designing Digital Services to Support Participatory Design“.
[October 10]: Workshop and article at NordiCHI 2022: Nouwens, M., Dalsgaard, P. & Blanton, A. 2022. “Time and its Study in Design Ideation Processes”.
[June 21]: New article in Creativity & Cognition 2022: Inie, N. Frich, J., Dalsgaard, P. 2022: “How Researchers Manage Ideas”.
[June 20]: Program Co-Chair for ACM Creativity & Cognition 2022, Venice: Christensen, B. & Dalsgaard, P. (eds.) 2022. “Proceedings of ACM Creativity & Cognition 2022”.
Managing Ideas in Creative Work
Creating a participatory platform for communities to develop, discuss and present best- practice examples of solutions for how to rethink society after the COVID-19 lockdown. Read more on the project website.
Developing digital services to help libraries transform into vibrant urban innovation hubs by supporting knowledge creation activities among citizens and turning this knowledge into an ever-growing part of the urban community’s shared resources. Read more on the project website
Experimenting, Experiencing, Reflecting
Human-Centered Information Spaces
Envisioning a future in which the existing world of documents and applications is linked to multiscale personalized information spaces that behave in accordance with the context and history of activity. Read more on the project website
Full professor of Interaction Design at Aarhus University.
Founder and co-director of the Centre for Digital Creativity.
Currently principal investigator of the projects CoCreate, PLACED, Creative Tools, and Reinvent.
My profiles elsewhere: Aarhus University | Google Scholar | Twitter | Linkedin
For prospective students
I am currently accepting new Masters and PhD students, particularly in the topics of interaction design, digital tools in creativity and innovation, participatory design, design processes, and the interplay between digital and physical phenomena in Human-Computer Interaction. Please email me at dalsgaard[at]cavi.au.dk, sending a CV and a project outline, if you’re interested in supervision or mentoring, possibly in connection to one of our current projects