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 use and design of digital systems from a humanistic perspective. My research focuses on the theory and practice of interaction design, participatory design, and the role and nature of digital tools in creativity and innovation. I currently direct a series of research projects that examine how digital tools may help people think and create in new ways.
News and updates
[November 2]: Article accepted for ECCE 2021: J Frich, M M Biskjaer, C Remy, L M Vermulen, P Dalsgaard: Revisiting the Role of User Research in Design Creativity: Three Insights for Future Studies.
[November 2]: Article accepted for ECCE 2021: C Remy, G Harboe, J Frich, M M Biskjaer, P Dalsgaard: Challenges and Opportunities in the Design of Digital Tools for Distributed Affinity Diagramming.
[June 23]: Article accepted for NordiCHI 2020: Frankjaer, R. & Dalsgaard, P. 2020: “Knowledge-creation Processes in Crafts-based HCI Research: Introducing a Sympoietic Framework“. [Download preprint PDF]
[May 8] Article and video presentation for Programming 2020 now available: Fox, A. R., Guo, P., Klokmose, C. N., Dalsgaard, P., Satyanarayan, A., Xia, H., & Hollan, J. D. 2020. “Towards a Dynamic Multiscale Personal Information Space“. [Download PDF] [Watch video presentation]
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.
Member and head of the Research Policy Committee of the Young Academy at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
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