I’m Peter Dalsgaard, Associate Professor of Interaction Design at Aarhus University. My field of research is interaction design, ie. how we create digital products, systems, and services. I’m particularly interested in the process of designing: how can we purposefully design better digital products? And how can digital tools support us in the design process? I explore the theory and practice of interaction design from a humanistic perspective with a focus on collaborative design, creativity, innovation, and tools and spaces that combine digital and physical aspects in meaningful ways.
Currently, I’m combining these areas of research by exploring and developing digitally enhanced tools and spaces that help people create and innovate. On the theoretical side of things, I examine how how creative design processes unfold, and what role digital tools play in them. On the practical side, I explore how we can develop interactive tools and systems to support design, often in collaboration with external partners in industry and the public sector.
I’m Design Research Manager for the research project Creativity in Blended Interaction Spaces (CIBIS) and Program Chair for the Media Architecture Biennale. Most of my research takes place at the Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI) and the Participatory Information Technology Centre (PIT). More official info is available on my my university profile.