I’m Peter Dalsgaard, Associate Professor of Interaction Design at Aarhus University. I explore how we can understand and design digital systems 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. I’m the Director of three research projects, Digital Tools in Collaborative Creativity (CoCreate), Creative Tools, and Place- and Activity-Centric Digital Library Services (PLACED), all of which explore the use of digital tools in creative processes (read more about the projects here). 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 new interactive tools and systems to support creative work, often in collaboration with external partners in industry and the public sector.
I’m also Design Research Manager for the Creativity in Blended Interaction Spaces (CIBIS) research project, and Program Co-Chair for the conference Designing Interactive Systems (DIS). Most of my research takes place at the Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI).