I’m Peter Dalsgaard, Professor of Interaction Design at Aarhus University. I explore the use and design of digital systems from a humanistic perspective. The focal points of my research are collaborative design, creativity, innovation, and tools and spaces that integrate digital and physical aspects in meaningful ways. On the theoretical side of things, I explore how creative processes unfold, and critically examine what role digital tools play in such processes. On the practical side of things, I explore how we can use these insights to develop new interactive systems that support and augment creative work, often in collaboration with external partners in industry and the public sector.
Current projects and activities:
- Professor and Fellow at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.
- Principal investigator of Digital Tools in Collaborative Creativity (CoCreate), funded by the Velux Foundations.
- Principal investigator of PLACED (Place- and Activity-Centric Digital Library Services), funded by JPI Urban Europe.
- Principal investigator of Creative Tools, funded by the Aarhus University Research Foundation.
- Founder and co-director of the Centre for Digital Creativity at Aarhus University.
- Research affiliate at the Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI).
- Member of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters’ Young Academy.
For prospective students:
I am keen to supervise PhD and Masters students working on the use of digital tools in creativity and innovation, participatory design, design processes, and the combination of digital and physical components in Human-Computer Interaction. Please write to me at dalsgaard[at]cavi.au.dk, sending a CV and a project outline, if you’re interested in supervision or mentoring, preferably in connection to one of our current projects.