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.
I’m founder and co-director of the Centre for Digital Creativity at Aarhus University, and manager of three research projects, Digital Tools in Collaborative Creativity (CoCreate), Creative Tools, and PLACED (Place- and Activity-Centric Digital Library Services), all of which explore the use of digital tools in creative processes (read more about the projects here). I’m also a research affiliate at the Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI).
My work combines theoretical and practical components: on the theoretical side of things, I explore how creative processes unfold, and critically examine what role digital tools play in them. 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.
One of my recent talks, this one on the topic of socio-technical systems, and how we can better understand the ways in which humans, technology, and society are intertwined and co-evolve.