I write, teach, consult and carry out digital design projects related to human-centered design, innovation and creativity in design, and spaces and systems that combine the digital and physical realms. At the moment I am exploring these questions:
– How does creativity and innovation unfold in collaborative design processes?
– How can we develop and combine digital and physical tools and spaces to help people create and innovate?
– How can we document, visualise, and explain what happens in creative design processes so that it can lead to a richer understanding of design and better approaches to design practice?
– How can we make a stronger connection between the theory and practice of interaction design?
I’m the Director of a four-year research project that examines these quesions, Digital Tools in Collaborative Creativity. 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) and the Participatory Information Technology Centre (PIT).
In my work, I combine the development of theories with real-life projects in digital design, so I’m always keen on discussing potential collaborations. Get in touch via Twitter @peterdalsgaard or email dalsgaard(at)cavi.au.dk if you have an interesting project, a speaking engagement, or a collaboration to discuss.