I’m currently setting up the newly established Centre for Digital Creativity with my colleagues Clemens Klokmose and Kim Halskov. Our objective is to build a world-class research environment to explore the potentials for digital tools to better support human creativity and knowledge work.
The center houses five externally funded research projects, three of which I direct:
- PLACED, which explores how novel digital services can support library activities (book readings, 3D printing workshops, etc), capture the knowledge created in them, and make it part of an ever-evolving library collection.
- CoCreate, which examines the use of digital tools in collaborative creative work practices in design studios, and develops prototypes of novel digital tools to support and transform this work.
- Creative Tools, which also explores the potentials of digital tools to support and enrich collaborative creative work, but in a wider spectrum of activities, ranging from digital arts production to exploration in the natural sciences.
I’m also co-editing a TOCHI special issue on Human-Building Interaction, and organising an upcoming DIS workshop on designing interactive systems to support and augment creativity, which will be held in Hong Kong on June 10.