I’ve recently commenced a Jens Christian Skou Fellowship at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, focusing on how skilled creative practitioners, such as architects and designers, develop and manage ideas. I also direct the Centre for Digital Creativity with my colleagues and centre co-directors Clemens Klokmose and Kim Halskov. Our objective is to establish a world-class research environment to explore the potentials for digital tools to better support human creativity and knowledge work.
The center houses seven externally funded research projects, three of which I manage:
- 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 currently co-editing a TOCHI special issue on Human-Building Interaction, which will be out in April 2019.
Upcoming talks and travels:
- March 26: I’ll be giving my inaugural lecture as Professor of Interaction Design, entitled Creating (with) Computers.
- April 3-5: In Lyon to organise a workshop in the PLACED project.
- April 11: Invited speaker at the Digital Innovation Conference, title of the talk Creativity and Computers.
- May 4-9: In Glasgow to attend the CHI conference and present our papers “Mapping the Landscape of Creativity Support Tools in Human-Computer Interaction“ and “Potentials and Challenges for User-generated Video Content in Public Libraries“.
- June 23-29: In San Diego for the conferences Creativity and Cognition and Designing Interactive Systems.