Category: Paper


Identifying value in new technology


Key value propositions in applications for dielectric elastomer actuators – Presented at EuroEAP 2015 Asger Lautrop, Elena Garcia de la Fuente and Alan Poole have proposed a method for discovering value in new technology. They focused on electromechanical actuators made from Dielectric Elastomers (DE), a promising form of Electroactive Polymer...

PhD Defense


PhD Defense Institute for Design and Communication Ditte Storgaard defends her thesis Treatability. Sociomaterial Configurations of Diabetes and Hearing Loss Where Guestcafe (Room 31.02, 6th floor) Universitetsparken 1, 6000 Kolding, SDU Kolding When 27. February 2015 12:00 Examiners Wendy Gunn, University of Southern Denmark Christina Wasson, University of North Texas...

Breaching Objects


Breaching objects As part of the “Social Objects For Innovation and Learning” (SOIL) Project, I am conducting my PhD research on how objects’ physical characteristics are explored, made sense of, and ultimately employed by people as resources in their everyday. To study this theme I design “breaching objects”: artifacts that...

Approaches to Video Analysis


The current study builds on a previous project exploring different approaches to Video Analysis. This project, started to investigate different modes of participation in design workshops, evolved into a study on how to analyse video data, employing objects, toys and materials. In the autumn 2013 , we started the collaboration...

Human Actions Made Tangible


Human Actions Made Tangible: Analysing the Temporal Organization of Activities ABSTRACT  With designers increasingly moving beyond button pushing and flat-screen interaction towards tangible and embodied interaction, techniques for user studies need to develop as well. While ethnographic video studies and ethnomethodological analyses are becoming standard in many interaction design projects,...

Designerly Analysis of Participation Structures


ABSTRACT With the inclusion of not only users but stakeholders of many different kinds, design processes turn into complex collaborative processes. The improvement of design practices require research into how people participate and contribute in social interaction. Research methods for understanding such activities tend to be highly analytical and hence...