Category: Project


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...

Professional Apprenticeship


What is it? The professional apprenticeship is part of a course called Professional Roles. During the apprenticeship the students get the opportunity to do research and learn to communicate their research under the guidance of a researcher. A number of researchers propose research projects to the students and they choose...

Chile vs User Centered Design


Chile is a culturally diverse and rapidly growing country – especially when it comes to technology. This growth creates demands and expectations not only from businesses, but also from the people living in Chile. Carolina Sandoval gave us an interesting insight into Chile’s development and made us aware of the challenge...

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...

Seed Project Outcome Business kills Creativity


"Out of the seed project "Design in the Textile and Fashion Industry" a cross-disciplinary research project on entrepreneurs in the creative (fashion) industry emerged. “Business kills Creativity – or Creativity kills Business” Summary Traditionally, entrepreneurial companies (SME’s) often run into the dilemma of how to ensure growth while still being creative,...

Business kills Creativity or Creativity kills Business


“Business kills Creativity – or Creativity kills Business” Project Summary Traditionally, entrepreneurial companies (SME’s) often run into the dilemma of how to ensure growth while still being creative, innovative and entrepreneurial at heart. This schism can also be interpreted as the dilemma of survival or growth, i.e. choosing to stay...

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...

Tangible Video Analysis


In this research we investigate how we can utilise tangible objects to analyse field study videos of how people use technologies. Methods of ‘tangible video analysis’ are especially useful for designers, as they provide an easy way into employing video to understand interaction with technology, and to experiment with new...

The Entrepreneurial Design Firm as an Italian Family Business


AN EXPLORATORY MULTI-CASE STUDY New ventures most often struggle to survive the first demanding years after start-up. Many entrepreneurs do not survive due to a number of reasons where sustainable access to financial, human and social resources in interaction with market conditions, may play very influential roles. In this paper,...

Digital Publishing and Design


What happens when the digital textbook replaces the paper book in danish schools? The central question of this project is, what role design plays in transforming the cultural form we used to know as books? Some of the major changes in the publishing world include new digital production, distribution and...