The Department of Digital Design and Information Studies is one of the strongest academic IT environments in Europe and attracts visiting scholars and PhD students from all over the world. We focus on information technology as a feature of people’s everyday lives and futures. As a result, we have a strong connection between theory and practice and play a role in a great number of national and international collaborations.

Research

The department is structured around three research units: Science and Technology Studies, Interactive Design, and Digital Aesthetics and Culture. These are cross-disciplinary fields involving research in organisations, communication, IT, design, society and technology; with research topics covering areas such as health IT, interaction processes, systems development, interface culture, surveillance, IT in urban spaces, and IT and business.

Degree programmes

Our degree programmes in digital design and information studies are deeply anchored in research in the department, and enthusiastic students have the opportunity of getting involved in research projects and student jobs. Our degree programmes are based at Katrinebjerg and form part of a wider, dynamic IT community with neighbours such as Google and B&O.

You can learn more about the content of our degree programmes in the study guide.

Digital Design

Information Studies

You can also visit the study portal for enrolled students

Staff

Anders Albrechtslund
Associate professor

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Christian Ulrik Andersen
Associate professor

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Kate Andersen
Secretary

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Lars Bo Andersen
Postdoc

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Lise Lotte Beck Andersen
Student Worker

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Kristian Antonsen
Member of Administrative Staff

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Ditte Amund Basballe
Research Assistant

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Bjarke Paulin Beske
Student Teacher

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Claus Bossen
Associate professor

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Steffen Brandorff
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Morten Breinbjerg
Associate professor

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Martin Brynskov
Associate professor

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Kata Börönte
Member of Administrative Staff

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Jens Christensen
Associate professor

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Geoff Cox
Associate professor

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Peter Dalsgaard
Professor

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Peter Danholt
Associate professor

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Christian Dindler
Associate professor

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Anne Marie Dinesen
Associate professor

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Eva Eriksson
Assistant Professor

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Anne Mette Felsted Rasmussen
PhD Student

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Aron Daniel Fischel
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Bjarke Fog
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Raune Frankjær
PhD Student

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Bente Hull Frich
PhD Student

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Kim Halskov
Professor

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Terese Sau Hansen
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Esben Hardenberg
Research Assistant

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Adriënne Heijnen
Senior scientific advisor

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Niels Bak Henriksen
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Mikkel Hjorth
PhD Student

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Susanne Holm
PhD Student

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Henning Horn
Assistant Lecturer

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Nanna Inie
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Ole Sejer Iversen
Professor

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Lotte Groth Jensen
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Kseniia Kalugina
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Morten Bonde Klausen
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Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose
Associate professor

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Peter Lauritsen
Professor with Special Responsibilities

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Birgitte Kvist Laursen
!!Karriere- og uddannelseskonsulent

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Timo Leimbach
Associate professor

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Lone Koefoed Hansen
Associate professor

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Rasmus Lunding
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Hanne Lynghøj
PhD Student

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Maja Sonne Damkjær
Postdoc

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Annette Markham
Professor with Special Responsibilities

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Michael Mose Biskjær
Assistant Professor

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Jean-Baptiste Milon
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Mark Moore
Research Assistant

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Finn Olesen
Associate professor

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Kasper Ostrowski
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Christian Remy
Assistant Professor

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Kasper Fangel Skov
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Rachel Charlotte Smith
Assistant Professor

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Winnie Soon
Assistant Professor

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Mette Stentoft
Communications Adviser

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Søren Pold
Associate professor

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Marie-Louise Wagner
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Anne Sophie Witzke
PhD Student

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Upcoming events

Wed 21 Nov
09:00-13:00 | Aarhus University, Helsingforsgade 14, Building 5342, room 333 (ADA-building), 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
2-day workshop: Experimental Creative Writing with Natural Language Processing by Allison Parris
Thu 22 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 124
Søren Pold and Christian Ulrik Andersen: The Metainterface – Critical Realism and Design
Aesthetic Seminar
Fri 23 Nov
14:00-16:00 | The big Auditorium, Building 5510-103, INCUBA Science Park; Åbogade
Computational Models of the Poetic Avant-Garde
Fri lecture by Allison Parrish on 23 Nov 14.00-16.00 the big Auditorium, Building 5510-103, INCUBA Science Park; Åbogade
Thu 29 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 112
Jørn Erslev Andersen: Aktuelle perspektiver på Asger Jorns kunstteori, situlogi og triolektik
Æstetisk Seminar
Thu 13 Dec
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 112
Alexandra Walsham: Converting the Cross: Monuments, Memory and Time in Post-Reformation England
Aesthetic Seminar in colaboration with LUMEN

News

2018.09.25 | Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab

Opening of Center for Computational Thinking & Design

November 2nd at 14.00-16.00 at Aarhus University, Peter Bøgh Andersen Auditoriet, Finlandsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N

2018.09.20 | Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab

CENSUS welcomes new postdoc Clare Southerton

Clare joins the center to work on the Childhood, Intimacy and Surveillance Practices (CHiP) project.

Winnie Soon (Foto: Claus Sjödin - CSPress.dk)

2018.05.14 | Awards, Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab, Arts

Winnie Soon receives PhD prize

On 30 May 2018 Winnie Soon will receive the Aarhus University Research Foundation PhD Award for her project ‘Executing Liveness – An examination of the live dimension of code interactions in software (art) practice’.

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The decennial Aarhus conference – August 2015

The decennial Aarhus conference – August 2015

1975-1985-1995-2005 — the decennial Aarhus conferences have traditionally been instrumental for setting new agendas for critically engaged thinking about information technology. The fifth decennial Aarhus conference, Critical Alternatives, aims to set new agendas for theory and practice in computing for quality of human life.

The conference series is fundamentally interdisciplinary and emphasizes thinking that is firmly anchored in action, intervention, and scholarly critical practice. With the title Critical Computing – between sense and sensibility, the 2005 edition of the conference marked that computing was rapidly seeping into everyday life. In 2015, we see critical alternatives in alignment with utopian principles—that is, the hope that things might not only be different but also radically better. At the same time, radically better alternatives don’t emerge out of nowhere: they emerged from contested analyses of the mundane present and demand both commitment and labor to work towards them. Critical alternatives matter and make people reflect. 

Read more about the conference

Follow our research in APRJA – “A Peer-Reviewed Journal About”

Follow our research in APRJA – “A Peer-Reviewed Journal About”

APRJA is an open-access research journal that addresses the ever-shifting thematic frameworks of digital culture. APRJA stands for “A Peer-Reviewed Journal About” and invites the addition of a research topic to address what is considered to be key aspects of contemporary digital art and culture.

Read the New issue: Datafied Research Volume 4, Issue 1, 2015.

Students designing for the future

Students designing for the future

At the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies we help our students to meet the business community and find out what it’s like to be an entrepreneur.

For instance, once a year our students are challenged to compose a design that solves a social problem. During this process they gain contact with interest groups, have prototypes developed at design companies, and test the resulting products on a test panel. Finally, they present their designs at a trade fair which is evaluated by experts in entrepreneurship.

Read more about the latest trade fair: Design Expo 2015 (in Danish only)

New telemedicine research network 

New telemedicine research network 

Researchers at the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies work on the interaction between people and IT, which is why they have been included in Aarhus University’s new focus area: an interdisciplinary telemedicine research network. The main idea of the network is that it should be open and inclusive to ensure that everyone with an interest in telemedicinal solutions can take part – including not only people at Aarhus University, but also companies and other external stakeholders.

Read more about the research network (in Danish only)

Interactive Terracotta Warrior

Interactive Terracotta Warrior

The researchers at the Department of Digital Design and Information Studies are often involved in external collaboration. For instance, they added an interactive dimension to Moesgaard Museum’s exhibition about the terracotta warriors.

To illustrate the fact that the terracotta warriors of emperor Qin Shi Huangdi’s tomb were all painted, CAVI in collaboration with Moesgaard Museum made an interactive part of the temporary exhibition, “The First Emperor – China’s Terracotta Army”, which ran April 1 - September 30, 2015.

Read more about the exhibition and what the researchers have done.