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Plant a Light in the dusk of autumn

2017.11.03 | Afd. for Digital Design og Informationsvidenskab

This autumn, the Tropical Dome of Aarhus Botanical Garden’s Greenhouses will light up in an interactive spectacle. The installation is developed and produced by CAVI, TEKNE, CIBIS, the School of Communication and Culture, AU, in collaboration with the Greenhouses, Science and Technology, AU, and the design agency Kollision.

It takes two to lie

2017.07.03 | Research

New research shows that deception is a more complex social phenomenon than we thought. Deceiver and deceived show higher levels of speech and movement coordination than in truthful conversations. Instead of just focussing on the deceiver future research should include the social life of deception: the way deceiving behaviors resonates and spread…

Associate Professor Peter Bakker wins award for his work for the deaf

2017.06.07 | Lingvistik, Kognitionsvidenskab og Semiotik

For the past three years, deaf and hearing students from all over the world have been able to attend an international summer school at Aarhus University which is conducted in sign language. The man behind the summer school is Peter Bakker, an associate professor of linguistics, and the Danish Deaf Association has presented him with an award in…

Dream Banking: The challenge: Lots of people have dreams, but not everyone bothers to find out whether they have enough money to achieve them. Solution: An app which shows people their dreams and how much money they have saved – how close are they to achieving their target? As a bonus, the bank gains invaluable insight into its clients and can improve the advice it provides.
The Charitable Micro Donation: The challenge: People rarely have any cash in their pockets these days, and this is a challenge for charities. How can you collect money from people under such circumstances? Solution: An app that allows you to donate a small amount of money each time you perform a transaction in Mobile Pay. You can choose between various charities, and you can change the amount donated as well. 

Albert: The challenge: How can we teach our children the value of money when they never see any actual notes and coins? Solution: A digital piggy bank called Albert – a joint piggy bank for the entire family. Parents can access it via their smartphones and identify shared targets for which the family can save up. Children have a contactless card so they can see how much money the family has saved so far.

THE ONE-STOP ECONOMY EXPERIENCE: The challenge: Financial decisions often give rise to anxiety and doubt. Have you made the right decision or not? Lots of bank clients do their own research – or hesitate to make investments they are uncertain about. Solution: A web app which gives users a clear view of the whole process, teaching them when to think with their hearts – and when to think with their brains.     

SAVE IT BY CASH: The challenge: Lots of young people have a savings account, but they don’t necessarily make regular deposits. How can we develop a healthy attitude to saving money among young people? Solution: A digital piggy bank which can only be accessed by the user’s fingerprint. Owners can set targets for how much they want to save. They can keep an eye on developments visually in the box.

Students designing the digital payment systems of the future

2017.06.08 | Students

Students of digital design from Aarhus University presented a panel of developers from Danske Bank with their ideas about the digital payment systems of the future and how the Danes perceive money. Increasing digitalisation means that our banks need new skills to rethink the payment systems of the future.

Photo: SynchroniCity/Tom Blockley

Aarhus University to head giant global project on technology in future cities

2017.02.23 | Research

EU issues major grant to associate professor Martin Brynskov and the beacon project SynchroniCity. This gives Aarhus University a leading role in developing the Internet of Things in cities, and a unique opportunity to work with a global consortium to influence the current process of digitalisation.