Public Interfaces

Conference and PhD workshops 
12-14 January 2011 
Aarhus University, Denmark

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The event brings together researchers from Aarhus University, University of Plymouth, and guests to address the broad theme of Public Interfaces as part of the ongoing research in Digital Urban Living. It is organized by Center for Digital Urban Living and DARC (Digital Aesthetics Research Centre)DARC (Digital Aesthetics Research Centre), Aarhus University in collaboration with Dept. of Aesthetic Studies, Aarhus University.

Emerging from Digital Urban Living’s ongoing research around interface aesthetics and criticism, the aim is to broaden issues to encompass the development of urban interfaces, and the changing concept of the ‘public’. What do we mean by public interface now?

Sensorial Cartography

Sensorial Cartography is a seminar by DARC (Digital Aesthetics Research Center) and Digital Urban Living, which shows examples from Roberto Paci Dalò’s works based on urban explorations and expanded cartography.The seminar is held at the Department for Information and Media Studies, october 6th.

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New member: Anna B. Holm
Anna B. Holm is a Research Associate at the Centre for Organizational Renewal and Evolution (CORE) at the Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University. She has recently completed full-time PhD studies in organization and management theory at CORE, and joined DUL as a post-doc researcher.  
Anna holds an MBA (1995) from the University of Bradford, School of Management, UK, and a master’s degree in international business (1993) from the State University of Management, Russia. Before joining CORE in 2007, she worked for some years in marketing and purchasing, and for more than 8 years as a consultant in Denmark, dealing with development consultancy assignments and project management.
Nem member: Professor John P. Ulhøi

John Parm UlhøiWe welcome our new professor John Ulhøi at Center for Digital Urban Living. Dr Ulhøi is professor of Organization and Management Theory at Aarhus School of Business (ASB), Director of Centre for Organizational Renewal and Evolution (CORE) and the Inter-university Doctoral programme in Organization and Management Education (DOME), which has offered about 15 doctoral 5 days-courses a year for a number of years. He is currently working on the part of the DUL-project, that is concerned with innovation management and barriers towards business model adaptations, i.e. research on the commercial aspects of new ICT and new market and/or social developments. In recent years his research has addressed open innovation, collaborative forms of high tech ventures, new business models associated with m-commerce (commercialization of mobile technologies) and business model dynamics in the emerging field of satellite-based positioning technology.

Tags: business | m-commerce | people

Heritage Matters in Interaction Design
In conjunction with the ACM DIS 2010DIS 2010 conference, DUL hosted a workshop on Heritage Matters in Interaction Design. The aim of the workshop was to explore how design research in the heritage domain can contribute to human-centered interaction design.

During the two workshop days 18 participants (from three continents) conceptualized new technologies and discussed how interactive technology can support and promote the motivation and values sustaining everyday engagement in heritage matters.

Denmark pavilion for EXPO 2010 in Shanghai


As a part of the media facade project CAVI has, in collaboration with Center for Digital Urban Living, developed and implemented a design for the media facade of the Danish Pavilion at the EXPO 2010 exhibition in Shanghai. The acclaimed pavilion can be experienced during summer 2010. The design strategy was developed in collaboration with the architect group BIG and the light company Martin Professional.

Tags: architecture | cases | expo | media facades | shanghai

PhD defense: Christian Dindler
In connection with the submission of his PhD dissertation "Fictional space in participatory design of engaging interactive environments." to the Faculty of the Humanities at Aarhus University for the award of a PhD degree in Information and Media Studies, Christian Dindler will publicly defend his research in open forum on Friday June 18, 13-16 in ”Det lille Auditorium", INCUBA Science Park, Åbogade 15.

After the PhD degree there will be a reception in room 026, Wiener Building, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Århus N.

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Contact Info

Center for Digital Urban Living
Aarhus University
Helsingforsgade 14
DK-8200 Aarhus N

Tel. (+45) 8942 9205
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