SCIS/IRIS conference on Designing Human Technologies

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Jesper Simonsen giving his keynote presentation at SCIS/IRIS 2014

by Camilla Simonsen
Designing Human Technologies’ director Jesper Simonsen opened the very recent Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia SCIS/IRIS 2014 with a keynote presentation that introduced the conference theme “Designing Human Technology” and discussed the shared collective experiences from our 46 researchers’ reflections on 33 different design projects so far.

The presentation slides can be seen as pdf here: Keynote presentation slides

A design oriented main subject 
In the presentation, Jesper Simonsen talked about some of the big lines of the research field of Designing Human Technologies as an initiative “aiming at establishing a design oriented main subject area alongside traditional main subject areas such as Natural Science, the Humanities, and Social Science”.

As also pointed out in the abstract for the presentation our research field as a creative research initiative focuses on change and innovative thinking.

It was specified in the presentation abstract how our DHT research takes a “process-oriented and participatory approach”, that it “involves interaction between different user interests and designs”, and how it is “based on empirical, typical case- and action research-oriented studies undertaken in partnerships with public institutions and private-sector enterprises”.

This years’ SCIS/IRIS conference was supported by our Roskilde University Designing Human Technologies Strategic Research Initiative.

The IRIS 37 and SCIS 5 conferences took place on August 10th – 13th at Sørup Herregaard in Ringsted, Denmark.

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Jesper Simonsen giving his keynote presentation at SCIS/IRIS 2014

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