Co-designing Digital Museum Communication

Photo: Anne Rørbæk Olesen

Photo: Anne Rørbæk Olesen

Af Roligen T. Thirstrup

Anne Rørbæk Olesen held an interesting ph.d – defense of her ph.d- dissertation about Co-designing Digital Museum Communication on June 23rd. Here she presented her two primary cases – The Art Case and The Cultural Heritage Case, which she had been following for 1.5 years. The purpose of her research was among other aims to explore how digital museum communication emerges in collaborative design interaction between museum staff and digital designers.

The subject obviously garnered a great deal of interest among many researchers as a large number of the participants consisted of researchers within the disciplines of Communication, Performance Design and Computer Science.

During the defense, Anne Rørbæk Olesen also unfolded her history of how her use of ethnographic and sociological approaches helped her uncover designer’s involvement as well as how they negotiated and co-designed across boundaries in collaborative design processes focusing on digital museum communication.

The defense was a great success with a lot of academic discussions and ended with a well-deserved reception honoring Anne Rørbæk Olesen.

Of those present on the day were also:

 Assessment Committee

Michael Haldrup, Associate Professor (chairman), Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University, DK

Charlotte Lee, Associate Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington, USA

Anders Buch, Associate Professor, Department of Education, Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University, DK

Head of defense

Keld Bødker, Head of Doctoral School, Communication, Business and Information Technologies, RUC, DK

 Supervisor

Kim Schrøder, Professor, Communication, Business and Information Technologies, RUC, DK

Co-supervisor

Stine Willum Adrian, Associate Professor, Department of Education, Learning and Philosophy, AAU, DK

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