Evaluation of RUC’s Strategic Research Initiatives
On April 4th-5th Designing Human Technologies, along with the other three focus areas, met with the four external evaluators regarding RUC’s evaluation of the focus areas.
With the evaluation we ask experienced researchers to give us their opinion on RUC’s strategic research initiatives. Over the last months the research initiatives have prepared self-evaluation reports. Each evaluator will write his own report focusing primarily on ‘his’ strategic initiative but also reflecting upon some of the broader cross-cutting observations coming out of the site visit. To assist in the latter part a series of joint meetings for for the evaluateors were organized during the site visit.
The program for his visit included meetings with Senior researchers representing four DHT projects (Experimental Museum Exhibition Design; Network for Design of Robust Organizational Change; Clinical Communication; Italian Drawings) and a visit to see and experience the installations in our Experience lab. Also, the visit included meetings with PhD students, Assistant Professors, and with heads of studies, research groups, and departments.
At a final wrap up meeting Robert Winter noted that the people he had met were not driven by external motivation but from an inside urge for creating, and had kept hanging on to their vision. He had seen quite a lot of impressively good work, and the initiative should make a coherent base for a teaching program.
The four senior researchers representing four DHT projects were:
Project Experimental Museum Exhibition Design
– Associate professor Troels Andreasen
– Curator Andreas Kallmeyer Bloch, from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde
Project Network for Design of Robust Organizational Change
– Associate professor Peter Hagedorn
Project Clinical Communication
– Associate professor John Damm Scheuer
– Velux visiting professor Helena Karasti
Project Italian Drawings
– Professor Henning Christiansen
– Associate professor Bjørn Laursen