The S+I research centre is home for the following scholars and PhD students:

Peter Axel Nielsen, professor

Peter’s research are on systems development, design  and innovation. I have researched development methods and software process improvement and most through action research. The frameworks applied include: knowledge management, social network analysis, organisational influence processes, innovation processes. Recent research publications are on: business and software development, agile software development, organisational culture in a software company, knowledge transfer of agile experience.

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Jesper Kjeldskov, professor

Jesper’s research interest are Interaction Design and User Experience with particular focus on mobile and ubiquitous technologies. Jesper has a cross-disciplinary background spanning the humanities, social sciences and computer science. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers within the area of Human-Computer Interaction including more than 30 articles in international journals.

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Mikael B. Skov, associate professor

Mikael’s research interests include use of technology in human activity and my work is within different areas of human-computer interaction, interaction design, mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing. He has published more than 100 scientific papers on human-computer interaction including at conferences like CHI, CSCW, UbiComp, MobileHCI, Interact, NordiCHI.


Jeni Paay, associate professor

Jeni’s research has been in the areas of understanding and designing for social, physical and digital intersections in public urban spaces, indexicality in interaction design, blended interaction spaces and domestic computing supporting sociality in the kitchen. Her current interest is in the exploration of Natural User Interfaces potential for stimulating sociality in public and domestic spaces.

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Ivan Aaen, associate professor

Ivan researches into pragmatic software innovation, i.e. innovation involving software intensive systems using a learning approach where problems and solutions develop interactively and iteratively. The research aims to develop a methodology – Essence – for software teams trying to get the best out of software development in close cooperation with users and customers. Related to this, Ivan teaches courses on software innovation and software entrepreneurship. Recent publications are in this area of innovation, business, and systems development.

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John Stouby Persson, associate professor

John is interested in the organizational practices involved in managing the development of software and information systems in general. He conducts research that is often closely engaged with practice and focus on topics such as Global software development, Software risk management, IT/IS business cases, Benefits realization management, and IS/IT value(s). His work has appeared in a number of leading journals and conferences in information systems such as ISJ, EJIS, IEEE TEM, CAIS, ICIS and ECIS.

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Anders Bruun, associate professor

Anders’ research interests include methods for usability evaluation, interaction design and HCI in relation to health informatics. Currently, he is conducting research on the development and assessment of methods that reliably measure UX in digital products. This includes a combination of quantitative real-time physiological measurements and post-hoc qualitative statements from users. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Health Technology and Management and reviewer for journals and several HCI related conferences including CHI and NordiCHI. Before his PhD studies he worked as a User Experience consultant in a Danish software company where he was responsible for designing and evaluating user interfaces in small and large scale web projects ranging from 500 to 15.000 person hours.

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Dimitrios Raptis, assistant professor

Dimitrios’s research revolves around User Experience and Interaction Design. During his PhD he focused on mobile devices’ Physical form, and researched their impact on Usability and Coolness. Recently, he expanded his research interests on Wearables and Sustainability. He is interested in understanding how interactive physical prototypes can shape our experiences and/or change our behaviors. He has nine years of reviewing experience in most major HCI conferences and before moving to Denmark he mainly worked with mobile devices for the cultural heritage domain at the HCI Group in University of Patras, Greece.

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Rikke Hagensby Jensen, PhD student

Supervisors: Jesper Kjeldskov & Mikael B. Skov

Rikke’s research is centered around Interaction Design and smart eco-systems. She is currently working with sustainability in HCI and understanding our everyday practices relating to energy usage. Her research explores how technology can assist us in becoming aware of our energy consumption and at the same time promote sustainable behavior.

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Michael Kvist Nielsen, PhD student

Supervisors: Jesper Kjeldskov & Mikael B. Skov

Michael sees himself as a student of a broader set of disciplines. He has a background in HCI and computer science. In his masters, his main research field was within sustainable HCI. As a part of the TotalFlex project, his goal was to make people more aware of their electricity consumption. After his Masters he took a year of programming before returning to the University as a scientific assistant. He will, primarily, be involved in the DiCyPS project where his research will concentrate on the field of transportation. Here he will amongst other things, look at new technologies such as electric vehicles and how they fit into emerging digital ecologies.


Nis Bornoe, PhD student

Supervisor: Jan Stage

He characterizes himself as a qualitative HCI researcher and has a multidisciplinary background covering computer science, psychology, cognitive science and information systems. He’s overall research subject is usability engineering. Currently he is looking into how usability engineering is conducted “in the wild” in industry. The purpose is to (hopefully) better bridge academia with industry by investigating how academic research can be made more accessible and useable to practitioners. Nis has in the past worked with qualitative studies of social media, mainly social networking services.

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Jane Billestrup, PhD student

Supervisor: Jan Stage

Jane is a PhD student in HCI. She has a Master degree from Aalborg University in Informatics and she worked as a Research Assistant for two years before starting her PhD. Her research subject is about User-Centred design and public self-service applications for all citizens. She works with a mixed method approach, but mainly focusing on qualitative methods. The purpose of the PhD project i to outline how applications for all are being developed in Denmark and if and how all Danish citizens and other nationalities resident in Denmark are being represented during the development process. The aim of this project is to study if the UCD methods currently applied are best practice or if, and how this practice needs to be redesigned.


Maria Kjærup, scientific assistant

Supervisors: Jesper Kjeldskov & Mikael B. Skov

Maria is currently occupied with working on research concerned with the focus of her master thesis: Home monitoring of chronic heart patients with implantable devices. Her interests are within the field of HCI and a recurring theme is health care. Maria has a in Techno-Anthropology and a M.Sc. in Software Development. Her methods are primarily qualitative centering on the use and design of IT in collaboration with users.


Stine Schmieg Lundgaard, Scientific Assistant

Supervisors: Jesper Kjeldskov & Mikael B. Skov

Stine is currently occupied with the field of human-building interaction within the scope of HCI research. She has a in Medialogy and a in Interactive Digital Media. Deconstructing theoretical concepts is a recurring theme for Stine.



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