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Theories and/or/for/with/of Practices in Human-Computer Interaction

In this celebratory symposium, we have invited a number of former PhD students and Danish collaborators to reflect on their own work in relation to Susanne Bødker’s position in HCI.

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Friday 14 October 2016,  at 13:00 - 15:00


Peter Bøgh Andersen Auditoriet, Nygaard building (5335-016)

Susanne Bødker’s contribution to HCI is characterized by a strong commitment to the evolution of HCI as a well-founded academic discipline with a strong basis in and impact on practice. Her early work was driving and driven by the transformation of the external political critique in the early trade union collaboration projects, in particular the UTOPIA project, into an internal paradigm shift in scientific human computer interaction.

Throughout her career, committed studies of practice have gone hand in hand with strong contributions to theory building. Thus, Susanne was a key figure in establishing activity theory as a framework for HCI. In particular she was committed to bringing the new theory to application in design work. Also, she played a central role in establishing the European tradition for workplace study based CSCW research.

13:00 Introduction (Olav Bertelsen)

13:10 Ecologies (Clemens Klokmose, AU)

13:30 Activity based and beyond (Jakob Bardram, DTU)

13:50 From CSCW work place studies to Critical Participatory Design (Pernille Bjørn, DIKU)

14:10 Bødker’s Waves (Kasper Hornbæk, DIKU)

14:30 Synthesizing comments (Susanne Bødker)

After the symposium, all are invited to a reception outside the auditorium.