Author Archives: Christian Villum

Contributing article to new book, “Overtaking the Future” – titled “The LEGO Bricks of Digitization are Waiting for You”

Did you know that building digital product or service prototypes is almost as easy as building with LEGO bricks nowadays? It has never been easier and does not require any technical skills. I've written an article on how to get started, titled "The LEGO Bricks of Digitalization are Waiting for You," which is published in […] Read More…

Hosting Sprint:Digital conference in Danish Federation of Industry

This week I had the pleasure of stage-hosting the Sprint Digital 2021 conference: It invited anyone interested in how design can become the key tool in successful digital transformation, to hear of the results of the 3-year Sprint Digital project. Being one of the Danish Design Centre's flagship projects, Sprint Digital, a 3-year effort funded […] Read More…

Contributing article to new book, “This is Distributed Design” – titled “The Ten Key Skills for a Successful Distributed Designer”

The Distributed Design Market Platform is an EU-funded 3-year project which I've contributed work to during my time in Danish Design Centre. Every year the project partners write and publish a book, and I have had the honor to contribute to more of them (co-editing one of them and writing articles for others - see […] Read More…

Chapter in new Tagtomat-book

The new book by my friends and collaborators in Tagtomat is out, titled "Grow Like Tomorrow." I have been fortunate to contribute a bit with some writing. Tagtomat was founded by entrepreneur Mads Boserup Lauritsen, and is a community and business for building sustainable cities by creating urban gardens and green spaces in inner-city settings. The book […] Read More…

Right To Repair write-up and national radio appearance

Last week I had the pleasure of being asked by Danish outlet Kommunikationsforum to write up an article about the emerging #RightToRepair global movement, which seeks to change the severely broken and highly unsustainable value chain for consumer electronics. Read the article here: Kommunikationsforum - Alle har ret til en reparation The article then traveled […] Read More…

Co-authoring research publication, “Diving Deep into Corporate Innovation”

Over the course of 6 months in 2020-2021, during my time in Danish Design Centre, I had the pleasure of making a deep plunge into the inner workings of ten corporates to explore with them how innovation works in such large, complex organisations. Concretely, ten innovation leads from large companies such as Ørsted, Konica Minolta, […] Read More…

Commenting on national tv, TV2 News, on the regulation of big tech

Last week I had the pleasure and privilege to go on air on Danish national news channel TV2 News to comment on an editorial by the Danish government in the newspaper Politiken, in which they voice a long-awaited intent to see how Denmark in collaboration with other governments can regulate the world's big technology companies. […] Read More…

Strengthening your ethical muscle: Digital Ethics Compass + Getting Tech Right

Over the last few months, I have been privileged to contribute as an advisor to the work by Danish Design Centre and digital consultant Peter Svarre on creating a Digital Ethics Compass, which is a tool suite and learning program to help companies make the right design ethics decisions. Made in collaboration with design studios […] Read More…

My next venture: Want to stay in the loop?

Starting in June 2021 I have freed up time (as in: Quit my job) to build a new company based on an idea I've been exploring for a while. I am still working on the pitch, so I'll hold back on the details and only reveal that it will be relevant and exciting for those […] Read More…

New work and life chapter

Time to wave GOODBYE & AU REVOIR to Danish Design Centre: It’s been a tough decision to leave, and I want to send thanks for an amazing time, great challenges, cutting-edge innovation projects, and the best colleagues & management you can imagine. My last day will be May 31.Next up: Time to wave HELLO to […] Read More…