Author Archives: Christian Villum

Interviewing VR artist Jakob la Cour in the metaverse

Recently I had the pleasure of moderating some of the talks at this year's CopenX Realities conference, organized by CopenX, in Børsen, Copenhagen. The conference explores the frontier of XR technology (virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, etc.) and this year's edition was no exception. One of the interviews, while starting in person on the […] Read More…

Hosting a new podcast on successful digitization in small and medium-sized companies

Want to learn about digitization from some of Denmark’s leading voices across industries? Then check DDC Talks, a new podcast from DDC – Danish Design Center that features perspectives, inspiration, and concrete tips from the best of the best. I have had the pleasure of hosting the first 10 episodes, now available on Spotify as […] Read More…

Interviewing leading voices in architecture and design

What digital skills and competencies will designers and architects need to master in the future?This is the query for a series of five interviews with leading voices from the industry I have had the pleasure of conducting with Claus Qvistgaard and Per Henriksen from the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design & Conservation.Key insights from […] Read More…

Essay in new book, “Ethics at Work”

With Christian Bason, CEO of Danish Design Centre, I have had the pleasure of writing and contributing an essay to the new anthology "Ethics at Work: Dilemmas of the Near Future and How Your Organisation Can Solve Them", edited by Singularity U Nordic co-founder Kris Østergaard, who now also heads up Re:Humanize Institute here in […] Read More…

National radio appearance on state of open public data

This week I was asked to give a statement on behalf of Open Knowledge Denmark, of which I am a volunteer, in a program called 'Kraniebrud' on one of Denmark's national radio stations, Radio 4. They zoomed in on the state of open public data in Denmark and how it compares to other countries. Specifically […] Read More…

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…