Category Archive Design

CENTRINNO: Rethinking the way cities shape historical industrial sites into locally productive, sustainable and inclusive hubs

As part of my work in Danish Design Centre, I have the pleasure of contributing to a new, large, EU-funded project by the name of CENTRINNO (which is an acronym for 'New CENTRalities in INdustrial areas as engines for inNOvation and urban transformation'). The project aims to develop and demonstrate strategies, approaches and solutions for […] Read More…

The digital ethics compass: How do we develop ethical technology?

As part of my work as Director of Digital & Future Thinking at Danish Design Centre, I have the pleasure of contributing to a highly important effort to try to tackle one of the biggest digital challenges of our time: The global spread of digital technology that in many ways enrich people's lives with more […] Read More…

AI Monday compendium feature

Delighted to be featured as speaker in Taival's excellent #AImonday compendium (go to page 119), which shows how the growing AI Monday event community in the past 2 years has connected 5000+ AI enthusiasts and 170 speakers in 7 cities - including me and Danish Design Centre / Dansk Design Center. Check it out below […] Read More…

New data ecosystem mapping tool

As part of the data challenge that we (Danish Design Centre) have been putting together for Erhvervsstyrelsen (Danish Business Authority) in November and December under the title 'Life Data Challenge', I've had the pleasure of co-developing a new tool that helps non-technical people take part in developing new solutions based on data. We call it […] Read More…

New toolkit for adopting a platform mindset and culture

In Danish Design Centre, where I have the pleasure of working as Director of Digital & Future Thinking, we have been working with the United Nations' Development program (UNDP) during the last year to experiment with redesigning international development work for the "Sustainable Development Goals era". Concretely we have been working with a handful of […] Read More…

Hosting Public Data Summit @ Techfestival + Berlingske article

This past week I was fortunate to get the opportunity to contribute to this year's Techfestival in Copenhagen; a highly emerging international technology gathering of roughly 15,000+ critical thinkers and doers from the technology space and adjacent fields. My contribution was to lead an all-day design-driven session with 80 people to explore public data; and […] Read More…

Presentation at MIT Innovation Lab

. This past week I was very excited to visit Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Innovation Lab for the first time, following an invitation from one of my great heroes in the open source-driven innovation space: Eric A. von Hippel. The kind invite followed the work I have had the privilege of doing in Dansk Design Center in […] Read More…

Launching the REMODEL business model toolkit

. Over the past year I have had the pleasure of leading a team in Danish Design Centre in the exploration of what new business models drive the emergent wave of open source hardware. The effort - REMODEL - has taken 10 Danish manufacturing (hardware, in the broadest sense of the word) companies ranging from […] Read More…

Debrief from this years #SXSW

  A little debrief from this year's #SXSW conference in Austin, Texas: I have a couple of quotes in this Bureaubiz article, and our Danish Design Centre video crew did this video about the panel I spoke in (about open source innovation). Lastly, a couple of photos from the jam-packed post-event in Copenhagen we held […] Read More…

Designing the Future We Want

I got the honor and privilege to contribute an article to this year's ThingsCon Report: The State of Responsible IoT. The result is an article titled Designing The Future We Want in which I reflect over how we need to take a proactive approach towards disruption; to make new technology - and thereby IoT - […] Read More…