The Partners

The partners from project site Denmark

Project team: IT University of Copenhagen

The Co-Design research group, forming the CAPE team at the IT University of Copenhagen, is a recognized research environment in the area of Co-Design and Participatory Design. Its  members originate from research environments pioneering Scandinavian Participatory Design and Co-Design, and each have 15+ years experience in conducting, researching and teaching Co-Design and Participatory Design in Scandinavia, Europe and beyond.

ITU project team: 

    • Jörn Christiansson, Associate Professor, Principal investigator
    • Camilla Christensen, Ph.D.-student
    • Erik Grönvall, Associate Professor
    • Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Associate Professor (current affiliation: LUT University)

In the CAPE project, the ITU team is responsible for overall project management, and will lead the research effort in method development in co-design.

Project team: Aalborg University Copenhagen

The Service Design Lab is an active research lab based in Aalborg University in Copenhagen dedicated to studying and applying service design. In the last decade, the Service Design Lab at Aalborg University has been involved in several EU- funded projects that explored the relation between urban space and public services.

Key themes of interest are for example digital social innovation, co-creation, open data, smart cities and service design for public sector.

AAU project team:

    • Nicola Morelli, Professor
    • Amalia de Götzen, Associate Professor
    • Justyna Starostka, Postdoc researcher

In the CAPE project, the Service Design Lab will contribute with its acquired knowledge on citizen participation in innovation processes, co-design and participatory design to create an impact on the way next generation of public services are conceived. 

Ballerup Library

The Ballerup Library opened in 1982 in a building designed by architect Hans Dall. It is positioned in the centre of Ballerup, and has more than  8.000 visitors per week.

There are several facilities apart from tradition library offerings, including café, IT helpdesk and a vibrant maker-space. Ballerup Library has over 500 public events per year.

Ballerup library project team: 

    • Jacob Bach Nyborg, Librarian, Service Designer
    • Michael Anker, Digital Manager
    • Thomas Sture Rasmussen, Innovation- and strategy-developer

The partners from project site Sweden

Project team: Malmö University

The team at Malmö University consists of two associate professors and a post-doctoral researcher, all part of Malmö University’s Data Society Research Program. This program focuses on the understanding of the digitalization and datafication of society, and on driving positive change through technological development.

MAU project team: 

    • Per Linde, Associate Professor
    • Suzan Boztepe, Associate Professor (current affiliation: Linköping University)
    • Alicia Smedberg, Postdoctoral researcher
    • (Former) Maria Foverskov, Postdoc researcher

The Malmö University team’s primary responsibility includes research activities in Sweden and coordinating with local partners. 

The partners from project site Finland

Project team: Aalto University

Aalto University team has its core competence in human-centred and collaborative design and as well as in design ethics. The team will be supported by the research community at Aalto ARTS and particularly the Department of design.

The research foci at the department are collaborative and human-centred design, design for sustainability and research through design practice.

Aalto project team:

    • Turkka Keinonen, Professor
    • Nils Ehrenberg, Postdoc researcher

The team will contribute to the collaborative service design development objective of the project. It will act as the project interface for the library partners in Finland.