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Thomas Binder

ph.d., Professor

  • Ågade 10

    6000 Kolding


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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Thomas Binder is Professor in codesign at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation and holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies. He is part of the co-design research center, CODE engaging open design collaborations and participatory design in the context of design anthropology, interaction design and social innovation. His research includes contributions to methods and tools for experimental design research and open innovation processes with a particular emphasis on participation and learning. He has been contributing to several books such as Social Thinking – Software practice (MIT press, 2002), (Re-) searching the Digital Bauhaus’ (Springer 2008), Rehearsing the Future (Danish Design School Press, 2010), Design Research through Practice (Morgan Kaufman, 2011) and Design Things (MIT press, 2011) and has been chairing the Participatory Design Conference in 2002 and the Nordic Design Research Conference in 2005.

Research area

  • Industrial design
  • Process and method
  • Technology and digital design
  • Theory and philosophy

Projects 2004 2017

Research Output 2005 2018

Hvad har design med samskabelse at gøre?

Binder, T. & Brandt, E., May 2018, Ledelse og samskabelse i den offentlige sektor. Kusk Foggaard, M. & de Jongh, M. (eds.). Dansk Psykologisk Forlag, p. 327-355 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

Design (research) practice

Binder, T. & Brandt, E., Jan 2017, Practice Based Design Research. Vaughan, L. (ed.). Bloomsbury Academic, p. 101-110 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Design Anthropological Futures

Smith, R. C. (ed.), Vangkilde, K. T. (ed.), Kjærsgaard, M. G. (ed.), Otto, T. (ed.), Halse, J. (ed.) & Binder, T. (ed.), 2016, London: Bloomsbury.

Research output: Book / Anthology / Thesis / ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

Med det sociale som designmateriale

Brandt, E. & Binder, T., 24 Oct 2016, Dansk Design Nu. Dybdahl, L. (ed.). 1 ed. København: Strandberg Publishing, Vol. 1. p. 354-361 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Democratic design experiments: between parliament and laboratory

Binder, T., Brandt, E., Ehn, P. & Halse, J., 1 Oct 2015, In : CoDesign. 11, 3-4, p. 152-165 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review