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Centre for Human Interactivity

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What do we study?

We study what happens in the ’wild’: how people speak, feel and act. This means that we study what happens in real world settings – both what people choose to do and what people find themselves doing, as they carry out their professional activities. We call this organisational cognition.

This means that we also study how persons engage with cultural artefacts and how culture speaks through people.

 We have a special interest in how organisations manage knowledge, how people work in groups, as for instance in emergency teams. But also we are interested in looking at how individuals can become more effective thinkers, problem solvers and solution finders.

Where can you go with it?

Because this is such an exciting and groundbreaking approach you can get job in communication departments, marketing departments, human resource departments. Or you can pursue a career in academia.

Bachelor and Masters' projects

You can do a project at BA and MA level. Examples within this framework include:

  • An ecological approach to the design of mobile applications (BA)
  • Graphic articulation and traffic maps: how graphics scaffold way-finding (BA)

If you are interested in writing a project in collaboration with the CHI, please get in touch with Centre Director Sarah Bro Trasmundi.

Ph.D. projects

Since 2012 when the Centre for Human Interactivity was founded, we have had a number of Ph.D. projects, and we currently have Ph.D.-students employed at the Centre. The ongoing list of projects is listed below, with the most recent at the top of the list:  

  • February 2017-
    Marie-Theres Fester: “Experiencing Others: Human presence in global communication.” (Supervisor: Stephen Cowley) 
  • March 2015- 
    Matthew Harvey: “Replacing Representations in the language sciences.”(Supervisor: Stephen Cowley)
  • September 2012 - January 2017
    Rasmus Gahrn-Andersen: “Organising as cognition. A context-critical invesitigation of organisational processes.” (Supervisor: Sune Vork Steffensen)
  • February 2011 - September 2015
    Sarah Bro Trasmundi:  “The cognitive ecology of human errors in emergency medicine.” (Supervisor: Sune Vork Steffensen)


If you are interested in doing a Ph.D. in affiliation with CHI, please contact Centre Director Sarah Bro Trasmundi.

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Last Updated 06.01.2022