Situated Design Methods

  • Simonsen, Jesper (Project manager)
  • Svabo, Connie (Project manager)
  • Strandvad, Sara Malou (Project manager)
  • Samson, Kristine (Project manager)
  • Hertzum, Morten (Project manager)
  • Hansen, Ole Erik (Project manager)
  • Søndergård, Bent (Project participant)
  • Kristiansen, Erik (Project participant)
  • Christrup , Henriette (Project participant)
  • Pries-Heje, Jan (Project participant)
  • Nielsen, Jørgen Lerche (Project participant)
  • Bødker, Keld (Project participant)
  • Pfeiffer Pedersen, Lene (Project participant)
  • Frølunde, Lisbeth (Project participant)
  • Rosendahl, Mads (Project participant)
  • Neisig, Margit (Project participant)
  • Frandsen, Martin Severin (Project participant)
  • Juul, Niels Christian (Project participant)
  • Jørgensen, Niels (Project participant)
  • Lybæk, Rikke (Project participant)
  • Groth, Sanne Krogh (Project participant)
  • Christensen, Thomas Budde (Project participant)
  • Andreasen, Troels (Project participant)
  • Kjær, Tyge (Project participant)
  • Kensing, Finn (Project participant)
  • Venable, John (Project participant)
  • Birch Andreasen, Lars (Project participant)
  • Baskerville, Richard (Project participant)
  • Gudiksen, Sune (Project participant)

Project: Research

Project Details


‘Situated Design Methods’ is a book that many of our design-oriented students has asked for – they asked for a good, research based book about how to make design-oriented projects in their humanistic-technological field. 24 researchers from Roskilde University’s strategic research initiative Designing Human Technologies took the challenge of this demand and wrote the book. The book – along with the previous book, Design Research (Routledge, 2010) has been of utmost importance for the strategic research initiative in establishing a shared ‘language’ and platform for establishing and strengthen a common design-oriented research identity at Roskilde University.
The book introduces design methods across disciplines and fields, has a transdisciplinary approach and argues that situatedness is a premise for design. The book contains a collection of 18 different methods for participatory and design-oriented projects with the aim of supporting processes of collaboration, for creation of aesthetic experiences and for improving increased sustainability.
MIT Press’ senior editor wrote about the book:
- “This is going to be a superb book and I fully expect it to have lasting impact.”
- “It’s a perfect fit for the Press and the Design Thinking series.”
The anonymous international reviewers wrote about the book:
- “I have been aware of and appreciated the work of the people at Roskilde University […] for a long time. Their unique experimental attitude both toward curricula and how to construct successful interdisciplinary activities has an international reputation, one justified in my view.”
- “I particularly trust the basing of such views in the tradition of Participatory Design, a form of design in relation to which Roskilde scholars have made a substantial contribution.”
- “To the best of my knowledge, it is original.”
- “[P]roviding the breadth and coverage that have not previously been presented in the design field.”
- “Its originality and scholarship are important in the way it will offer a breadth not currently available.”
Effective start/end date01/01/201301/10/2014
  • Situated Design Methods

    Simonsen, J., Svabo, C., Strandvad, S. M., Samson, K., Hertzum, M. & Hansen, O. E., Jul 2014, Cambridge: MIT Press. 416 p. (Design thinking, design theory).

    Research output: Book/reportAnthologyResearchpeer-review