The section for Digitalization aims at producing and disseminating new knowledge on digital innovation, digital design, digital entrepreneurship, as well as the role of design in the sustainability of digital artefacts. In so doing, foundational components for our research is ‘engaged scholarship’ and ‘participatory design’ in order to contribute to both academic research as well as help solving problems for users and IT professionals.
The Section’s research often emphasizes the socio-technical complexity of digitalization and the individual, organizational and societal consequences of such processes. We seek to produce new theoretical understanding of the digitalization phenomena, for example regarding new digital services based on AI in public sector, or how different platform owners compete, or the consequences of digitalization of work processes for employees. However, equally important, we aim at giving designers, developers, IT leaders, and Governments concrete and novel advice and solutions to guide their digitalization efforts. Accordingly, in terms of teaching our goal is to educate students to act purposefully and responsibly in their future roles as designers, developers, users and managers of technology.
The Section consist of four different research groups which are: Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Design of Information Systems, and Sustainability and Design. Hence, the Section adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to digitalization and publishes its results in various fields such as Information Systems (IS), CSCW, HCI, and Entrepreneurship.
The Section has an ambition of being one of the leading European research groups on digitalization, and a keen contributor in current national debates and international research communities.