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The talent programme combines professors from three research disciplines:

[design cultures] Nordic ideas of forms and values.

[participatory innovation] Collaborative process of designing.

[design management] Strategy and practice of Scandinavian management.



Jacob Buur

Professor of User-Centered Design, research director of SDU Design Re- search Centre. Jacob is an engineer with 10 years of corporate experience before taking up chair with SDU.


Anders Munch

Professor of Design Cultures. Educated an art historian, Anders now heads the most prominent research programme on Design Culture in Denmark - at SDU.


Majbritt Rostgaard Evald

Associate professor of Intrapreneurship and Organization. Majbritt’s field is public-private innovation, and she heads a Living Design Lab with the Municipalities of Kolding, Haderslev and Billund.



Henry Larsen

Professor of Participatory Innovation. Henry employs organisational theatre to understand the conflicts, power relations and political negotiations that enable innovation.


Annette Svaneklink Jakobsen 

Associate Professor of Design Cultures. Annette is an architect with research on materiality, the aesthetics of social spaces and the lived experience of architecture.


Pia Erichsen

Assistant professor of Design Management. Pia graduated in management and does her research in design integration in small and medium-sized companies.

Last Updated 03.12.2018