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PhD Thesis by Diana Schack Thoft
Title of thesis: "Involving People with Earlystage Dementia in Qualitative Research about their Lifeworld Perspectives". The aim of the study was to develop a participatory research model drawing from qualitative research about the lifeworld perspectives of people with early-stage dementia.
PhD Thesis by Christian Ravn Haslam
This thesis addresses the concept of student-driven innovation from the perspective of vocational education. This is done by experimenting with interdisciplinary problem-based workshops as a tool for generating and applying innovation capacity. These workshops are adapted from university and university college level initiatives to learn how experience generated through use of these methods and principles can be applied within the vocational domain.
PhD Thesis by Morten Lund
The objective of this dissertation is to establish “Functional animation” as the concept for the use of movement as a component in the design of user interfaces for interactive digital systems. The research is grounded in an understanding of interaction design as an interdisciplinary activity that encompasses animation as the skill to control motion as an expressive phenomenon.
New book: Participatory Design & Health Information Technology
This book by Anne Marie Kanstrup, Ann Bygholm, Pernille Bertelsen and Christian Nøhr presents the contributions of researchers from 5 countries, who share their experience and insights into applying Participatory Design in the development of Health Information Technology.
New book by Richard Shusterman: The Adventures of the Man in Gold
The Adventures of the Man in Gold extends Shusterman’s philosophical experimentation to the realm of literary fiction and is inspired by his practice of performance art in collaboration with the artist Yann Toma, who provides the images for this hybrid text.
PhD Thesis by Marianne Riis: Avatar-mediation and transformation of practice in a 3d virtual world
This study contributes with knowledge about 3D Virtual Worlds, the influence of the avatar phenomenon and the consequences of 3D-remediation in relation to teaching and learning in online education.
New issue of Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education
Fifth Issue of the Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, edited by Thomas Ryberg, Jacob Davidsen, Bettina Dahl.
Open Media Science
This article by Kristian Moltke Martiny, David Budtz Pedersen and Alfred Birkegaard presents three challenges to the emerging Open Science movement: the challenge of communication, collaboration and cultivation of scientific research. The article is freely accessible.
New book: Mapping Frontier Research in the Humanities
Research within the humanities is distributed across a variety of methodic styles of research and increasingly involves interactions with fields outside the narrow confines of the university. As a result, the notion of liberal arts and humanities within Western universities is undergoing profound transformations. In Mapping Frontier Research in the Humanities, the contributors explore this transformative process. The volume is edited by Claus Emmeche, David Budtz Pedersen and Frederik Stjernfelt.
PhD Thesis by Mikka Nielsen: Experiences of ADHD in Adults
This thesis is an examination of adults’ experiences of ADHD. It is a study of life with ADHD, embodied experiences of ADHD, the implications of being diagnosed with ADHD, and ways of relating to the diagnosis.
PhD Thesis by Bettina Sletten Paasch: Care and calls
This PhD thesis by Bettina Sletten Paasch focuses on key aspects of the use of mobile work phones in hospitals. The aim is to explore if and how nurses are able to enact care in patient interaction when a mobile work phone also enters the encounter.
PhD Thesis by Kristian S. Ross Kristensen: A Musical Wormhole
The Ph.D. research investigates the implications of implementing adaptive Vertically Dominated Music (VDM) in computer games. VDM is proposed as a term for music that is perceptually dominated by vertically oriented (simultaneously sounding) musical qualities like harmony, timbre and micro-texture, and encompasses musical styles such as sound-mass music, textural music and spectral music.
New book: Educational Psychology Practice
This book by Thomas Szulevicz and Lene Tanggaard investigates the role of psychology in educational psychology practice.
Two new book series in cultural psychology to be launched in 2017
Jaan Valsiner and Pina Marsico from Centre for Cultural Psychology are behind two new book series, 'SpringerBriefs in Theoretical Advances in Psychology', and 'SpringerBriefs in Psychology and Cultural Developmental Science'. The books in the series are aimed at upper‐level undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, post‐docs, and professionals and researchers in academic settings.
PhD Thesis by Marie Glasemann
The research examined design participation with a focus on the involvement of youths and an understanding of the youths’ perceptions on using mobile technology for learning about diabetes.
New book: Music Therapy with Families Therapeutic Approaches and Theoretical Perspectives
In this book, edited by Stine Lindahl Jacobsen and Grace Thompson, international music therapists describe and discuss models of working with families in different clinical areas, from those with family members with dementia or autism, to those in palliative care, psychiatric or paediatric hospital settings. They explain the theoretical background and practice of each approach, with research and case examples.
New issue of Academic Quarter: The Challenges of Arts and Humanities
This volume of "Academic Quarter - Journal of research from the humanities" is divided into two sections. The first section addresses the historical positions of arts and humanities in society. The aim of the second section is to discuss a possible renaissance of the arts and humanities, focusing on different disciplines and cross disciplinary developments.
PhD Thesis by Tali Gottfried: Creating Bridges
This study aimed to investigate whether Music-Oriented Parent Counseling positively influenced levels of parental stress, quality of life perception, and use of music in everyday life by parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.