Department of Digitalization

Associate professor

Room: HOW/60-5.17
E-mail: mb.digi@cbs.dk
Mads Bødker

Mads Bødker holds a Masters Degree in Film/Media Studies and a Ph.D. In Human-Computer Interaction from the IT-University in Copenhagen. His research lies in the intersection of Interaction Design, User Experience and the humanities with a specific focus on the felt and affective properties of Information Systems and Experiential Computing. A major topic in his research is how to represent users ’differently’ in design research, particularly how performance-, arts- and design-oriented methods can help us understand how living with ubiquitous IT such as smartphones, wearables, “smart” environments, and AI has felt, embodied as well as cognitive and socio-cultural implications. This work suggests how more sensory acute and kinesthetically oriented field work and design experimentation complements the broader IS discipline. His current lines of inquiry include how to conceptualize and design worker centric digital systems, particularly focussing on how labour organizing processes can be aided by harnessing data as a resource for negotiations. Mads is associate editor at Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS) and holds invited guest associate editorships with the Information Systems Journal (ISJ) as well as Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (PUC). He has been involved in co-chair positions at a number of ACM conferences and has performed associate editorship work at major IS conferences. His work has included research and field work conducted at Cornell University as well as James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia. During 2016 he was visiting fellow at Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX, and during 2018 he was International Guest Professor in Tourism Design at the Catholic University Ingolstadt-Eichstätt in Germany.

Primary research areas
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile IT
  • User Experience
  • Interaction Design
  • Design methods
  • Anthropology and ethnography in design
  • Mobile methods/mobilites
  • IT in Tourism and Heritage
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  • Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction related topics
  • Innovation in Tourism and IT
  • Service Design, mobile designs, location/placebased computing
  • Theses with user-centered (UCD) approaches, esp. observation studies
Publications sorted by:
Stig Nyman; Olivia Benfeldt; Maren Gierlich-Joas; Christoffer Bagger; Sine Zambach; Andreas Blicher; Somnath Mazumdar; Jacob Nørbjerg; Mads Bødker; José Parra-Moyano; Tina Blegind Jensen; Torkil Clemmensen / From Algorithmic Management to Data-driven Labour Organising : A Trade Union Approach to Workplace Datafication.
In: Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 36, No. 1, 7.2024, p. 13-38
Journal article > peer review
Mads Bødker / Design as Inquiry : Critical Design in Tourism.
In: Destination Design: Neue Ansätze und Perspektiven aus der Designforschung für die Entwicklung von Regionen und Destinationen. . ed. /Harald Pechlaner; Greta Erschbamer; Natalie Olbrich. Wiesbaden : Springer 2023, p. 133-151 (Entrepreneurial Management und Standortentwicklung: Perspektiven für Unternehmen und Destinationen)
Book chapter > peer review
Stig Strandbæk Nyman; Mads Bødker; Tina Blegind Jensen / Reforming Work Patterns or Negotiating Workloads? : Exploring Alternative Pathways for Digital Productivity Assistants through a Problematization Lens.
In: Journal of Information Technology, 30.5.2023
Journal article > peer review
Frederik Moesgaard; Lasse Hulgaard; Mads Bødker / Incidental Encounters with Robots
In: 2022 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN): Social, Asocial, and Antisocial Robots. Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE 2022, p. 377-384 (IEEE RO-MAN proceedings, Vol. 31)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Mads Bødker / Tourism Design : Articulating Design Beyond Science .
In: Handbook of e-Tourism. ed. /Zheng Xiang; Matthias Fuchs; Ulrike Gretzel; Wolfram Höpken. Cham : Springer 2022, p. 635-657
Book chapter > peer review
Tina Blegind Jensen; Mads Bødker; Ulrike Schultze; Dirk Hovorka; João Baptista / Digital Work Futures : Preserving Human Distinctiveness and Value?.
In: Proceedings of the 29th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). ed. /Frantz Rowe; Redouane El Amrani; Moez Limayem; Sabine Matook; Christopher Rosenkranz; Edgar Whitley; Ali El Quammah. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2021
Article in proceedings > peer review
Ana Maria Munar; Jane Widtfeldt Meged; Mads Bødker; Cecilie Dam Wiedemann / Existential Walking
In: Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 87, 3.2021
Journal article > peer review
Stig Nyman Christiansen; Mads Bødker; Tina Blegind Jensen; Marius Gudmand-Høyer / Exploring the Archive : A Problematization Lens for Conducting Critical IS Research.
In: Proceedings of the 42nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). ed. /Anitesh Barua; Ryan Wright; Atreyi Kankanhalli; Xitong Li; Shaila Miranda. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2021 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Alan Chamberlain; Adrian Hazzard; Elizabeth Kelly; Mads Bødker; Maria Kallionpää / From AI, Creativity and Music to IoT, HCI, Musical Instrument Design and Audio Interaction : A Journey in Sound.
In: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2021, 4 p., p. 617-620
Ana Maria Munar; Jane Widtfeldt Meged; Mads Bødker; Cecilie Dam Wiedemann / Existential Walking
In: Book of Abstracts: 2nd International Conference of the Critical Tourism Studies Asia-Pacific. Tourism in Troubled Times: Responsibility, Resistance and Resurgence in the Asia Pacific Critical Tourism Studies, 2020. 2020, 1 p., p. 45
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities


  • PhD committee, Aarhus BSS.
  • PhD committee, Southern Danish University.
  • Associate Professor Assessment committee, Royal Danish Academy/Architecture, Design & Conservation.
  • Internationational Guest Professor (Tourism Design) Catholic University Ingolstadt-Eichstätt (D) 2018.


  • Kommunikationsforum, v. Timme Bisgaard Munk: Sporadic work