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 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 implications. This work suggests how more sensory acute and kinesthetically oriented field work and design experimentation can complement the broader IS discipline. He has been involved in co-chair positions at a number of ACM conferences, performed associate editorship at major IS conferences and performed as special issue co-editor for Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. His work has included research and field work conducted at Cornell University in Ithaca NY in the US, 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:
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
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
Frederik Moesgaard; Lasse Hulgaard; Mads Bødker / Involving Users in Sound Design
In: Design, User Experience, and Usability: Interaction Design. HCII 2020. Proceedings, Part I. . ed. /Aaron Marcus; Elizabeth Rosenzweig. Cham : Springer 2020, p. 405-425 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 12200)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Keith Cheverst; Mads Bødker; Florian Daiber / Technology and Mastery : Exploring Design Sensitivities for Technology in Mountaineering.
In: HCI Outdoors: Theory, Design, Methods and Applications. . ed. /Scott McCrickard; Michael Jones; Timothy L. Stelter. Cham : Springer 2020, p. 197-211 (Human-Computer Interaction Series)
Book chapter > peer review
Jonas Hedman; Mads Bødker; Gregory Gimpel; Jan Damsgaard / Translating Evolving Technology Use into User Stories : Technology Life Narratives of Consumer Technology Use.
In: Information Systems Journal, Vol. 29, No. 6, 11.2019, p. 1178-1200
Journal article > peer review
Alan Chamberlain; Mads Bødker; David De Roure; Pip Willcox; Iain Emsley; Alessio Malizia / A Landscape of Design : Interaction, Interpretation and the Development of Experimental Expressive Interfaces.
In: Human-Computer Interaction: Theories, Methods, and Human Issues. 20th International Conference, HCI International 2018 Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 15–20, 2018 Proceedings, Part I. . ed. /Masaaki Kurosu. Cham : Springer 2018, p. 24-34 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 10901)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Torkil Clemmensen; Apara Ranjan; Mads Bødker / How Cultural Knowledge Shapes Core Design Thinking : A Situation Specific Analysis.
In: CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, Vol. 14, No. 2, 6.2018, p. 115-132
Journal article > peer review
Mads Bødker; Stefan Olavi Olofsson; Torkil Clemmensen / Re-figuring Gilbert the Drone
In: Living with Monsters?: Social Implications of Algorithmic Phenomena, Hybrid Agency, and the Performativity of Technology. . ed. /Ulrike Schultze; Margunn Aanestad; Magnus Mähring; Carsten Østerlund; Kai Riemer. Cham : Springer 2018, p. 127-139 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 543)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Alan Chamberlain; Mads Bødker; Konstantinos Papangelis / Sounding Out Ethnography and Design : Developing Metadata Frameworks for Designing Personal Heritage Soundscapes.
In: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 66, No. 6, 6.2018, p. 468-477
Journal article > 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