Department of Marketing

Sille Julie
Jøhnk Abildgaard

Room: SOL/D2.35

My interests include video analysis of interaction and talk with objects and settings, gesture, gaze and how materiality and spatiality are used as communicative resources in interaction. With a bachelor in Sociology and a master in Psychology of Language from the University of Copenhagen, I have thorough experience with a wide range of qualitative methods, herein especially video observation.

Primary research areas
  • Data collection
  • Planning of video observations and experiments
  • Coding
  • Data analysis

I am currently working on my Ph.D. project as part of the DEED project (Designerly Ways of Teaching for Entrepreneurship in Higher Education). The project employs video-based ethnographic studies of students’ interactions in different studio spaces at several higher education institutions such as CBS, KADK and VIA University College. My method and theoretical approach are inspired by ethnomethodology and conversation analysis (EMCA) and multimodality. I focus on how students learn entrepreneurial skills and how entrepreneurial skills are practiced at the studio in particular through collaboration, creativity, feedback, critique, and reflection.

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Digitalization and Organization (BSc/HA-psyk)


I welcome bachelor and master students for supervision in areas such as qualitative methods (e.g. interviews, focus groups, field methods, video observation, and mixed methods), research design, creativity research, design thinking (e.g. change processes, user involvement, co-creation, co-design), organizational culture, cultural analysis, consumer analysis, digital media, strategic communication, management communication, and discourse analysis.

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Selected publications

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Sille Julie J. Abildgaard / Doing-Being Creative : Empirical Studies of Interaction in Design Work.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2022, 277 p. (PhD Series, No. 17.2022)
PhD thesis
Bo Christensen; Sille Julie J. Abildgaard / Kinds of ‘Moving’ in Designing with Sticky Notes
In: Design Studies, Vol. 76, 9.2021
Journal article > peer review
Bo Christensen; Sille Julie J. Abildgaard / The Oscillation between Individual and Social Designing in Co-located Student Teams
In: CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, Vol. 17, No. 3, 9.2021, p. 237-257
Journal article > peer review
Michael Mose Biskjær; Bo Christensen; Morten Friis-Olivarius; Sille J. J. Abildgaard; Caroline Lundquist; Kim Halskov / How Task Constraints Affect Inspiration Search Strategies
In: International Journal of Technology and Design Education, Vol. 30, No. 1, 3.2020, p. 101-125
Journal article > peer review
Sille Julie J. Abildgaard / Sticky Ideas : A Qualitative Study of Idea Ownership During Brainstorming Sessions.
In: Sticky Creativity: Post-it® Note Cognition, Computers, and Design. . ed. /Bo T. Christensen; Kim Halskov; Clemens Klokmose. London : Academic Press 2020, p. 77-99 (Explorations in Creativity Research)
Book chapter > peer review
Sille Julie J. Abildgaard / I Have an Idea : A Qualitative Study of Display of Individual Idea Ownership During Group Brainstorming.
In: Book of Abstact: 3rd MIC Conference, Bologna, 20 June - 22 June, 2019. Pontecchio Marconi : Marconi Institute for Creativity 2019, 3 p., p. 33-35
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Sille Julie J. Abildgaard / Studio-Based Learning in the Nordics
Aarhus : Aarhus Universitet 17.10.2019
Net publication - Internet publication > peer review
Bo Christensen; Sille Julie Jøhnk Abildgaard / Co-Located Team Designing : The Oscillation Between Individual and Social Processes.
In: DRS2018 International Conference Proceedings. Vol. 3. ed. /Cristiano Storni; Keelin Leahy; Peter Lloyd; Erik Bohemia. Londin : Design Research Society 2018, p. 1297-1313 (Proceedings of DRS International Conference, Vol. 3)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Sille Julie Jøhnk Abildgaard; Bo T. Christensen / Cross-Cultural and User-Centered Design Thinking in a Global Organization : A Collaborative Case Analysis.
In: She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2018, p. 277-289
Journal article > peer review
Graham Dove; Sille Julie Jøhnk Abildgaard; Michael Mose Biskjær; Nicolai Brodersen Hansen; Bo Christensen; Kim Halskov / Grouping Notes Through Nodes : The Functions of Post-it Notes in Design Team Cognition.
In: Design Studies, Vol. 57, 7.2018, p. 112-134
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