Susanne Bødker
Født 1. oktober 1956


1982: Cand. scient. Computer Science and Mathematics, Aarhus University

1987. Lic.scient. Computer Science, Aarhus University

1999: Dr. scient., Aarhus University

Positions held

1982-1983: Visiting scientist at Xerox Palo Alto Research Laboratory, California USA

1983: Visiting researcher, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Japan

1983-1990: Ph.D. student and assistant professor, University of Aarhus.

1990-2001: Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Aarhus.

1996: Visiting researcher, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems,
University of Limerick, Ireland (3 months)

2001: Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Aarhus.

2009: Visiting professor, KTH Stockholm (3 months)

Research areas

Human-computer interaction. Participatory design. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).



Human-computer interaction, at undergraduate and graduate levels. 36 master theses completed in
Computer Science. 5-10 in Multimedia, IT and Organization, Information Science, and diploma theses; 8 PhD theses; 4 current PhD students.


Major projects

  • 1. UTOPIA, a research project in co-operation with Arbetslivscentrum and the Royal Technical University in Stockholm and the Nordic Graphic Workers' Union (1983-84)

  • The research program on Computer Support for Cooperative Design and Communication (Coop). FTU/Danish Natural Science Research Council. (1987-1989)

  • The AT-project, a collaboration project with the Aarhus office of the Danish National Labor Inspection (1990-1993). Project manager

  • The Devise project, Danish Research Program for Informatics, (1990-1994)

  • The EC Esprit project EuroCODE. (1992-1995)

  • BIDI - usability work in Danish Industry, a collaboration project with Danfoss, Kommunedata and Bang & Olufsen, the National Center for IT-Research, 1997-1999. Project manager

  • BITEL - a collaboration project with UNI-C and Danish University of Pedagogics, 2000-2003

  • Center for Human-Machine Interaction, Grundforskningsfonden, 1998-2003. Member of management board and project manager

  • New Ways of Working, Alexandra Institute, 2000-. Research director.

  • Center for pervasive computing, 2000-2004. Member of management board, project manager

  • Researcher, ContextIT 2003.

  • Researcher EU FET IP PalCOM 2003- 2006.

  • UUID - Ubiquitous User Interface Design - a theory-driven approach to ubiquitous user interfaces and their design, STVF 2005-2008, Research director.

  • NIAS – Network for Innovative Administrative Systems, senior researcher, 2006.

  • ITSCI - IT Security for Citizens – senior researcher 2007-

  • eGov+ Exploring design and use of transparent and tailorable IT in local government, beyond Web 2.0. Project manager 2008-


  • BIDI, 1997-1999, CIT, 3.025.000 dkk
  • CHMI, 1998-2002, Danmarks Grundforskningsfond, total 9,5 mio DKK, DI share: 4.75 mio DKK.

  • BiTel, 2000-2003, CIT and UNIC (CIT: 984000 DKK, UNIC: 1,3 mio DKK)

  • NWOW, 2001-2006, City and county of Aarhus, Alexandra Institute, 4,3 mio DKK.

  • Convivio, 2003-2004, EU Network of Excellence, 106.776 DKK (AU share)

  • STVF personal, 2003, STVF, 40.000 DKK.

  • STVF UUID 2005, 1.800.000 DKK.

  • NABIIT eGov+, 8.000.000 DKK, total budget 16.000.000.



  • Best paper awards at HICSS (1999) and IRIS (2002).
  • ACM SigDOC Rigo award 2008 for extraordinary lifelong achievements “for her contributions to participatory design, computer-supported cooperative work and human-computer interaction”.
  • Member of ACM CHI Academy 2010.


Research administration

  • Main organizer of Working Conference on Development and Use of Computer-based Systems and Tools, 1985, IRIS 1989, and Computers in Context, 1995, as well as conference co-chair of Critical Computing 2005. Co-conference chair, ECSCW 1999, NordiCHI 2002. Program co-chair DIS 2006. General chair ECSCW2011.
  • Member of the following program committees for international conferences: 2nd Conference on Computer Cooperative Work (1988), 12th Information systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, WG8.4 Conference on Multi-User Interfaces and Applications, IFIP WG9.1 Conference: Human and User Interfaces, COSCIS '91 (Collaborative work, social communications and information ECSCW '91 (European conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work), PDC '92 Design Conference), IFIP WG8.2 conference (1992, 1995), 12th Interdisciplinary on Informatics and Psychology, 13th Interdisciplinary workshop on Informatics and PDC '94, IFIP conference on Women, Work and Computers (1994, 1997), ACM DIS '95: interactive systems, IFIP WG8.2 conference - IT and Changes in Organizational Work, '95, PDC '96, CSCW '96, ECSCW '97, Interact '97, DIS '97, CHI ’97 & CHI 2000, 2007,
    2008, 2009 paper reviews, DIS 2000, NordiCHI 2000, 2004, DARE 2000, ICSC 2001 -International on Social Computing, Interact 2001, 2003 paper reviews, ECSCW 2001, DIS 2002, British 2002, 2003, 2004, Group 2003, 2007, CUU2003, Coop 2004, 2006, ECSCW2007, DIS 2008, CHI ECSCW 2009, Interact 2009, Group 2009, DIS 2010, Coop 2010, NordiCHI 2010, Group 2010, 2010, International Conference on Intercultural Collaboration, 2010, IHCI 2011, ECSCW2011.
  • Poster co-chair ECSCW 2003. Workshop chair ECSCW 2005. ECSCW General (co-)chair 2011, CHI chair 2012. CHI 2013 Paper chair.
  • Editorial boards, journals: ACM Interactions, CSCW Journal, Mind, Culture and Activity. Associate ACM TOCHI from 2004. Associate editor of International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 2004. Regular reviews for Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of "Cognition, Technology & Work."


International networks

Participation in Cotech workgroup IMPACT 1994-1996. Local co-ordinator Erasmus network on
Human-centred design. Local coordinator of Human Capital and Mobility programme ENACT and
various Socrates exchange programs. Danish representative of COST 14 Cotech Management
Committee. Socrates coordinator Department of Computer Science, 1998-present. Founding member and coordinator, EU Convivio network 2003-2006. Founding member Eusset.

Research councils

1997-2003: Member of the Danish National Research Council of Technical Sciences (STVF). Chair of
National IT research grant’s committee, 2003-2004, and several inter-council committees. Substitute
member of National Committee regarding scientific conduct (UVVU). Advisory work for research
councils in the UK, Sweden and Norway. Switzerland, Luxemburg, Finland.

September 2011: Appointed member of the European Science Foundation’s standing committess for
physical and engineering sciences: PESC.


Appointment and doctoral committees

Appointment committees at most Danish Universities, Royal Technical University, Stockholm,
University of Oslo, University of Lund, Chalmers, Bergen, Turku, Söddertörn, Växjö. Full
professorships: University of Aalborg, Copenhagen Business School, Lund, Roskilde, Syddansk
Universitet, Stockholm University, Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Södertörn Univerity College (twice), Royal Technical University, Stockholm, NTNU. Appointment recommendations for positions at Glamorgan, UC Irvine, Simon Fraser University, Turku, Uppsala. Doctoral committees and opponent
duties: Copenhagen University, Bergen, KTH, Blekinge Institute of Technology, DTU, Roskilde
University, Lund, Tromsø, Oulu.




1. Bødker, S. & Klokmose, C.N. The Human-Artifact Model, in press HCI Journal 2011.

2. Bødker, S. & Pekkola, S. (2010). Introduction the debate section: A short review to the past and
present of participatory design, June 2010, SJIS vol 22 (1): 45-48,

3. Bødker S. & Sundblad, Y. (2008). Usability and Interaction Design - new challenges for the
Scandinavian tradition. Behaviour and Information Technology, Vol. 27, No. 4, July-Aug. 2008

4. Bødker, S. & Petersen, A. B. (2007). Seeds of cross-media production, Journal of Computer
Supported Cooperative Work, 16:539-566, 2007.

5. Bødker, S. & Christiansen, E. (2006). Computer support for social awareness in flexible work,
Journal of CSCW, 15 (1), pp. 1-28.

6. Bødker, S. & Bøgh Andersen, P. (2005). Complex Mediation, Journal of Human Computer
Interaction, 20(4), pp. 353-402.

7. Nielsen, M.N. & Bødker, S. (2004). Desktop Computing, Australian Journal of Information
Systems, special issue 2004, pp. 88-101.

8. Bødker, S. (2003). A for alternatives. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems 15, no. 1:

9. Bødker, S. & Buur, J. (2002). The Design Collaboratorium – a Place for Usability Design, ACM
TOCHI. June 2002 Volume 9 Issue 2, pp. 152-169.

10. Bødker, S. (2000). Scenarios - setting the stage for reflection and action in user-centered
design, Interacting with computers, vol. 13, no. 1 pp. 61-77.

11. Bødker, S. (2000). Mediating technical platforms to support the development of shared work
practices, CACM November 2000, 43 (11) Virtual extension.

12. Bødker, S. & Petersen, M.G. (2000). Design for learning in use, Scandinavian Journal of
Information Systems, vol. 12, pp. 61-80.

13. Bertelsen, O. & Bødker, S. (2000). Introduction to special issue on Activity Theory and
Information System Design, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, vol. 12 pp. 3-14.

14. Bødker, S. & Halskov Madsen, K. (1998). Context-an active choice in usability work,
Interactions, July+August 1998, pp. 17-25.

15. Bødker, S. (1998). Understanding representation in design. Human-Computer Interaction 13(2),
pp. 107-125. Earlier version presented at IMPACT workshop and included in the final report of
CoTECH workgroup IMPACT.

16. Bødker, S. & Grønbæk, K. (1998). Multimedia, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems,
10 vol. 1-2

17. Bødker S. (1997). Computers in mediated human activity, Mind, Culture and Activity, vol. 4 no
3, pp. 149-158.

18. Bødker, S. (1996). Creating conditions for participation: Conflicts and resources in systems
design, Human Computer Interaction, vol. 11, (215-236).

19. Bødker, S. (1993). Re-framing research in human-computer interaction from the point-of-view
of activity theory? Published in Russian in The Journal of Psychology, 1993. English version as
Daimi PB-443.

20. Bødker, S. & Grønbæk, K. (1991). Cooperative Prototyping: Users and Designers in Mutual
Activity. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 34, Special Issue on CSCW, pp. 453-
478. Also in In Greenberg, S. (Ed.) Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Groupware,
Academic Press, pp. 331-359, London.

21. Trigg, R., Bødker, S. & Grønbæk, K. (1991). A Video-based Analysis of the Cooperative
Prototyping Process. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, vol. 3, pp. 63-86.

22. Bødker, S. (1989) A Human Activity Approach to User Interfaces, in Human Computer
Interaction, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 151-196.

Conferences with referees

23. Bødker, S.(2011). Use is everywhere and changing : Analysis and design with the Human-
Artifact Model, Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics : Designing
Collaborative Activities pp. 3-10.

24. Borchorst, N.G. & Bødker, S. (in press). “You Probably Shouldn’t Give Them Too Much
Information” – Towards Citizen-Government Collaboration, Proceedings of ECSCW 2011, pp

25. Bohøj, M., Borchorst, N.G., Bødker, S., Korn, M. & Zander, P.-O. (2011). Public deliberation in
municipal planning: supporting action and reflection with mobile technology, Accepted for
ACM Communities & Technologies. Acceptance rate: 29 pct.

26. Mathiasen, N. & Bødker, S. (2011) Experiencing Security in Interaction Design, Mathiasen, N.
R. & Bødker, S. 2011 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in
computing systems. ACM pp. 2325-2334. Honorary mentioning (among best 5 pct.)

27. Mathiasen, N. & Bødker, S. & Petersen M.G. (2011) While working around security, 3rd
International Conference on Human Computer Interaction. IndiaCHI 2011

28. Bohøj, M., Borchorst, N.G., Bouvin, N., Bødker, S. & Zander, P.-O. (2010). Timeline
collaboration. CHI 2010, pp. 523-532, ACM Press.

29. Borchorst, N.G., Bødker, S. & Zander, P.-O. (2009). Participatory citizenship, ECSCW 2009,
pp. 1-20.

30. Mathiasen, N. & Bødker, S. (2008). Threats or threads: from usable security to secure
experience, NordiCHI 2008 Building Bridges Proceedings of the 5th Nordic Conference on
Human-Computer Interaction, Lund, Sweden, 20-22 October, 2008. Lund, Sweden : Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2008. s. 283-290.

31. Bødker S. & Bechmann Petersen, A. (2008). Between casual commitment and cross-media
articulation – the faith of the Napkin, COOP'08: Conference on the Design of Cooperative
Systems 2008. Aix en provence - Cedex 1 : Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence,
2008. pp. 75-84.

32. Brodersen, C., Bødker, S. & Klokmose, C.N. (2007). Ubiquitous Substitution. Interact 2007
Proceedings of 11th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg, pp.

33. Brodersen, C., Bødker, S. & Klokmose, C.N. (2007). Quality of Learning in Ubiquitous
Interaction. ECCE 2007 Proceedings of European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2007,
lulu, Inc, USA, pp. 121-129.

34. Bødker, S. (2006). When second wave HCI meets third wave challenges. ACM International
Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 189. Proceedings of the 4th NordiCHI, ACM, pp. 1 – 8.

35. Nielsen, M.N. & Bødker, S. (2004). Desktop Computing, OZCHI 2004 (CD-ROM).

36. Bødker, S. & Christiansen, E. (2004). Designing for ephemerality and prototypicality.
Symposium on Designing Interactive Systems Proceedings of the 2004 conference on Designing
interactive systems: processes, practices, methods, and techniques, pp. 255 - 260, 2004.

37. Bødker, S.; Kristensen, J. F.; Nielsen, C.; Sperschneider, W. (2003). Technology for
Boundaries. In Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Supporting Group Work
(GROUP'03), ACM Press, pp. 311 - 320.

38. Bjerrum, E. & & Bødker, S. (2003), Knowledge sharing in the ”new office” – possibility or
problem? K. Kuutti, E. Karsten G., Fitzpatrick, P. Dourish, K. Schmidt (eds). Proceedings of the
Eighth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 14–18 September
2003, Helsinki, Finland , pp. 199-218.

39. Bødker S. & Iversen, O. (2002). Staging a Professional Participatory Design Practice-Moving
PD beyond the Initial Fascination of User Involvement, NordiCHI 2002 Proceedings of Second
Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Bertelsen, Bødker, Kuutti, eds.) pp.11 –
18. Acceptance rate 25 pct.

40. Bertelsen, O.W. & Bødker, S. (2001). Cooperation in massively distributed information spaces.
In ECSCW 2001: Proceedings of the Seventh European Conference on Computer Supported
Cooperative Work, Bonn, Germany, 16-20 September 2001. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic
Publishers, 1-18.

41. Bødker, S., Krogh, P & Petersen, M.G. (2001). The interactive design collaboratorium, Hirose,
M. (ed) Human Computer Interaction. Interact ’01, IOS Press, pp 51-58.

42. Buur, J. & Bødker, S.(2000). From usability lab to "design collaboratorium": Reframing
usability practice. DIS 2000, Conference proceedings on Designing interactive systems:
processes, practices, methods, and techniques, ACM, pp. 297 – 307.

43. Bødker, S., Graves Petersen, M & Nielsen, C. (2000). Creativity, cooperation and interactive
design. DIS 2000, Conference proceedings on Designing interactive systems: processes,
practices, methods, and techniques, ACM, pp. 252 – 261.

44. Bødker, S. (1999). Scenarios - setting the stage for reflection and action in user-centered design,

45. Bannon, L. & Bødker, S. (1997). Constructing Common Information Spaces, In Hughes, J.,
Prinz, W, Rodden, T. & Schmidt, K. Proceedings of ECSCW97, Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 81-96.

46. Bødker, S. (1994). Creating conditions for participation: Conflicts and resources in systems
design, in Trigg et al. (ed.) Proceedings of PDC '94, pp.13-20.

47. Bødker, S. (1993). Historical analysis and conflicting perspectives - contextualizing HCI. In
Bass, L., Gornostaev, J., Unger, C. Human-Computer interaction. 3rd International Conference,
EWHCI '93, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 753, pp.1-10.

48. Bødker, S. (1991). Activity theory as a challenge to systems design. In Nissen, HE., Klein, H.,
& R. Hirschheim: Information Systems Research: Contemporary Approaches and Emergent
Traditions, North Holland, pp. 551-564.

49. Bødker, S. & Grønbæk, K. (1991) Cooperative Prototyping Studies - Users and Designers
Envision a Dental Case Record System. In J. Bowers & S. Benford (eds.), Studies in Computer
Supported Cooperative Work: Theory, Practice and Design, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science
Publishers/North Holland. 1991 (pp 315-332) and in J. Bowers & S. Benford (eds.),
Proceedings of the first EC-CSCW '89, UK. Computer Sciences Company (pp. 343-357).

50. Bødker, S. & J. Greenbaum (1989). A Feeling for Systems Development Work - Design of the
ROSA Project, in K. Tijdens et al., ed. Women, Work and Computerization, North Holland, pp.

51. Bødker, S. Ehn, P., Kammersgaard, J., Kyng, M., & Y. Sundblad (1987). A Utopian Experience,
in Bjerknes, G. et al., (eds.) Computers and Democracy – a Scandinavian Challenge, (pp. 251–
278) Aldershot, UK: Avebury.

52. Bødker, S., Christiansen, E., & Thüring, M. (1995). A conceptual toolbox for designing CSCW
applications, COOP '95, International Workshop on the Design of Cooperative Systems, (pp.
266-284), Juan-les-Pins, January 1995.

53. Bødker, S., Ehn, P., Knudsen, J. L., Kyng, M., & Madsen, K. H. (1988). Computer Support for
Cooperative Design. In Proceedings of Conference on CSCW, Portland, Oregon, September
1988 (pp. 377-394), New York: ACM.

54. Trigg, R, & Bødker, S (1994) From Implementation to design: Tailoring and the emergence of
systematization in CSCW, in Futura, R. & Neuwirth, C: Proceedings of CSCW 94, ACM press,
pp. 45-54.

Edited volumes with peer reviews

55. Bødker & Bechman Petersen (2009). Between casual commitment and cross-media articulation
– the faith of the Napkin, version accepted for LNCS. Randall et al. From CSCW to Web 2.0:
European Developments in Collaborative Design.

56. Bødker, S. (2009). A sense of direction for participatory design? Festschrift for Y. Engeström
(Annalisa Sannino, Harry Daniels, Kris Gutierrez, editors). Cambridge University Press. pp.

57. Bødker, S. (2007). It is still a STAR. Erickson, T., McDonald, D. (red.) HCI Remixed.
Reflections on Works That Have Influenced the HCI Community, MIT Press, pp. 49-55.

58. Palen, L. & Bødker, S. (2007). Don’t Get Emotional. In: Peter C., Beale R. (eds.): Affect and
Emotion in Human-Computer Interaction. LNCS, vol. 4868. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 12-22.

59. Bertelsen, O. & Bødker, S. Activity theory (2002). HCI Models, Theories and Frameworks (ed.
John Carroll). Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 291-324.

60. Bertelsen, O. W. & Bødker, S. (2002). Discontinuities. In Floyd, C., Y. Dittrich, R. Klischewski
(eds.) Social thinking - Software Practice. MIT press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 409-424.

61. Bødker, S. & Christiansen, E. (1997). Scenarios as springboards in design. In Bowker, G.,
Gasser, L., Star, S.L. & Turner, W. (eds.), Social science research, technical systems and
cooperative work. Erlbaum, pp. 217-234.

62. Bødker, S. (1996). Applying activity theory to video analysis: How to make sense of video data
in HCI, in Nardi, B. (ed.) Context and consciousness. Activity theory and human computer
interaction, MIT press, pp. 147-174.

63. Bødker, S. (1996). Understanding computer applications in use - a human activity analysis, in P.
Bøgh Andersen, B. Holmquist H. Klein, R. Posner: Signs at work, de Gruyter, pp. 325-348.

64. Bødker, S. & K. Grønbæk (1995) Users and Designers in Mutual Activity- an analysis of
cooperative activities in systems design, in Y. Engeström & D. Middleton (Eds.). Cognition and
Communication at Work, Cambridge University Press, pp 130-158.

65. Bødker, S., Grønbæk, K. and M. Kyng (199). Cooperative design: techniques and experiences
from the Scandinavian scene. In Human-computer interaction, Ronald M. Baecker, Jonathan
Grudin, William A. S. Buxton, and Saul Greenberg (Eds.). Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc.,
San Francisco, CA, USA 215-224.

66. Bannon, L. & Bødker, S. (1991). Beyond the Interface, Encountering Artifacts in Use, in J.
Carroll (ed.). Designing Interaction: Psychological Theory of the Human-Computer Interface.
Cambridge University Press (pp. 227-253).

67. Bødker, S. & Greenbaum, J (1993). Design of Information Systems--Things versus People, in
D. Pain et al: Gendered by design?, Francis & Taylor, pp. 53-63.

68. Bødker, S., Grønbæk, K. & Kyng, M. (1993). Cooperative Design: Techniques and Experiences
from the Scandinavian Scene. In Schuler, D. & Namioka, A. (Eds.). Participatory design.
Principles and practices, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ, pp. 157-76.

69. Grønbæk, K., Grudin, J., Bødker, S. and Bannon, L. (1993). Achieving Cooperative System
Design - shifting from product to process focus. In Schuler, D. & Namioka, A. (Eds.).
Participatory Design: Perspectives of Systems Design. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale,
NJ, pp. 79-98.

70. Bødker, S. & K. Grønbæk (1991). Design in Action: From Prototyping by Demonstration to
Cooperative Prototyping, in Greenbaum, J. & Kyng, M. (eds.). Design at Work: Cooperative
Design of Computer Systems. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (pp. 197-218).

71. Bødker, S., Greenbaum, J. & M. Kyng (1991). Setting the Stage: Workshops and Group
Interaction, in Greenbaum, J. & Kyng, M. (eds.). Design at Work: Cooperative Design of
Computer Systems. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 139-154.


72. Bertelsen, O., Bødker, S., & Kuutti K. (2002) NordiCHI 2002. Proceedings of the Second
Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, October 19-23 Aarhus Denmark. ACM.

73. Bødker, S., Kyng, m. & Schmidt, K. (eds.) ECSCW 99 (1999). Proceedings of The Sixth
European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Kluwer.

74. Bødker, S. (1991). Through the Interface – a Human Activity Approach to User Interface
Design. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Workshops, etc:

75. Bødker, S. Discussion of “Action Research” for

76. Bødker, S. Oral DISCcourse contribution, Thursday, ACM DIS Conference 2010.

77. Schroll, J. Groth, K. & Bødker, S. (2010) Design for Collaboration in Health Care: Experiences
from Highly Specialized Surgical Care in Sweden. CSCW Workshop.

78. Bødker, S. ; Kræmmergaard, P. ; Nyvang, T.; Christiansen, E. (2008). Framework for expanding
e-government: the eGov+ project, SWEG 2008,, nr. 5, København, Danmark, 4. februar 2008 -
5. februar 2008.

79. Aaløkke, S., Bjerrum, E., Bødker, S. & Bechmann Petersen, A. (2005). Gate Keeping or Bridge
Building? - Cooperation, Learning and Boundary Working in a Cross-media Workplace.
OLKOS Trento 2005.

80. Bødker, S. & Christiansen, E., (2002). Lost and Found in Flexibility, IRIS 2002.

81. Bertelsen, O. & Bødker, S. (2002). Interaction through multi-artifacts. In Bagnara, S., Pozzi, S.,
Rizzo, A. & Wright, P. ECCE 11 - Cognition, Culture and Design Eleventh European
Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, Rome: Instituto di scienze e technologie della cognizione
consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, pp. 103-111.

82. Bødker, S., Grønbæk, K. & Mogensen, P (2000). Cooperative Design, article for Encyclopedia
of Library and Information Studies, vol. 67, pp. 108-119.

83. Bødker, S. (1998). The artifacts of boundary crossing in computer systems design. ISCRAT

84. Bertelsen, O. W. & Bødker, S. (1998) Studying programming environments in use: between
principles and praxis. NWPER ' 98 The Eighth Nordic Workshop on Programming Environment
Research, Bergen/Norway, Sunday June 14-Tuesday June 16 1998.

85. Bødker, S. & Petersen, M.G. (1998). Usability work: From snapshot to development of use
ISCRAT 1998.

86. Bødker, S (1996). Mediating technical platforms to support the development of shared work
practices, paper presented at COST 4 workshop: 4th Software Cultures Workshop, Vienna,
November, pp 91-102.

87. Bødker, S. & Mogensen, P. (1993). One woman's job is another man's articulation work - an essay
about the design of computer support for cooperative work. In Robinson, M. & Schmidt, K.
(eds.), Developing CSCW Systems: Design Concepts. Report of the CoTECH WG4, pp. 149-166.

88. Markussen, R. & Bødker S. (1993). Introduction to Special issue of AI & Society, on Gender,
Culture and Technology, AI & Society vol 7. no 4, pp. 275-279.

89. Bødker, S. & Hazell, R. 1992, '"Naturvidenskab mod år 2000" - hvor er kvinderne?', Kvinder,
køn & forskning, vol. 2, pp. 122-125.

90. Bødker, S., Christiansen, E., Lytje, I., Markussen, R. (1992). The Man in the Woman in the
Researcher, Conf. on Gender, Technology and Ethics, Luleå, Sweden, June, pp. 55-63.

91. Bødker, S., Christiansen, E., Ehn, P., Markussen, R., Mogensen, P. & Trigg, R. (1991).
Computers in Context. Report from the AT-project in progress. Arbejdets Udvikling,
Proceedings of NES/SAM, pp. 153-158.

92. Bødker, S. and Greenbaum, J.(1988). A Non-Trivial Pursuit - Systems Development as
Cooperation. J. Kaasbøll, (Ed.), Report of the 11'th IRIS, Røros, Norge, pp. 102-122.

93. Bødker, S. (1987) Prototyping revisited - design with users in a cooperative setting. In P.
Järvinen (ed.) Report of the 10'th IRIS, Vaskievesi, Finland, pp. 71-92

94. Bødker, S. & K. H. Madsen (1986). More or Less Systems Description, in M. Lassen og L.
Mathiassen, ed. Report of the Eighth Scandinavian Research Seminar on Systemeering, Aarhus
Universitet, pp. 57-67.

95. Bødker, S. (1985). UTOPIA and the Design of User Interfaces, in Precedings of the Working
Conference on Development and Use of Computer-based Systems and Tools, University of
Aarhus pp. 109-124.

96. Bødker, S. and J. Hammerskov (1984). ISAC - A Case Study of Systems Description Tools, in
M. Sääksjärvi, ed. Proceedings from the Seventh Scandinavian Research Seminar on
Systemeering, Helsinki, pp. 201-210.

Editorial work (special issues and proceedings):

97. Brodersen, C., Bødker, S. & Klokmose, C.N. (2007). Multiple and Ubiquitous Interaction,

98. Carroll, J.M., Bødker, S., Coughlin, J. (eds.) 2006, Proceedings of the Conference on Designing
Interactive Systems, University Park, PA, USA, June 26-28, 2006, ACM.

99. Baillie, L., Benyon, D. Bødker S. and Macaulay C. (2002). Special issue of Cognition,
Technology and Work - Interacting with Household Technologies

100. Bertelsen, O., Bødker, S., & Kuutti K. NordiCHI 2002. Proceedings of the Second Nordic
Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, October 19-23 Aarhus Denmark. ACM.

101. Special issue of Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (with Olav Bertelsen), 2000.

102. Bødker, S., Kyng, M. & Schmidt, K. (eds.) ECSCW 99. Proceedings of The Sixth European
Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Kluwer 1999.

103. Markussen, R. & Bødker S. (1993). AI & Society, on Gender, Culture and Technology, AI &
Society vol 7. no 4.


Invited keynotes and accepted peer-reviewed panels, posters and workshops at international conferences:

104. Workshop: Scenarios. Organized with Wendy Mackay, CSCW 1994.

105. Bødker, S., Ehn, P., Sjögren, D. Sundblad, Y. (2000). Cooperative design perspectives
on 20 years with “the Scandinavian IT Design Model” in Gulliksen, J. et al. (eds).
NordiCHI 2000. Design vs. design (CD-ROM). Invited keynote.

106. Workshop: Human-Work Interaction in Dynamic Work / A. M. Pejtersen / S. Bodker /
P. B. Andersen Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT'01: Human-Computer Interaction
2001 p.842.

107. Workshop: Pejtersen, A.M., Hertzum, M., Andersen, P.B., and Bødker, S. (2002).
Bridging the Gap between Field Studies and Design. In NordiCHI 2002: Conference
Supplement of the Second Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
(Aarhus, DK, October 19-23), pp. 9-10. University of Aarhus, Aarhus, DK.

108. Panel: Kaptelinin, V., Nardi, B., Bodker, S., Carroll, J.M., Hollan, J., Hutchins, E. &
Winograd, T. Post-cognitive HCI: Second wave theories. Panel presentation and
discussion at ACM CHI 2003: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 6-10.

109. Panel: Bødker, S., Korpela, M., Virkkunen, J., Simonsen, J., Bertelsen, O. (Chair):
Activity theoretical systems analysis and design (ActAD), Nordic Conference on
Activity Theory, ISCAR, Copenhagen, September 2005.

110. Panel: When state-of-the-art technology is not an option (Chair: Susanne Bødker)
Panelists: Milton Villegas Lemus (Costa Rica) Steven Robert Harris (University of
Glamorgan, UK) Yngve Sundblad (KTH Stockholm, Sweden) Discussant: Randy Trigg
(Global Fund for Women)

111. Panel: HCI Knowledge - Fit for Transfer, Share or Co-Construction? With Olav W.
Bertelsen, Tom McEwan, Dag Svanæs, Rob Procter. British HCI conference,
Edinburgh, 2005.

112. Poster: “Mediating the co-production of complex media products”, GROUP 2005, with
Anja Bechmann Petersen.

113. Poster: Bouvin, N.O., Brodersen, C., Bødker, S., Hansen, A., & C. Nylandsted
Klokmose A comparative study of map use. Late-breaking poster, CHI 2006.

114. Panel : Design Quality (led by Alistair Sutcliffe). ACM DIS 2006, June.

115. Invited keynote lecture, NordiCHI 2006. Bødker S., When second wave HCI meets
third wave challenges, Mørch, A., Morgan, K., Bratteteig, T., Ghosh, G., Svanæs, D.
(2006). Proceedings of the 4th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp.

116. Invited keynote lecture with Yngve Sundblad WWCS, May 2007.

117. Invited keynote lecture, International Symposium ACTIVITY 2008, Helsinki, May

118. Workshop, NordiCHI, User Centered Security, with Marianne Graves Petersen & Niels

119. Invited keynote lecture, SigDOC, September 2008. Bødker, S: Design for
reconfiguration, in Costa et al: SigDOC 2008, ACM Press, pp. 263-264.

120. Poster: Bohøj, M, Bødker, S. .Meeting (in) the wild. / In: Proceedings of the 5th
Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2008. Vol. 358 ACM
Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, 2008.

121. Invited Keynote, FISCAR conference, Helsinki 2010.

122. Coventry, L., Mathiasen, N., Bødker, S. et al. (2010) Friend- and Family-based Security
and Privacy Workshop Nordichi 2010.

123. Anderson, S., Borchorst, N.G., Bødker, S., Colineau, N., Dennett, A., Korn, M., Paris,
C. Government and Citizen Engagement, Workshop Communities and Technologies

124. Invited keynote lecture, ECCE August 2011, Rostock.

In preparation full papers

Bødker, S. & Klokmose, C.N. (submitted). Preparing students for (inter)action with the Human-Artifact
Model. For International Journal of Design.

Bødker, S. & Zander, P.O. (submitted) (When) Scandinavian democracy meets Web 2.0, in preparation for Scandinavian Joirnal of Information Systems

Teaching experience

Since 1983:

1. teaching computer science, human computer interaction and system development at
undergraduate and graduate level at University of Aarhus. Since 1998, I have regularly been
teaching undergraduate courses for Multimedia education at University of Aarhus.

2. undergraduate introduction to system development/information systems for 5 years (1987-1991),
developed and taught graduate courses in system development. Teaching this course again from

3. introducing and developing graduate and undergraduate courses in Human-Computer Interaction
and Computer Supported Cooperative Work:

  • From 1998 I have developed and taught an introduction to human-computer interaction for multimedia students together with Olav Bertelsen.
  • Such a course has become compulsory to all first-year computer science students as well. I have developed and taught this course for four years (2004-2007).


I have taught together with a number of guests including Wendy Mackay, Horst Oberquelle, Joan
Greenbaum, Liam Bannon, Mike Robinson, Ellen Christiansen, Leysia Palen, Leigh Star and Geoff
Bowker and with a number of Aarhus colleagues from the Computer Science Department as well as the Department of Information and Media Science.
I participated as student mentor and program committee member of the Siena Design Project 2008, and hosted the Siena Design Project 2010.


  • 38 master theses completed in Computer Science.
  • 5-10 in Multimedia, IT and Organization, Information Science, and diploma theses.
  • 9 PhD theses (main advisor: Jakob Bardram, Christina Nielsen, Marianne Graves Petersen, Ole Sejer
    Iversen, Gunnar Kramp (Aarhus School of Architecture), Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose co-advisor:
    Preben Mogensen, Olav Bertelsen, Brian Bunch Christensen).
  • 4 current PhD students: Niels R. Mathiasen, Morten Bohøj, Nikolaj G. Borchorst, Mathias Korn. I was
    involved in advising 4 additional PhD students in the Centre for Human-Machine Interaction.
  • Advisor to several visiting PhD students (From Canada, England, Norway, Finland. Lately, Pär-Ola
    Zander, Lund, Hans Kyhlbäck, Ronneby, Tanja Svarre, Danmarks Biblioteksskole, Pirjo Näkki, VTT.

Invited lectures, etc. other than major international conferences

Invited lectures at Aalborg University, University of Copenhagen, Danmarks Tekniske Unversitet,
universities in Tokyo (Electro-Communications), Hamburg, Bremen, Lund, Stockholm (KTH), Turku
University/Åbo Akademi Sheffield, Birmingham (Aston), Siena, Stanford, San Diego, Helsinki,
Paderborn, Tampere, Ronneby, Vienna, Limerick, at Norsk Regnesentral, Apple Computers, Institute for Research on Learning, Palo Alto and Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.

Invited lectures at seminars and conferences in Milan, 1985, Statens Humanistiske Forskningsråds
conference on Qualitative Methods, 1988, Gesellshaft für Informatik workshop on Theorie der
Informatik, Burg Bederkesa, October 1989, at track on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2nd
International Conference on Activity Theory, Lahti, Finland 1990, Oksnøen Symposium 1991 on
Knowing and Knowledge: re-specifying the role of formalization, STIMDIS annual meeting, Linköping
1992, 1st conference for Socio-Cultural Research, Madrid, Sept. 15-18, 1992, workshop on 'Artefacts
and Talk in Collaborative Work Activity', workshop on Social science theory, computer technology and
cooperative working, Paris 1993. Invited panel participant Danish HCI-day 2001. Invited lecturer Jao

PhD courses and doctoral colloquia

PhD courses for the Finnish Research Academy, with Reinhard Keil-Slawik, 1994, and PhD course,
Aarhus 1995 with John Bowers, Manchester and John Hughes, Lancaster Universities, with Leigh Star,
Illinois, Aarhus 1998 and with the entire senior staff and scientific advisory board of the Center for
Human-Machine Interaction, Aarhus, 1998. Peter Bøgh-Andersen and others (BRICS2), Aarhus 2006.

Co-organizer of doctoral colloquia at ECSCW ’99, NordiCHI 2000, NordiCHI 2002 and NordiCHI 2004,
ECSCW2007, NordiCHI 2008. Danish HCI-day PhD colloquium, 2001. Senior participant doctoral
colloquium, Interact 2001, NordiCHI 2008.