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Erik Grönvall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark
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Physical Computing
IT University
Bachelor level

2018
2017

Physical Computing focus on educating the students in physical interaction modalities and concepts, learning fundamental electronics and programming of micro-controllers (Atmel AVR). At the end of the course, the students have to make an interactive Physical Computing project based upon a specific theme.

Co-Design and qualitative methods
IT University
Bachelor level

2018
2017
2016
2015

Co-design theory, methods and practice combined into one 15 ECTS course. The students learn about co-design and work with co-design cases together with industry or other external partners.

Service Design
IT University
Master level

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013

This is a 12,5 ECTS course that follows after an introductory course to Service Design where the students learn about services, blueprints, user journeys, etc. Together with two external lecturers, I taught the course Service Design in the fall 2013. From 2014 I'm the course manager and teach the larger part of this course. About 60 students follow the course. The course cover topics related to Service Design such as sustainability, user experience, appropriation and unintended use of products and services.

Advanced Physical Computing
Aarhus University
Bachelor level

2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

The course follows after a course in interaction design. APC focus on educating the students in physical interaction modalities and concepts, learning fundamental electronics and programming of micro-controllers (Atmel AVR). At the end of the course, the students have to make an interactive Physical Computing project based upon a specific theme.

Some of the students were featured in UNIvers, the university 'newspaper' with their course project (the 2010 edition).

Participatory Design
Aarhus University
Master level
Course responsible: Prof. Morten Kyng.

2012

The course focused on Participatory Design. The history of PD, methods such as scenarios, personas and Wizard of Oz techniques together with recent development within PD. This includes PD with weak and ill users in their private homes. The students do a project to try out a PD project of their own.

Physical Computing
Università degli studi di Siena and Arsnova
Master-level

2008
2006

The course gives the students an overview of how to design and build physical and interactive objects. The students will learn how to use small micro controllers in their design work. The course is an introduction to the field of physical computing where the students define interaction models and conduct experiments with micro controllers, sensors, actuators and small electronic circuits building the foundation for different real world installations.

Prototipazione e Produzione Web
(Web Prototyping and Production)
Università degli studi di Siena
Master level

2007-2008

A course that aims at providing students with a minimum base of what the web is, how it works and how to prototype and develop web content, based upon for example an web 2.0 architecture. They also have to install and set up a web and database server, learn and use PHP, MySql (Sql) and setup a CMS (Drupal).

Progettazione ad Oggetti
(Planning with Objects)
Università degli studi di Siena
Bachelor level

2007 - 2008
2006 - 2007
2005 - 2006

During the course, students gets familiar with the concept of object oriented development through UML and Java. The students learn about the basics of computer languages (e.g. variables and methods) and how Object Oriented development works, using Java as the main tool. After the course the students are expected to have acquired sufficient knowledge to project and implement simple java programs that solve real life situations and problems.

Design di ambienti tecnologici per la comunicazione
(Design of ambient technologies for communication)
Università degli studi di Sassari
Teaching assistent, Master level

2006-2007

The course teaches the foundations of Interaction Design and takes an interdisciplinary approach on the subject. The students study a broad range of Interaction Design theory and mix this with hands-on assignments. At the end of the course, groups of students will present a project that they have developed. Here field studies, participatory design and different creative methods have been part of a toolbox to aid the students in their work.

Siena Design Project
Royal University of Technology, Sweden
University of Limrick, Ireland
University of Aarhus, Denmark
Domus Acadamy, Italy
Università degli studi di Siena, Italy

2007-2008
2006-2007
2005-2006

Siena Design Project (SDP) is an annual event where students from different European universities and institutions present their design work. During the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions I have been part of the internal organization and evaluation committee together with for example: Liam Bannon (IDC-UL/Ireland), Yngve Sundblad (KTH/Sweden), Harry Saddler (NASA, United States), Susanne Bödker (Aarhus/Denmark), Antonio Rizzo, Patrizia Marti (Unisi, Italy) and Claudio Moderini (Domus Academy, Italy). I have supervised Italian students before and during the SDP.

Workpackage Responsible
Master Universitario di primo Livello
Università degli studi di Siena and Arsnova
Master-level

2005-2006

During the spring 2006 I was a WP responsible in the Master programme 'Communication Designer' at 'Arsnova', Siena in collaboration with the University of Siena. The aim for my WP was to aid in the development of physical, interactive prototypes based on concepts developed previously during the Master programme. The focus was on the physical construction of the prototypes and to integrate micro controllers and other hardware to construct required functionality. The WP had a duration of 1 month.