Mads Vedel Jensen


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Mads Vedel Jensen is professor at University of Southern Denmark. His work is based on research in Interaction Design at the SPIRE Center, which is a part of the Mads Clausen Institute at Alsion in Sønderborg. More precisely he research in tangible interaction, which is an area that examines more of the human skills and senses than the interaction with the mouse, screen and keyboard that we are used to. He has been looking a lot at “skilled practice”, i.e. adroit and well executed “practical” work, as an inspiration to the design of new interaction. Additionally, he teach the following courses: ”Mechatronic” ,” Interaction Design” and ”IT Product Design”.

His academic background consists of a Bachelor in Industrial Design from Højer Design College, a Master in IT Product Design and a Ph.D. - both fom the Madsen Clausen Institute, Denmark.

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Buur, Jacob, Jensen, Mads Vedel, Djajadiningrat, Tom (2004): Hands-only scenarios and video action walls: novel methods for tangible user interaction d. In: Proceedings of DIS04: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2004, . pp. 185-192.

Jensen, Mads Vedel (2007): A physical approach to tangible interaction design. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction , 2007, . pp. 241-244.

Jensen, Mads Vedel, Buur, Jacob, Djajadiningrat, Tom (2005): Designing the user actions in tangible interaction. In: Bertelsen, Olav W., Bouvin, Niels Olof, Krogh, Peter Gall, Kyng, Morten (eds.) Proceedings of the 4th Decennial Conference on Critical Computing 2005 August 20-24, 2005, Aarhus, Denmark. pp. 9-18.

Jensen, Mads Vedel, Stienstra, Marcelle A. (2007): Making sense: interactive sculptures as tangible design material. In: Koskinen, Ilpo, Keinonen, Turkka (eds.) DPPI 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces August 22-25, 2007, Helsinki, Finland. pp. 255-269.