In the project Social objects for innovation and learning, we explore the role objects play in our everyday lives, at work and at home, in and through our interaction with other humans.
The project will thus advance our understanding of objects as they feature in actual situations of human activity, by examining how objects are used, created, perceived, attended to, shared and understood across a range of different interactional contexts.
Within the project we will pursue two key interests: how do objects support creativity and collaboration for innovation? And how do objects mediate and support learning and instruction?
Social objects for innovation and learning (SOIL) is a research project funded by VELUX FONDEN and Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding.
The SOIL project commenced in January 2014. It runs for 3 years and will be conducted in cooperation with SDU Design.