Workshop: Knowing Things 6-7 October 2014

Knowing things: objects, knowledge and interaction workshop, 6-7 October 2014

The project Social Objects for Innovation and Learning hosted an international workshop, from 6-7 October 2014, with the theme ‘Knowing things: Objects, knowledge and interaction’. The 25 participants came from across Denmark and Europe. Presentations explored how people can ‘know things’, for what objects are, and can do, for example in how they are handled, perceived, responded to, or imagined. Presentations also considered how objects themselves can be understand and treated, through their features, affordances, or design, as somehow knowing, or as requiring or impacting understanding for activity, experience, and interaction.
A publication of collected studies is now being prepared from the workshop. The workshop convenor and contact is Maurice Nevile (


Detailed PROGRAM can be downloaded here

ABSTRACTS can be downloaded as pdf here


Béatrice Arend (University of Luxembourg)
Laurens Boer (University of Southern Denmark)
Agnese Caglio (University of Southern Denmark)
Dennis Day (University of Southern Denmark)
Brian Due (University of Copenhagen)
Anna Ekström (Linköping University)
Kerstin Fischer (University of Southern Denmark)
Pierre Fixmer (University of Luxembourg)
Spencer Hazel (Roskilde University)
Jeanette Landgrebe (University of Southern Denmark)
Tine Larsen (University of Southern Denmark)
Oskar Lindwall (University of Gothenburg)
Rachael Luck (Open University)
Nicholas Hedegaard Mikkelsen
Robb Mitchell (University of Southern Denmark)
Kristian Mortensen (University of Southern Denmark)
Maurice Nevile (University of Southern Denmark)
Mie Femø Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)
Karola Pitsch (University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen)
Pirkko Raudaskoski (Aalborg University)
Christina Samuelsson (Linköping University)
Patrick Sunnen (University of Luxembourg)
Burak Tekin (Newcastle University)
Anna Vallgårda (IT University of Copenhagen)
Johannes Wagner (University of Southern Denmark)


10:00 – 10:15 WELCOME
10:15 – 10:45 PAPER Maurice Nevile
10:45 – 11:15 PAPER Anna Vallgårda
11:15 – 11:30 Short break
11:30 – 12:30 Data sessions
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH BREAK
13:30 – 14:00 PAPER Oskar Lindwall
14:00 – 14:30 PAPER Kerstin Fischer
14:30 – 15:00 PAPER Pirkko Raudaskoski
15:00 – 15:15 Short break
15:15 – 16:15 Data sessions
16:15 – 16:45 PAPER/DEMONSTRATION Laurens Boer
16:45 – 17:00 DISCUSSION Led by Dennis Day

09:00 – 09:15 WELCOME
09:15 – 09:45 PAPER Mie Femø Nielsen
09:45 – 10:15 PAPER Burak Tekin
10:15 – 10:45 PAPER Rachael Luck
10:45 – 11:00 Short break
11:00 – 12:00 Data sessions
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 14:00 Data sessions
14:00 – 14:15 Short break
14:15 – 14:45 PAPER Pierre Fixmer, Béatrice Arend, Patrick Sunnen
14:45 – 15:15 DISCUSSION Led by Johannes Wagner
15:15   End