Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology

  • Rendsburggade 14

    9000 Aalborg


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The department for Architecture, Design, and Media Technology is a multi campus department with branches in Aalborg, Copenhagen and Esbjerg. In Aalborg the department has all of its four main subjects ArchitectureUrban Design,Industrial Design, and Media Technology represented whereas in Copenhagen and Esbjerg its concentrates on Media Technology with cross-over to Architecture and Learning. The department holds 140 researchers and PhD students and participate in a wide range of national and international projects. It provides teaching to over 1500 students at the three branches. The department is headed by Professor Hans Jørgen Andersen who has background within media technology.

The department is unique in the Danish context as it collects disciplines within architecture, design, media and technology under one roof providing the foundation for a powerful new field of research and development of competence within the field of technology and design with a human focus. 

The department's vision is to utilize and investigate the interplay between creativity and technology for development of new growth areas in research and education directed towards the user or participants. The developed new architecture, urban design, products, and media solutions with the user or participants in focus address future societal challenges regarding development of sustainable and attractive ways of living. The impact on the physical environment and user interaction will be subjects for investigation, paving the way for new technologies and solutions that take the user experience fully into account. The ambition is to deliver excellent human centred technology research.

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Wind turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Denmark Social Sciences
Virtual reality Engineering & Materials Science
Controllers Engineering & Materials Science
learning Social Sciences
Robots Engineering & Materials Science
Acoustic waves Engineering & Materials Science
Costs Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 1997 2028

Research Output 1978 2021

Applied Urban Design: A Contextually Responsive Approach

Black, P., Martin, M., Sonbli, T. E. & Phillips, R., 2021, (In preparation) Routledge. 364 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

urban design

A Step Back from Reality: Sound and Presence in Computer Games and Other Worlds

Grimshaw-Aagaard, M. N., 2021, (Submitted) The Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music. Fritsch, M. & Summers, T. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Conceptualising temporary use amongst development and regeneration processes: A model applied to the development industry in two British Cities

Martin, M., 2020, (In preparation) In : Journal of Urban Design.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Development process


Visiting Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, School of Architecture

Runa T. Hellwig (Recipient), 21 Mar 2049

Prize: Honorary prizes and appointments


European Alliance for Innovation Recognised Fellow

Anthony Lewis Brooks (Recipient), 6 Jul 2019

Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

professional society

Activities 1990 2022

Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF) (External organisation)

Kathrine Vitus (Member)
1 Jan 202212 Dec 2022

Activity: MembershipsBoard duties in companies, associations, or public organisations

Nordic Journal of Social Research (NJSR) (Journal)

Kathrine Vitus (Editor)
2022 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewJournal editorResearch

Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF) (External organisation)

Kathrine Vitus (Member)
1 Jan 202112 Dec 2022

Activity: MembershipsBoard duties in companies, associations, or public organisations

Press / Media

Komfort eller miljø? Hold på dine hårde hvidevarer

Michael Søgaard Jørgensen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Vedligehold dine vinduer og undgå træk

Søren Aggerholm


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Anbragte på døgninstitutioner og opholdssteder føler skam

Anne-Kirstine Mølholt


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media


Co-creation of Knowledge

Vibeke Andersson (Participant), Helene Balslev Clausen (Participant)

Impact: Social impact, Cultural impact, Other impact

Cuba and Sustainable Tourism Development

Helene Balslev Clausen (Participant)

Impact: Cultural impact, Social impact, Public policy impact


Virtual reality
Acoustic waves
Haptic interfaces
Augmented reality
Patient rehabilitation