tom jenkins, ph.d.

Hi! I'm Tom.

I'm a design researcher who combines research-through-design practice with cultural and critical theory to produce speculative electronic devices. This hybrid approach articulates the role that technical systems play in social worlds, and reveals how interaction design can create platforms and systems that support new kinds of social arrangements of people and things—finding uncommon opportunities for ubiquitous computing in everyday life.

I am an associate professor in the Digital Design Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, where I am affiliated with the IxD Lab and the Center for Digital Welfare. I teach the interaction design specialisation for the Masters programme in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies.

My PhD is from the Digital Media program at Georgia Tech, where I studied design research in civic and social contexts as a member of the Public Design Workshop. I hold a Master's degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, and while an undergraduate was a member of the Culturally Embedded Computing research group at Cornell University.

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