Welcome to the design research blog of Lise Hansen, PhD Research Fellow at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway.

The PhD project investigates full-body movement as design material in an explorative design process of movement-based digital interactions. The thesis is positioned within the domains of and intersections between digital technology, performance and communication.

The thesis asks the questions: What properties and communicative aspects of human full-body movement visualisations are important when designing for movement-based interactions? How may we inform a design process of movement-based digital interactions? What kind of interactions may be generated by framing movement as a material?

Contact: liseamy (dot) hansen (a)


Hansen, Lise Amy (2013) Making do & Making new – Performative moves into interaction design., 9 (1): 135-151.
Hansen, Lise Amy (In Press) Materialising Movement – Design for movement-based digital interaction.
Hansen, Lise Amy (2011) Full-body movement as material for interaction design. Digital Creativity, 22 (4): 247-262.
Berg, I. T. & Hansen L. A. (eds). (2009). Program to perform: exploring dance and new media, Oslo School of Architecture, Oslo

Sync, available for download here

Conference co-coordinator

ke∂ja Oslo – Dance and New Media, October 2010


Presented ‘Materialising Acts: Exploring movement data for digital interaction through the Sync application’ at Corporeal Computing – A Performative Archaeology of Digital Gesture, organized by School of Arts and Department of Computing, University of Surrey, September 2013.

Presented at IRCAM: Workshop on movement qualities and physical models visualizations. Organized by Ircam-Centre Pompidou and  LIMSI-CNRS, Paris, France, March  2012.

Presented and Participated in an arts & science residency and an international conference at the choreographic centre “O Espaço do Tempo” in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, May 2010.