The talent programme combines professors from three research disciplines:
[design cultures] Nordic ideas of forms and values.
[participatory innovation] Collaborative process of designing.
[design management] Strategy and practice of Scandinavian management.
Professor of User-Centered Design, research director of SDU Design Re- search Centre. Jacob is an engineer with 10 years of corporate experience before taking up chair with SDU.
Professor of Design Cultures. Educat- ed an art historian, Anders now heads the most prominent research pro- gramme on Design Culture in Den- mark - at SDU.
Poul Rind Christensen
Professor of Innovation and Design Management. As a business economist, Poul is a major contributor to small business research and is former Head of Research at Kolding School of Design.
Assistant professor of Participatory Innovation. Line is an organizational psychologist. After 5 years as a management coach, she completed her PhD on Newcomer Innovation.
Jette Lykke Jensen
Assistant Professor of Design Cultures. With her background in con- temporary design culture studies Jette is currently researching design for leisure.
Assistant professor of Design Management. Pia graduated in management and does her research in design integration in small and medium-sized companies.