Anne-Marie Skriver Hansen is an interaction designer who is interested in the development of sustainable human and interspecies relationships. In her PhD, she found that adults and children were able to non-verbally negotiate music improvisation on-the-fly through game-like electronic music instruments. Through the sound medium she studied the aesthetics of reciprocity and simultaneity - however, other media and cultural traditions can support sustainable human (and interspecies) relationships. Moving from the the field of HCI towards co-design and social innovation, Anne-Marie's current research is focused on designing for relations through the creation of workshop activities that strengthen community practices.
The key phenomena that she explores are: shared awareness, joint attention, we-awareness, joint intentionality, a sense of belonging and shared identity. Key themes in her research are: eco-communities, transition movements, permaculture, indigenous practices and wisdom traditions, human capabilities and resources, social learning and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW).
Anne-Marie is currently involved in the VASE EU project, where she collaborates with researchers from Aarhus University and Technical University of Eindhoven to develop open educational resources for teaching value sensitive design. Hansen is also associated with the Collaborative Future-Making research group at Malmö University.