Lone Malmborg

Lone Malmborg

Head of Department

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Building: 4F11-4T03

Phone: +45 72185023

Information Desk: 72185000

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Lone Malmborg

Head of Department

  • Digital Design
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Phone: +45 72185023




I am an Associate Professor and head of Digital Design Department at the IT University of Copenhagen. I am a member of the Interaction Design Research Group. I hold a MSc in Computer Science and Danish Literature and Language from Roskilde University 1990. In 1995 I received a PhD in Computer Science / Informatics from Copenhagen Business School.

My current research focuses on interaction design in the area of welfare technology, and more specifically design related to social aspects of ageing. 2014 to 2017 I was the scientific coordinator of the EU/AAL project Give&Take – Designing a reciprocal exchange service for a good and engaged senior life. Recently, I participated in two research projects SeniorInteraction, and the LevVel Mødestedet also focusing on design in the area of ageing. My research agenda generally focuses on Interaction Design for a Good Life.

I was a co-editor of Digital Creativity 1998-2015. Further, I was an appointed member of the Danish Disability Council 2011-2015. My agenda here was to work for co-design and participation when designing services and technology in the area of disability and rehabilitation.

Before joining ITU, I developed and headed a study program in interaction design at Malmö University, K3, Sweden and established and headed the research group Creative Environment at K3.


Bodies, embodiment and ubiquitous computing

Schick, L. & Malmborg, L., Mar 2010, In: Digital Creativity. 21, 1, p. 63-69 6 p.

Collaboration and Community: Foreword

Tuomola, M., Edmonds, E. & Malmborg, L., 2012, In: Digital Creativity. 23, 2

Mobilizing Senior Citizens in Co-Design of Mobile Technology

Malmborg, L., Gronvall, E., Messeter, J., Raben, T. & Werner, K., 1 Sep 2016, In: International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction. 8, 4, p. 42-67 26 p.

Reframing design culture and aging

Subasi, Ö., Malmborg, L., Fitzpatrick, G. & Östlund, B., 2014, In: interactions. 21, 2, p. 70-73 4 p.

Scripting: an exploration of designing for participation over time with communities

Huybrechts, L., Hendriks, N., Yndigegn, S. L. & Malmborg, L., 16 Jan 2018, In: CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts. p. 17-31

PC'en bejler til dig: Ældre vil gerne gå nye it-veje, men tilbudene passer ikke til behov og ønsker

Malmborg, L., Apr 2013, In: Aeldre Sagen Nu. 2013, April

Living Labs as a Methodological Approach to Universal Access in Senior Design

Winthereik, J. C. T., Malmborg, L. & Andersen, T. B., 2009, In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science. p. 174 183 p.

Location-Based Services and Privacy in Airports

Hansen, J. P., Alapetite, A. P. B., Andersen, H. B., Malmborg, L. & Thommesen, J., 2009, In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science. p. 168-181 12 p.

Co-designing Senior Interaction

Malmborg, L., Brandt, E. & Binder, T., 2010.

Democratic design experiments: Between laboratory and parliament

Ehn, P., Brandt, E., Halse, J., Binder, T., Messeter, J., Malmborg, L., Hillgren, P-A., Lee, Y., Light, A., Rizzo, F. & Mattelmäki, T., 16 Jun 2014.

Lost in Translation: Inscriptions of the Elderly in Concept-Driven Design of Welfare Technology: Position paper for Emerging Technologies for Healthcare and Aging Workshop, CHI 2012, Austin, TX, USA, May 5, 2012

Ertner, S. M. & Malmborg, L., 2012.

Methodology for designing, implementing and evaluating assistive mobility technology to enable the social inclusion and independence needs of an ageing population

Morrison, A. J., Andersen, H. J., Malmborg, L., Witzner Hansen, D. & Knudsen, L., 2011. 7 p.

Trust is other people

Luckner, N., Werner, K., Subasi, Ö., Fitzpatrick, G., Malmborg, L. & Messeter, J., 27 Feb 2016.

What can Design Laboratories do?

Binder, T., Malmborg, L., Hillgren, P-A., Messeter, J., Lee, Y. & Thinyane, M., 2 Sep 2013.

Writing participatory design: a workshop on interpreting, accounting and novel forms of reporting

Light, A., Malmborg, L., Messeter, J., Brandt, E., halse, J. & Hillgren, P-A., 15 Aug 2016.

Borgernes viden er guld værd

Byskov Bøtkjær, T., Malmborg, L. & Sigbrand, L., 19 Dec 2012, In: Frederiksborg Amts Avis.

En Social Teknologi

Malmborg, L., May 2013, In: Social Fokus, Aeldre. Maj 2013

Viden guld værk

Byskov Bøtkjær, T., Sigbrand, L. & Malmborg, L., 19 Dec 2012, In: Nordjyske Stiftstidende.

Velfærdsteknologi – Hvem designer vi for?

Ertner, S. M. & Malmborg, L., 2013

Knud Sørensen digter og fortæller

Malmborg, L., 8 Dec 2014

Elderly’s everyday practices as a design approach: Workshop at NordiCHI 2012, 14-17 October 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark

Malmborg, L., Binder, T. & Brandt, E., 2013

Tænk deleøkonomien ind i velfærdsstaten

Kickbusch, J. & Malmborg, L., 5 Nov 2015

Books and book chapters


Co-health: INP Connected & Co-designed health Deadlines

Yasuoka , M., Malmborg, L., Christiansson, J., Grönvall, E., Yndigegn, S. L., Isomursu, M. & Sommer, A.

Udvikling af jobrettede IT-kurser for ledige højtuddannede med IT-kompetencer eller tilsvarende kompetencer

Malmborg, L., Moos, H. & Dorph Hansen, I. V.



Participation in council, board, committee and network

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