3 April 2020
Human-centred design – a new guide for architects
Service design researchers at Halmstad University have together with Krook & Tjäder Architects created a guide on how architects can work in a more human-centred way. The guide gives architects tools and methods to better be able to design new houses and urban districts based on the needs and requirements of the citizens.
3 April 2020
New model helps companies become innovative
New research from Halmstad University indicates that two interlinked factors might be crucial for the success of a company: embedded innovation – also known as the process of embeddedness or integration – and dynamics of innovation – also known as the process of balancing between exploration and exploitation.
26 March 2020
Digitalisation – a cultural tool for education
Digitalisation is a game changer – a societal change through and through – comparable to the birth of the printing press, according to Roger Säljö, Guest Professor of Digital Learning at Halmstad University. His main research focus is on how education in schools is affected by digitalisation.
23 March 2020
Anita’s company wants to forge the link between researchers and facts
Researchers constantly need to collect and analyse statistics and data. This requires tools that are often developed specifically for each project, at great expense. Former Halmstad University researcher Anita Sant’Anna has, together with her companion Axel Wolf, started a company to develop a tool to make this both easier and cheaper, avoiding the need to send large amounts of valuable and sensitive data to Apple or Google or any of the other global giants.
20 March 2020
Collaboration and strategy – a winning concept for profile area Smart Cities and Communities
For the second time, the University has put together an annual report with activities and happenings within the profile area Smart Cities and Communities. The 2019 edition includes examples from the past year, and a look into what 2020 will bring.
10 March 2020
User experience and sustainability focus for research on functional surfaces
Martin Bergman, PhD student working at Halmstad University, focuses on material design and smart surfaces, for instance in a research project in cooperation with Volvo interior design, aimed at developing alternative methods of creating chromed plastic surfaces in car interiors.
5 March 2020
Eight new projects within Research for innovation
Just before the end of 2019, Halmstad University received the positive announcement that the Swedish Knowledge Foundation grants more than SEK 37 million for eight new projects within the Knowledge and Competence Center, Research for Innovation. The projects are now underway and the ninth year of the center has begun, with a total of about 80 ongoing research projects within Research for Innovation.
4 March 2020
Research and education powered by the wind
Halmstad University has been conducting education and research on wind power for more than 25 years. Göran Sidén, former Senior Lecturer in Energy Engineering, started one of the very first courses in wind power technology in Sweden in 1994. Today the University is well established within the area.
25 February 2020
Schools and researchers collaborate around digital learning
VR for language development, mother tongue distance education, learning through video-watching, gamification and the local environment as a learning environment for pre-school children. These are some of the activities within the collaboration project FDLIS, Future Digital Learning In School.
18 February 2020
Investing in biogas benefits society
In order to encourage biogas production – an environmentally and economically sustainable alternative to fossil fuels – researchers and PhD students at Halmstad University, in cooperation with farmers in Vessigebro and Falkenberg municipality, conduct a project aimed at furthering the sustainable business model innovation processes in farming businesses.