Nis Bornoe -


Page last updated: February 12, 2017

Welcome to the digital home of Nis Bornoe. I am a PhD Fellow at Aalborg University, Denmark, and part of the Research Centre for Socio-Interactive Design at the Department of Computer Science. My occasionally updated blog can be found at

Upcoming and ongoing activities
  • February 2017: Starting teaching activities, four group supervisions.
  • January 2017: External examinator in the project courses "Informatics/Information technology 1" & "Interaction Design 1".
  • August 2016: External examinator in the courses "Design and Evaluation of User Interfaces" & "Systems Analysis and Design".
  • July 13, 2016: Vist @ Music Group Innovation, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • June 2016: External examinator in the courses "Design and Evaluation of User Interfaces" & "Systems Analysis and Design".
  • February 3, 2016: @ InfinIT - UX og/eller usability?, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • January & February 2016: Participating in nine exams.
  • November 17, 2015: Vist @ Radiometer, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • September 1, 2015: Starting teaching activities, 6 group supervisions and TA in one course.
  • April 18 - 23, 2015: @ CHI 2015, Seoul, South Korea.
  • March 18, 2015: @ InfinIT - SummIT 2015, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • February 18, 2015: External examiner, Introduction to programming.
  • February 1, 2015: Starting teaching activities, TA in "Designing and Evaluating User Interfaces".
  • January 2015: Participating in 11 exams.
  • December 18, 2014: Vist @ Radiometer, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • October 26 - 30, 2014: @ NordiCHI 2014, Helsinki, Finland.
  • September 15 - 18, 2014: @ HCSE 2014, Paderborn, Germany.
  • September 1, 2014: Starting teaching activities, 8 group supervisions and TA in two courses.
My profile

I characterize myself as a qualitative Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher and have a multidisciplinary background covering computer science, psychology, cognitive science and information systems. My general research subject is usability engineering. Currently I'm looking into how usability engineering is conducted “in the wild” in industry. The purpose is to (hopefully) better bridge academia with industry by investigating how academic research can be made more accessible and useable to practitioners. I have in the past worked with qualitative studies of social media, mainly social networking services.

Recent Blog Posts

  • A few words about selling UX
    April 30, 2017

    A while ago I attended a seminar about the differences and similarities between usability and UX and not least the problems of understanding, separating, and combining the two into something specific. During this seminar, a problem discussed among the practitioners was how to sell UX. There are a number of challenges when presenting and selling […]

  • BunnyCDN review
    March 10, 2017

    BunnyCDN (affiliate link) is a low-cost unmanaged content delivery network (CDN) service. Setting up the service and implementing the CDN into your website is an easy procedure, especially if you already understand the basics of a CDN.  BunnyCDN is one of the cheapest available CDN providers charging $0.01/GB for US and European traffic, and $0.03/GB for Asian and Oceanian […]

  • Madeira life
    October 31, 2016

    A few pictures from my life here at Funchal, Madeira.