Technological Transformations in Private, Public and Community Organizations


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of this project is to apply Techno-Anthropological theories and methods to gain insight into digital transformation’s key processes and to identify drivers and barriers for responsible innovation. In this project you should choose a technology that possesses these critical potentials, e.g. touching and shaping our physical and perceptual being in the world. The problem statement is prepared in collaboration with a company or a public organization. This module is anchored in the Research group of Techno-Anthropology & Participation, Department of Planning.  

Learning objectives


  • explain theories and methods used in studies of digital transformations.  
  • explain historical and contemporary needs and uses of a specific technology.  
  • categorize technical datasets in transformational perspective. 
  • communicate existing knowledge on interdisciplinary project work in groups. 


  • portray and critical evaluate the theoretical and conceptual landscape of Techno-Anthropology and link it to digital transformations.   
  • identify drivers for responsible digital transformation, planning and implementation. 
  • Identify relevant digital platforms in specific digital transformations.  
  • critically reflect on own analysis and group dynamics.


  • apply qualitative methods in studies of digital transformation and implementation.  
  • communicate complex technological knowledge and practice.  
  • make use of the diversities presented in the project group and reflect on the impact on the work processes in problem-based and project-oriented work. 

Type of instruction

Project module. Please refer to § 17 of the curriculum about the structure and content of the programme.



Name of examTechnological Transformations in Private, Public and Community Organizations
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTeknologiske transformationer i private, offentlige og samfundsmæssige organisationer
Module codeTBTANK22101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design