Jette Seiden Hyldegård

Jette Seiden Hyldegård

Associate Professor

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    Primary fields of research

    My research focuses on human interactions and behaviors related to use and access to information. What experiences and understandings arise, for example, during information interaction in design processes, in research processes, in groups and teams or in connection with the information needs of everyday life.
    I am also interested in how conceptual models and frameworks in relation to research and design processes can contribute to people's information interaction and use, as well as how we can study information behavior in these processes.
    I primarily study learning environments and students' information interaction and behavior in that context among others

    Keywords: Human and user oriented information studies, Human information interactions, Information seeking models and behaviour, Sense-making, Information literacy, Life transitions (e.g.  International students), Knowledge creation in cluster supervision, Value creation in design processes about/for/via entrepreneurship.

    Member of the section and research group: Information Science & Technologies (IS&T).

    Studies and projects (in selection)

    • Information behavior and everyday life transitions
      International research collaboration with a focus on people's information needs and search behavior in connection with the identity changing life transitions. Keywords: "information avoidance".
      Project (2020-)

    • Knowledge creation in groups - group supervision from a student perspective.
      The project is carried out in collaboration with associate professor Hanne Nexø Jensen, University of Copenhagen,  and follows groups af master students at the University of Copenhagen while they are writing their thesis.

      Project (2019-)
    • Innovation and entrepreneurship across universities
      The focus of this project was to generate knowledge and insight for the development of a course (10ECTS) on innovation and entrepreneurship for teachers and head of studies at the University of Copenhagen and University of Southern Denmark. The project is a collaboration between the two universities and is funded by the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship.
      Project (2020-2021)

    • International students' information behaviour abroad in an everyday life information seeking perspective (ELIS).
      This research is carried out in collaboration with professor Morten Hertzum, University of Copenhagen.
      Project (2015- 2018)
    • Educational leaders' information behaviour and preferences.
      Project (2015-2017)

    • Use of social media for information seeking

    •  User study and evaluation of three Norwegian Web tutorials for Information Literacy (IL) at 6 Higher Education Instiitutions in Norway (funded).
      Project (2010 - 2011)
    • Between myth and reality - a pilot study of Danish secondary school pupils' information seeking and practice (case: a Danish secondary school)
      Project (2009-2010)

    • Between individual and group - an investigation of group members' information behaviour in a study context (ph.d.-projekt). 
      Project (2001-2006)


    • Information behaviour
    • Information literacy
    • Digital competence
    • Design thinking and entrepreneurship
    • Usability and HCI
    • Project orientered processes (e.g. internship)
    • Qualitative methods 


    To students
    Before you start working on your assignment, project or thesis it can be useful to know how I see and understand my role as supervisor. I have described that in a 'supervision letter' including what you can expect from me and vice versa. You are welcome to request the supervision letter (just send me an email). At our first meeting we talk about how we should collaborate and agree on a plan for how to proceed. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding supervision.


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