Hello! I’m Tore. A Copenhagen-based interaction designer working at Topp. 

With an interest to design in-between virtual and physical spaces, I love to explore how we can experience and understand our world anew through design and technology. My work is often done with a focus on aesthetic, speculative and bold expressions, and I work with a lot of mediums, ranging from web to physical installations. Besides that, I feel comfortable with a camera in my hand.

I find myself caught in the middle of a pragmatic and artistic mind-set, where I synthesize new ideas and designs, through prototyping and research. I enjoy experimenting with modern technologies and treat them as design materials to generate and realize ideas. However, as technology and culture is entwined I find it essential to reflect this in a design process. I believe in close collaboration with users and other stakeholders, where qualitative user research is used to inspire, inform and qualify design decisions and transform insights into meaningful experiences.

Contact

Tore Knudsen

toreknudsn@gmail.com

Education

Malmö Högskola K3

Masters of Interaction Design
2016 – 2018

IT-University of Copenhagen

Bachelor of Digital Media & Design
2013 – 2016

Vejle Technical Gymnasium

IT & Communication
2009 – 2012

Experience

Topp Design & Innovation

UX Designer
2019 – present

Practio

Digital Designer
2016 – 2018

Mental Act Studio

Digital Designer & Photographer
2011 – 2012

Awards &
Nominations

STARTS Prize Ars Electronica

Winner of STARTS Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration with Project Alias
2019 May

Fast Company: World Changing Ideas Awards

Finalist in student category with Project Alias
2019 April

IxD Awards Winner

Digital Body Language wins best in category Expressing
2019 February

Fast Company: Innovation by design Awards

Honorable mention in the student category with Pour Reception
2018 September

HACK4GIRLS

Nominated with Pod4Girls @ HACK4GIRLS HACKHATON
2017 November

Exhibitions

Design Society

Exhibition of Project Alias as part of
40 Years of Humanizing Technology
Shenzen, 2019 November – 2020 February

Ars Electronica Festival

Exhibit of Project Alias
Linz, 2019 September – Present

German Spy Museum Berlin

Screening of Project Alias
Berlin, 2018 February – Present

Push conference

Exhibition of Digital Body Language
Munich, 2018 October

NordiCHI 2018

Exhibition of Digital Body Language
Oslo, 2018 October

The Conference

Exhibition of Pour Reception at The Conference
Malmö, 2018 September

CLICK Festival

Exhibition of Pour Reception as a part of the Ubiquitous Futures exhibition by CATCH
Helsingør, 2018 May

TrailerPark Festival Copenhagen

Exhibition of CopenhagenAir
Copenhagen, 2016 July

StormP. Museum

Exhibition of Map of Gamers
Copenhagen, 2015 September – 2016 January

Talks

UBX Conference

Talk about Project Alias
Munich, 2019 October

Service Design Network

Designing for the invisible interface
Copenhagen, 2019 October

IoT Week’19

STARTS Talk on Human Touch AI
Århus, 2019 June

Privacy Online – Human & Legal Solutions

Talk and Panel discussion
Copenhagen, 2019 April

Processing Community Day

Lightning talk with Victor Permild
Copenhagen, 2019 February

Coldfront community day

Talk at GDG Meetup: Machine learning as a design tool
Copenhagen, 2018 November

Selected Press

Forbes

Stop Google And Amazon Speakers From Eavesdropping With This Brilliant DIY Device
2019 Januar

Yanko Design

THIS LITTLE SPEAKER-CAP HACKS YOUR SMART SPEAKER TO GIVE YOU BACK YOUR PRIVACY
2019 Januar

Spiegel Online

Dieses Bastelset soll vor Lauschangriffen schützen
2019 Januar

The Verge

This project hacks Amazon Echo and Google Home to protect your privacy
2019 Januar

Politiken

Når tech-giganterne ikke skal lytte med: Bjørn og Tore har opfundet en Google-parasit
2019 February

Gizmodo

Project Alias is a Weird ‘Parasite’ That Gloms Onto Alexa to Increase Privacy
2019 Januar

Digital Trends

Project Alias is a ‘smart parasite’ that stops smart speakers from listening
2019 Januar

Fast Company

This is the first truly great Amazon Alexa and Google Home hack
2019 Januar

Resumé

Radio på vattenvågor
2018 October

CreativeApplication

Pour Reception – Water as a digital (material) interface
2018 February

Fast Company

Stand Aside, Alexa And Siri: You Control This Stereo With Water
2018 February

Arduino Blog

PHYSICALLY MIX DIGITAL COLORS WITH COLORWISE
2017 August

HACKADAY

Colorwise – A hypnotising interactive art piece for visualising color theory
2017 August

UFUNK

Dark Nature – Photographs by Tore Knudsen
2017 August

Living Archives Research Project

Publication of StoryMap: Designing co-archiving practices for refugees in Malmö
2017 June