Who is Alisan?


I am a design researcher, facilitator, & public speaker who lives in Copenhagen. I am a senior user research lead at Novo Nordisk A/S where I study behaviours and attitudes of people managing chronic diseases.  I am also a research advisor for the Copenhagen Institute of Neurocreativity and a regular guest editor of Touchpoint – The Journal of Service Design. He is a member of the Design Research Society and the Interaction Design Association. He is a mentor at the Information Architecture Association

What does he do?


I support growth by servicing creative professionals. I've lived and worked in San Francisco, New York, Atlanta and Copenhagen where I performed duties as a researcher, creative director, department leader and educator. 

What does he research?


  • Healthcare user experience
  • Interdisciplinary humanities education
  • Methods in design research methods
  • Design Education for professionals with non-design backgrounds