The Homepage of Nis Bornoe


Page updated: January 3, 2020

Welcome to the digital home of Nis Bornoe. I am a research assistant at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Department of Digital Design. My occasionally updated blog can be found at

Upcoming and ongoing activities
  • January 2019: Internal examiner in the project courses "Informatics/Information technology 1", "Computer Science 1", and "Computer Science 3."
  • February 2018: Starting teaching activities, five group supervisions in Informatics/Information Technology.
  • January 2018: Internal examiner in the project course "Informatics/Information technology 1".
  • November 2017: Internal examiner in the course "Entrepreneurship".
  • October 2017: Starting teaching activities, three group supervisions.
  • February 2017: Starting teaching activities, four group supervisions.
  • January 2017: Internal examiner in the project courses "Informatics/Information technology 1" & "Interaction Design 1".
  • 2016: Visiting MITI.
  • August 2016: Internal examiner in the courses "Design and Evaluation of User Interfaces" & "Systems Analysis and Design".
  • July 13, 2016: Vist @ Music Group Innovation, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • June 2016: Internal examiner 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, six 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: Internal 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, eight 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

  • Password protecting static sites
    May 20, 2020

    Static websites have recent years gained popularity again. While there are a lot of advantages of static sites in comparison to dynamic sites a common problem is how to password protect parts of or a whole static website. Is it possible to password protect a static site? The short answer is no, this is not […]

  • BuyShared 2020 Review
    May 18, 2020

    Back in 2016, I moved a couple of websites to the hosting provider FranTech Solutions using the BuyShared brand for their shared hosting services. FranTech Solutions is a Canadian based company also known for its VPS brand BuyVM. Since I have been a customer for more than four years, I decided it was time to […]

  • See which Cloudflare point of presence you are connecting to
    April 25, 2020

    All domains proxied through Cloudflare have a special Cloudflare directory located at (going to this directory will return a 404 error.) This directory is used for hosting Cloudflare apps. A special app is called ‘Trace’ and is located at Trace is “installed” by default (it is not listed as an installed Cloudflare app […]