Last week we held a joint research seminar with DNV GL and AHO. It marks the first research event of the agreement signed between the two parties in 2013. On the agenda was presentation of the current research collaboration project Ocean Concept Generator, presentation of the design research approach to maritime innovation and workshop to identify new joint research activities. The next event is planned for the fall 2014. This will be an arena for sharing, networking and discussing maritime research agendas among researchers of DNV GL and AHO.
Marianne Støren Berg
Marianne Støren Berg is senior innovation manager and research strategist. She is working on the development of strategic areas within design research at AHO, and is now full time occupied with establishing the Maritime Research Laboratory.
With a genuine dedication for design thinking and user centric innovation, she has held various roles within research, design consultancy and industry over the last 20 years.
Prior to joining the team at AHO, she worked with change management and advicing within innovation at Telenor. She was directly responsible for implementing a design driven and customer centric innovation process.
She co-founded the Oslo-based award-winning consultancy KODE Design. It earned a position as a leading firm within customer centric innovation in Norway and worked with clients such as Tandberg Telecom, Scandinavian Business Seating/HÅG, Jordan and Tine.
Marianne holds a PhD in innovation processes and workshops. She enjoys sharing her experience within customer centric innovation, design strategy, design management, service design, design research and participatory design methods. Frequently she holds seminars, is lecturing, is jurying and contributes to the design field with publications in books and articles.