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2-Sustaynia

The 2-SUSTAYNIA project (pronounced ‘to su-stay-nia’), should be understood as an urgently needed pre-project to bring us towards a more flourishing international design research domain of sustainability and ‘development’. Or in other words, it intends to underpin and reinforce what we at IDE are aiming for in our strategically established research domain ‘Sustaynia’ (see separate project description).

Date:
01.01.2013 -> 31.12.2013
Project leader:
Håkan Edeholt
Project type
Pilot

3D Search

One of the current challenges we face in living and working in a ‘digital age’ is how to manage vast sets of information and exchange. Increasingly, these are needing to be seen in relation to one another, and in and as products and services that are connected to contexts and processes of use.3D Search looks specifically at how we might investigate further tackling the design and use of temporal and spatially realised and served information and communication.

Project leader:
Andrew Morrison
Themes:
Futures|Interactions
Approaches:
Discursive|Experimental
Project type
Pilot

AT-ONE

Service Design is emerging as a new design domain in which design is used to create new value in the service sector. The AT-ONE project develops a process, methods and tools for service design and investigates their contribution to research in Service Design

Date:
01.11.2011 -> 31.12.2011
Project leader:
Simon Clatworthy
Themes:
Services
Approaches:
Consultative
Project type
Applied research

Between the Tag and the Screen

This is project is a PhD study under the Touch project. It investigates how RFID may be used by interaction designers to create innovative user experiences. The goal is to create a framework for understanding RFID in context of interaction design practice.

Date:
01.08.2006 -> 01.08.2010
Project leader:
Kjetil Nordby
Themes:
Interactions
Approaches:
Experimental
Project type
PhD

Brand Innovation in Service Design

The importance of the brand has been recognized in both literature and practice. Brands makes promisses which should be delivered to the customer through touch points. Based on the concept of semantic transformation, this projects proposes to address the research gap in the development of brand based service experiences.

 

Date:
01.09.2011 -> 31.08.2014
Project leader:
Mauricy Filho
Themes:
Services
Approaches:
Consultative
Project type
PhD

C-SAN Futures

There are increasing calls from the global climate change research community for new strategies for translating knowledge into action. Unfortunately, the Climate Change research communities seem to be alone in really understanding the magnitude of the problem and how the windows of opportunity to address the issue are closing in before our very eyes. C-SAN Futures addressed designerly strategies for scaling up climate change approaches in South Africa and Norway. It’s part of a network collaboration between the CDR at AHO and the Faculty of Informatics and Design at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

Date:
01.04.2014 -> 31.12.2016
Project leader:
Håkan Edeholt
Themes:
Cultures|Ecologies|Futures
Approaches:
Discursive|Experimental
Project type
Network

Communicating Movement

This thesis research makes a case for full-body movement as a creative material in  explorative design processes of movement-based digital interactions. The thesis is positioned within the domains of and intersections between digital technology, performance and communication.

Date:
01.08.2008 -> 01.08.2013
Project leader:
Lise Amy Hansen
Themes:
Cultures|Interactions
Approaches:
Critical|Experimental
Project type
PhD

Concept simulator game, Forskningstorget 2013

The project developed a simulated scenario of PSV operation in artic waters. It offered a shared multiuser digital world generated by a game engine. The system was used for exhibitions at the Forskningsdagene and for facilitating user participatory design processes.

Date:
17.06.2013 -> 30.09.2013
Project leader:
Marianne Støren Berg
Project type
Applied research

CONTACT

CONTACT is an interdisciplinary design and research project into museums and digital cultural heritage. The project investigates the ways in which ICTs are impacting the organizational and communicative practices of museums in their work of engaging audiences, particularly young people.

Date:
01.01.2011 -> 31.01.2013
Project leader:
Andrew Morrison
Themes:
Cultures|Interactions
Approaches:
Consultative|Critical|Retrospective
Project type
Basic research

COST Action TU1204: People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World

The main objective of the Action is to foster a trans-disciplinary network of key stakeholders that identify new approaches, policies and research priorities for the emerging theme of smart and liveable cities and so enable people to co-create cities within a people-centred framework.

Date:
11.04.2013 -> 01.05.2017
Project leader:
Tom Vavik
Themes:
Futures
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
Network

CSI (Centre for Service Innovation)

The Centre for Service Innovation (CSI) is one of several centres for research based innovation that are being set-up in Norway. They are funded jointly by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) and industry, together with a proportion of own funding from research partners. This centre for research based innovation will become Norway’s primary competence centre for innovation in services. CSI is led by the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and AHO has a central role in the centre, leading one of the four innovation themes. The centre is expected to receive funding for an eight year period, starting in April 2011.

Date:
01.04.2011 -> 01.04.2019
Project leader:
Simon Clatworthy
Themes:
Services
Approaches:
Consultative
Project type
Applied research

DDDE (Designerly Designed Design Education)

The DDDE-project is planned to be a three yearlong R&D endeavor where the ultimate and over-arching goal is to develop a more profound understanding of aspects that underpin good design educations in a northern Europe context (funding for last year 2013/14 tbc). Three Scandinavian design schools therefore started 2011/12 to identify and address contemporary challenges within design education. The schools are: (i) Designskolen Kolding, Denmark (ii)  The Institute of Design at the School of Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway (iii) Konstfack, Sweden

Date:
01.08.2011 -> 01.10.2013
Project leader:
Håkan Edeholt
Themes:
Cultures|Ecologies|Futures
Approaches:
Critical|Discursive|Generative
Project type
Network

delTA

This project focuses on researching and developing innovative social media services to promote social engagement and participation among youth. These services are developed mainly to support a group of organizations that promote social engagement among youth. These organizations are NRK, Edda Media (media), Plan Norway (humanitarian), and Kongsvinger Kommune (local government).The project is lead by the market research agency OPINION. AHO will conduct the research for this project together with independent research organisation SINTEF.

Date:
01.03.2012 -> 01.05.2015
Project leader:
Jonathan Romm
Themes:
Interactions
Approaches:
Consultative
Project type
Applied research

DesDoc (Design Doctoral Education)

Doctoral level research in design is relatively new in comparison with that in other disciplines. AHO has a well established doctoral programme that increasingly features projects in diverse areas of design. Little research has been done on the processes and activities involved in doctoral design, from practice to critical reflection and in collaborative learning and formal writing.

Date:
01.04.2011 ->
Project leader:
Andrew Morrison
Themes:
Cultures|Ecologies
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
Basic research

Design Research Mediation

The mediation of research to a variety of audiences is becoming increasingly important. How are we to depict, demonstrate and convey our design practices while at the same time communicating our analyses of them and their connection to other studies?  What can the various domains of design bring to the presentation of design research and what roles can interaction and communication design play in mediating our processes, methods, rhetorics and insights? How can we make apparent the character of project-based and collaborative inquiry?

Date:
01.11.2011 ->
Project leader:
Andrew Morrison
Themes:
Cultures|Futures|Interactions
Approaches:
Critical|Discursive|Experimental
Project type
Applied research

Designing for additive manufacturing: The AICE approach

The project investigates the development of design tools for the coming paradigm shift in producing and consuming products. This is caused by new, full-freeform manufacturing technology, also labelled Rapid Manufacturing, micro manufacturing etc. The need for these tools has been specifically pointed out in a roadmap developed by the US government, US industry and US universities, issued in April 2009.

Project leader:
Steinar Killi
Project type
PhD

Designing Innovation

The PhD-project [designing innovation] investigates the ways professional designers work and how design influence innovation processes. The project is part of the larger research project D-side. The aim of this study is to develop a more consistent understanding among professional designers of the contribution from design knowledge. The study takes up what type of design abilities provide better working conditions for development of innovations in product development.

Date:
01.11.2009 -> 01.11.2013
Project leader:
Øivind Røise
Themes:
Ecologies
Approaches:
Discursive
Project type
PhD

Digital Creativity

Digital technology offers the possibility to rethink the design process even to a degree where our conception of visual creativity is questioned. This thesis investigates the preconditions for an expansion of the traditional design techniques, and to invent, explore, develop and systematise new techniques that are specially developed to draw advantage from design computing. This thesis documents and develops a long-term exploration of a special type of design, the digital design that appeared during the nineties and that possibly started with the animation techniques introduced by Greg Lynn and the experimental use of diagrams introduced by Peter Eisenman.

Project leader:
Birger Sevaldson
Themes:
Ecologies|Systems
Approaches:
Generative
Project type
PhD

DOT

Service Design is rapidly expanding to include the provision of services for health and well-being. DOT is an AHO strategically funded initiative into the design-driven investigation of providing improved and new services for ‘welfare technology’ and person-centred health development. DOT refers to ‘Design for offentlige tjenester’ in Norwegian.

Date:
01.09.2013 -> 01.09.2017
Project leader:
Kaja Misvær Kistorp
Themes:
Ecologies|Interactions|Services|Systems
Approaches:
Consultative|Discursive
Project type
Applied research

Dside

Dside stands for Design Supporting InterDisciplinary Environments. It is a user-centred biomedical product innovation project coordinated by the Institute of Design at AHO. Dside involves both institutional and commercial partners within the Oslo MedTech environment.

Date:
15.09.2009 -> 31.12.2012
Project leader:
Håkan Edeholt
Themes:
Ecologies|Futures
Approaches:
Critical|Experimental
Project type
Applied research

Field studies ship control room

It is important for marine industry to harvest data from ongoing marine activities to ensure development of competitive ships and equipment. The study involved planning, carrying out and analyzing of multiple field trips to vessels operating in the north sea.

Date:
01.06.2013 -> 31.10.2013
Project leader:
Henry Mainsah
Themes:
Interactions|Systems
Approaches:
Consultative|Generative
Project type
Applied research

GUI Concept

The project facilitates knowledge transfer between ongoing research projects and research and development projects in industry. It arranged and facilitated meeting between academia, industry and design service providers.

Date:
09.09.2013 -> 31.10.2013
Project leader:
Marianne Støren Berg
Themes:
Interactions|Systems
Approaches:
Consultative|Generative
Project type
Applied research

Immersion and Interaction in Mixed Reality Spaces

The requirements of designing for immersion and designing for interaction present a range of dilemmas and opposing forces. This research project attempts to shed some light on how to untangle some of these conflicting requirements, from both a theoretical and a practical standpoint, in the particular context of art installation environments – spaces that are open to the public and promise to reward visitors with some kind of ‘experience’.

 

Date:
01.09.2012 -> 01.09.2014
Project leader:
Anthony Rowe
Themes:
Cultures|Futures|Interactions
Approaches:
Critical|Experimental
Project type
PhD

INREMO

This is a national level network project that aims to provide a constructive and deliberative space for a host of large research projects funded by the VERDIKT programme at the Research Council of Norway. The network covers research into our shared interests in Interactive Representations and Models (INREMO).

Project leader:
Andrew Morrison
Themes:
Cultures|Ecologies|Systems
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
Network

KICK

KICK stands for Knowledge, Innovation, and Commercialising Knots for design research within digital heritage. This Nordic level university based network project builds and exchanges knowledge on research, innovation and education related to issues of design in digital cultural heritage.

Date:
01.09.2011 -> 31.12.2014
Project leader:
Andrew Morrison
Themes:
Cultures
Approaches:
Critical|Retrospective
Project type
Network

METODA

Matters to do with methods are often underplayed in design research – energy that goes into designing is not always turned onto experimentation in research methods. We see a need to more fully explore how richer relationships can be built between the techniques of designing and the methods of researching in a qualitative mode.

Date:
01.02.2013 ->
Project leader:
Henry Mainsah
Themes:
Cultures|Ecologies|Interactions|Systems
Approaches:
Critical|Discursive
Project type
Basic research

NarraHand

NarraHand investigates building, authoring and researching mobile fiction. We’re interested in the creative, collaborative storytelling of African immigrants in Oslo. GPS and a mix of media are used to experiment with mobile genres for learning and leisure.

Date:
01.01.2008 -> 31.12.2011
Project leader:
Andrew Morrison
Themes:
Cultures|Interactions
Approaches:
Critical|Discursive|Experimental
Project type
Basic research

Ocean of Light

A technique emerging from recent developments in lighting and computing is the use of three-dimensional arrays of controllable lights (LEDs) to create dynamic visual experiences that occupy physical space and can be explored from within. These techniques can be used to give the impression of presence, movement and form within physical space. The Ocean of Light project builds on previous experience to explore both the creative and artistic potential of such systems, principally when incorporated into interactive public art projects.

Date:
01.01.2009 ->
Project leader:
Anthony Rowe
Themes:
Cultures|Interactions
Approaches:
Discursive|Experimental
Project type
Applied research

Pockets and Cities

‘Pockets and Cities – Investigating the networked city through design’ is the PhD project of Einar Sneve Martinussen. It is situated between interaction design and urbanism and explores how interaction design can be used to gather insights and generate new meaning in the meeting between new technologies and urban life.

Date:
01.09.2009 -> 01.09.2013
Project leader:
Einar Sneve Martinussen
Themes:
Futures|Interactions|Things
Approaches:
Discursive|Experimental
Project type
PhD

Products of the Networked City

This thesis analysis how the vast deployment of network and computational technologies into our spatial environments is prompting us to reconsider what “products” are, what they are made of and how they are designed. Moreover, I argue that we through a material and communicative design practice can contribute to foster agency and understanding, for both designer and the wider public sphere, within this sociotechnical context.

Date:
01.03.2011 -> 28.02.2013
Project leader:
Jørn Knutsen
Themes:
Interactions|Things
Approaches:
Discursive|Experimental
Project type
PhD

RECORD

RECORD is a user-driven innovation project which main goal is to improve Norwegian technology- and service providers ability to develop new products and services for social networks, where users share and access audiovisual content.

Date:
01.08.2007 -> 01.06.2010
Project leader:
Jonathan Romm
Themes:
Interactions|Services
Approaches:
Experimental
Project type
Applied research

Relating Innovation and Complexity in Offshore Ship Bridge Design

This PhD research is part of the  Ulstein Bridge Concept project. The main focus is the super complex process of generating new conceptual design solutions in the recreation of the entire offshore ship bridge. My special interest is how the participants in the team of the research project Ulstein Bridge Concept (UBC) collect knowledge, mediate design competence, and collaborate in their effort of doing design innovation. The main focus is innovation in the fuzzy front end, conceptualisation and design collaboration.

Date:
01.02.2011 -> 01.10.2015
Project leader:
Helge Tor Kristiansen
Themes:
Cultures
Approaches:
Experimental
Project type
PhD

RHYME

The goal of the RHYME project is to improve health and life quality for persons with severe disabilities, through use of “co-creative tangibles”. These are ICT based, mobile, networked and multimodal things, which communicate following musical, narrative and communicative principles. They are interactive, social, intelligent things that motivate people to play, communicate and co-create, and thereby reduce passivity and isolation, and strengthen health and well-being.

Date:
01.02.2011 -> 01.10.2015
Project leader:
Birgitta Cappelen
Themes:
Interactions|Things
Approaches:
Critical|Discursive|Experimental
Project type
Basic research

Sacred Services

Service design must push its current boundaries of reference to incorporate wider impulses from the social sciences and humanities to allow for higher engagement at a socio-cultural level with service customers.
Services are primarily defined by their intangibility and temporal nature where value is co-created during service delivery between customer and service provider.
Rituals offer time-based structures that allow for the intangible to be made substantive and as well as frame works for the orchestrating of experiential high points and high seasons. Myths offer symbolic and binding narratives for service customers, which can create new fellowships that build lasting communities of a brand faithful. The research takes an explorative and practical approach based upon theories from social science. From these insights a new set of practical design tools are being developed which will be tested and assessed in New Service Development settings.

Date:
01.01.2011 ->
Project leader:
Ted Matthews
Themes:
Cultures|Services
Approaches:
Consultative|Discursive|Generative
Project type
PhD

Service Design in Tourism

This EU project aims to apply service design thinking to the tourism sector and particularly to develop tourism-specific research methods, such as mobile ethnography. Based on the prototype of a tourism-specific mobile ethnography application myServiceFellow (www.myServiceFellow.com), the project strives to further develop the application and evaluate its usability in practice through seven pilot projects in various European tourism destinations.

Date:
01.03.2011 -> 30.06.2012
Project leader:
Simon Clatworthy
Themes:
Services
Approaches:
Consultative
Project type
Network

Service Design Leadership

Service Design Leadership is  part of the wider AT-ONE project in Service Design. The Service Design Leadership project aims to develop a framework for implementing design at strategic level in service organisations.

Date:
01.10.2007 -> 01.10.2010
Project leader:
Judith Gloppen
Themes:
Services|Systems
Project type
Applied research

SUSTAINIA

The goal for the project Sustainia is  to use designerly methods to make the unspeakable speakable in bringing Climate Change high up on the public agenda and by facilitating a more radical change of everyday life than seems possible today.

Project leader:
Håkan Edeholt
Themes:
Ecologies|Futures
Approaches:
Critical
Project type
Applied research

Systems Oriented Design

The concept of Systems Oriented Design is developed by Prof. Birger Sevaldson and collegues in the context of the OCEAN design research association and AHO. The main intention with this concept is to develop design proprietary skills, techniques and methods for systems thinking and systems practice in design.

Project leader:
Birger Sevaldson
Themes:
Ecologies|Systems
Approaches:
Critical|Experimental|Generative
Project type
Basic research

Touch

Touch is a research project that investigates Near Field Communication (NFC), a technology that enables connections between mobile phones and physical things. We are developing applications and services that enable people to interact with everyday objects and situations through their mobile devices. Touch consists of an inter-disciplinary team involved in social and cultural enquiry, interaction/industrial design, rapid prototyping, software, testing and exhibitions.

Project leader:
Timo Arnall
Themes:
Futures|Interactions
Approaches:
Discursive|Experimental
Project type
Applied research

Ulstein Bridge Concept

What if we could redefine the whole bridge environment and change everything from the room layout to furniture design, and from the fundamental interaction techniques to details on the screen? This is the scope for the researchers, designers and engineers developing the Ulstein Bridge Concept (UBC) project. Together we aim to create research and designs that can direct the development of the future ship bridges of offshore service vessels.

Date:
01.04.2011 -> 31.05.2014
Project leader:
Kjetil Nordby
Themes:
Interactions|Systems|Things
Approaches:
Consultative|Experimental|Generative
Project type
Applied research

Ulstein Bridge Visions

UBV is a design practice driven research project. By actively participating in the development of an innovative new control bridge for large ships, we seek to investigate design practice in context of Norwegian maritime sector. The goal is to develop both an understanding of and developing strategies for the inclusion of experience oriented industrial and interaction design practice inside large scale maritime projects. Central in UBV is to incorporate design practitioners holistic approach to product experiences which includes aesthetical and personal aspects in addition to function and usability considerations.

Date:
01.03.2010 -> 01.12.2010
Project leader:
Kjetil Nordby
Themes:
Interactions|Systems
Approaches:
Consultative|Experimental
Project type
Pilot

Virtual Touch

The central focus of this PhD thesis “Virtual Touch” is the use and experience of touch in multimodal and computer-based environments. It presents how it feels to touch and be touched in such environments.

Project leader:
Stahl Stenslie
Themes:
Interactions
Approaches:
Critical|Discursive
Project type
PhD