Nina Bjørnstad is an associate professor with industrial design diploma from 1993. She is in charge of several courses at Institute of design and a core member of DDDE research project. As an industrial designer she is deeply involved in the diploma works at IDE.
Her lecturing expands from three-dimensional visual analysis to product semantics in the first and second year. She is responsible for the 3rd year’s autumn term where students are introduced to how products are a part of companies or organizations identities. Visual identity, interaction and product design and professional ethics with the emotional aspects in product development are the main focus areas for this course.
As an experienced teacher she contributes in two administrative committees, the admission and affirmation committee and the 1st year admission committee. The Nordic academic colleagues has in different occasions invited her to be a master sensor; at The Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science spring 2012, and external adviser when considering applicants to new positions at Konstfack Stockholm and lately at Linnæus Univercity, Sweden.
Andrew Morrison is Director of the Centre for Design Research at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) in Norway and Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at the Institute of Design (IDE). As co-ordinator of research, Andrew takes part in and leads a range of design research projects. These cover Communication Design, dynamic interfaces and social media; RFID, mediation and activity; Service Design and innovation in leadership; electronic arts installation; narrative and mobile media; practice-based research/research by design; online research mediation and design research methods. Andrew also focuses on design writing, fiction and criticism.
He has been central to the ongoing redesign and teaching of the PhD school at AHO. He has supervised a dozen PhD students at AHO and others at the University of Oslo in design, media and education. Andrew is a member of the Research Committee and the Board of AHO. He was paper co-chair for Nordes 09, Engaging Artifacts, 3rd Nordic Design Research Conference (www.nordes.org) and been a board member of the Design research Society. He has published widely in journals, books and online and has a special research interest in online research mediation. He has edited and co-edited several collections of papers and chapters related to design and new media.
Formerly Andrew was an Associate Professor at the University of Oslo at the interdisciplinary research centre InterMedia where he led the Communication Design Group
William Kempton is a PhD fellow at AHO, researching new design methodology and processes for 3D printing. This research is a part of AHOs initiative in the field of Additive Manufacturing.
Even before starting his PhD research, William has been engaged in 3D printing, particularly in how it might change the patterns of how ‘amateurs’ take part and influence the design of physical objects.
William holds a masters degree in Industrial Design (2013) from AHO, with time spent at Politecnico di Milano. The thesis, entitled ‘3D Printing Unlimited – Is the 3D printer our next home appliance?’, explored the inherent qualities of the technology itself, and though it, how versatile a 3D printer was from the viewpoint of domestic needs and domestic knowledge. A part of the diploma has resulted in a peer reviewed international top level research article, later also presented in Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP).
Since graduation, William has been teaching in several design studios at AHO, in addition to holding lectures nationally.