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Morrison, Andrew

Professor

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

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Mainsah, Henry

Researcher

I am a media scholar  studying the way young people use social media in their everyday lives. Through ethnographic methods I focus mainly on the way social network technologies are shaping society. I lecture on subjects such as qualitative research methods, youth culture, media theory, and cultural identities. My current research focuses on how social media design can be used to change the way young people participate in civic life.

I received my PhD from the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo. Buzzwords in my research world include: social media, identity, design, youth, cultural studies, learning, ethnography, race, gender, class, ethnicity.

I am currently the coordinator of the AHO PhD school and a researcher attached to the delTA research project at the Centre for Design Research.

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Berg, Marianne Støren

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.

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Hemmersam, Peter

Researcher

Peter Hemmersam is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape. He is trained as an architect and is a former partner in the architectural practice Transform. His PhD thesis investigated integrated shopping centres as urban design. His main research interest lies in the field of urban design, including ecological  and digital urbanism. He is currently undertaking research on circumpolar cities and landscapes in the project Future North. He directs the Oslo Centre for Urban and Landscape Studies.

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Nøstvik, Brita

Researcher

As Head of Research Administration, Brita brings extensive expertise in research generation, support, management and evaluation to design based inquiry at AHO. Sh eis a member of AHO Research Committee and on the Advisory Board of the Future North project and a member of the Project Team for the AHO Research Review called Quality for Impact. Brita works across AHO’s research centres and institutes to foster excellence and innovation in research.

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Hensel, Michael

Professor

Michael Hensel is Director of RCAT, the Research Centre for Architectural Tectonics in the Institute for Architecture at AHO.

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Anstey, Tim

Professor

Tim Anstey is Director of the AHO Doctoral Programme and PhD school and a research member of the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS).

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Sunther, Catherine

Researcher

Catherine is an architect who works as a designer and researcher in a number of projects in Architecture at AHO, and related courses. She is also a core member of the AHO Research Review called Quality for Impact.

 

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Lyakhov, Vlad

Assistant

Vlad is a research assistant involved in Research Review. Having quite a diverse background: first graduating from the Moscow State University of Aerospace Technologies (Masters in Management in scientifically-based organisations), than working as analyst in the Research Department of a consultancy agency Knight Frank, he then has graduated from AHO (starting in the joint Oslo-Tromsø programme) in 2017 and received a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture.

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