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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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Vaughan, Laurene

Researcher

Laurene has worked across a number of design and communication fields. These include interaction design, fashion and accessory design, retail and hospitality. Across these different fields she has a passion for understanding the nature of situated experience, whether it is on a screen, in a text or in place. Recently she has focused on leadership roles within research projects and research organisations, where she is committed to exploring how to balance quality outcomes with optimum experiences. Design is the foundation of her approach to knowledge production and communication and she applies this to all her fields of activity, from coaching to research projects.

Lauren is an associate professor at RMIT, one of the network partners central to the Centre for Design Research at AHO. Laurene has taught on the AHO doctoral programme and co-researched with its staff. This teaching has also extended to the mediation of research, including being an invited speaker the opening of the centre.

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Ball, Cheryl E

Researcher

Dr. Cheryl E Ball is an Associate Professor of New Media Studies in the English Department at Illinois State University. Her areas of specialization include multimodal composition and editing practices, digital media scholarship, and digital publishing. She teaches writers to compose multimodal texts by analyzing rhetorical options and choosing the most appropriate genres, technologies, media, and modes for a particular situation.

Since 2006, Ball has been editor of the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship and is read in 180 countries. She has published articles in a range of rhetoric/composition, technical communication, and media studies journals including Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Fibreculture, Convergence, Kairos, Programmatic Perspectives, and Technical Communication Quarterly. She has also published several books and textbooks about digital and multimodal rhetorics, including RAW: Reading and Writing New Media with Jim Kalmbach (Hampton, 2010); The New Work of Composing with Debra Journet and Ryan Trauman (CCDP/USUP, 2012); and Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects with Kristin Arola and Jennifer Sheppard (Bedford, 2013).

During the 2013-14 academic year, Ball will be a Fulbright scholar in Norway, at the Oslo School of Architeture and Design (AHO). Following, she will take up a position as Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies at West Virginia University. Her online portfolio can be found at http://ceball.com/.

 

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Aspen, Jonny

Researcher

Jonny is an Associate Professor at Institute of Urbanism and Landscape. His research interest intersect fields such as urban planning history, urban theory, and issues related to the contemporary city in terms of development and transformation, and social and cultural features. More specifically he is interested in researching 1) interrelations between physical surroundings and socio-cultural features, 2) issues related to ‘reading the city’, mapping and urban discourses, 3) issues of everyday urban living, and 4) issues of social diversity and mixed cultures. He has recently gained interest in new technologies, especially ICT-related technologies, and their affect on cities and urban living. He is currently involved in a research project on ‘Social media and the city’ (YOUrban) and involved in a book project on ‘The vitalist city’ and on “The Urban Matrix’.

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Hansen, Lise Amy

Associate professor

Lise Amy Hansen is an Associate Professor of Design Theory at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and her researcher is concerned with interaction, communication and digital movement. Her doctorate was on digital movement and design: ‘Communicating movement – Full-body movement as a design material for digital interaction’.

She trained as a graphic designer at Central Saint Martins and Royal College of Arts, London. She was a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins 2000-2005. She also run her own design company in London for many years, working with architects and developers on urban regeneration and with cultural institutions. She writes (sporadically) about her research projects on the blog Kinetically.

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