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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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Stuedahl, Dagny

Researcher

Dagny Stuedahl, dr.polit is senior researcher at InterMedia, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo and prof II at Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Stuedahl has her background in ethnology and has experience from several multidisciplinary research projects that transcends disciplinary borders between humanities, informatics and educational studies. Stuedahl is currently involved in the national project EXPAND focusing on design and interaction in science centers. She also leads the Nordic Network Culture Kick that focuses on how approaches in design may works as a bridge in knowledge triangulation between research, innovation and education. Her special interest is in how understanding sociocultural processes and dynamics may be inscibed into methods of participatory and co-design in the heritage field.

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Martinussen, Einar Sneve

Researcher

Einar Sneve Martinussen is an interaction designer and researcher working with culture, technology and urban life. Einar is the Associate Professor and coordinator of interaction design at the Institute of Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Einar did his doctorate as a part of the research project YOUrban on networked cities, social media and design. His PhD thesis is titled ‘Pockets and cities – Investigating and revealing the networked city through design’ and takes up how interaction design can be used to gather insights and generate new meaning in the meeting point between new technologies and urban life.

Einar is educated as an interaction designer at AHO, but also has a background from architecture and urbanism, music and technology. His work includes visualisations of technology, films, inventions, interactive products and exhibitions. Einar also lectures widely about design, technology, everyday life and media at conferences and institutions such as Goldsmiths University, IxDA, the School of Visual Arts in New York, Playful, TEI and Aalto University.

Outreach and communication is a central part of Einar’s work. This includes opinion articles for national newspapers, online writing and media contributions to places such as Discovery Channel, NRK and CBC. Einar has also been part of organising and hosting the international conference ‘Digitalt Byliv’ on digital urban life. Several of Einar’s projects have been exhibited widely, including ‘Immaterials‘ at Lighthouse, MoMA’s ‘Talk to Me’ in New York City, ‘Invisible Fields’ at Laboral in Spain and ‘DREAD’ at De Hallen Haarlem in Amsterdam.

Since 2008 Einar has been teaching and developing various areas of interaction design at AHO, including concept development, theory, electronics and programming. Einar is also a part of the Oslo based design studio Voy.

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Knutsen, Jørn

Designer

Jørn is an interaction designer and associate professor. His PhD-project was called Products of the Networked City and investigated through design 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.

Jørn’s design and research work is centred around understanding emerging technologies through active engagement and making things such as visualisations of technology, interactive products and exhibitions.  His work as been exhibited widely, including ‘Immaterials‘ at Lighthouse,  ‘Invisible Fields’ at Laboral in Spain and ‘DREAD’ at De Hallen Haarlem in Amsterdam. Additionally, Jørn holds lectures nationally and abroad about design related to technology, materiality and practice.

Alongside the research at AHO he is part of the design studio Voy in Oslo doing design consultancy and developing interesting products of their own.

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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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Lysbakken, Nina

PhD-fellow

Nina Lysbakken is a PhD-candidate in interaction design on the delTA-project. She has her background from visual communications and has studied at various schools; Master degree from Bergen Academy of Arts and Design, Bachelor degree from Gjøvik University College, and in addition Design studies at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano, and Entrepreneurship studies at University of California, Berkeley.

Her fields of interests are educational design, behavior change, service design, process facilitation, co-creation, interaction design, information design and graphic design. Or maybe just really good solutions for people – whatever genre. Moving, helpful, poetic or necessary solutions.

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Smørdal, Ole

Researcher

Ole Smørdal is Dr. Scient (PhD) in Informatics and is academic director of EngageLab, an ICT design and development team that work closely with researchers. He has extensive experience from multi disciplinary research projects, including EU projects. In particular, he is interested in using his background from computer science, and bridge it with pedagogical and humanist approaches to design and participation. He has been involved in several projects that involve communication and interaction design for learning and participation in schools, museums, and cultural heritage organizations in regard to how new patterns and expectations from emergent technologies, such as social media, hybrid spaces, mobility, and mixed-reality applications create new opportunities as well as challenges for current practices.

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Killi, Steinar

Researcher

Steinar Killi is an associate professor at Institute of Design. He holds a MSc from NTNU and work as a researcher and teacher at AHO. His field of research is Direct Digital Manufacturing, also known as Additive Manufacturing or Rapid Manufacturing.

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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 main research interest lies in the field of urban design and ecological urbanism, and he is currently undertaking research on circumpolar landscapes in the project Future North. He is also a research fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.

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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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Edeholt, Håkan

Professor

Håkan Edeholt holds since 2008 a tenure position as Professor (PhD) in design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (www.aho.no), in Norway.

Håkan’s professional experience includes: industrial-design consultancy at commercial research labs. Most notably are Ericson’s User Application Lab, Sweden and Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Lab, Silicon Valley, USA. He has six years of overseas professional experience (Germany, Kenya, South Africa and USA), with app. four of these years at the African continent. Before the current position, he held an associate professorship at Malmö University in Sweden where he among other things established a new kind of design education built on the idea to bridge the physical and virtual divide manifested by industrial- and interaction design. His PhD – “Design, Innovation and other Paradoxes” – was completed 2004.

Håkan had an academic sabbatical leave during 2013 in order to establish a platform for research and development together with international colleagues and institutions. The ultimate goal was to develop a new area within design, based on a combination of Design, Development, Innovation and Foresight, that’s primarily targeted towards ‘glocal’ measures to address urgent issues concerning global sustainability and climate change. Especially are contacts in fast growing ‘developing countries’ (or ‘majority world countries’) like e.g. Brazil, India and South Africa prioritised. So far (Jan 2014) have two research applications been filed. The first C-San-Futures is in cooperation with Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in Cape Town. This application are now funded by both the Norwegian and South African research councils (NFR and RCN respectively). The second one is still under review and we will hopefully have the results in March.

 

However, anyone with further ideas and contacts are more than welcome to communicate them to hakan.edeholt@aho.no. Also see 2-Sustainia below.

 

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Larsen, Janike Kampevold

Researcher

Janike Kampevold Larsen is associate professor in the Institute of urbanism and landscape. Originally a literary scholar, she is now specializing in landscape theory and particularly the configuration and conceptualization of contemporary landscapes. She is project leader of Future North, and Landscape Journeys before that, as well as a research fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art. She is currently the coordinator of the Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies.

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Troye, Rachel

Professor

Rachel Troye is Head of the Institute of Design at AHO as of January 2012. She is also Pro-Rector with responsibility for branding and communication for AHO. She is professor and teaches visual communication, brand identity design and design management at AHO as well as other design schools in Norway. She has also been in charge of several interdisciplinary projects across the school such as AHO WORKS, which exhibits all the students’ work.

In her 20 years of professional practice as a graphic designer in Switzerland and Norway Rachel Troye has taken part in and had responsibility for a broad range of clients and projects. These have ranged from big international corporations like BMW Worldwide, ABB, and The Airport Express Train in Norway to varied cultural projects and NGOs.

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Skjulstad, Synne

Associate professor

Synne works as associate professor at department of communication, Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology, Norway. She teaches across various bachelor programmes, focusing on fashion media and communication design. She holds a Ph.D in media and communication studies from the University of Oslo, where she also worked as a post-doctoral researcher. Synne has published on fashion, digital media, communication design, branding and advertising and practice-based research. 

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