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Maritime team

We offer an experienced team of leading designers and design researchers from a broad range of design disciplines. In addition we employ system developers, design analysts and innovation facilitators – all with extensive maritime experience. When we join forces with research and innovation teams in ocean industries, innovation accelerates.

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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Nordby, Kjetil

Researcher

Kjetil is an industrial designer with a master in interaction design from Umeå Design School and a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) 2011. The PhD deals with the innovative use of new technologies in design practice.

Kjetil has been part of several startups and has worked as an industrial and interaction designer for leading Norwegian companies. He has also tutored students at master and bachelor level at AHO and held master courses a Institute of Informatics at Oslo University.

Recently he has turned his interest towards the Norwegian maritime sector and are leading a multidisciplinary team that seeks to reinvent current ship bridges.

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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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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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Lurås, Sigrun

Researcher

Sigrun is an interaction designer with a special interest in designing for complex contexts. In her PhD research, Sigrun focused on how to understand designing for complex, high-risk control environments, and how systemic design may be of help when designing for such contexts.

Sigrun got a MSc in Industrial Design Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2005. Before she started on her PhD at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in September 2011, she worked as an interaction designer at Halogen and an interaction designer and human factors specialist at DNV GL. Sigrun defended her PhD thesis entitled Systemic design in complex contexts : an enquiry through designing a ship’s bridge publicly on 22 January 2016.

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Kristiansen, Helge Tor

PhD-fellow

Helge is an assistant professor at Aalesund University College with a master in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a master in Information Technology from Aalborg University. He has given lectures in a wide range of subjects like electrical installations on- and offshore, power electronics and electrical machinery, computer networking and network security, interaction design and human computer interaction (HCI).

Helge is today a PhD-fellow at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design participating in the project Ulstein Bridge Concept (UBC). His main interest is Design-Driven Innovation, focusing on how conceptual design can be a mediator in the creation of new visions and proposals for the entire offshore ship bridge.

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Hjelseth, Snorre

PhD-fellow

Snorre Hjelseth in as industrial designer with special interest for design thinking in the maritime and offshore innovation sector. He’s PhD research is focusing on visualization and simulation as means in interdisciplinary design processes. Snorre is part of the SimSam-lab development project at Vestfold University College (HiVe) where an immersive system has been developed to help facilitate design workshops.

Snorre got a Master in industrial design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT).  He is now a PhD-fellow at AHO with a position at HiVe.

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Gernez, Etienne

PhD-fellow

Etienne Gernez is part of the research group Ocean Industries Concept Lab. He is a PhD fellow working on “Field-driven design in the Maritime industry”. The research deals with the use of field studies for human-centered, collaborative design in the maritime sector.

Etienne is trained as a numerical modelling engineer and has been working as consultant engineer in an international, maritime consultancy company. Etienne has experience with multi-disciplinary projects related to ship design and ship operations. In parallel Etienne has been involved with research coordination for ocean robotics projects such as “Protei – open source sailing drones” and “OCP – Ocean Collaboration Platform”.

Etienne is a graduate from the University of Bordeaux (France), University of Southampton (UK), and the University Centre of the Westfjords (Iceland) respectively in Numerical modeling, Maritime Engineering Sciences, and Coastal and Marine Resources Management.

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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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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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Sjaastad, Mosse

Designer

Mosse is a trained interaction designer from MA Design for Interactive Media, Middlesex University, UK. She is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Design and she teaches Master courses and co-ordinate the field of Interaction Design.

She has work experience from London. She moved back to Oslo where she started with two other designers their own design studio, Noon As. During that time she worked with screen-based design and some installations, and she has won several awards from Grafill and Norsk Form.

The last seven years as teacher and course-leader she has explored, conceptualized and developed design courses from tangible interactions to screen based media at Masters level.

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Barrett, Natasha

Researcher

Natasha has a background in composition, music technology and acoustics, focusing on electroacoustic music, sound spatialisation using 3D audio technologies and interactive sound-art. She holds a masters degree in composition and analysis (1994) from Birmingham University, UK, and a PhD in electroacoustic composition and aesthetics (1998) from City University, London, UK. Both degrees were funded by the humanities section of the British Academy.

Natasha moved to Norway in 1999 for a one year post-doctoral position and since then has been based in Oslo working freelance as both composer and researcher. She also collaborates with experimental designers and scientists, amongst others IRCAM (Paris), PGP (Centre for Excellence in Physics of Geological Processes at the University of Oslo) and OCEAN design research association.

Her works are performed and commissioned throughout the world, receiving numerous recognitions, most notably the Nordic Council Music Prize (Norden / Scandinavia, 2006) and she regularly holds master classes throughout Norway, Europe, Canada and USA.

Natasha’s involvement in the Ulstein Bridge Concept involves matters concerning sound and space. She is particularly interested in how spatial audio can be a carrier for information, how real-time sonfication can clarify data and how audio can effect the general work environment.

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Knutsen, Morten

Designer

Morten is an interaction designer with a special focus on practical and technological development of advanced multimodal user interfaces. In his work he develops experimental prototypes for investigating future interaction, using his skills in programming and electronic engineering.

Morten is educated from the Danish Design School in Copenhagen (B.A. 2007) and the Oslo School of Architecture (MA 2012), and has worked as a web developer and programmer for Plastikk Media A/S (2009-2012).

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Windingstad, Sigbjørn

Designer

Sigbjørn is an experienced and merited Industrial Designer with practice as design consultant for a number of Norwegian and international brands as individual designer and as former partner in Formel Industridesign AS. Sigbjørn has education from Institute of Industrial Design at Norwegian College og Art and Design and Les Ateliers in Paris. Today, Sigbjørn shares his time between teaching, design and research at AHO.

Sigbjørn´s involvement in the maritime design projects is both on project and design, benefitting from a wide industrial experience.

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Komandur, Sashidharan

Researcher

Sashidharan Komandur is a researcher at Aalesund University College. He is also the Global Maritime Knowledge Hub (GMKH) chair for ‘Human Factors in Marine Operations’ jointly sponsored by DNV, Farstad, Havila & Island Offshore. He collaborates with The Oslo School of Architecture and Design in the project “Ulstein Bridge Concept” and holds a visiting researcher position there.

Sashidharan is an industrial engineer with a Master’s (Ocean engineering) from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in industrial engineering from University of Washington, Seattle. He did his bachelor’s in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras.

He has research interests in maritime human factors, human computer interaction, anthropometry, physical ergonomics and applied statistics.

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Børresen, Stian

Developer

Stian Børresen is an independent software consultant, having more than 15 years of experience as a software developer, start-up founder and doing consultancy work for major Norwegian companies Stian has a masters degree in computer science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and has extensive knowledge on a wide variety of technologies, including mobile and desktop application development, web development, real time 3D graphics programming, cloud computing and massively scalable systems.

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Bjørkhaug, Svein Inge

Designer

Svein Inge has a Master in Industrial design with specialization in interaction and service design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He is employed at Ulstein Power & Control and is currently working on the research project Ulstein Bridge Concept at AHO. Svein Inge likes to play with and explore interactions and communication between people and technology, using sensing technology to explore how new interfaces can be created.

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