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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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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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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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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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