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Karianne Rygh




Karianne Rygh is a service design PhD fellow at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) developing research on the strategic design of tangible tools used in co-design processes. With an industrial design background and a Master of Social Design, Karianne has several years experience as a Research Associate in the Readership of Strategic Creativity at Design Academy Eindhoven, researching networked collaboration in the development of Product Service Systems.

Seeing the need for industrial designers to experiment and explore throughout their research, she co-founded the design- and machine-lab, the MINT, in the Netherlands, an experimental environment facilitating designers to practice hands-on research by design. This lab is used in the prototyping of tools through the course of her PhD.

The PhD thesis focuses on how multidisciplinary communication and collaboration can be facilitated and fostered through the use of strategically designed tools for co-design processes. The research is conducted in collaboration with the research partner C3 – Centre for Connected Care, with the aim of accelerating the adoption and diffusion of patient centric service innovations within healthcare.


Centre for Connected Care (C3)|Strategic design of affordances and metaphors in tangible tools for co-creation