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Synne Frydenberg




Synne Frydenberg is a PhD-fellow at AHO exploring how to design for multimodal and distributed interfaces in complex professional contexts. The project holds an independent and generalized approach and seeks to achieve an overall understanding of designing framework for designers. The project is still closely related to other research projects through case studies within the projects Open Brigde and SEDNA, and coming project cases within health care.

Before starting the PhD Synne has worked as an interactiondesigner in the consulting company Making Waves and as inhouse interactiondesigner in Gyldendal Digital. The center of focus has been interactive education and learning experiences.

Synne gained her MA in Industrial Design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 2011. Her Master Thesis Freke – Intelligent Training was a cooperation between the Norwegian sports gear producer Helly Hansen and the German research institute of microintegration of electronics Fraunhofer IZM. The theme of microintegration of electronics next to bodies in movement resulted in a design project crossing the fields of interactiondesign, service design, industrial design and branding. The project attempted to empower the users experience during intensive training on cross country skiing through using the intelligent ski suit that added a whole new dimension for pulse-monitored training. The project resulted in a functioning high-end prototype produced in China and Germany. The project was exhibited in Young Talents Award 2013.


Openbridge – Open platform for user-friendly ship bridges|Scalability and adaptivity in complex user situations|SEDNA – Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case