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Additive Designing

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Our members include 3 recent PhDs from IDE as part of capacity building in conjunction with 2 senior researchers and 1 Prof II and 2 design educators:
Steinar Killi (domain leader and primary supervisor), Nina Bjørnstad, Monica Hestad (Strategic Design Prof II, industry), Service Design (researcher-educators: Ted Mathews, Claire Dennington) William Kempton (AM researcher, industry actor), Prof Andrew Morrison (transdisciplinary research advisor; futures design and socio-technical design research, interaction design, service design).

Killi, Steinar


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 PhD in Design is form AHO. His field of research is Direct Digital Manufacturing, also known as Additive Manufacturing or Rapid Manufacturing. Steinar leads the projects Additive Manufacturing and Additive Designing at The Institute for Design at AHO.

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Morrison, Andrew


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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Kempton, William


William Kempton is a PhD fellow at AHO, researching new design methodology and processes for 3D printing. This research is a part of AHOs initiative in the field of Additive Manufacturing.

Even before starting his PhD research, William has been engaged in 3D printing, particularly in how it might change the patterns of how ‘amateurs’ take part and influence the design of physical objects.

William holds a masters degree in Industrial Design (2013) from AHO, with time spent at Politecnico di Milano. The thesis, entitled ‘3D Printing Unlimited – Is the 3D printer our next home appliance?’, explored the inherent qualities of the technology itself, and though it, how versatile a 3D printer was from the viewpoint of domestic needs and domestic knowledge. A part of the diploma has resulted in a peer reviewed international top level research article, later also presented in Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping (VRAP).

Since graduation, William has been teaching in several design studios at AHO, in addition to holding lectures nationally.

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Bjørnstad, Nina

Associate professor

Nina Bjørnstad is an associate professor with industrial design diploma from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. She is participating in several courses at the Institute of design and a core member of Wonder research network. As an industrial designer she is tutoring diploma works at IDE. Her lecturing expands from three-dimensional visual analysis to product semantics in the first year. She mainly participates in the master courses of industrial design as Technoform and Protohype.

As an experienced teacher she contributes in planning design theory and executing elective master courses. The Nordic academic colleagues has in different occasions invited her to be a master sensor at Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology, The Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, and external adviser when considering applicants to new positions at Konstfack Stockholm and lately at Linnæus University, Sweden.




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Matthews, Ted

Associate professor

Ted Matthews is a service designer and researcher at the center for design research.

He is the chair of service design at AHO. His professional and research areas of interest could be broadly framed by the design of experience-centric services. Experience-centric services refer to services that lift the experiential with a designed intentionality as a crafted, differentiating element of the service offering. However his research has honed in on the study of the sacred as a possible area to glean fruitful practices and concepts for the development of new approaches for the design of experience-centric services. In doing so his research draws from approaches, concepts and practice from socio-cultural domains to weave this together with service design practice.

Through a transdisciplinary, practice based, Research through Design approach, Ted has worked with professional projects from as diverse as professional football and tourism to financial services and telecommunications.

His PhD entitled ‘Exploring Sacred Service Design’ was recently submitted for final consideration.


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Dennington, Claire


Claire is a PhD-fellow at AHO and part of the Centre for Service Innovation. Through her PhD-project she will explore the transition from brand strategy to customer experience to extract, identify and find means of experientially exemplifying the customers experience across multiple touch-points, to help support New Service Development teams when developing new services that successfully communicate the brand proposition. She is specifically interested in what constructs meaningful experiences in the third generation experience economy and the consequences for service brands of consumers shifting towards becoming both consumers and producers.

Claire gained her MA in Service Design from AHO in 2007 and has since then worked within graphic and service design, branding, concept development and copywriting in both the Norwegian high-street fashion industry and as a freelancer. She has been involved in several Oslo based social startups, and runs Prefall – an online fashion re-use marketplace.

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